Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 5 Student Edition (2016 edition)

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 5 Student Edition (2016 edition)

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ISBN: 9781453118009
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TheZaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 5 Student Editionoffers easy step-by-step instruction and self-evaluation for manuscript handwriting maintenance and cursive mastery, provides meaningful practice and application, and engages students with colorful, fun activities.

The newHandwriting Tutorfeatured throughout the Student Edition offers animated letter models and how-to videos which students can access immediately, at point of use, with any mobile device.

Category Description for Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 2016 Edition:

Zaner-Bloser At Home

The most current edition of the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting program, this program has a 2016 copyright and a few changes. The style that has defined "traditional" is coupled with materials that provide clear instruction in all aspects letter strokes, slants, spacing as well as lots of practice. Program components include a student book, a spiral-bound teacher book, and a reproducible practice book.

Obviously the heart of the program, the Student Edition features letter models with arrows, simplified stroke descriptions given for every letter that are easy to remember, an emphasis on self-evaluation (i.e. circle your best m, etc.), and constant legibility reminders (i.e. circle a word you wrote that has good slant). Grades K, 1, and 2M are manuscript instruction. Cursive writing instruction can begin in either Grade 2 (2C) or Grade 3. To give you an idea of the instruction path, the 2C book introduces cursive about halfway through the book with undercurve, downcurve, and overcurve letters. Each letter has a page that shows both the manuscript and the cursive form, its stroke description (i.e. for t: Undercurve, Slant; undercurve. Lift. Slide right.), and provides several lines for first tracing the letters, then practicing the letter by itself and then with other letters already learned. Each page has a color photo of some item that starts with the letter (i.e. tractor). New to the 2016 edition is QR Code access to the online Handwriting Tutor. There are QR codes interspersed on the practice pages. These take the student to online demonstrations such as paper placement, letter stroke formation, and troubleshooting potential problems like spacing and slant.

I really like the program's emphasis on self-checking - looking back over what has been written and choosing the best example of a letter or a legibility factor. Z-B identifies four Keys to Legibility (Shape, Size, Spacing, and Slant) and little key icons provide reminders to look for good examples. Cursive strokes are introduced in this order: curves, slants, joinings. Uppercase letters are introduced last. Manuscript strokes are introduced in this order: verticals, horizontals, backward circles, forward circles, and slants. The books are colorful, employ a wide variety of cross-curricular content, and provide lots of practice. In general, they're engaging and easy to follow. Student books each include a section on writing positions and make provisions for left-handed writers. Grades K, 1, 2M, and 2C student books have a horizontal orientation with portrait orientation starting in Grade 3. Each grade level book starts with a review of previous material.

The Practice Book is a collection of reproducible black and white masters for extra practice pages. Most Student Edition pages have one or two coordinating pages from the Practice Book.

The Teacher Editions are wraparound with reduced student pages with a 1 (Model) 2 (Practice) 3 (Evaluate) approach. In addition to background information and articles on handwriting and literacy, page-by-page helps include suggestions for differentiation (i.e. teaching to different learning abilities struggling or advanced learners) and teaching to different learning styles as well as support for English Language Learners. Use of the Practice Book is coordinated in the TE. The TEs provide particular help in evaluation and in teaching the student how to self-evaluate. Tips From an Occupational Therapist is an on-going sidebar which includes gross and fine motor development activities. Included with the K through Grade 2 TEs is a Music, Mazes and More CD-ROM which features sing-along songs with printable song lyrics as well as optional practice pages. Each TE also includes an evaluation poster showing five different quality levels of handwriting.

There are several ways to purchase the materials for this program. We sell the Student Edition by itself and there is enough instruction and modeling in those books that it could be a stand alone option. However, if you think youll need more practice or you need more support in teaching, youll want to look at one of the bundles. Bundle options include: Student Edition plus Practice Book; Student Edition plus Teacher Edition; and Student Edition, Teacher Edition, and Practice Book. Please note that there is only a Student Edition for Grades 7/8. This is a catch-up type of book that includes both manuscript and cursive instruction with some practice and an emphasis on legibility.

Student books are 95 160 pgs, pb (largest books are the lower/middle elementary grades). Practice books are 60 110 pgs, pb. Teacher books are 110 180 pgs, spiral-bound. ~ Janice




Category Description for Zaner-Bloser Handwriting:
Zaner-Bloser At Home

Yes, it really is THE Zaner-Bloser handwriting program. After years of labeling programs as "similar to" or "in the style of," we are finally able to carry the official Z-B program. It's easy to see why it has such a stellar reputation. The style that has defined "traditional" is coupled with materials that provide clear instruction in all aspects - letter strokes, slants, spacing - as well as lots of practice. Program components include a student book, a spiral-bound teacher book, and a reproducible practice book.

Obviously the heart of the program, the Student Edition features letter models with arrows, simplified stroke descriptions given for every letter that are easy to remember, an emphasis on self-evaluation (i.e. circle your best m, etc.), and constant legibility reminders (i.e. circle a word you wrote that has good slant). Grades K, 1, and 2M are manuscript instruction. Cursive writing instruction can begin in either Grade 2 (2C) or Grade 3. To give you an idea of the instruction path, the 2C book introduces cursive about halfway through the book with undercurve, downcurve, and overcurve letters. Each letter has a page that shows both the manuscript and the cursive form, its stroke description (i.e. for t: Undercurve, Slant; undercurve. Lift. Slide right.), and provides several lines for first tracing the letters, then practicing the letter by itself and then with other letters already learned. Each page has a color photo of some item that starts with the letter (i.e. tractor). I really like the program's emphasis on self-checking - looking back over what has been written and choosing the best example of a letter or a legibility factor. Z-B identifies four Keys to Legibility (Shape, Size, Spacing, and Slant) and little key icons provide reminders to look for good examples. Cursive strokes are introduced in this order: curves, slants, joinings. Uppercase letters are introduced last. Manuscript strokes are introduced in this order: verticals, horizontals, backward circles, forward circles, and slants. The books are colorful, employ a wide variety of cross-curricular content including poetry, and provide for lots of practice. In general, they're engaging and easy to follow. Student books each include a section on writing positions and make provisions for left-handed writers. Grades K, 1, 2M, and 2C student books have a horizontal orientation with portrait orientation starting in Grade 3. Each grade level book starts with a review of previous material.

The Practice Book is a collection of reproducible black and white masters for extra practice pages. Most Student Edition pages have one or two coordinating pages from the Practice Book.

The Teacher Editions are wraparound with reduced student pages with a 1 (Model) - 2 (Practice) - 3 (Evaluate) approach. In addition to background information and articles on handwriting and literacy, page-by-page helps include suggestions for differentiation (i.e. teaching to different learning abilities - struggling or advanced learners) and teaching to different learning styles as well as support for English Language Learners. Use of the Practice Book is coordinated in the TE. The TEs provide particular help in evaluation and in teaching the student how to self-evaluate. Tips From an Occupational Therapist is an on-going sidebar which includes gross and fine motor development activities. Included with the K through Grade 2 TEs is a Music, Mazes and More CD-ROM which features sing-along songs with printable song lyrics as well as optional practice pages. Each TE also includes an evaluation poster showing five different quality levels of handwriting.

There are several ways to purchase the materials for this program. We sell the Student Edition by itself and there is enough instruction and modeling in those books that it could be a stand alone option. However, if you think you'll need more practice or you need more support in teaching, you'll want to look at one of the bundles. Bundle options include: Student Edition plus Practice Book; Student Edition plus Teacher Edition; and Student Edition, Teacher Edition, and Practice Book. Please note that there is only a Student Edition for Grades 7/8. This is a catch-up type of book that includes both manuscript and cursive instruction with some practice and an emphasis on legibility.

Student books are 95 - 160 pgs, pb (largest books are the lower/middle elementary grades). Practice books are 60 - 110 pgs, pb. Teacher books are 110 - 180 pgs, spiral-bound. ~ Janice




These materials are graded specifically and include both instruction and practice.


Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade
5
ISBN
9781453118009
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Zaner-Bloser
Weight
0.5 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 9.0" x 0.19"
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For my 5th grader to practice cursive.
Tiffany H on Oct 12, 2020
Cursive review
Stephanie C on Aug 14, 2019
For my 5th grader to practice cursive.
Tiffany H on Oct 12, 2020
prepping for transition to a school that requires cursive
Mrs J on May 21, 2020
Cursive review
Stephanie C on Aug 14, 2019
We really enjoyed Zaner Blosser Handwriting #4 after switching from Handwriting Without Tears. The workbooks are colorful, the cursive is slanted, and there are more interesting writing assignments throughout. Now we are switching everyone to Zaner Blosser HW.
Paulina C on Jul 26, 2019
referral from a friend
KRISTA S on Jul 11, 2019
love this type of cursive!
Nela L on Nov 26, 2018
We have used this series with our older child and we like it.
User on Sep 9, 2018
I've been using Zaner-Bloser Handwriting for three years and have been very pleased with the books.
Jennifer G on Aug 2, 2018
This is the only handwriting program that my kids have actually enjoyed!
Mindi C on Feb 21, 2018
Recommended through The Well Trained Mind
Sara J on Oct 1, 2017
We have used Zaner Bloser for many, many years. It is easy to use, traditional, effective, and inexpensive.
Nicole S on Aug 31, 2017
I was looking for a workbook to help my daughter's handwriting and cursive become more fluent and polished so that it's more comfortable for her to write (she prefers typing).
Christine T on Aug 19, 2017
prepping for transition to a school that requires cursive
Mrs J on May 21, 2020
We really enjoyed Zaner Blosser Handwriting #4 after switching from Handwriting Without Tears. The workbooks are colorful, the cursive is slanted, and there are more interesting writing assignments throughout. Now we are switching everyone to Zaner Blosser HW.
Paulina C on Jul 26, 2019
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Good resource to build confidence in cursive handwriting.
Complete for 5th grader.
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Excellent handwriting practice
Good pace, methodical, useful.
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