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

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

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ISBN: 9781453117941
Grades: K

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TheZaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 6 Student Editionoffers easy step-by-step instruction and self-evaluation for manuscript and cursive handwriting maintenance, 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.

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


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




Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade
K
ISBN
9781453117941
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Zaner-Bloser
Weight
0.8 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.0" x 10.88" x 0.25"
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Looking for something fun for my 4th child
Bethany G on Jan 22, 2020
Recommended by The Well-Trained Mind
Anita W on Sep 5, 2019
Looking for something fun for my 4th child
Bethany G on Jan 22, 2020
Have used it previously. Nice format. Clear instructions.
sarah s on Sep 24, 2019
Recommended by The Well-Trained Mind
Anita W on Sep 5, 2019
Have used with my older children
Stephanie C on Aug 14, 2019
recommended by Well trained mind
Lois A on Jul 13, 2019
A friend in my homeschool community recommended this to me. She used Handwriting without Tears with her oldest which worked well for him but since finding Zaner-Bloser, she has switched for her younger 3. One difference and preference she noted was that in Handwriting without Tears there is no dashed middle line to help with spacing which was difficult for her 2nd child before she switched to his handwriting curriculum.
Lee K on Jun 17, 2019
Using for second child as first did so well with it!
Erin M on Mar 8, 2019
Supplementing my children's education at home.
Ronald J on Jan 9, 2019
Lines on Capital I's and J's
Rebekah H on Dec 5, 2018
It was recommended in "The Well Trained Mind".
Christa P on Nov 24, 2018
Recommended in Well Educated Mind for handwriting that uses continuous stroke. This is how I learned as a child.
amanda s on Oct 18, 2018
Worked great for my first 2 kids!
Keith Z on Oct 11, 2018
Using ZB cursive with older child and liked it so thought this would work well for younger sibling
Christie B on Sep 26, 2018
Every child should learn how to write correctly.
Andrea S on Sep 5, 2018
Purchased this as it was recommended by Susan Wise Bauer in A Well-Trained Mind.
Chelsey C on Aug 29, 2018
Looking ahead, to the years when my kids will be learning cursive, I like the way this book makes it look. I started with Handwriting without tears, which I like, but the cursive examples in later books are not attractive.
Margueritte K on Aug 18, 2018
Needed for grandson's school curriculum
Brenda C on Aug 11, 2018
My older kids thrived on Zaner-Bloser, so now with my kindergartners are starting homeschooling, we're going with Z-B again.
Alisa R on Aug 11, 2018
Recommended by a friend
Georgianna R on Jun 30, 2018
It is easy to use, visually appealing, and methodical. I appreciate all of that!
Bonnie I on Jun 18, 2018
I'm hoping to spend a little time this summer working on my sons handwriting.
Micaiah M on May 19, 2018
I was looking for a solid traditional manuscript print for my second son. I used Handwriting Without Tears for my oldest, who had very poor fine motor skills at the time, and that was a good choice for him. My second, however, has better fine motor skills, and I like the look of this program better, so I decided to give it a try.
Marina L on Mar 21, 2018
I like the aesthetic of this style over the Channies and Handwriting Without Tears methods.
Stephanie B on Feb 24, 2018
These handwriting workbooks are recommended in The Well-Trained Mind. I love classical education approach and decided to order these books for my kindergartners.
Veronica K on Dec 10, 2017
Have used it previously. Nice format. Clear instructions.
sarah s on Sep 24, 2019
Have used with my older children
Stephanie C on Aug 14, 2019
Do the page numbers in 2016 edition correlate with the 2012 edition?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not, they do not correlate between the two editions although there are many identical pages, there are differences in order and some unique pages to each edition.
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This is a great resource to teach handwriting to little ones. the organization and flow is spot on. The order in which the letters and letter formation is taught is in line with kindergarten skill level.
January 13, 2019
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Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade K Student Edition (2016 edition)
Works great for my kindergarteners, I've used it with all four of my kids.
September 10, 2018
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