My Printing Book Teacher's Guide

My Printing Book Teacher's Guide

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Item #: 007357
ISBN: 9781939814524
Grades: 1

Product Description:

Publisher Description:

My Printing BookTeacher's Guide gives multisensory strategies and activities for implementing first grade handwriting instruction.

OurMy Printing BookTeacher's Guide give you the latest resources and strategies for teaching handwriting in the first grade classroom in only 15 minutes per day. With these tools, you'll have everything you need to help children master handwriting, build confidence, and write automatically, without thinking about how to form their letters.


  • Accelerated capital letter instruction
  • More opportunities for writing practice
  • New, streamlined lesson design
  • Embedded multimedia makes lesson planning easy
  • Simplified teaching guidelines
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • English Language Learners strategies and activities
  • Cross-curricularconnections
  • School-to-home connections
  • Line generalization
  • Seamless and fluid instruction, including modeling, writing, and music

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

Category Description for My Printing Book - Grade 1:

Building on the previous courses, My Printing reviews capital letters and numbers but primarily focuses on the correct use of lowercase letters in words and sentences. Activity pages combine handwriting instruction with other language arts lessons and children are given the opportunity to practice on different styles of lines.

Category Description for Handwriting Without Tears:

Providing a tactile, hands-on approach to handwriting, this approach works well for many types of students.

It is particularly helpful for children who are left-handed children or those who need a more interactive approach to learning. Children who struggle with motor skills or experience cognitive difficulties will also reap great benefits from this program. Unique to this program, practice pages use a two-horizontal-line format rather than the three-horizontal-line format typically found in writing programs, cursive has no slant and letters are formed using a very simple single-stroke, and it uses a multisensory approach to teach. Teaching and practice sessions are short (10-15 minutes), without a lot of meaningless busy work.

Each level of Handwriting without Tears consists of a workbook and teacher guide.

Consumable Student workbooks have horizontal pages in Kindergarten through Grade 2. Grade 3 and up offers vertical pages. Workbooks may be used separately, although at the early levels parents of struggling writers may find the Teacher Guides extremely valuable.

Newly revised in 2018, the Teacher Guides provide additional teaching instruction and support, while the Student Books provide more writing practice for each lesson. While some of the content is the same from the 2013 version, the expanded content means the two editions are not compatible without considerable parental/teacher modification (depending on lesson and level). Please note, the Spanish Student Books are also now updated to 2018 editions. There are currently no Spanish Teacher Guides available. English Teacher Guides provide the overall teaching philosophy, techniques and applicable multi-sensory activities, but do not provide the daily lesson plans.

Teacher Guides include:

  • an overview of the program
  • handwriting instruction
  • the stages of learning and scope and sequence
  • teaching guidelines
  • weekly and daily schedules for each unit
  • instructions on proper posture
  • paper and pencil skills

Following these helpful "how to" sections are lessons corresponding to each page in the student book. Each lesson includes a reduced student page, lesson objective and introduction, lesson plans and enrichment, ELL (English Language Learner) support and Cross Curricular suggestions. The back of each teacher guide includes multisensory activities suggestions, remediation tips, additional strategies for English Language Learners and Children with Special Needs, handwriting standards, references and index. Inside the back cover is a letter formation template for that grade level.

Please note, many of the online interactive resources require an additional purchase and appear to be limited to schools. There is a 30-day trial of the publishers HITT (Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tools) with purchase of the Teacher Guide. While this online support may be helpful, it is certainly not necessary to use this excellent program effectively. Suggested manipulatives are listed with the recommended grade level and the grade level Teacher Guide effectively explains the manipulatives. sc. ~ Deanne

Primary Subject
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Handwriting Without Tears
1.2 (lbs.)
10.88" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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Matched the resource I purchased with Rainbow Resource Center - I had not seen this previously.
Margot W on Jun 29, 2019
I love the simplicity of having the teachers manual.
Paula R on Mar 22, 2019
Matched the resource I purchased with Rainbow Resource Center - I had not seen this previously.
Margot W on Jun 29, 2019
Give my co-op teacher the resources to instruct Handwriting Without Tears
Barbara S on Jun 1, 2019
I love the simplicity of having the teachers manual.
Paula R on Mar 22, 2019
to compliment the Childs book
Shannan F on Feb 8, 2019
people recommended the workbook. not sure if this will help me understand my daughter struggle but I hope so.
Kristen F on Oct 14, 2018
I saw the sample pages and I think the extra support can help me teach my child so that he doesn't get frustrated with the process.
Leeanne M on Sep 27, 2018
i want to follow a correct pattern to writing this year.
naomi a on Sep 21, 2018
Grace F on Sep 2, 2018
Necessary to go with the workbook.
Amanda R on Jan 17, 2017
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy recommended it.
Emily S on Nov 1, 2015
Give my co-op teacher the resources to instruct Handwriting Without Tears
Barbara S on Jun 1, 2019
to compliment the Childs book
Shannan F on Feb 8, 2019
4.5 / 5.0
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This is a very easy to use hand writing book. My daughter is going great with it.
September 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
Not Necessary for Homeschool
While the instructor guide is well laid-out and easy to use, I do not think it is necessary for a homeschool setting. I do not own all the accompanying materials (cds, wood block, etc.). If you are just using the printing book, than I do not think the teaching guide would be of much benefit. For a classroom setting, it would be great!
December 30, 2015
over 3 years ago

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