Cursive Handwriting Teacher's Guide

Cursive Handwriting Teacher's Guide

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Item #: 007371
ISBN: 9781939814548
Grades: 3

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Publisher Description:

Cursive HandwritingTeacher's Guide gives multisensory strategies and activities for implementing third grade handwriting instruction. You'll receive the latest resources and strategies for teaching handwriting in the third 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.

  • 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-curricular connections
  • School-to-home connections
  • Line generalization
  • Seamless and fluid instruction, including modeling, writing, and music
Category Description for Cursive Handwriting - Grade 3:

Teaches lower case and upper case cursive letters. Handwriting instruction progresses from words and sentences to various language arts activities including paragraphs, poems, letters and compositions. Includes introduction to keyboard symbols.

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

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

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Best Handwriting curriculum out there
Kelly on Jun 13, 2022
Recommended by another Homeschooling Mom!
Jessica M on Sep 21, 2020
Best Handwriting curriculum out there
Kelly on Jun 13, 2022
Love this curriculum!
Crystal V on Feb 23, 2021
Recommended by another Homeschooling Mom!
Jessica M on Sep 21, 2020
Have used this series in the past
Julie C on Aug 15, 2020
i wanted to make sure I can help my son the way the book wants
Kristen M on Jul 8, 2020
I needed to know tricks and tips to teach the letters. I already have the workbook.
Michelle A on Jun 21, 2020
Love this program! Needed the next level.
Natalie S on May 19, 2020
Really liked Handwriting without Tears Printing for Grades k-2. Continuing the program for cursive now.
User on May 10, 2019
looked good
Margie M on Apr 24, 2017
good instruction
sarah f on Nov 19, 2016
I like to have the teacher guides to all of my curriculum and because I purchase the student workbook, I wanted the teacher's guide to go with it.
Amie C on Dec 14, 2015
Sold my copy too soon. :(
Joshua D on Nov 7, 2015
I can use this guide to help me teach more effectively.
Polly N on Oct 26, 2015
Love this curriculum!
Crystal V on Feb 23, 2021
Have used this series in the past
Julie C on Aug 15, 2020
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