Cursive Handwriting Student Workbook

Cursive Handwriting Student Workbook

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ISBN: 9781939814487
Grades: 3

Product Description:

Publisher Description:

This workbook is for third grade students or those working at that level.

  • Cursive Warm-Ups facilitate an easy transition from printing to cursive
  • Lesson plans incorporate letter review with words and sentences
  • Activity pages combine handwriting instruction with paragraph, poem, composition, and language arts activities
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.


Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade
3
ISBN
9781939814487
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Handwriting Without Tears
Weight
0.6 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.5" x 0.38"
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Looks like they really explain how to do each letter rather than kids having to just follow arrows!
Shelley H on Aug 10, 2020
We have used younger books in the series and like them.
Stacie R on Aug 1, 2020
Looks like they really explain how to do each letter rather than kids having to just follow arrows!
Shelley H on Aug 10, 2020
My daughter loves cursive!
Virginia J on Aug 5, 2020
We have used younger books in the series and like them.
Stacie R on Aug 1, 2020
Handwriting Without Tears has been a great tool in homeschooling. It's a quick, independent task that help my kids to write better, quicker, and with more confidence.
Shaundra B on Aug 1, 2020
We love Handwriting Without Tears!! Since the year a friend first recommend the curriculum when my daughter was in Kindergarten, we have used it and loved it!! Also, check out Keyboarding Without Tears!! It is a simple, yet fun way for young children to learn how to type on the computer! :)
Amber D on Jul 16, 2020
my son was not taught cursive in 3rd grade while going to public school and now I am homeschooling and wanted something that he would enjoy
Kristen M on Jul 8, 2020
I have used this with four of my children and it has helped them all learn cursive successfully. Now it is time for the fifth child and we found Rainbow Resource to have the best price.
Erica P on Jul 2, 2020
This is our second attempt to teach cursive handwriting.
Nadeen C on Jul 1, 2020
Huge Handwriting Without Tears fans! We've used this handwriting curriculum throughout our 8 years of homeschooling 3 children.
Adam G on May 15, 2020
Great program! Used by all the Occupational Therapists I have worked with professionally.
Celeste D on May 2, 2020
Easy to use.
Lindsay Z on Apr 16, 2020
I think this is a good product for dyslexics.
Amanda S on Apr 7, 2020
Love this series and I'm on my last of 10 kids teaching cursive!
Jennifer B on Apr 3, 2020
This looked like an interesting but educating cursive instruction book.
Amy N on Apr 1, 2020
Used the printing power books
Natalie M on Jan 16, 2020
I like this introduction to cursive handwriting, using it for the fourth time
Tiina T on Jan 6, 2020
for my son in grade 3
dazhi z on Sep 30, 2019
my second grader wants to learn cursive faster
Leah J on Sep 30, 2019
HWT was a great intro to printing, i cant wait to see how the intro to cursive is!
Kerry M on Sep 9, 2019
We've enjoyed all the other books from K-2nd grade. Easy enough to not be burdensome, but just enough work to make it stick!
Clover B on Aug 30, 2019
School asks parents to purchase this book.
Xiuqiang X on Aug 27, 2019
Easy for our learner to use daily. Great for our 3rd grader learning to write cursive.
Kristy R on Aug 8, 2019
We started HWOT with pre-K, now my oldest is in 3rd grade, time to learn cursive! He is not big on neat handwriting, so I'm hoping cursive encourages him to slow down!
Heidi W on Aug 6, 2019
great curriculum
Carla P on Aug 1, 2019
I have a left handed student who has had trouble with hand writing. She's excelled with the Handwriting Without Tears program, and we are continuing into the next book.
Erin N on Jul 30, 2019
heard good reviews
Yassir A on Jul 29, 2019
The manuscript version really helped my son improve his writing. Directions were engaging and easy to understand. Excited to try the cursive version!
May T on Jul 29, 2019
My sister used this and liked it.
Carla C on Jul 19, 2019
I have heard good things about HWT.
Beth B on Jul 11, 2019
needed
Jennifer M on Jun 26, 2019
I like the simple aesthetic of the Learning without Tears curriculum
Chelsea v on May 23, 2019
Help children practice handwriting the proper way to ensure muscle memory
Emily O on May 16, 2019
We really liked Handwriting without tears printing...so we are continuing the program with cursive. :)
User on May 10, 2019
their workbooks always are perfect to teach writing
Claire P on Apr 25, 2019
daughter wants to learn cursive
Kristen F on Apr 21, 2019
2nd Graders that struggles with dyslexia so it was suggested we just skip to cursive to avoid all the trouble he's having with letter reversals
Elizabeth F on Apr 4, 2019
For my homeschooled 1st grader who is about to complete the grade two Handwriting Without Tears book.
Armida P on Mar 7, 2019
My daughter enjoyed this cursive curriculum. I thought she would struggle with cursive but she actually writes better in cursive than in print. Now it's my next student's turn.
Jamie K on Mar 6, 2019
My 4th grader is excited to finally learn cursive. He excelled with HWOT in Kindergarten, so we will revisit the curriculum again to learn cursive!
Sarah C on Feb 28, 2019
Love HWT....moving from printing to cursive....easy for my student with dysgraphia
Brenda M on Feb 18, 2019
Schools don't offer this to kids anymore and i feel they should know how to write in cursive. If nothing else they with have a signature from it.
Danae K on Jan 20, 2019
We have loved all of the HWT books and wanted to continue with this teaching approach
Lucas M on Dec 20, 2018
schools have stopped teaching cursive writing and we'll use this for fun in the car
Shopping Mom on Nov 30, 2018
My son is just finishing up Printing Power, and I would like to introduce him to cursive. From reviews and advice of other homeschool parents, this seems like the simplest and most straighforward option, especially for a boy who still struggles to write.
Emily M on Oct 16, 2018
love this cursive book
kristyna c on Oct 11, 2018
I really like the format. My kids are ready to move from letters to words.
Darcie D on Oct 11, 2018
My daughter is enjoying their cursive program.
Sara H on Oct 9, 2018
It looks like it will be a good step by step method for my daughter.
Valerie S on Oct 6, 2018
To improve my penmanship alongside my children, lol.
Mark W on Oct 1, 2018
Trying it out.
Donna T on Sep 30, 2018
My daughter loves cursive!
Virginia J on Aug 5, 2020
Handwriting Without Tears has been a great tool in homeschooling. It's a quick, independent task that help my kids to write better, quicker, and with more confidence.
Shaundra B on Aug 1, 2020
Do you need the teacher's guide?
User on May 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I didn’t use it with my third grader. We had been using HWOT the whole way and didn’t need it for this, she just followed the example strokes.
What's the difference between Cursive Handwriting and Cursive Success?
A shopper on Mar 10, 2016
Cursive Handwriting Student Workbook
Cursive Handwriting Student Workbook
Cursive Success Student Workbook
Cursive Success Student Workbook
BEST ANSWER: The cursive handwriting book is considered 3rd grade or the first book of cursive. It introduces cursive slowly. Where the cursive success book is considered 4th grade or the second book of cursive. It re-introduces cursive letters and moves a little more quickly through the letters and has more words and sentences than the cursive handwriting book.
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July 14, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Good solid handwriting book.
I've been very impressed with this handwriting book. I was looking for something for my dyslexic 12 yr. old. I feel like this one isn't too babyish. He knew the letters but needed help practicing how to connect them to form words. This fit the bill.
December 15, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Great for emotionally charged perfectionists!
I’d recommend it! My daughter cries easily when frustrated. This book has been smooth sailing. She can do it in her own, and is so proud of her lovely handwriting! The only downside is the unexciting cover, but the lessons are great.
November 7, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Handwriting Without Tears
We have always used the Handwriting Without Tears (12 years of homeschooling!). It's easy and to the point. Even my son who has some fine motor skills problems likes it. We did delay his learning cursive a couple years, but now he is whizzing through the book!
May 5, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Daughter is excited
My third grader has been asking to learn how to write in cursive like I write. Have used this curriculum with older children & all have found it easy to use.
October 23, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Excellent
This is my first time teaching cursive. This book is just what I was looking for. My child really enjoys it.
October 22, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago
We love HWT!
My oldest has done every level of HWT, and it's the one book I know I will buy every year when I get curriculum. The teaching method is solid, and there's plenty of practice in the workbook alone. The copywork passages are typically rules of grammar, so this can also double as a Language Arts suppliment in that regard. It's B&W, so if your student likes to color, there's plenty to add color to in these books.

The cursive style is simplified, so it's not as fancy as other programs, but it's still a nice, basic cursive style for kids to learn.
October 21, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
So far, so good!
This book offers just the right amount of practice without becoming tedious.
October 19, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Awesome!
My son has been very reluctant with handwriting in general, but he loves this book! He actually thinks it is fun! Very clear and easy to understand how to start forming cursive letters. I'll definitely buy this for my future students!
October 17, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Great!
These teach cursive well and my kids like them! Clear instructions and good examples.
October 15, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago


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