Letters and Numbers for Me Teacher's Guide

Letters and Numbers for Me Teacher's Guide

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Item #: 007450
ISBN: 9781939814517
Grades: K

Product Description:

This is the teacher's guide for the kindergarten workbook, Letters and Numbers for Me.

  • Our teacher's guides give you the latest resources and strategies for teaching handwriting in only 15 minutes per day.
  • Lessons align with the Common Core State Standards
  • Technology links for lesson extensions and support
  • Home links to facilitate school-to-home connection
  • Video links to demonstrate lessons and activities
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • More to Learn to extend each lesson
  • Extended teaching guidelines to incorporate handwriting all year
  • ELL and support strategies provide suggestions to modify or reinforce a lesson

Publisher Description:

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.

Letters and Numbers for Me Teacher's Guidegives multisensory strategies and activities for implementing kindergarten handwriting instruction.

OurLetters and Numbers for Me Teacher's Guidegive you the latest resources and strategies for teaching handwriting in the kindergarten 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 for easy lesson planning
  • 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
Category Description for Letters & Numbers for Me - Grade K:

Teaches capitals, lowercase letters, and numbers through developmentally appropriate activities. Once learned, students will practice through a variety of writing activities that includes writing sentences, rhymes, simple poems, and more

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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1.25 (lbs.)
10.88" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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So our teacher has resources to instruct.
Barbara S on Jun 1, 2019
Our occupational therapist recommended it.
Emily H on Jul 3, 2017
So our teacher has resources to instruct.
Barbara S on Jun 1, 2019
My daughter in law bought the student edition so I chose to buy the teachers.
Phillip M on Jul 8, 2017
Our occupational therapist recommended it.
Emily H on Jul 3, 2017
It is a part of the Sonlight curriculum plan we are following, but is cheaper than their website.
Leila C on Apr 11, 2017
My second grade daughter is still struggling with printing, so we are going back to the basics with a new program to try to correct her problems.
Tiffany B on Apr 8, 2017
Recommended program for my left-handed child.
Angelique S on Dec 14, 2016
Bought the Spanish workbook for my kindergartner, but needed the teachers edition to go with it.
Andrea S on Jun 4, 2016
handwriting is a lifelong habit , this guide helps one to be aware of even simple things the child is learning , i.e. posture when writing , proper position and grip of a pencil
Elizabeth G on Dec 1, 2015
To go with handwriting without tears
User on Oct 14, 2015
My daughter in law bought the student edition so I chose to buy the teachers.
Phillip M on Jul 8, 2017
It is a part of the Sonlight curriculum plan we are following, but is cheaper than their website.
Leila C on Apr 11, 2017
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Very helpful
I'm glad I got this book! This is my second time using HWT and this time around I got the teacher's manual. It gives good ideas and teaching structure that is really helpful. You definitely don't need it but it's really helpful and you'll get more out of the workbook.
July 1, 2020
1 month ago
Easy to use and helpful for first time homeschooling mom
I love this series- my 5 yr old son is wiggly but can sit still for one of these lessons. His handwriting is improving and we actually LIKE the time we spend with this program. The teacher's guide was especially helpful for me in introducing "Mat Man." (We made him out of cardboard to the book's dinensions.) All three of my kids love him and we use his pieces every lesson to form the letters. I am surprised at how much I love this part of my day and how much we all love "Mat Man" and how helpful he is for my little guys. Highly recommend this book.
September 13, 2017
over 2 years ago
This past year was my first year to homeschool my 4 5 and 6 year old children I purchased Handwriting Without Tears products at the glowing recommendation of a very seasoned and creative homeschooling mom that I know I have NOT been disappointed to say the least! The writers of this program demonstrate a keen sense about children and the way they learn This curriculum for handwriting excels at being multisensory and my kids considered it quite fun! On any given day you might find me and my children shining a flashlight on the wall to draw letters on the door using wet cloths and chalk bits to introduce writing letters on slates placing lines and curves on the floor to build letters waving our arms in big motions in the air to write the letters literally jumping around the kitchen to the Handwriting Without Tears CD song �Frog Jump Letters� Great fun! Indeed Handwriting Without Tears has been one of my favorite things that we have done this year together at home It can be as simple or enhanced as you make it At the end of our school year I asked the children what was their favorite thing we studied and my daughter answered �Handwriting�The program is very purposefully organized in its presentation (the letters are taught in a specific order that makes a lot of sense to the kids) I tend to be independent and leave the teacher�s manuals behind but this Handwriting Without Tears manual is so chock full of creative fun and useful ideas that I poured over and utilized as much of it as I could I have 5 6 and 7 year old children now Each child is totally and surprisingly different from the next They have differing personalities and learning styles but EACH child has learned to write neatly and confidently with this program! They have written cards to family and I�ve received so many responses: �DID THEY WRITE THAT THEMSELVES??!!!� I have been so pleased that I actually went back and purchased many more products for the future grades!I found several of the products worth buying in addition to the teacher�s manual and student book Though I can be picky about educational songs (I can�t always stand them if they�re corny) I found the �Rock Rap and Tap� CD to be creative and palatable adding a great support to the lessons and a memorable way to remember certain writing skills I used almost every song in conjunction with the lessons and I even enjoyed the songs myself HWT pencils and chalk bits for small hands are reasonably priced and will last us for the next couple of years too! I couldn�t have done without the 4x6 slates- brilliant idea! The slates have a smiley face at the top left hand corner to indicate to the child where to begin most of the capital letters Plus the slates prevent the children from writing their letters backwards so my kids never had any trouble with that I didn�t spend the money on the wooden lines and curves but I LOVED the idea so I just cut my own out of cardboard (the teacher�s manual gives you a pattern to make your own) I also bought the lined slates for teaching the lowercase lettersIt really helped my children to write the letters in several ways before tackling the handwriting book itself For each lesson I saved the workbook for last The workbook presents a very reasonable amount of practice for kids and once my kids finished each page they looked forward to coloring the picture there as a reward I appreciated the opportunities for coloring to strengthen their fine motor skills which of course aids them in neat handwriting!!!Handwriting Without Tears is obviously well-thought out and crafted with an understanding of children and if the teacher desires extra training there are workshops available as well I cannot recommend it highly enough I think it�s worth a try for anyone and I love that it�s AFFORDABLE!!! I�m quite thankful that someone recommended this program to me so early in our homeschooling experience Enjoy!
June 7, 2013
We love HWT! My son learned to print his letters so quickly He loved the simple sayings that they use to remember how to write each letter This series gave him the confidence to write words and sentencesI love that it can be used for both left and right hand studentsI purchased the teachers edition in addition to the student books I am glad that I did Even though it is written for a classroom teacher it is helpful to read to understand how to begin teaching handwriting
July 31, 2012

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