Letters and Numbers for Me

Letters and Numbers for Me

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Item #: 007454
ISBN: 9781939814449
Grades: K

Product Description:

Publisher Description:

Kindergarten students, or those working at that level, learn capitals, lowercase letters, numbers, words, and sentences. Activities form good handwriting habits and develop strong writers.

  • Expanded room for writing
  • Accelerated capital letter instruction
  • Large, step-by-step models for finger tracing
  • Words and sentences model good spacing
  • Double lines make it easy to place letters and control letter size
  • Learn & Check helps students check their letter, word, and sentence skills

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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Softcover Book
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Handwriting Without Tears
0.6 (lbs.)
8.38" x 10.88" x 0.25"
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I like the simplicity of forming the letters.
Jenna S on Sep 6, 2023
Handwriting without tears is a go-to for my home. My kids have beautiful penmanship and the songs lighten the mood of a tedious subject.
Alana S on Aug 5, 2023
I like the simplicity of forming the letters.
Jenna S on Sep 6, 2023
This the third kid I'm using this for. It works great, especially for lefties! The frame on the chalk board makes it difficult to invert letters. The coloring also helped my dyslexic son learn his letter sounds.
Laura F on Aug 16, 2023
Handwriting without tears is a go-to for my home. My kids have beautiful penmanship and the songs lighten the mood of a tedious subject.
Alana S on Aug 5, 2023
Great curriculum for communicating how to form letters.
Kari K on Jul 24, 2023
Kindergarten book requirement
Amy W on Jul 17, 2023
My kids love this handwriting curriculum!
Emily B on Jun 29, 2023
I purchased this based off of reviews that were good and because it goes along with the manipulative kit that I hope will make handwriting more hands on and fun and less of a fight. (My son is 1st grade by age, but 2nd grade by reading level and kindergarten by handwriting level.)
Carolyn B on Jun 28, 2023
Gives clear instruction for teaching handwriting to children.
Alyssa S on Jun 24, 2023
I have used this workbook for each of my 5 older children. It is a simple, gentle introduction to handwriting with excellent hands-on options.
Erica G on May 25, 2023
Used for previous children, love the concept.
Anna M on May 20, 2023
Great starter for handwriting with just the right amount of repetition
Anna R on Mar 9, 2023
My daughter used this in K and it's not my sons turn. We are happy with our years of use and are ready to see our next student moving into HWT.
Iris V on Feb 22, 2023
Simple and easy intro to handwriting.
Kimberly V on Feb 3, 2023
school used for kindergarten
Suzanne L on Jan 20, 2023
Ocean Grove Charter School teacher asked for it.
Samantha S on Jan 17, 2023
Good program for those that struggle with fine motor skills
Sherrie B on Jan 13, 2023
This curriculum helps kids (especially ones that don't enjoy handwriting) to learn it in an easy, effective way.
Kim B on Sep 1, 2022
Very Successful curriculum for our Kindergarten classes
my children love this program
Amanda M on Aug 11, 2022
Best handwriting curriculum to teach fundamentals to kids
Kelly on Aug 1, 2022
Our christian private school has it on the curriculum.
Brittany P on Jul 25, 2022
Gail Z on Jul 19, 2022
Serena A on Jul 17, 2022
Homeschool curriculum for Kinder
Tara C on Jul 5, 2022
the occupational therapist recommended this series
Emily F on Jun 9, 2022
My kindergarten teacher requested them.
Robert B on Jun 8, 2022
It's so easy for kids to write with this method. We love Handwriting Without Tears.
Rebecca H on Jun 3, 2022
Getting my youngest started!
KENDRA T on Apr 29, 2022
I have liked some of the other products by Handwriting Without Tears and wanted something simple for my daughter to keep working on her handwriting and to start building some simple words and think about spelling.
Anne O on Apr 15, 2022
Handwriting practice for my youngest kiddo.
Ariel A on Mar 12, 2022
My daughter used this program in kindergarten and it was really great. I'm ordering again, now for my son.
Rebekka G on Mar 8, 2022
We have used this brand for years!! Ready for our younger kids to use this book.
CANDICE M on Mar 8, 2022
Numbers are important in the learning process for my twin kids
Kwok Lun C on Jan 13, 2022
need for homeschool
martha z on Jan 3, 2022
It has worked in the past!
Amanda F on Oct 26, 2021
Best curriculum for learning to write ever! My older kids loved this and asked to do more every day. I had to limit them to a page a day.
Jennifer Z on Sep 21, 2021
For establishing good handwriting skills and habits
Shannon N on Sep 3, 2021
Pete P on Aug 6, 2021
needed for school
Tuamami T on Jul 29, 2021
Teachers choice
Janice I on Jul 28, 2021
PHA School
Luis R on Jul 23, 2021
To go with our K Bookshark Curriculum we already have.
Morgan C on Jul 13, 2021
Heather H on Jul 13, 2021
worked well for my last kindergarten student & using again!
Rachel on Mar 17, 2021
awesome for our eldest in kindergarten- purchasing again for our 4 year old now
Danielle H on Mar 8, 2021
Handwriting practice! I like that it contains practice for individual letters and short words.
Jennifer N on Mar 7, 2021
good comprehensive handwriting and small motor control practice for my grandchild
Debra M on Jan 17, 2021
My son enjoys this program, he just finished Kick Start Kindergarten. It's nice that there are a variety of activities to practice making letters, rather than just doing the typical workbook. My son likes being able to choose which activity he does each day (wood pieces, rolling dough, chalkboard or stamp and see screen). Sometimes he just wants to fill out his workbook. I like giving him the freedom to choose because our days go much more smoothly.
Laura L on Jan 14, 2021
Kindergarten son is ready to go beyond "kickstart"
Sarah G on Jan 13, 2021
Been using the HWT program for all my kids. I just buy a new workbook for each one.
A S on Dec 16, 2020
This the third kid I'm using this for. It works great, especially for lefties! The frame on the chalk board makes it difficult to invert letters. The coloring also helped my dyslexic son learn his letter sounds.
Laura F on Aug 16, 2023
Great curriculum for communicating how to form letters.
Kari K on Jul 24, 2023
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16 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Love this workbook
Love using this to help my ASD son with handwriting. It introduces each letter gently with instructions on how to start. It's helping his hand become stronger.
September 24, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great introductory writing program
Perfect introduction for my kinder to learn the correct way to write. Very simple and straightforward instructions. We don’t use the manipulatives but she’s still able to grasp the concepts quickly.
September 23, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to teach, easy to apply!
Handwriting Without Tears is our favorite writing curriculum. This book is the follow up to the first kindergarten book. Easy to use and no need for a teacher manual.
April 8, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best handwriting curriculum I've found. Just discovered Handwriting Without Tears with my 3rd child. Now using it with all three kids and will also with my 4th, once she is old enough.
February 4, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great handwriting book for beginning handwriting!
This is my second time using this book and it really works. This time around I got the teachers manual. You can do without it but it does offer more ideas and structure that is really helpful for me. My girls love doing this book and ask to do it. It is simple to follow and very effective at teaching letter and number formation. I love the concept of "frog jump" capitals. Fun book to do, easy, simple and effective.
July 1, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good for my left handed son
My son is left handed and easily frustrated with fine motor. He also gets a lot of his writing attempts backwards. This book is actually tolerable for him. The cues, like frog jump, are a less irritating ways to cue, and the amount of repetition is not overwhelming. He is taking pride in his letters for the first time.
Heads up - it wants some manipulatives (small chalkboard and letter sticks) but I used materials I have at home
October 12, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good practice
I like that this book includes practice on lowercase, uppercase letters, and whole words. We are using it along side the Get ready for the code a, b, and c books.
May 20, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This program is amazing as all the hype. My kids struggled with handwriting before we switched, also they hated handwriting and we had tried a couple other programs. I will definitely be sticking with handwriting without tears for all my kids. It’s funny when people accidentally call it handwriting with tears. lol because it’s a easy mistake and couldn’t be further then the truth. We just use the book and chalk board.
February 3, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My 5 yr old who didnt like to write anything because he thought he couldn't do it good enough loves this book.
Simple, short pages. Clear instructions. Practice tracing and then on your own. Really well laid out. Very pleased with this company. All I ordered was the workbooks, no teachers texts. And it is quite straightforward.
November 9, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
A favorite
Simple and well liked by mom and child. This is our 3rd kiddo/purchase using this and all 3 have liked it.
August 1, 2017
over 6 years ago

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