My Printing Book Student Workbook

My Printing Book Student Workbook

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Item #: 007472
ISBN: 9781939814456
Grades: 1

Product Description:

Publisher Description:

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

  • Lessons emphasize the correct use of lowercase letters in words and sentences
  • Activity pages combine handwriting instruction with other language arts lessons
  • Practice pages teach writing on different styles of lines

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

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.)
8.25" x 10.88" x 0.38"
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Handwriting practice! My daughter started with the Pre-K program and we are sticking with the same program for more practice.
Jennifer N on Mar 7, 2021
Love this curriculum!
Crystal V on Feb 23, 2021
Handwriting practice! My daughter started with the Pre-K program and we are sticking with the same program for more practice.
Jennifer N on Mar 7, 2021
Additional handwriting practice.
Stefanie R on Feb 25, 2021
Love this curriculum!
Crystal V on Feb 23, 2021
same as above for review
Carrie V on Nov 11, 2020
First grade writing
Liz G on Nov 10, 2020
I was recommended to me by friend.
Yasmahan M on Oct 28, 2020
Comprehensive and hands on curriculum.
Nathan P on Sep 1, 2020
We love handwriting without tears!
Sarah W on Aug 21, 2020
Have used this series in the past
Julie C on Aug 15, 2020
Recommended by St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Michelle A on Aug 13, 2020
Simplicity of program for a child who cries at handwriting time
Ashley M on Aug 10, 2020
I bought this to reinforce the handwriting work I did with my kindergartner last year. After finishing this book he will move into daily copywork from handwriting sheets in our classical curriculum.
Shannon C on Aug 8, 2020
For homeschooling
Ruth L on Aug 2, 2020
My youngest is 6 and really needs help with his printing. I only wish this came in a student/teacher bundle.
Amanda W on Aug 1, 2020
Recommended by an experienced home school mom.
Amy H on Jul 30, 2020
Homeschooling for the first time and my rising first grader has used this program in pre-k and kinder so hoping to bring some consistency and familiarity to his day during all this chaos and confusion
Summer P on Jul 30, 2020
We've been using this program for years. It has proven to be helpful for my older child, and so far, my younger child is doing great with it too. It is fun and engaging as it teaches solid technique.
Esther D on Jul 22, 2020
I like this program have used it for years.
Kelly D on Jul 13, 2020
A friend recommended this one.
Jennifer N on Jul 10, 2020
For 1st grade
Maggie M on Jul 7, 2020
We love handwriting without tears
Rebekah M on Jun 30, 2020
We are currently doing Handwriting without tears Kindergarten and it is working on my five year old who used to write...with tears but now is writing as the name promises...without tears. We will continue this next year.
Alyssa B on Jun 13, 2020
Summer manuscript practice
Sarah on Jun 1, 2020
A painless way to learn to print
Cinnamon D on Apr 30, 2020
We love HWT! My 5 year old's handwriting is better than mine!
Lauren R on Apr 30, 2020
All 3 of my homeschoolers are using the Handwriting Without Tears series with great success. I chose this book since it is what's next for my 1st grader after completing the kindergarten book. The program has super short lessons that is successful since they know what to expect each day and I can watch them grow in penmanship slowly and properly. A+
April S on Apr 17, 2020
For my soon to be 1st grader to continue learning how to have better handwriting.
Avery D on Apr 9, 2020
Handwriting Without Tears has been our favorite printing curriculum to date, needed the next level.
User on Mar 10, 2020
My now fifth grader did well with this when in the first grade, using it again for the next child.
Kristien B on Dec 31, 2019
To help my daughter better understand how each letter is written.
Genell P on Oct 19, 2019
my children have learned alot with this curriculum
Stephanie F on Oct 8, 2019
help my 2nd grader write neater
Leah J on Sep 30, 2019
I have Printing Power, but realized our 1st grader should be starting with My Printer Book instead.
Kayla P on Sep 18, 2019
My first grade son needs simple practice with writing that won't overwhelm him. This looks like a great fit.
Jenni B on Aug 14, 2019
To use with 1st grader
Heather S on Aug 9, 2019
1st grade handwriting curriculum
Laura N on Aug 8, 2019
I used this with my first born, now I'm using it with my second born. A great handwriting program!
Heidi W on Aug 6, 2019
The way students are taught to form their letters is effective and fun!
Emily L on Aug 1, 2019
I like the simplicity of these books. My son has learned to write neat letters from the kindergarten book, and I want to continue to reinforce that.
Cassie B on Jul 20, 2019
Textbook for our homeschool co-op.
Deitra M on Jul 19, 2019
Much cheaper than Amazon and Ebay
Margot W on Jun 29, 2019
I enjoy handwriting without tears easy approach to handwriting.
Emily M on Jun 10, 2019
My son needs a handwriting book without coloring pages, so I'm hoping he enjoys this one.
Allison V on May 6, 2019
we love this resource for beginning handwriting
Kileah M on May 2, 2019
HWT is a great program for all ages. Currently using the other versions for my oldest and youngest, this will be just right for my middle kiddo.
Paula R on Mar 22, 2019
looking for a handwriting program utilizing the two line system. this gets great reviews
Shannan F on Feb 8, 2019
Handwriting, next steps
Jennifer M on Jan 16, 2019
like this curriculum
Siri W on Jan 3, 2019
My first grader is struggling with proper letter formation, and I have seen good reviews of the HWT system. It's a good value for the price.
User on Dec 3, 2018
HWWT is the best method to teach printing and handwriting out there! After using it with my students with Autism years ago, I knew that when I began home schooling, it is what I would use with my children and it has been wonderful for each of them.
Rebecca P on Nov 6, 2018
Additional handwriting practice.
Stefanie R on Feb 25, 2021
same as above for review
Carrie V on Nov 11, 2020
I have a second grader (3rd in fall) who is not brilliant at handwriting. Which book would be good to start with? He can write but it is barely legible and I want something for him to sit and do so he slows down and writes correctly. Would the first grade or second grade book be better to start for correcting the poor writing?
User on Apr 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can probably start with Printing Power, but you should know that the strength of this program lies in its multisensory approach. I strongly recommend getting the teacher's manual and using the strategies it covers for helping your child physically prepare for writing. My kids loved the wood pieces for capital letters, but the roll-a-dough letters and chalk slate for the wet-dry try are also good choices.

The HWOT website is also full of good ideas and free printables that will help you. I use it for custom copywork pages.
Printing Power Plus Workbook Set
Printing Power Plus Workbook Set
Roll-A-Dough Letters
Roll-A-Dough Letters
Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters
Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters
I have a second grader (3rd in fall) who is not brilliant at handwriting. Which book would be good to start with? He can write but it is barely legible and I want something for him to sit and do so he slows down and writes correctly. Would the first grade or second grade book be better to start for correcting the poor writing?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would start with first and be vigilant with practice and every time doing it right. I would say things like well it's not good but will work and now my 4th grader still struggles. Better to be consistent from the beginning.
I am deciding between Letters and Numbers for Me and My Printing Book. My daughter will start Kindergarten this Fall. She already knows how to write her letters but could use help with writing them on the lines and spelling words. Which would be best?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would go with the My Printing book. It progresses to words and not just letter formation. I think Letters and Numbers for me would just be review for her.
Do I really need the printing teachers guide? Or can I just buy the printing book for my son?
A shopper on Mar 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I didn't buy the teachers guide and feel it was not needed. Our son did great just using the workbook.
4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
My kids HATE handwriting. But they love doing this workbook. My son even likes to work ahead:)
February 17, 2021
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Gentle Approach Appreciated
Both my boys struggle with handwriting. Thanks for making such a user friendly book. My 6-year-old never once fought with his writing assignment, and his handwriting is looking better (most of the time).
January 7, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice book
All easy pages for a busy mom to hand out for kids to work on independently.
October 6, 2017
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Simple and easy to give paterning ques to insure corect method of handwritting.
May 24, 2016
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
My favorite thing about "My Printing Book" is that it is addressed to the child, not the teacher. In the very front of the book, there is a letter to the student that even encourages him/her to color the pictures, and in effect, "own" the book for his/her own. We are using it this year with my 6 year-old son, who has never enjoyed handwriting, and as a result, as never excelled at it. Last year, (his kindergarten year), we used another curriculum and ended up putting handwriting away completely toward the end of the year (February or March, maybe?) because it had become such a sore spot for much frustration between me and him. I just decided we'd try again this year with a fresh start with a new curriculum. So far, (we're about 2/3 of the way through it), it has not been the cure-all for our handwriting frustrations that I wish it could be, but while he still doesn't like handwriting, it's not as stressful as it was last year! Because it's addressed to him, contains interesting sentences to copy, and plenty of pictures, he's more willing to give it a chance, and for that reason, I'm seriously considering ordering another book just like it once he's finished and letting him complete the whole thing all over again.
November 8, 2015
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Such a help for my young writer
My youngest was struggling with forming her letters and I was nervous about teaching her correctly as she is strongly left handed and I'm not. This book helped bridge the gap for us and she has done very well! I highly recommend this program.
October 24, 2015
over 5 years ago

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