Printing Power Plus Workbook Set

Printing Power Plus Workbook Set

# 007752

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Item #: 007752
ISBN: 9781939814470
Grades: 2

Product Description:

The Printing Power Plus Workbook Set includes the Printing Power workbook, plus a new workbook, Kick Start Cursive. In Kick Start Cursive, students learn beginning cursive using Handwriting Without Tears' simple, continuous strokes. It provides gentle instruction and practice to ease the transition into the Grade 3 program. The 2nd Grade Teacher's Guide includes a short chapter on Kick Start Cursive, if you decide to use it.

Publisher Description:

Are your second grade students ready for cursive? With the Printing Power Plus workbook set, students master printing in Printing Power, and then start with cursive in Kick Start Cursive. Kick Start Cursive introduces children to lowercase letters, connections, and capitals. It offers just the right amount of cursive to help your second graders practice letters, write their names, and set them up for future cursive success in third grade.

Category Description for Printing Power - Grade 2:

Offers two options: Printing Power which masters printing skills or the Printing Power Plus workbook set, which includes the Printing Power workbook plus Kick Start Cursive, which provides a gentle introduction to cursive using Handwriting Without Tears' simple, continuous strokes. The 2nd Grade Teacher's Guide includes a short chapter on Kick Start Cursive if you decide to use it. Introduces the QWERTY keyboard.

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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recommended in the Well-Trained Mind
Sara M on Oct 14, 2021
I'm on my third kid going through HWT. It's simple, clear and works.
Andrea B on May 25, 2021
recommended in the Well-Trained Mind
Sara M on Oct 14, 2021
I chose this workbook set as I thought it was a simple approach to handwriting without a lot of distracting images on the page.
Angela C on Sep 10, 2021
I'm on my third kid going through HWT. It's simple, clear and works.
Andrea B on May 25, 2021
heard writing without tears was a good program
Amanda A on Nov 24, 2020
referral from friend
Tamara F on Aug 26, 2020
Love the little Kick start book
Beth M on Jul 25, 2020
We have been using HWT since we started homeschooling 11 years ago. We love it!
Caroline C on Jul 18, 2020
Great reviews on this program from other homeschool parents.
Samantha C on Jul 11, 2020
Love HWT! Easy to use and not overwhelming for my students.
Christy W on Jul 1, 2020
for my children to practice their letters with very little need from me
Audriana on Apr 24, 2020
I want to help my daughter improve her handwriting, and I've heard great things about Handwriting Without Tears. This pack is a good deal and will give us a smooth start into cursive.
Talia F on Mar 28, 2020
recommended by education consultant
Julie A on Feb 11, 2020
book shark recommended it
Richard B on Dec 20, 2019
This set looks like a good fit for my 7 year old boy. He used writing without tears last year and he loved writing in it.
Laura C on Oct 23, 2019
We started in Pre K with HWT and have enjoyed the process of learning to write. I wouldn't turn to any other books to learn better printing and an introduction to cursive.
Kerry M on Sep 9, 2019
I really like this handwriting program.
Jeremy H on Sep 4, 2019
I've been a fan of Handwriting Without Tears for years. It's the perfect program for children who struggle with fine motor skills. My oldest (now 18) has beautiful handwriting which I attribute to our years of using HWT. HWT presents letter formation in a way that is easy to master, and looks neat and precise.
Jennifer M on Sep 1, 2019
Have used this program with the older brothers and finished the first grade printing last school year.
Amy M on Aug 26, 2019
We love Handwriting without tears... I want to slowly start teaching cursive to my daughter.
Sheri C on Aug 14, 2019
We love how these books give a little independence to our kids and help them simply, clearly, quickly improve their handwriting.
Heidi D on Aug 9, 2019
We love HWT and I wanted to give my son an introduction to cursive.
User on Aug 5, 2019
We have used HWWT for many years. It is a simple approach to penmanship.
Genevie D on Jul 10, 2019
Help children practice handwriting the proper way to ensure muscle memory
Emily O on May 16, 2019
Solid handwriting curriculum
Karen H on Feb 12, 2019
For handwriting practice for my son.
Melanie R on Jan 8, 2019
First time trying these but we need additional practice with handwriting. Also, one child is ready to embark on cursive studies, so one book for each child.
Heidi D on Nov 7, 2018
finished first book
Mary C on Nov 2, 2018
This is the new edition that does printing and includes cursive. I want to be sure my daughter learns cursive.
Tammy M on Aug 23, 2018
recommended by the community
Laura A on Aug 8, 2018
My daughter who is in first grade has been begging me to teach her to write in cursive. This set is the only way I could find the the Kick Start Cursive book and we'll save the Printing Power for next year.
Sarah W on Aug 4, 2018
I have used it before and love it!
Chelsie H on Jul 28, 2018
The teacher recommended.
Chingfen Hsieh B on May 20, 2018
i have enjoyed the prior handwriting without tears books my child has used and will continue using these.
Brittany W on Apr 21, 2018
like that the print gets smaller, like the detail to writing this program shows
Laura G on Feb 2, 2018
This has been a great program for teaching handwriting a little at a time and has fixed my son's poor handwriting
Adrian M on Nov 13, 2017
My 7 year old needs help with sloppy handwriting!
Danielle P on Sep 20, 2017
I'm hoping this will help my 2nd grader review her letters and improve in her printing skills this year. She attended 1st grade in the public school system and her handwriting is average and did not improve much. So far, so good with this printing workbook. I haven't used the cursive book yet, which we plan to start half way through the year.
Lisa C on Sep 7, 2017
Handwriting without Tears is the only handwriting curriculum we've used. I ordered the next workbook for my soon to be 2nd grader.
Kaylee I on Aug 22, 2017
We like Handwriting without tears and we are participating in a coop that is using these books.
Christiana C on Aug 9, 2017
used Printing power last year with older child
Scott S on Jul 6, 2017
We purchased this for fun.
Genevie D on Jul 1, 2017
Deanne recommended it when I talked to her on the phone.
Theresa D on May 31, 2017
My son has done well with the first two books and was looking forward to the next one!
Ashley G on May 9, 2017
HWT series has short lessons my kids can do without trouble.
ZACHARIA M on Feb 8, 2017
Our school curriculum; chosen by previous school administrator
Mary B on Dec 8, 2016
Handwriting Without Tears worked well for us. I only wish they had a workbook for continued practice of printing after second grade.
Kevin M on Nov 29, 2016
My son finished the gr 1 book.
Jessica H on Oct 13, 2016
I have the teachers guide, just need the workbooks.
Tamera C on Oct 10, 2016
My kids have done really with using HWT. Even my son who does not like to write has really improved his handwriting with the program. We do 1 page a day and that seems to be enough.
Tammy L on Sep 28, 2016
Love Handwriting without Tears! Needed the next book.
Erin G on Sep 18, 2016
I chose this workbook set as I thought it was a simple approach to handwriting without a lot of distracting images on the page.
Angela C on Sep 10, 2021
heard writing without tears was a good program
Amanda A on Nov 24, 2020
How is kick start cursive different than cursive kickoff?
Kristin on Jun 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I haven’t used cursive kickoff, but kickstart cursive is a very thin booklet that is a small introduction to cursive letter formation. Most of our school year was spent using the printing book in this set, and the cursive one only lasted a few weeks doing one page a day.
What is the difference between the Printing Power plus set and the Cursive Kickoff Set? How should I decide which one to get for some review of printing and an introduction to cursive?
Stacey on Jul 17, 2020
Printing Power Plus Workbook Set
Printing Power Plus Workbook Set
Cursive Kickoff Student Workbook
Cursive Kickoff Student Workbook
BEST ANSWER: Since you are wanting both review of printing and introduction to cursive I would get the Printing Power Plus set. The Cursive Kickoff is only going to cover cursive without any printing review.
Is this the new updated version?
A shopper on Apr 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is. We are only stocking the new updated version - in all levels.
Is the teacher manual an absolute must have?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It isn't an absolute must have. I found it helpful since I am using HWT to help my daughter who struggles with handwriting. It has lots of multi-sensory activities that go beyond the workbook. If you just want to use the workbook, though, you can get by without it. There are a few pages where the manual directions would be needed, but you could skip those since most pages are self-explanatory.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent handwriting program
Provides a little extra help for my second grader with shaping letters correctly.
November 17, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love having the kick start cursive book after the printing book. It's just right for where my kids have been in second grade.
August 21, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great books from an excellent company!
May 24, 2018
over 5 years ago

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