Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 2C Student Edition (2020 edition)

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 2C Student Edition (2020 edition)

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Item #: 041023
ISBN: 9781453119303
Grades: 2

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Step-by-step instruction and self-evaluation plus engaging activities and fun, colorful illustrations get students excited about handwriting.

  • Introduction to basic cursive strokes: undercruve, downcurve, overcurve, and slant
  • Manuscript and cursive uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and numerals 1-10
  • How to join cursive letters
  • Keys to Legibility
  • Handwriting Tutor
Category Description for Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 2020 Edition:

  Lots of ways to assure success here with this handwriting across the curriculum program that is sequenced and engaging in instruction. Lower levels practice names and places, writing greetings, etc. Higher grades are history-focused. All lessons follow a 3-step pattern of model, practice, evaluate. Students learn to write, review, and evaluate their handwriting. "Apply" sections allow for short student composition activities. In manuscript and cursive, letters are introduced and grouped by the strokes used. A scannable QR code will link to a Digital Tutor with how-to videos. Throughout the book, 4 colored key images will highlight ways for students to evaluate letter shape, size, spacing, and slant. The 2M book provides manuscript Books 2C-3 briefly overview manuscript and then move to cursive. Books K through 3 provide headlines, midlines, red base lines and visual helps for placement. In book 4, the red line is replaced; in 5 midlines disappear. Grades 4-6 include historically related items (sometimes even using photographs of original documents). The Teacher Editions contain reduced student images, additional multisensory activity options, teaching helps, ELL and Occupational Therapy tips. These provide multisensory options and developmentally appropriate activities. The Practice Book is a collection of reproducible masters for extra practice. The ZBPortal is not available with home school edition. Packages are available as combined Student and Teacher Edition; Student and Practice and Student, and Teacher Edition and Practice. Student books vary from approx. 60 (higher grades) to 144 pages (lower grades); pb. Teacher guides. ~ Ruth

Category Description for Zaner-Bloser Handwriting:
Zaner-Bloser At Home

Yes, it really is THE Zaner-Bloser handwriting program. After years of labeling programs as "similar to" or "in the style of," we are finally able to carry the official Z-B program. It's easy to see why it has such a stellar reputation. The style that has defined "traditional" is coupled with materials that provide clear instruction in all aspects - letter strokes, slants, spacing - as well as lots of practice. Program components include a student book, a spiral-bound teacher book, and a reproducible practice book.

Obviously the heart of the program, the Student Edition features letter models with arrows, simplified stroke descriptions given for every letter that are easy to remember, an emphasis on self-evaluation (i.e. circle your best m, etc.), and constant legibility reminders (i.e. circle a word you wrote that has good slant). Grades K, 1, and 2M are manuscript instruction. Cursive writing instruction can begin in either Grade 2 (2C) or Grade 3. To give you an idea of the instruction path, the 2C book introduces cursive about halfway through the book with undercurve, downcurve, and overcurve letters. Each letter has a page that shows both the manuscript and the cursive form, its stroke description (i.e. for t: Undercurve, Slant; undercurve. Lift. Slide right.), and provides several lines for first tracing the letters, then practicing the letter by itself and then with other letters already learned. Each page has a color photo of some item that starts with the letter (i.e. tractor). I really like the program's emphasis on self-checking - looking back over what has been written and choosing the best example of a letter or a legibility factor. Z-B identifies four Keys to Legibility (Shape, Size, Spacing, and Slant) and little key icons provide reminders to look for good examples. Cursive strokes are introduced in this order: curves, slants, joinings. Uppercase letters are introduced last. Manuscript strokes are introduced in this order: verticals, horizontals, backward circles, forward circles, and slants. The books are colorful, employ a wide variety of cross-curricular content including poetry, and provide for lots of practice. In general, they're engaging and easy to follow. Student books each include a section on writing positions and make provisions for left-handed writers. Grades K, 1, 2M, and 2C student books have a horizontal orientation with portrait orientation starting in Grade 3. Each grade level book starts with a review of previous material.

The Practice Book is a collection of reproducible black and white masters for extra practice pages. Most Student Edition pages have one or two coordinating pages from the Practice Book.

The Teacher Editions are wraparound with reduced student pages with a 1 (Model) - 2 (Practice) - 3 (Evaluate) approach. In addition to background information and articles on handwriting and literacy, page-by-page helps include suggestions for differentiation (i.e. teaching to different learning abilities - struggling or advanced learners) and teaching to different learning styles as well as support for English Language Learners. Use of the Practice Book is coordinated in the TE. The TEs provide particular help in evaluation and in teaching the student how to self-evaluate. Tips From an Occupational Therapist is an on-going sidebar which includes gross and fine motor development activities. Included with the K through Grade 2 TEs is a Music, Mazes and More CD-ROM which features sing-along songs with printable song lyrics as well as optional practice pages. Each TE also includes an evaluation poster showing five different quality levels of handwriting.

There are several ways to purchase the materials for this program. We sell the Student Edition by itself and there is enough instruction and modeling in those books that it could be a stand alone option. However, if you think you'll need more practice or you need more support in teaching, you'll want to look at one of the bundles. Bundle options include: Student Edition plus Practice Book; Student Edition plus Teacher Edition; and Student Edition, Teacher Edition, and Practice Book. Please note that there is only a Student Edition for Grades 7/8. This is a catch-up type of book that includes both manuscript and cursive instruction with some practice and an emphasis on legibility.

Student books are 95 - 160 pgs, pb (largest books are the lower/middle elementary grades). Practice books are 60 - 110 pgs, pb. Teacher books are 110 - 180 pgs, spiral-bound. ~ Janice

These materials are graded specifically and include both instruction and practice.

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We have used and liked this curriculum
Katie S on Sep 23, 2022
The curriculum looks solid and the color pics will grab my child's attention! Plus, the price is great!
Heidi on Jul 5, 2022
We have used and liked this curriculum
Katie S on Sep 23, 2022
Our tutorial selected it as part of the curriculum.
Linda Z on Jul 12, 2022
The curriculum looks solid and the color pics will grab my child's attention! Plus, the price is great!
Heidi on Jul 5, 2022
We have been using Zaner-Bloser handwriting for years and we love it!
Linda W on Apr 7, 2022
I like that it teaches traditional handwriting in a progressive and fun way.
Carolyn F on Jul 21, 2021
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Julie L on Jul 11, 2021
Recommended by our Harmony mentor.
Wendy L on Sep 30, 2020
This is a great curriculum.
Toya B on Aug 6, 2020
It teaches cursive in a very organized fashion with letters grouped by their beginning strokes. Instructions are clear and there is enough practice and review.
Wendi S on Jul 8, 2020
required curriculum at my daughter's university model school
Julie E on Jun 12, 2020
Zaner-Bloser has been a simple and straight forward handwriting program for my child. I like the way the exercises are sequenced and grouped together by strokes. The digital tutor has been a nice addition as well. People often comment on his nice handwriting. This has been a good fit for our needs.
Abbie D on Jun 1, 2020
They are a great tool, easy to use, and cost was great compared to other sources.
Maria W on May 13, 2020
My daughter in 3rd grade wants to learn cursive and this looks like a great option suggested by the Well-Trained Mind.
Maren on Feb 2, 2020
Very good handwriting curricula, especially for cursive, which is sadly disappearing.
Misty R on Sep 25, 2019
Our tutorial selected it as part of the curriculum.
Linda Z on Jul 12, 2022
We have been using Zaner-Bloser handwriting for years and we love it!
Linda W on Apr 7, 2022
Do you need the teacher edition or can the student book be used alone?
A shopper on Apr 19, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We just got the student edition and it’s been fine. Especially if you already know cursive, you don’t NEED the teacher’s edition, though I’m sure it has some helpful things inside
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Handwriting made easy and fun!
We love these books! My kids love the video demos and the pages are so colorful and engaging.
June 15, 2021
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