Writing Journal B (1st)

Writing Journal B (1st)

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ISBN: 9781939814579
Grades: 1

Product Description:

The A-C books provide space for drawing with the blank-on-top, bottom-lined pages, along with some all-lined pages. Books B usesregular double lines.

Publisher Description:

New grade-level journals provide one, organized tool for strengthening handwriting and creative writing skills during independent writing time.

  • Regular double lines
  • Space for drawing
  • Provides additional writing practice"now with more pages!
  • 80 pages
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.


Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade
1
ISBN
9781939814579
Author
Jan Olsen
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Handwriting Without Tears
Weight
0.4 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Practice grade 1 handwriting in a format that I can keep and look back on when he's all grown up!
Liz G on Nov 10, 2020
Used it with my first child, works great - all their writing ends up in one place rather than random sheets everywhere.
Bridgitte O on May 22, 2020
Practice grade 1 handwriting in a format that I can keep and look back on when he's all grown up!
Liz G on Nov 10, 2020
We love handwriting without tears
Rebekah M on Jun 30, 2020
Used it with my first child, works great - all their writing ends up in one place rather than random sheets everywhere.
Bridgitte O on May 22, 2020
It is part of our University-Model School curriculum
Maggie M on Sep 16, 2019
We use HWT in the classroom. I use this Journal in Science so that the handwriting skills transfer over to their science observations
Sarah W on Sep 5, 2018
We love handwriting without tears
Rebekah M on Jun 30, 2020
It is part of our University-Model School curriculum
Maggie M on Sep 16, 2019
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