The kindergarten volume of Universal Handwriting starts with a trace and write pretest, moves on to a quick review of the same top to bottom practice as in the Early PreK book. It also includes left to right practice, slant right, slant left, backward and forward circle practice, before moving on to a page of uppercase then lowercase practice of the alphabet. The kindergarten volume will also provide a short section that features sentence tracing, number tracing and writing practice. The book ends with a post test. The line size in this book is ¾-inch with dotted center lines. ~Judy
Universal Handwriting: Beginning Manuscript Writing for Kindergarten builds on previously learned skills to help students continue to develop manuscript handwriting:
Expanded, revised, and updated, this effective handwriting series continues to get better. Full-color student worktexts offer fun illustrations, colorful instruction boxes, and writing lines with a red baseline and light blue dotted midline in the early grades. Parents will appreciate the “how to use” information that is now included that makes the course more user-friendly. The helpful teacher edition provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for every lesson, reduced student pages and teaching tips – including common problems and corrective techniques. At most levels, the updates are primarily in the words/sentences used, and images. The teaching methodology and sequence is the same except for Writing Readiness. Notable changes impact the books at the PK and K levels. Writing Readiness now focuses on the needs of early childhood and include foundational skill building exercises, and coloring/writing letters with a focus only on upper case letters. Basic Strokes and Letters targets PK skills and covers basic strokes through upper- and lower-case letters. Pretests have been added to Beginning Manuscript and Reinforcing Manuscript.
These materials are graded specifically and include both instruction and practice.