Handwriting Without Tears Grade 5 Kit (Cursive)

Handwriting Without Tears Grade 5 Kit (Cursive)


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Item #: HWOT5C
Grades: 5

Product Description:

HWOT5C includes: narrow double-line notebook paper (100shts) and Can Do Cursive student workbook.

This package includes the following items:

Publisher Description:

The Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory strategies for early writing. The program follows research of how children learn best and includes materials that address all styles of learning.

  • Developmentally appropriate lessons promote quick success.
  • Multisensory teaching addresses all learning styles.
  • Innovative letter order promotes easy learning.
  • Unique physical approach builds good writing habits

Category Description for Can-Do Print / Cursive - Grades 5-8:

Available for additional practice for mastery. Begins with review of letter formation, then handwriting practice is put to use in lessons targeting grammar, Latin and Greek roots, and writing exercises. Content is the same in both books, but focus is on print and cursive respectively. 2018 edition.

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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My oldest is really enjoying learning cursive and it is improving her manuscript too...
Sharon B on Apr 12, 2022
Fun Handwriting! Kids enjoy this.
Barbara H on Aug 7, 2021
My oldest is really enjoying learning cursive and it is improving her manuscript too...
Sharon B on Apr 12, 2022
Have used all previous levels with success.
Tabitha D on Mar 13, 2022
Fun Handwriting! Kids enjoy this.
Barbara H on Aug 7, 2021
Just enough practice for my kid.
Lanie T on Aug 7, 2021
Have used Handwriting without Tears in the past
Stephen H on Jul 28, 2020
We have used, and loved, HWT for both our children and this was the next book for my daughter.
Melinda L on Jun 26, 2020
My daughter's done this since K and loves this program.
Megan M on Mar 30, 2020
I love this program. Easy to use daily and my kids enjoy doing their practice.
Gail O on Jul 26, 2019
We tried a sample page and it was so much easier for my daughter (who has dyslexia) to read and write with this method than other styles of cursive that we have tried.
Roen M on Sep 17, 2018
We have used it before and my daughter liked it a lot
Danielle F on Aug 6, 2018
My daughter has Down syndrome and is 16 years old. She has used HWT and KWT products since pre-k. We love them.
Sara P on Jun 26, 2018
We got pretty far with "A Reason for Handwriting" and than fizzled away from our handwriting practice. My daughter is excited to have a book again and I know Handwriting Without Tears will be a nice finish for her elementary years.
Kindra B on Mar 21, 2018
Love this program!
A L S on Oct 26, 2017
used it before... love it!!!
May C on Apr 29, 2017
I have used it before and like it for my kids
Kristen B on Oct 12, 2016
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Amada M on Aug 24, 2016
I love the way this curriculum teaches cursive. My son needs more practice.
Martha Y on Aug 24, 2016
Cathy Duffy gave the series a good review and this level includes grammar.
Pam M on Nov 27, 2015
Have used all previous levels with success.
Tabitha D on Mar 13, 2022
Just enough practice for my kid.
Lanie T on Aug 7, 2021
Can this be used for a child that is just learning how to write cursive?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2021
BEST ANSWER: It is not ideal for that, since it only has a brief review of each letter over a few pages before moving on to writing sentences and paragraphs. The lines are much closer together as well, so it could be frustrating for someone just learning cursive. I think there is a kick start cursive as well as a “cursive handwriting” book, and both would be good choices. Just ignore the grade levels- you might have a fifth grader, but if they have never done cursive you will want one of the other books. Here’s the link to the cursive handwriting book that provides the needed transition from printing to cursive:
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