Learning Without Tears Grade 1 Student Package

Learning Without Tears Grade 1 Student Package


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Item #: LWOT1S
Grades: 1

Product Description:

Offering everything you need for successful handwriting across the curriculum, this package includes the Handwriting without Tears (HWT) student workbook, writing journal and the newly released Building Writers workbook. Handwriting teacher guides are sold separately and the Building Writer's teaching resource is available as a free download on our website. Books are color-coded by grade, keeping them easy to organize if ordering more than one set. Conquer your busy homeschool day by having all the necessary components at your fingertips. ~ Deanne

This package includes the following items:

Publisher Description:

Bundle our essential student workbooks together to save on time and cost! Our first grade bundles include:

  • My Printing Book student workbook
  • Writing Journal B
  • Building Writers B student workbook

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.

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Used in the past with success. Recommended by COOP teacher.
Joanna J on Jul 20, 2022
Support my child's fine motor skill development.
June I on Jun 13, 2022
Used in the past with success. Recommended by COOP teacher.
Joanna J on Jul 20, 2022
This writing program makes the most sense. A lot of thought is put into making it enjoyable for kids to learn handwriting.
Monica S on Jul 1, 2022
Support my child's fine motor skill development.
June I on Jun 13, 2022
needed for Handwriting
Sharon K on Apr 6, 2022
My child needs OT for dysgraphia. The school is demanding we try interventions first.
Michaelle C on Feb 16, 2022
I love handwriting without tears and it works so good for my kids handwriting!
Amy D on Feb 12, 2022
We have used this product before and loved it.
Beth H on Nov 6, 2021
My child was using this in school.
Asiyah K on Sep 12, 2020
I chose this because we used the earlier levels of Handwriting Without Tears and this bundle is a better deal than buying these items separately.
Alison D on Aug 13, 2020
I have used much of their curriculum with my older kids and they have been doing well, so now I'm using it with my younger child.
Linda T on Aug 11, 2020
I want to improve my son's writing.
Nicoya D on Apr 21, 2020
I've heard great things about HWOT, and think it will be a good fit for my son. He will be homeschooling next year after attending kindergarten at our church, and his letter formation needs some help.
Caitlin A on Apr 3, 2020
My son does well with workbooks. He loves being able to see what he has done and how much he has left to do. And the LWT program is great. He is not a huge fan of handwriting in general but with this program he doesn't mind. Sometimes he will even do extra pages!
Rachel R on Mar 12, 2020
This was recommended for my daughter who has visual spacial deficiencies and struggles with handwriting.
Tamara K on Aug 27, 2019
School asks parents to purchase this book.
Xiuqiang X on Aug 27, 2019
We have really liked the Kindergarten LWT program
Kristen W on Nov 26, 2018
I have had great success with this program.
Leeanne M on Sep 27, 2018
Used HWT for K handwriting and with previous sons.
Amy M on Aug 18, 2018
It is the best curriculum for helping children with disabilities.
Tammy M on Jul 11, 2018
This writing program makes the most sense. A lot of thought is put into making it enjoyable for kids to learn handwriting.
Monica S on Jul 1, 2022
needed for Handwriting
Sharon K on Apr 6, 2022
Do you need the teacher guide to teach this level?
Elyssa on Jun 4, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The teacher guide gives everything from techniques on how to sit, hold your pencil, tilt the paper, etc. From a homeschool parent’s perspective, it took a relatively simple and fast subject and made it long and complicated. We continued to use the student books but ditched the teacher’s guide after a couple days.
Can you start here or would You need to start with the kindergarten book? My first grader knows his letters but struggles with writing in the lines. I’ve modeled it and tried explaining it many different ways, but he doesn’t seem to get it.
A shopper on Jan 30, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The lines in Kindergarten book are wider. It starts off with writing of both capitals and small letters before doing short sentence. In this first grade book, the lines are narrower. There is more writing activities eg writing paragraph
Does anyone have more information on the Building Writers B workbook? I can't find info anywhere. Does it fall before, after, or go along with My Printing Book? Recommended and helpful or not?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We do have some information on the Building Writers program. I'll link to that info below. The program is designed to go along with the handwriting program and yes, the B workbook is parallel to My Printing Book which is why it is bundled with it in the Grade 1 package.

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Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter struggles with fine motor skills and this program is recommended by occupational therapists. Great and easy to do.
July 24, 2020
over 3 years ago
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I love the workbook. I wish I did not have to buy the entire student packet.
September 22, 2018
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