Learning Without Tears Grade 2 Student Package Plus

Learning Without Tears Grade 2 Student Package Plus


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Item #: LWOT2P
Grades: 2

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 second grade bundles include:

  • Printing Power Plus (Printing Power+Kick Start Cursivestudent workbooks)
  • Writing Journal C
  • Building Writers C student workbook

Category Description for Printing Power - Grade 2:

Offers two options: Printing Power which masters printing skills or the Printing Power Plus workbook set, which includes the Printing Power workbook plus Kick Start Cursive, which provides a gentle introduction to cursive using Handwriting Without Tears' simple, continuous strokes. The 2nd Grade Teacher's Guide includes a short chapter on Kick Start Cursive if you decide to use it. Introduces the QWERTY keyboard.

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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Loved the first book (yellow) in Handwriting Without Tears so we are going to stick with the curriculum for handwriting in the future!
Chelsi K on Jul 20, 2021
Easy program for kids to learn handwriting.
Karri C on Oct 16, 2020
Loved the first book (yellow) in Handwriting Without Tears so we are going to stick with the curriculum for handwriting in the future!
Chelsi K on Jul 20, 2021
We love HWT and this set looks like the best value for 2nd Grade....
Jovan H on Jul 7, 2021
Easy program for kids to learn handwriting.
Karri C on Oct 16, 2020
kids respond well to this approach.
Julie A on Oct 1, 2020
It came highly recommended.
Valery V on Aug 30, 2020
We have seen with my oldest child that the gradual approach to handwriting has paid off. At the end of the school year I can look back and see an improvement year over year in her handwriting.
Laura B on May 16, 2020
My child's school will be using this set for classes.
Olivia D on Apr 24, 2020
For my son in 2nd grade who needs help with writing more throughout the day.
Jarret U on Jul 23, 2019
Going to use for summer enrichment at home to work on handwriting/script and writing/composition skills.
Christopher T on May 6, 2019
My son has done well with the kindergarten and 1st grade workbooks and is looking forward to the 2nd grade level.
Roshelle S. on Apr 17, 2019
I've used it for 2 years and my son likes writing because of these books!
Sherie E on Dec 9, 2018
Have enjoyed K and 1st grade. Looking forward to the next set
Jessica J on Nov 5, 2018
We love HWT and this set looks like the best value for 2nd Grade....
Jovan H on Jul 7, 2021
kids respond well to this approach.
Julie A on Oct 1, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Love these books!
Love this. Perfect fit for my child! Any child That struggles with handwriting these books hands-down are so worth it!
March 12, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Writing is fun!
My son loves this series. He's a struggling reader but he likes to write. He's excited to learn cursive letters and to write his own sentences. The material is easy to follow as the teacher and keeps it fin for kids. It's the perfect fit for us. And no tears!
January 9, 2019
over 2 years ago

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