Learning Without Tears Grade K Student Package

Learning Without Tears Grade K Student Package


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Item #: LWOTKS
Grades: K

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 kindergarten bundles include:

  • Letters and Numbers for Mestudent workbook
  • Writing Journal A
  • Building Writers A student workbook

Category Description for Letters & Numbers for Me - Grade K:

Teaches capitals, lowercase letters, and numbers through developmentally appropriate activities. Once learned, students will practice through a variety of writing activities that includes writing sentences, rhymes, simple poems, and more

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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I've heard good things about this. Looks like a very straightforward program.
Bonnie D on Jan 20, 2022
Rebecca s on Nov 4, 2020
I've heard good things about this. Looks like a very straightforward program.
Bonnie D on Jan 20, 2022
Excited to try HWWT. I have a leftie and love the way it teaches letter formation.
Brianna S on Jun 13, 2021
Rebecca s on Nov 4, 2020
Simple format. My older boys used all these books and now my Kindergartener is starting them.
Toni Z on Sep 9, 2020
I am using sonlight curriculum and they suggested it. I am new to homeschooling and didn't want to go crazy at first so decided to go with the lowest package deal
Dess B on Sep 7, 2020
Came highly recommended.
Valery V on Aug 30, 2020
Hoping my children can learn to write without too much frustration on either ends!
Michelle B on Aug 24, 2020
Recommended by a very dear homeschooling friend with similar values, goals.
Gretchen O on Jul 31, 2020
I bought these for my daughter when she was in Kindergarten three years ago and they really helped her. My son will now start Kindergarten in the Fall.
Adriana R on Jul 31, 2020
Great curriculum!
Evann T on Jul 30, 2020
I got this to help my son with fine motor skill issues learn to write.
Shannon M on Jul 22, 2020
a Teacher recommended this program
Michelle H on Jun 21, 2020
I want to improve my son's writing.
Nicoya D on Apr 21, 2020
I used this curriculum with my daugther and I love it , I gets excellent results that's why I want to use with my son .
Claudia U on Apr 21, 2020
Short lessons that emphasize proper letter formation. Great for little children who have short attention spans.
SHANNON M on Feb 23, 2020
5 yo lefty with poor dexterity.
Peter F on Jan 10, 2020
Highly recommended to me and I hope it works well with my new Kindergartener.
Jessica P on Sep 19, 2019
I have used handwriting without tears for my first three children with success. I like the ease of the program and the children have enjoyed the pages as well.
Roshelle S. on Apr 17, 2019
I haven't used this yet, but it looked like it didn't have too many "parts." I like curriculum that is simple and to the point.
Cassie B on Nov 1, 2018
Debbie on Oct 27, 2018
friend's recommendation
Amanda T on Jul 28, 2018
Excited to try HWWT. I have a leftie and love the way it teaches letter formation.
Brianna S on Jun 13, 2021
Simple format. My older boys used all these books and now my Kindergartener is starting them.
Toni Z on Sep 9, 2020
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Great books
These are very intuitive. I don't have any teaching manuals, and yet it is easy to follow and guide my 5 year old using these books. He's been very successful with it, enjoys it, and understands it easily. He could probably do it on his own, but I'm making sure he's using correct form. I wanted something simple and nothing too fussy. This is just that.
December 2, 2018
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