My Printing Book Student Workbook

My Printing Book Student Workbook

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Item #: 007472
ISBN: 9781939814456
Grades: 1

Product Description:

Publisher Description:

This workbook is for first grade students or those working at that level.

  • Lessons emphasize the correct use of lowercase letters in words and sentences
  • Activity pages combine handwriting instruction with other language arts lessons
  • Practice pages teach writing on different styles of lines

These materials are graded specifically and include both instruction and practice.

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

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Handwriting Without Tears
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8.25" x 10.88" x 0.38"
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My now fifth grader did well with this when in the first grade, using it again for the next child.
Kristien B on Dec 31, 2019
my children have learned alot with this curriculum
Stephanie F on Oct 8, 2019
My now fifth grader did well with this when in the first grade, using it again for the next child.
Kristien B on Dec 31, 2019
To help my daughter better understand how each letter is written.
Genell P on Oct 19, 2019
my children have learned alot with this curriculum
Stephanie F on Oct 8, 2019
help my 2nd grader write neater
Leah J on Sep 30, 2019
I have Printing Power, but realized our 1st grader should be starting with My Printer Book instead.
Kayla P on Sep 18, 2019
My first grade son needs simple practice with writing that won't overwhelm him. This looks like a great fit.
Jenni B on Aug 14, 2019
To use with 1st grader
Heather S on Aug 9, 2019
1st grade handwriting curriculum
Laura N on Aug 8, 2019
I used this with my first born, now I'm using it with my second born. A great handwriting program!
Heidi W on Aug 6, 2019
The way students are taught to form their letters is effective and fun!
Emily L on Aug 1, 2019
I like the simplicity of these books. My son has learned to write neat letters from the kindergarten book, and I want to continue to reinforce that.
Cassie B on Jul 20, 2019
Textbook for our homeschool co-op.
Deitra M on Jul 19, 2019
Much cheaper than Amazon and Ebay
Margot W on Jun 29, 2019
I enjoy handwriting without tears easy approach to handwriting.
Emily M on Jun 10, 2019
My son needs a handwriting book without coloring pages, so I'm hoping he enjoys this one.
Allison V on May 6, 2019
we love this resource for beginning handwriting
Kileah M on May 2, 2019
HWT is a great program for all ages. Currently using the other versions for my oldest and youngest, this will be just right for my middle kiddo.
Paula R on Mar 22, 2019
looking for a handwriting program utilizing the two line system. this gets great reviews
Shannan F on Feb 8, 2019
Handwriting, next steps
Jennifer M on Jan 16, 2019
like this curriculum
Siri W on Jan 3, 2019
My first grader is struggling with proper letter formation, and I have seen good reviews of the HWT system. It's a good value for the price.
User on Dec 3, 2018
HWWT is the best method to teach printing and handwriting out there! After using it with my students with Autism years ago, I knew that when I began home schooling, it is what I would use with my children and it has been wonderful for each of them.
Rebecca P on Nov 6, 2018
Thank you for the Occupational Therapists who designed this handwriting program. Makes writing fun and meaningful. I enjoy helping both my children with this materials.
Judy W on Oct 25, 2018
This is our main handwriting instruction book, we enjoyed the K level one so we are going to continue with it.
Paula N on Oct 17, 2018
a lot of people recommended it.
Kristen F on Oct 14, 2018
My older son did well with the Writing Without Tears workbook. I believe it'll be good practice for my younger daughter to improve the quality of her handwriting.
Matthew C on Oct 8, 2018
my son's writing program this year. great material
naomi a on Sep 21, 2018
Grace F on Sep 2, 2018
I've used HWT with my oldest son and figured this would be a good fit for my youngest.
Lakeisha K on Aug 27, 2018
We really liked the kindergarten workbook and are continuing with the same curriculum for first grade. My daughter's OT recommended HWWT and it's been great for her given that fine motor skills like handwriting are very challenging for her.
Kate U on Aug 25, 2018
This workbook made handwriting fun for my now 9 year old. Ordering now for my 6 year old because I know he will enjoy it just as much!
Ashley D on Aug 15, 2018
It is needed for my son's Book Shark curriculum.
Rachel D on Aug 12, 2018
It is a very good starting book for my 1st grader.
User on Aug 4, 2018
Love Handwriting Without Tears.
Sarah W on Aug 4, 2018
Trying a new method for my child
User on Aug 1, 2018
I am looking forward to trying this handwriting program out with my first grader.
User on Jul 31, 2018
Handwriting Without Tears is recommended by Occupational Therapists and is great for kids who struggle to write!
Ben P on Jul 31, 2018
My children love this program and learn grammar/writing skills in the process.
Jennifer H on Jul 25, 2018
We love handwriting without tears. We used it for our first time homeschooling last year and my daughter did very well with it, so we are continuing it this year!
Kelley S on Jul 23, 2018
Best handwriting workbook!
Meagan F on Jul 17, 2018
My 1st grader isn't ready for cursive, but has completed several other handwriting books. I need something just to help her practice a little each day and this looks like it will work perfectly until she is mature enough to move to cursive.
Michelle J on Jul 4, 2018
Looks good to teach my son writing skills.
Jami H on Jun 1, 2018
Good for him to review his writing as sometimes he forgets the basics.
Chingfen Hsieh B on May 20, 2018
Easy & Effective program
Angela B on Mar 30, 2018
This program is one that is recommended in "The Well-Trained Mind". I like the way the letters are introduced in groups based on letter formation.
Christine B on Feb 24, 2018
I tried a different handwriting book but after months saying remember how you wrote in your kindergarten book i just thought we should go back to it
User on Feb 17, 2018
This is just an easy way to get some handwriting practice. I found that I really didn't need the teachers manual for this one (so far). My kids all do HWOT workbooks. They are nice practice, and reminders on how to properly form letters.
Lindsey C on Feb 16, 2018
Love the Handwriting Without Tears series!!
Ryan F on Feb 13, 2018
used in the past
Abby L on Dec 8, 2017
We liked the kinder level of this program.
Kelley D on Oct 3, 2017
To help my daughter better understand how each letter is written.
Genell P on Oct 19, 2019
help my 2nd grader write neater
Leah J on Sep 30, 2019
I have a second grader (3rd in fall) who is not brilliant at handwriting. Which book would be good to start with? He can write but it is barely legible and I want something for him to sit and do so he slows down and writes correctly. Would the first grade or second grade book be better to start for correcting the poor writing?
User on Apr 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can probably start with Printing Power, but you should know that the strength of this program lies in its multisensory approach. I strongly recommend getting the teacher's manual and using the strategies it covers for helping your child physically prepare for writing. My kids loved the wood pieces for capital letters, but the roll-a-dough letters and chalk slate for the wet-dry try are also good choices.

The HWOT website is also full of good ideas and free printables that will help you. I use it for custom copywork pages.
Printing Power Plus Workbook Set
Printing Power Plus Workbook Set
Roll-A-Dough Letters
Roll-A-Dough Letters
Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters
Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters
I have a second grader (3rd in fall) who is not brilliant at handwriting. Which book would be good to start with? He can write but it is barely legible and I want something for him to sit and do so he slows down and writes correctly. Would the first grade or second grade book be better to start for correcting the poor writing?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would start with first and be vigilant with practice and every time doing it right. I would say things like well it's not good but will work and now my 4th grader still struggles. Better to be consistent from the beginning.
I am deciding between Letters and Numbers for Me and My Printing Book. My daughter will start Kindergarten this Fall. She already knows how to write her letters but could use help with writing them on the lines and spelling words. Which would be best?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would go with the My Printing book. It progresses to words and not just letter formation. I think Letters and Numbers for me would just be review for her.
Do I really need the printing teachers guide? Or can I just buy the printing book for my son?
A shopper on Mar 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I didn't buy the teachers guide and feel it was not needed. Our son did great just using the workbook.
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Gentle Approach Appreciated
Both my boys struggle with handwriting. Thanks for making such a user friendly book. My 6-year-old never once fought with his writing assignment, and his handwriting is looking better (most of the time).
January 7, 2018
over 2 years ago
Nice book
All easy pages for a busy mom to hand out for kids to work on independently.
October 6, 2017
over 2 years ago
Simple and easy to give paterning ques to insure corect method of handwritting.
May 24, 2016
over 3 years ago
My favorite thing about "My Printing Book" is that it is addressed to the child, not the teacher. In the very front of the book, there is a letter to the student that even encourages him/her to color the pictures, and in effect, "own" the book for his/her own. We are using it this year with my 6 year-old son, who has never enjoyed handwriting, and as a result, as never excelled at it. Last year, (his kindergarten year), we used another curriculum and ended up putting handwriting away completely toward the end of the year (February or March, maybe?) because it had become such a sore spot for much frustration between me and him. I just decided we'd try again this year with a fresh start with a new curriculum. So far, (we're about 2/3 of the way through it), it has not been the cure-all for our handwriting frustrations that I wish it could be, but while he still doesn't like handwriting, it's not as stressful as it was last year! Because it's addressed to him, contains interesting sentences to copy, and plenty of pictures, he's more willing to give it a chance, and for that reason, I'm seriously considering ordering another book just like it once he's finished and letting him complete the whole thing all over again.
November 8, 2015
over 4 years ago
Such a help for my young writer
My youngest was struggling with forming her letters and I was nervous about teaching her correctly as she is strongly left handed and I'm not. This book helped bridge the gap for us and she has done very well! I highly recommend this program.
October 24, 2015
over 4 years ago

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