Research shows that handwriting assists with the preparation for early literacy, increases creativity and productivity, improves learning difficulties and enhances auditory learning. It is this understanding that makes Handwriting today the must-have new series for every teacher. This innovative resource is packed with handwriting activities designed to combine the teaching of handwriting with fun and effective cross-curricular activities, including Science, Mathematics and Health.
Handwriting today is developed in workbook form for Foundation–Year 3, with comprehensive teacher guides available for Foundation–Year 1 and Years 2–3. Teacher resource books are available for Years 4–6 to provide greater flexibility for older students and individual instruction where required.
Teacher resource book features:
background information about handwriting, including handwriting development, teaching strategies, mechanics of handwriting, handwriting skills, gross and fine motor skills activities, and tips for differentiation and remediation
explicitly explained verbal cues for letter formations
curriculum links for student activity pages
handwriting skills practice pages
dedicated writing character for each year level, encouraging students through handwriting skills and curriculum activities
dotted-third lines for size and spacing practice
cross-curricular and differentiated activities while supporting good pedagogical handwriting practices
handy student handwriting tips
other support resources including age-appropriate colouring pages for fine motor development, slope cards and a page of blank dotted-thirds
Australian Curriculum links:
Develop a handwriting style that is legible, fluent and automatic and varies according to audience and purpose (ACELY1716)
using handwriting efficiently as a tool for a wide range of formal and informal text creation tasks