This is the first INTEGRATED handwriting program that totally integrates therapeutic intervention into the classroom. A therapist can provide a quick training session to teachers and the teacher can then totally integrate the cursive program into the classroom for students who struggle (or for the entire classroom!). Throughout the comprehensive workbook there are step by step instructions for
how to integrate this program into busy classrooms without spending large amounts of classroom time on handwriting intervention. By using easy to integrate multi-sensory strategies, even students who struggle with handwriting should be able to master the First Strokes® cursive program. The 100 page workbook is 4 workbooks in one! Separate sections for lower and upper case practice, teacher/parent instructions integrated throughout program, and generalization section with worksheets and activities for visual memory, increasing speed and legibility, generalizing handwriting to legible handwriting within the classroom, paragraph writing - includes zany writing topics such as green jello aliens and exploding play dough recipes, bridging practice, and word practice. Perfect for homeschoolers! Perfect for parents! Perfect for therapists! Great for classrooms!
The First Strokes Cursive Kit includes:
• Comprehensive Cursive Workbook – 100 pages!
Section for teachers and parents on “How to Use Workbook”. This section INCLUDES how to integrate multi-sensory strategies into
Lower Case Instruction and Practice Pages – based on the “First Stroke”, students are provided cognitive cues for letter formation.
Letters are grouped within their “First Stroke: category. Each letter page contains information on Handwriting Errors, so that the
students learn legibility tips.
All lower case instruction for each letter includes cueing to “touch and trace” the writing line before bridging to the next letter. This is a
significant remedial handwriting strategy that helps students increase legibility of handwriting and spacing between letters.
At the end of each group of letters is a section for how to integrate visual memory and speed handwriting for the group of letters in that
Capital letter section, categorized by the “First Stroke”.
Bridging letters section – practice bridging b, o, v, and w to other letters within words.
Generalization section – strategies and tips for how to generalize handwriting to notebook paper, worksheets, etc
Zany Writing Topic section – FUN classroom activities to generalize handwriting to sentences and paragraphs
Certification for Achievement – for the 40 second club:(writing the alphabet bridged together in 40 seconds, without handwriting errors.
• Ream of adaptive ruled notebook paper for practice – the student will use this paper for all practice of letters worked on in the workbook. It is rec- ommended that the student use this paper for a period of 6 weeks to mature the size of handwriting to 1/3 space for the body of the letters.
• Giant handwriting lines for multi-sensory practice – sheet protector with a cardstock sheet inside with giant handwriting lines. Use individually or with an entire classroom. Students can use a dry erase marker to practice letter formation before working in the workbook.