How to Use the First Strokes Handwriting Program in a School Setting
Training manual for the First Strokes Handwriting Program. Comprehensive manual to train how to teach handwriting, stroke sequence and patterning, and memory skills through the First Strokes Program. Includes free printables!
The First Strokes Handwriting Program is very much a motoric handwriting program, designed to get patterning and sequencing of letters. This program is perfect for students to:
1. Learn to sequence letters correctly from top to bottom
2. Have memory of the letters (write letters from memory)
3. Learn sizing and spacing of letters
4. Learn to "touchpoint" the writing lines (write within the lines)
The handwriting programs were designed by Jan McCleskey, MA, OTR, an occupational therapist from The Handwriting Clinic/FIrst Strokes Products. First Strokes products are on TPT within The Fine Motor Store. All products on The Fine Motor Store were designed by Jan McCleskey, MA, OTR.
The First Strokes handwriting programs have been used within school districts for many years. With the launch of TPT for Schools on TPT, we have launched the First Strokes Handwriting Programs as digital downloads on TPT as individual licenses (single use license - for one person to use within the classroom), or building licenses (one school or building - to allow use with multiple users within the building - a district would need to purchase one license for each school or therapy department, etc).
The building license allows an affordable way for schools to teach handwriting with a research based program that has already been used within districts for years. You will not find more affordable, complete handwriting programs!
This training manual goes over:
This manual goes over:
Multi-sensory strategies for handwriting
Visual memory techniques
Introduces the First Strokes Programs
Lots of printables!
See individual programs for previews!
First Strokes handwriting programs include:
First Strokes Preschool Program - aged 3 1/2 - 4
First Strokes Preschool Handwriting Program
First Strokes Preschool Handwriting Program - BUILDING LICENSE
First Strokes Multi-sensory Handwriting Program - ages pre-k - kindergarten
First Strokes Multi-sensory Print Handwriting Program - Individual License
First Strokes Multi-sensory Print Handwriting Program (Building license)
First Strokes Advanced Print Handwriting Program
First Strokes Advanced Print Program - INDIVIDUAL LICENSE
First Strokes Advanced Print Program - BUILDING LICENSE
Other digital handwriting programs on TPT!
First Strokes Print Legibility Program (2nd - 5th grade)
First Strokes Multi-sensory Print Program (2nd - 5th Grade) INDIVIDUAL FILES
First Strokes Print Legibility Program (2nd - 5th Grade) BUILDING LICENSE
First Strokes Print Legibility Program (teens - adults)
First Strokes Print Legibility Program Teen - Adult - INDIVIDUAL LICENSE
First Strokes Print Legibility Program - teens - adults BUILDING LICENSE
First Strokes Cursive Program
First Strokes Multi-sensory Cursive Program - INDIVIDUAL LICENSE AND PROGRAM
First Strokes Multi-sensory Cursive Program - BUILDING LICENSE
First Strokes Keyboarding Program
First Strokes Keyboarding Program (Individual license
First Strokes Multi-sensory Keyboarding Program - BUILDING LICENSE