This book of writing cards is intended to update the Albenesi cards used in many Montessori classrooms; however, they can easily be adapted for homeschoolers and learning centres as very little special equipment is required. These activities use the most current educational theories for the pre-stages of writing, coordination, and phonics to help students develop physical control and recognition. Summative activities are included to check progress. This collection is the first volume in a larger work that carries the student through all of the grade 1 writing objectives and complements a set of activities for reading. Future sets will be available through Prairie Academy.