KinderHandwriting Curriculum Part One: A systematic and comprehensive handwriting curriculum for the primary classroom.
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What is KinderHandwriting?
KinderHandwriting is a systematic and versatile handwriting curriculum that can be used to supplement any current curriculum in the classroom! The program is designed to give primary students a way to practice and master writing the letters of the alphabet in a hands-on and meaningful way. You can find success in using this program in your whole-group instruction, intervention groups, RTI groups, guided reading, or as a resource for non-certified staff members assisting in the classroom. The program is based upon a slotted twenty minutes of instruction. However, this too is versatile as you can limit or extend this time frame to best fit your classroom needs. KinderHandwriting is created by a teacher for teachers. The program has been carefully created and organized to align with every classroom and curriculum. The letters can be introduced in any order the teacher chooses. That makes this program available to all teachers that have the desire to boost their handwriting instruction.
Tell me more about KinderHandwriting!
KinderHandwriting offers two days of instruction per capital and lowercase letter. Each day the students will start the day’s lesson with whole-body movements. The teacher will then introduce the day’s letter utilizing the included interactive path of motion slides. Students will then practice the letter in a hands-on and meaningful way. Included are ten ideas for your hands-on handwriting bins. After the hands-on practice, students will apply their knowledge of the letter by practicing the path of motion with a dry-erase marker and handwriting helper board. The handwriting helper is simply printed and placed into a dry erase sleeve. Lastly, students wrap up the day’s lesson by applying their knowledge of the letter on a paper and pencil follow-up sheet.
Why is handwriting instruction so important?
Handwriting instruction in the primary classroom is not a new concept but it is one that can easily be pushed aside for the more prominent instruction of ELA and mathematics. However, handwriting is a core skill that every student should master. Handwriting is a complex skill engaging cognitive, perceptual, and motor skills simultaneously. It is best learned through direct instruction (Beringner, 2015; Berninger et al. 2006; Hanstra-Bletz and Blote, 1993; Maeland, 1992). KinderHandwriting recognizes the importance of handwriting instruction along with the complex processes that each letter contains. KinderHandwriting breaks down these complex letters into achievable tasks, acceptable for all learners.
What is included in KinderHandwriting?
- 52 (2 day) lesson plans *a total of 104 instructional days
- 52 interactive letter math of motion files
- Handwriting hands-on tubs overview sheets
- 6 letter practice sheet per letter (312 total)
- Alphabet cards
- Handwriting helper writing inserts
What skills are covered in KinderHandwriting?
Letters A-Z (capitals)
Letters a-z (lowercase)
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