Books 2 and 3 supplement Lowercase At Last Book 1.
UPDATED 2017 to add an additional resource with smaller lines for older children.
There are some children who can be shown how to form letters and then they always use great penmanship; this is a product for all the others! After initial explicit instruction with (a single stroke curriculum such as) Lowercase At Last Book One, this product, Books Two & Three, is perfect to use as a supplement to instruction. This workbook includes path-of-movement language with each new letter so occupational therapists, teachers, volunteers, or parents can support interventions with integrity and ease.
BOOK 2 & 3:
* Unique visual supports such as Go-Dots, Gray-Boxes, and easy to understand arrows that give your children essential motor practice using correct and efficient motor-paths.
* Sequence of letters based on motor learning so that children are able to use what they have already learned to make the next letter.
* Top-notch visually evident single stroke formations that start at the top.
* Sequence that corresponds with Lowercase At Last so this product could be sent home as individual homework sheets as you are teaching!
* Group names assist in children remembering letter formations.
* Path of movement language is supplied on each worksheet so no lesson plan or teacher guide is needed.
* “Blocking” techniques are used so that children move past just forming letters and incorporate letters learned into simple CVC and CVCV words.
* Fun illustrations provide phonics and reading connections. Letter/sound correspondence, singular/plural, CVC initial/medial/last sound practice.
* Handwriting Without Tears-style font but on 3-lined primary paper!
Pages 18-34 Systematically guide your student through the next steps of legible printing after they are able to copy correct formations.:
* Designed as a Tier II, or Tier III intervention tool to help target specific skills that support legibility.
* Acquire automatic motor-memory of every formation with decreasing auditory and visual cues.
* Discriminate between the thee sizes of lowercase letters and place them in the correct writing space.
* Demonstrate alphabetic awareness and sequencing with one to one correspondence of letter name through the “l m n o p” section of the alphabet.
* Practice visual skills of left to right sequencing, sweep to left margin, and gaze shift back and forth for increasing distances between model and writing space.
* Transpose uppercase to lowercase.
* Acquire visual-memory of lowercase letters.
Included in this download:
1. Lowercase at Last -Book 2:
This 34 page book is designed for children of developmental ages 5 to 8 years who have had good initial explicit instruction [e.g. starting with Capitals First and then Lowercase at Last Book One with Teachers Guide] but have not yet developed motor memory of using single stroke letter formations and starting letters at the top.
2. Lowercase at Last -Book 3:
Provides the same content of Book 2 but at a smaller size. I use Book 3 with children who are in grades 1 and beyond who have the motor control to write smaller, but still need intense instruction and practice in forming lowercase letters.
3. Progress-Monitor Tool, a 4-page guide:
Learning letter formations are the foundation to developing automatic handwriting which in turn is the foundation to written communication. If your children are having difficulties, this tool will help you to quickly and efficiently find out which letters are correct, what the primary area of difficulty is and then document progress.
4. Lowercase Group Formation posters.
This file includes the
Four groups of lowercase letters based on similar formations to maximize efficient motor learning.
* PrintPath uses its own font
that more closely resembles Handwriting Without Tears than Zaner-Bloser or D'Nealian. Letters have a vertical alignment, they do not push off the writing line, and it is visually evident that most lowercase letters are made with single strokes. Print Path has its own distinct curriculum with scope, sequence, visual cues, verbal path of movement language, and multisensory methods. If you are looking for the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum follow this link.
Lowercase At Last! Books One and Two
can be purchased at a discount in
Kindergarten Handwriting Skills for Wring Fluency MegaBundle
Occupational Therapy & Special Education Handwriting MegaBundle
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