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Handwriting today – New South Wales foundation – Year 4

Preview Book

Research shows that handwriting assists with the preparation for early literacy, increases creativity and productivity, improves learning difficulties and enhances auditory learning. It is this understanding that makes Handwriting today the must-have new series for every teacher. This innovative resource is packed with handwriting activities designed to combine the teaching of handwriting with fun and effective cross-curricular activities, including Science, Mathematics and Health.

Handwriting today is developed in workbook form for Foundation–Year 3, with comprehensive teacher guides available for Foundation–Year 1 and Years 2–3. Teacher resource books are available for Years 4–6 to provide greater flexibility for older students and individual instruction where required.

Download a free sample here.
Teacher resource book features:
  • background information about handwriting, including handwriting development, teaching strategies, mechanics of handwriting, handwriting skills, gross and fine motor skills activities, and tips for differentiation and remediation
  • explicitly explained verbal cues for letter formations
  • curriculum links for student activity pages
  • handwriting skills practice pages
  • dedicated writing character for each year level, encouraging students through handwriting skills and curriculum activities
  • dotted-third lines for size and spacing practice
  • cross-curricular and differentiated activities while supporting good pedagogical handwriting practices
  • handy student handwriting tips
  • assessments
  • other support resources including age-appropriate colouring pages for fine motor development, slope cards and a page of blank dotted-thirds


Australian Curriculum links:

English—Literacy—Creating texts

Write using clearly-formed joined letters, and develop increased fluency and automaticity (ACELY1696

  • using handwriting fluency with speed for a wide range of tasks

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