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Handwriting today Teachers guide – Victorian modern cursive – Foundation and Year 1

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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.


Teacher guide features:
  • background to handwriting
  • developing a whole-school approach to handwriting
  • sample lesson plan
  • teaching strategies for handwriting
  • the mechanics of handwriting
  • an explanation of dotted-thirds line sizing
  • font description
  • the skills needed for handwriting
  • class and student checklists
  • support for left-handed and vision-impaired writers
  • remediation activities
  • warm-up activities, including finger plays and action rhymes
  • multisensory activities
  • physical development activities
  • verbal cues for letter and numeral formations
  • mini posters
  • slope cards
  • curriculum links for cross-curricular handwriting activities
  • character poster
  • tracing sheets
  • colouring pictures
  • dot-to-dot pictures
  • patterns and pattern pictures
  • differentiated assessment sheets
  • flashcards for games
  • desk charts
  • character spacing guides

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