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
the skills needed for handwriting
class and student checklists
support for left-handed and vision-impaired writers
warm-up activities, including finger plays and action rhymes
physical development activities
verbal cues for letter and numeral formations
curriculum links for cross-curricular handwriting activities