Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work

TEACHERS' GUIDE, GROUP LESSONS, A-Z STUDENT PAGES, and LITTLE BOOKS
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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work
  • Detailed, spiral bound Teachers' Guide including a 6-page full-color photo essay.
  • 40 pages of large group lessons, parent information, handwriting chants, drawing templates, and assessment pages.
  • 30-page a-z student writing templates with cover page and assessments integrated. (We recommend binding these into individual notebooks for each child.)
  • 1 sample student notebook included.
  • Permission granted for teachers to make multiple copies of the student book with credits noted.
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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work
We recommend that teachers use this Kindergarten-Friendly™ Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work program as a part of a comprehensive writing framework in tandem with authentic word work activities and engaging literacy lessons.

We introduce the expectation of good handwriting to children and parents from the first days of school with daily name writing practice. (We send “Name Ticket” practice books for families to use at home.) In addition to individual work on names, we provide whole group handwriting instruction through multisensory songs and chants with movement patterns and fingerspelling using powerful high-frequency “heart words”. We begin with “I”, “love”, “you”, “Mom”, “Dad”, “cat” and “dog”. Our integrated literacy lessons use wipe-off boards as teaching tools and independent writing centers to practice handwriting skills in an authentic context. (We write messages and books!) Our purpose is always to incorporate handwriting into authentic writing experiences—and not isolated drill. Whole group beginning lessons focus on teaching basic handwriting motions, directional language, awareness of shapes, and seeing like an artist. Instruction transitions into small group, differentiated lessons using the children’s individual a-z writing and drawing books. Every teacher chooses the timing and instructional framework that works best for their unique group of individual learners; some teachers wait to use the actual a-z writing and drawing book as a whole class review as late as January, giving special attention to the less experienced writers.

Sample Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work pages

Sample Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work pages

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