Handwriting Articles

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Works

Why Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Works: 10 Keys to Success and New Free Resources

August 1, 2018

Used as designed within a comprehensive kindergarten writing program, this approach to handwriting instruction dramatically accelerates writing proficiency: The end result is motivated students proudly writing, illustrating, and publishing their own books! 1. Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting practices are consistent with decades of educational research documented by Dr. John Hatti. We give children crystal-clear, achievable learning targets, […]

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July 26, 2018

Why Does Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matter? If handwriting motions are not fluent, it interferes with the whole writing process. A multisensory, integrated approach to handwriting is the most time-efficient, inexpensive, and brain-friendly way we know to plant lifelong habits for good handwriting in kindergarten while building stamina and fluency for Writing Workshop! The photo essays in […]

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Weekly Focus: Kindergartners Love to Make Stamp and Read Books

February 15, 2018

Their discovery? “I can read!” Success with Stamp and Read Books Each of these 16 Wooden Animal Stamps comes with a clear plastic coating, making it easier to keep them clean (made in China). Tip: Consider covering Nellie Edge Wooden Stamps (handmade in the USA) with clear contact paper, going over the word and down the […]

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Are You Happy with Your Approach to Handwriting?

March 22, 2017

Learn Proven Strategies from Accomplished Kindergarten Teachers If handwriting skills are not automatic, it interferes with the whole writing process! Good handwriting skills facilitate rigorous Common Core writing standards: Begin instruction working with each child’s name! Have high expectations • Be intentional • Create a sense of urgency: Your name is so important! All kindergarten children […]

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Weekly Focus: Accelerate ABC/Phonics Mastery with Songs, Fingerspelling, Handwriting, and “Heart Words!”

October 13, 2016

Accelerate ABC/Phonics Mastery with Songs Fingerspelling, Handwriting, and “Heart Words!” Preventing reading failure and building the reading and writing brain…

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September Songs and Poems to Begin On

September 2, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages September Songs and Poems to Begin On Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. Sunflower Children Sunflower Children Sunflower children Nod to the sun. Summer is over School has begun.                        Author […]

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September: Illustrated Mother Goose Rhymes

August 31, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages Illustrated Mother Goose Rhymes Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. Click here to download all 16 poetry pages. Receive Our New Weekly Focus High-Impact Strategies to Inspire Your Practice. Free Downloads! Name Email Subscribe See Weekly Focus archive Teacher Resources For […]

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September: Handjives, Coactive Chants and Singing Games

August 31, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages Handjives, Coactive Chants and Singing Games Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? _______ stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Who, me? Yes, you. Couldn’t […]

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September: Favorite Fingerplays and Action Rhymes

August 31, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages Favorite Fingerplays and Action Rhymes Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. The Eensy Weensy Spider The eensy weensy spider Went up the water spout. Down came the rain And washed the spider out. Out came the sun And dried up all […]

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October Fun: Celebrating The Imagination and Fall Harvest

August 30, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages October Fun: Celebrating The Imagination and Fall Harvest Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. Jack-O-Faces This is Jack-O happy. This is Jack-O sad. Now you see him sleepy. Now you see him mad. This is Jack in small pieces, But in […]

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