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E0067 Handwriting Today

In a world dominated by digital technology and qwerty keyboards, why bother to teach handwriting?

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

Handwriting today is developed in workbook format for Foundation–Year 3, while blackline masters are available for Year 4–6 to provide greater flexibility with older students and the capacity for individual instruction in areas of need.

Foundation to Year 3 - Workbook features

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  • written to specific fonts: New South Wales Foundation Font and Victorian Modern Cursive
  • colourful, contemporary and attractive page presentation
  • colourful developmental writing patterns and letter introduction
  • dedicated writing character for each year level, encouraging students through handwriting skills and curriculum activities
  • dotted third lines for size and spacing practice
  • supportive starting points and arrows to guide letter formation
  • developmentally-appropriate letter, word and sentence practice
  • joining patterns with concise and explicit letter practice
  • cross-curricular and differentiation activities while supporting good pedagogical handwriting practices
  • handy student handwriting tips

The workbooks are supported by two comprehensive Teachers guides that acknowledge the need for explicit teaching practices, and there are detailed teachers notes included in each blackline master.

Foundation to Year 3 - Teachers guide features

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The workbooks are supported by two comprehensive Teachers guides acknowledging the need for explicit teaching practices.

Background

  • science and research behind handwriting skills
  • handwriting methodology
  • guidance for differentiation
  • handwriting remediation

Policy making

  • curriculum guidelines
  • whole-school approach
  • handwriting policy
  • parent notes

Development

  • developmental scope and sequence chart
  • hand dominance
  • pencil grip

Teaching

  • guidelines for explicit teaching
  • pre-writing exercises
  • fine motor coordination exercises
  • how to use the student workbook
  • sample lessons
  • step-by step guide to helping children with handwriting difficulties
  • classroom organisation
  • letter sequence and formation guide
  • differentiation ideas
  • station teaching
  • glossary

Templates

  • lined paper template
  • themed template
  • formation guides and practice activities
  • alphabet cards
  • letter definition template formation

Assessment

  • formative assessment
  • summative assesment
  • sensory perception assessment
Year 4 to Year 6 - Blackline master features

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  • concise and explicit teaching of handwriting skills including letters, joins and speed loops
  • assessment documents
  • consolidation activities
  • cross-curricular and differentiation activities while supporting good pedagogical handwriting practices
  • photocopiable pages
  • comprehensive teachers notes to support the teaching of handwriting skills and accommodating activities

 

Click on the arrows below to reveal a sample from each level.

Foundation workbook

Handwriting Today Foundation Trace and colour sample page Handwriting Today Foundation Track and trace sample page

Year 1 workbook

Handwriting Today Year 1 Trace and colour letter M Handwriting Today Year 1 Healthy lunch ideas

Year 2 workbook

Handwriting Today Year 2 introduction to anticlockwise letter formation Handwriting Today Year 2 introduction to anticlockwise letter formation

Year 3 workbook

Handwriting Today Year 3 Diagonal linesHandwriting Today Year 3 Diagonal joins practice

Year 4 blackline master

Handwriting Today Year 4 revision of anticlockwise letters Handwriting Today Year 4 living things depend on each other

Year 5 blackline master

Handwriting Today Year 5 Diagonal Joins Handwriting Today Year 5 Maths

Year 6 blackline master

Handwriting Today Year 6 revision of upper and lowercase lettersHandwriting Today Year 6 English - Simple and complex sentences

Click on the arrows below to reveal the Australian Curriculum links from Foundation to Year 6.

Australian Curriculum links Foundation

Foundation content description

Literacy - Creating texts

  • Produce some lower case and upper case letters using learned letter formations (ACELY1653) AC-Logo-16-C

Elaboration

  • adopting correct posture and pencil grip
  • learning to produce simple handwriting movements
  • following clear demonstrations of how to construct each letter (for example where to start; which direction to write)
  • learning to construct lower case letters and to combine these into words
  • learning to construct some upper case letters
Australian Curriculum links Year 1

Year 1 content description

Literacy - Creating texts

  •  Write using unjoined lower case and upper case letters (ACELY1663)  AC-Logo-16-C

Elaborations

  • using correct posture and pencil grip
  • learning how each letter is constructed including where to start and the direction to follow
  • writing words legibly using unjoined print script of consistent size
Australian Curriculum links Year 2

Year 2 content description

Literacy - Creating texts

  • Write legibly and with growing fluency using unjoined upper case and lower case letters (ACELY1673)  AC-Logo-16-C

Elaborations

  • using correct pencil grip and posture
  • writing sentences legibly and fluently using unjoined print script of consistent size
Australian Curriculum links Year 3

Year 3 content description

Literacy - Creating texts

  •  Write using joined letters that are clearly formed and consistent in size (ACELY1684) AC-Logo-16-C

Elaboration

  • practising how to join letters to construct a fluent handwriting style
Australian Curriculum links Year 4

Year 4 content description

Literacy - Creating texts

  • Write using clearly-formed joined letters, and develop increased fluency and automaticity (ACELY1696) AC-Logo-16-C

Elaboration

  • using handwriting fluency with speed for a wide range of tasks
Australian Curriculum links Year 5

Year 5 content description

Literacy - Creating texts

  • Develop a handwriting style that is becoming legible, fluent and automatic (ACELY1706) AC-Logo-16-C

Elaboration

  • using handwriting with increasing fluency and legibility appropriate to a wide range of writing purposes
Australian Curriculum links Year 6

Year 6 content description

Literacy - Creating texts

  • Develop a handwriting style that is legible, fluent and automatic and varies according to audience and purpose (ACELY1716) AC-Logo-16-C

Elaboration

  • using handwriting efficiently as a tool for a wide range of formal and informal text creation tasks

 

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