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K–5 Handwriting Workshops

Our comprehensive, easy-to-use curriculum uses engaging multisensory techniques and research-based methods to make handwriting a natural and automatic skill for children of all ages and abilities. We use a fun hands-on approach to develop good skills and teach correct letter formation.

The K-5 Handwriting Workshop provides dynamic instruction in the teaching methodology from kindergarten through cursive. Includes an introduction to the developmental progression of written production skills, from handwriting to keyboarding!

It is an intermediate level class.

Select from upcoming workshops:
K-5 Handwriting Objectives
  • Identify the importance of incorporating the handwriting process, the stages of learning, and active teaching into a handwriting lesson
  • Model essential foundation skills prior to paper and pencil, including readiness, directionality, positional concepts, and correct pencil grip
  • Discuss how effective handwriting lessons include developmental and multisensory teaching strategies
  • Distinguish between our two handwriting assessments, the Screener of Handwriting Proficiency and The Print Tool, to evaluate student's handwriting abilities
  • Describe common handwriting problems and apply simple, effective remediation techniques
  • Review the importance of teaching handwriting using current research, the Common Core State Standards, and other standards
Included in K-5 Handwriting
Free Materials:
  • Letters and Numbers For Me
  • My Printing Book
  • Printing Power Plus workbook set
  • Cursive Handwriting
  • Cursive Success
  • Can-Do Cursive
  • Kindergarten Teacher's Guide
  • 1st Grade Printing Teacher's Guide
  • 2nd Grade Printing Teacher's Guide
  • 3rd Grade Cursive Teacher's Guide
  • 4th Grade Cursive Teacher's Guide
  • Blackboard with Double Lines
  • Access to Handwriting Without Tears music resources
  • Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters
  • Mat for Wood Pieces
  • Slate Chalkboard
  • Canvas Bag
Free Materials Your Registration Includes: 6.5 Total Contact Hours $175 in Total Free Materials
Schedule
8:00 a.m. Registration: Coffee and pastries
8:30 a.m. Getting Started: Handwriting in today's world, handwriting and the Common Core State Standards, Handwriting Without Tears® philosophies and principles
Foundation Skills: Posture, paper and pencil skills, size, shape and position concepts, preparing for handwriting
Break
Printing Capitals and Numbers: Preventing and correcting reversals, teaching strategies, looking out for lefties
Multisensory Learning: Music and movement, Wet-Dry-Try, Mystery Letters, Door Tracing, Digital Teaching Tools
12:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1:00 p.m. Printing Lowercase Letters: Teaching method and sequence, line generalization, word and sentence skills, promoting speed and fluency
Break: Snack and beverage served
Cursive Writing: Cursive style, understanding connections, multisensory lessons, building fluency with Review & Mastery
Resources: Using the teaching guidelines, Handwriting All Year, online resources, remediation
Extra: Special needs, assessment, handwriting standards, Q&A
4:30 p.m. Adjourn: Certificates of Attendance for 6.5 Contact Hours