It’s the Big Reveal!

Ta-da! We’ve been dropping hints like breadcrumbs about what secret developments we’ve been working on, but today we’re finally revealing the new Learning Without Tears line-up. The New Year has brought brand new editions of all of our teacher’s guides, new journals, and a new grade level for transitional kindergarten. We’ve also added a new line of writing worksbooks for extra practice—plus, a revolutionary new way to teach handwriting in the digital age! Let’s take a look at how we’re revolutionizing handwriting instruction in your classroom:


New Student Editions and Teacher’s Guides

• Now includes multimedia options for each lesson

• New, more intuitive teaching guidelines and lesson plan design

• More writing activities!


Journals (grades K–5)

• Offers opportunity for developing independent writing skills

• Provides developmentally appropriate writing practice


New grade level: Kick Start Kindergarten for Transitional kindergarten

• Bridges Pre-K and kindergarten by introducing capitals and lowercase letter formation

• Provides developmentally appropriate activities, and fine motor skills development

• Gives differentiated instruction and cross-curricular activities


Even more writing practice…


Building Writers (Grades K–5)


Building Writers is a new line of student editions that offer extra practice for writing skill development and can be easily incorporated into a writing block as independent writing or as whole group practice to meet your students’ varying needs. Students become better, more fluent writers as they write about cross-curricular topics and practice three types of writing styles: narrative, information, and opinion.


• Structured practice to build core writing skills

• Developmental approach to writing 

• Offers customizable writing templates to fit with any topic

• Builds confident communicators and improves overall communication skills

• Eliminates the need for worksheets




HITT: The Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool


We’ve completely reimagined handwriting instruction to align with evolving digital classroom trends. HITT is a one-stop, digital teaching platform for teaching handwriting. Manage all of your handwriting lessons plans while reducing prep time with ready-to-teach lessons right from electronic student editions. Need a more specific lesson? HITT is flexible, so you can adjust the ready-made presentations to fit your unique classroom needs.


Features of HITT include:

  • One stop shop teaching tool for any interactive whiteboard or projector 
  • Includes digital student editions and teacher’s guide
  • Multimedia options for teaching for each lesson: digital letter and number formations, teacher-favorite animations, music, instructional videos 
  • Access to fun cross-curricular connections, supplemental lessons, and downloads
  • Designed for no prep classroom instruction
  • User-friendly platform makes teaching easy
  • Engages different learning styles in the classroom


By Megan Parker Megan Parker received her Bachelor of Science degree in English from Towson University. She has a background in writing for children that includes working in the editorial department at Girls’ Life magazine, where she wrote for the print magazine and website. She has versatile experience as a writer, editor, and copywriter, and her writing has been published in magazines and newspapers. When she’s not having fun creating imaginative content at Learning Without Tears, she loves to travel the world.


By Thess (not verified)

Hi, I teach kindergarten, which specific products do you have that would help me teach kindergarten printing skills?
By Nikia J. - LWT Staff

Hi Thess! Specific products to help teach kindergarten printing would include our Letters and Numbers for Me workbook and our Building Writers composition workbook. We have a new student bundle that includes those two workbooks: