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Handwriting

The award-winning Handwriting Without Tears program helps students build essential skills for emergent writing and handwriting success. Our unparalleled curriculum nurtures writing automaticity through direct, explicit instruction along with guided and independent practice.

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Digital Student App

Our NEW student experience lets teachers, students, and parents easily communicate by leaving a note or recording a message—keeping students and teachers connected in school or at home.

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Transitional Kindergarten

Kick Start Kindergarten bridges pre-K and kindergarten by introducing capital and lowercase letter formation for transitional kindergarten students.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten students, or those working at that level, learn capitals, lowercase letters, numbers, words, and sentences. Activities form good handwriting habits and develop strong writers.

1st Grade Sample Pages

Students practice the correct use of lowercase letters in words and sentences. Includes cross-curricular lessons with practice pages for writing on different styles of lines.

2nd Grade Sample Pages

Students master printing with advanced paragraphs, poems, and language arts activities. Features practice pages for advanced printing on a single line.

3rd Grade Sample Pages

Students easily transition from printing to cursive with cursive warm-ups. Includes activity pages featuring paragraphs, poems, composition, and cross-curricular lessons.

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4th Grade Sample Pages

Cursive Success is the student edition for fourth graders or older who are still learning cursive.

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Fifth Grade Sample Pages

Download sample pages for printing and cursive in fifth grade from Can-Do Cursive and Can-Do Print student editions.

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Magic C Bunny

We use the C stroke to begin capitals C, O, G, and Q and lowercase a, d, g, o, and q. This "magic letter" helps foster correct start, stroke sequence, and letter orientation. Watch this video to get to know Magic C Bunny from the pages of the student workbooks. He appears on all of the Magic C letter practice pages to help children learn the “Magic C habit.”

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Screener of Handwriting Proficiency

A free and easy-to-administer whole-class assessment tool that provides insightful data through formative and summative assessments on students’ handwriting skills and areas in need of remediation.

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Interactive Digital Teaching Tool

This simple, flexible learning platform allows you to bridge the divide between school and home like never before.

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Translations Available

All of our handwriting student editions are available in Spanish! French and Hebrew activity books are also available.

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Spanish Resources

Explore essential Spanish language resources, including teacher kits, welcome letters, and letter formation charts.

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ELL Strategies

Handwriting Without Tears was developed to meet the needs of all learners, including ESL, ELL, and bilingual students. Our developmental strategies can be seamlessly integrated into any classroom setting.

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Our Blog: Crayons, Pencils, and Keyboards

Check out our blog article, comparing our Pre-K, transitional K, and kindergarten activity books.

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Vertical Cursive

Our simple vertical cursive eliminates unnecessary flourishes and slanting. It’s very similar to print and allows students to develop their own personal style of cursive. Watch the video to see how this method makes teaching and learning cursive easy!

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Can-Do Print

Can-Do Print is for fifth graders or older students who prefer printing to cursive, but still need practice.

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Teacher’s Guides

We’ve made handwriting instruction easy to implement so you are positioned for classroom success.

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Pencils for Little Hands

A perfect writing tool for little hands in kindergarten and first grade. The size of the pencils encourages good grip and helps shape good writing habits.

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Find the Perfect Kit for Your Classroom

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and have fun in the classroom! We’ve put together grade-level kits with all our favorite multisensory, hands-on materials for active teaching. Only one kit per classroom is needed!

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Individual Student Manipulative Pack

Dive into multimodality with this package of learning resources, including a wide range of multisensory materials to enhance early learning with activities such as Wet-Dry-Try.

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Spanish Teacher Kits

Find Spanish language downloads, samples, activities, and more!

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Building Writers

Build better writers with student editions that offer easy-to-use lessons for narrative, information, and opinion writing practice.

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The Double Line Difference

Our double lines control children’s letter size, spacing, and placement. Using our double lines promotes legible writing that is easily transferred to other styles of paper.

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Writing Journals

These journals provide additional writing practice during independent writing time.

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Research

K–5 students spend nearly 60 percent of classroom time on handwriting-based activities. Our curricula give students endless possibilities.

Our research supports the efficacy of our programs! Explore our proven-effective, research-based reports to learn the methodology behind our award-winning curricula.

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