Children who master handwriting are better, more creative writers. The earlier we teach children to master handwriting, the more likely they are to succeed in school, and write with speed and ease in all subjects. We use fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate instructional methods to enable children to master handwriting as an automatic and comfortable skill.
The Foundation of Communication
Handwriting remains a critical skill in the classroom. In order for children to be successful readers, writers—and ultimately communicators—they need a strong foundation.
Explicit handwriting instruction in your classroom will give your students a jump start on communication success.
Find out why and how Handwriting Without Tears is the perfect fit for your elementary school classrooms.
Why It Works
The Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory strategies for early writing. The program follows research of how children learn best and includes materials that address all styles of learning.
Multisensory Teaching Strategies
Multisensory activities and manipulatives appeal to all learning styles and provide a hands-on approach to handwriting.
Teach handwriting alongside other subjects! Fun letter lessons and writing activities connect handwriting to math, social studies, ELA, and science.
Unique Letter Order and Style
Innovative letter order and style are developmentally appropriate and promote easy learning for every letter—print and cursive.
Student Edition Design
Clean, simple, and intuitive approach to student editions invites personalization and fosters handwriting success. Lefty-friendly with large step-by-step models.
Assessments and Tailored Instructional Plans
Easy-to-use assessments track handwriting progress in the classroom and support your instruction for year-round handwriting success.
Proven Teaching Strategies
More than 3 million students benefit from the Handwriting Without Tears® program each year.
High end-of-year test scores show students using Handwriting Without Tears are prepared for the handwriting demands of school.
The Screener of Handwriting Proficiency
The Screener of Handwriting Proficiency is 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.
Educators can use the Screener to identify and measure specific skill areas where students need print or cursive instruction and intervention throughout the year.
“The progress is so rapid. All teachers should have awareness and access to this wonderful writing program.”
Elementary School Teacher, Kentwood, LA
K–5 Handwriting Workshops
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