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Handwriting Without Tears and Keyboarding Without Tears are approved by the Idaho State Board of Education.

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Approved by the Idaho State Board of Education:

Handwriting Without Tears is approved under English Language Arts and Literacy for November 2018 – December 2024.

Keyboarding Without Tears is approved under Computer Applications for September 2015 – December 2021.

Driving Student and Teacher Success


Get developmentally appropriate, hands-on techniques for teaching handwriting.

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Discover award-winning strategies for teaching keyboarding and digital citizenship.

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ELL Strategies

Explore methods for teaching readiness, writing, literacy, and math.

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Idaho 2018 Adoption Virtual Caravan Presentation

Handwriting remains a critical skill in the classroom. In order for children to be successful readers, writers, and communicators, they need a strong foundation.

Explicit handwriting instruction in your classroom will give your students a jump start on communication success.

Visit our digital caravan to find out why and how Handwriting Without Tears is the perfect fit for your elementary school classrooms.

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Handwriting Approved Product Offerings

Student Editions & Teacher Guides

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To get pricing information and help choosing the right Transitional-K–4 Teacher Guides and Transitional-K–5 student editions, contact a sales representative.

Free Resources & Downloads

Free Teacher’s Kit, during first year of adoption with purchase of 20 student editions. Choice of Kit A with printed Teacher’s Guide or Kit B with HITT- (The Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool™).

English Letter Formation Charts
Parent Welcome Letters in English and Spanish
Spanish Letter Formation Charts — Print
Spanish Letter Formation Charts — Cursive

Keyboarding Approved Product Offerings

Keyboarding Without Tears makes it easy to teach the pre-keyboarding and keyboarding skills students need to succeed with any assignment, in any setting.

Keyboarding Recommended Product Offerings

Taught together, keyboarding and handwriting address all the ways children need to succeed with writing in classroom. Get consistent instruction in your school and save money!

Free Training Resources

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Professional Development

We are your partner in empowering educators along their path of continuous
improvement, so they are prepared to fully support the academic, social, and
emotional needs of today’s young learners.

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For approval information, pricing, or sample requests, contact your sales representative:
Scott Tasker


Spanish & ELL Strategies

Handwriting Without Tears was developed to meet the needs of all learners, including English language learners (ELLs).

Our award-winning, research-based approach supports students with different learning styles, abilities, and backgrounds. To provide differentiated instruction for diverse learners and a seamless transition into any classroom setting, our ELL strategies are integrated into our curriculum.


Learn more about how to implement our ELL handwriting strategies in your classroom and check out our ELL handwriting resources.

Strategies for English Language Learners

HWT Print Strategies for English Language Learners

HWT Print Letter Group Posters

HWT Cursive Strategies for English Language Learners

HWT Cursive Letter Group Posters