Back to School 2022 Catalog

LEARNING WITHOUT TEARS CONNECTIONS

Support your instruction with a tried-and-true formula for early literacy success.

CONNECTIONS TO HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS®

A–Z for Mat Man and Me includes the unique handwriting models and formation language from the award-winning Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum. Using both programs together extends handwriting instruction and reinforces alphabet knowledge.  

Building upon the foundation of Handwriting Without Tears, students learn unique letter formations through child-friendly, straightforward language and large, step-by-step models that make learning each stroke simple and fun.

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Lessons begin with horizontal letters, then letters with curves

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CONNECTIONS TO GET SET FOR SCHOOL®

Hands-on Tools with Get Set for School

The hands-on play-based learning in the Get Set for School® Pre-K curriculum seamlessly extends the alphabet knowledge building in A-Z for Mat Man and Me - particularly to early emergent readers.

Use hands-on learning to extend:

  • Alphabet Knowledge
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Concepts About Print
  • Oral language
  • Comprehension
  • Social-emotional Learning

HOW HANDWRITING SPELLS SUCCESS

The Handwriting Key

The research is clear – handwriting is inextricably tied to early reading success and beyond. During students’ developmental phases, honing handwriting skills is crucial in building the brain networks necessary for strong reading proficiency.

Familiar Features

Handwriting Without Tears introduces writing elements that create a seamless path for students transitioning to A–Z for Mat Man® and Me. The wide double lines from HWT help students develop their fine motor skills before advancing to regular double lines in the latter half of the program and throughout A–Z for Mat Man® and Me.