By combining time-tested instructional methods with unparalleled interactive tools, you can extend learning beyond the classroom, engaging Pre-K-5 students of all levels. Handwriting Without Tears' print and digital solution meets ESSA's Tier 2 evidence criteria.


A Modern Evolution for a Timeless Practice

  • Research-backed curriculum designed to be easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Developmentally appropriate sequence flows from Pre-K–5
  • Explicit instruction combined with guided practice to promote handwriting automaticity
  • Multisensory learning engages visual, audio, and kinesthetic learners
  • Hands-on tools to build vocabulary, fine motor, and alphabet knowledge prior to writing letters 
  • Handwriting student editions foster student success with a clean, simple and intuitive design.
  • Online platform connects teachers, students, and families


Professional Development

An Integrated Print and Digital Solution for Handwriting

Educators today need flexible instruction that meets the needs of each student. Our integrated print and digital handwriting solution combines simple print editions with powerful digital tools that help bridge the divide between school and home like never before.


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See the Handwriting Without Tears Process

Our instructional methods are designed for success. Explore the teaching strategies that have helped students make handwriting a natural, automatic skill for more than 40 years.

How Handwriting Without Tears® Aligns to the Science of Reading

Handwriting is one of the foundational skills that leads students toward automatic word recognition.
It falls in the bottom, skills portion of Scarborough’s rope. As students form letters, they are solidifying the alphabetic principle. They need to be able to retrieve the symbol for the sound automatically, so as students practice in Handwriting Without Tears (HWT), they are learning to transfer that knowledge.


See For Yourself!

Click below for individual samples or check out our samples page to see the Handwriting Without Tears difference.

Aligned to ESSER and ESSA

Handwriting Without Tears is eligible for educational grants and funding. The program meets ESSA's Promising evidence criteria, with materials aligned to ESSER funding's allowable activities.

Professional Learning that Inspires, Empowers, and Helps You Thrive

Continue your learning journey with our expert facilitators. Learning Without Tears offers a variety of interactive professional learning opportunities that incorporate a hands-on, minds-on, approach to support Pre-K-5 success.