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We're excited to be approved in Texas!

The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum is approved by the Texas State Board of Education under Proclamation 2011 for grades 1–3 from June 1, 2011-August 31, 2021 and aligns with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. 


Check out how the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum meets the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards for:


Contact Your Sales Rep

For approval information, pricing, or sample requests, contact your sales representative, Deb Green, Territory Manager, at 301.841.1982 or


Free Resources

We have a wide variety of free resources to enhance teaching and support student success.

Screener of Handwriting Proficiency

Free, online student and whole class handwriting assessment

Classroom Downloads

PDFs to download and share with families and educators

A+ Worksheet Maker Lite

Free Handwriting Without Tears font worksheet maker for spelling, vocabulary, and writing with print, cursive, and Spanish characters available

Digital Teaching Tools (IWB-Ready)

Interactive whiteboard-ready tools with print and cursive letter formation instruction

Video Lessons

Short videos demonstrating lessons and products

Spanish Resources

Handwriting downloads in Spanish letters

Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn Album

Exciting songs for engaging instruction

Frog Jump Gazette E-Newsletter

Online newsletter published three times a year with teaching strategies, tips, and free downloads

Capital Start E-Newsletter

Monthly online newsletter for new Handwriting Without Tears users

Curriculum Correlations

Check out how Handwriting Without Tears aligns with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.


Spanish and 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 ELL

HWT Print Letter Group Posters

HWT Cursive Strategies for ELL

HWT Cursive Letter Group Posters


Spanish Resources



Approved Product Offerings

The approved product offerings for Texas include the latest resources and strategies for improving students’ handwriting and writing skills and enhancing teacher and educator support.


  • Intermediate Printing Kit – Grade 1
    My Printing Book
    Wide Double Line Paper
    Print Alphabet Desk Strip
  • Advanced Printing Kit – Grade 2
    Printing Power
    Regular Double Line Paper
    Print Alphabet Desk Strip
  • Beginning Cursive Kit – Grades 2 and 3
    Cursive Handwriting
    Regular Double Line Paper
    Cursive Alphabet Desk Strip
  • Advanced Cursive Kit – Grade 3
    Cursive Success
    Narrow Double Line Paper
    Cursive Alphabet Desk Strip



Recommended Materials

The recommended product offerings for Texas include kits that are also available for Texas educators in addition to the approved product offerings.  


  • Beginning Printing Kit
    Letters and Numbers for Me
    Wide Double Line Notebook Paper
    Print Alphabet Desk Strip
  • Kindergarten Teacher's Kit
    Kindergarten Teacher’s Guide
    Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn CD
    Color Print & Number Wall Cards
  • Advanced Cursive Kit – Grade 4
    Cursive Success
    Narrow Double Line Paper
    Cursive Alphabet Desk Strip
  • Spanish Workbook Kit
    Grade level Spanish student workbook
    Double Line Notebook Paper
    Alphabet Desk Strip

For Adopted Districts

You must be within an adopted district and logged in to our website using your school email address in order to receive free access to these resources.



Digital Teaching Tools

Interactive whiteboard-ready tools with step-by-step instruction for capital, lowercase, cursive, and print letters and numbers formation. Now includes the full version of A+ Worksheet Maker! The complete Digital Teaching Tools will be available FREE to schools and districts that purchase the adopted kits through TEA.


Check out the Digital Teaching Tools demonstration for printed capitals and lowercase letters!


Adopted districts may access the full version of Digital Teaching Tools here.