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Edco Handwriting with Mrs Murphy offers schools ultimate choice in how they introduce and teach handwriting. Designed around two pathways, the programme facilitates both pre-cursive and cursive handwriting from Junior Infants. It is also designed to allow for a successful transition from pre-cursive to cursive at both Books C and D. It offers an enjoyable graded writing experience for children, enabling them to progress from patterns, to letters, to words, and onwards to fluent, legible handwriting. Pre-cursive:

Letters with tails

A B C D Comes with a FREE practice copy

You will see these icons in the book. This is what they mean:

Cursive

A B C D E F

Keep this flap open to help you get ready to write.

Pre-Cursive A

Comes with a FREE downloadable practice booklet to aid the progression from pre-cursive to cursive writing.

Trace with your finger

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introduces letters in letter families (e.g. c, a, o…), starting with all lower-case letters in Book A and all upper-case letters in Book B is carefully scaffolded to offer support and progression within and between class levels is written by Breda Courtney Murphy, a highly experienced teacher and handwriting expert, with over 35 years classroom experience builds fine motor skills by providing digitally-led activities and warm up suggestions features a pull-out flap to prompt correct handwriting set-up supports letter formation through clear visuals, animated letter formation videos and interactive practice activities is phonetically prepared and includes CVC words, word families and vowel diagraphs includes revision and assessment pages features self-assessment on milestone pages encompasses free-writing activities provides teacher supports for planning, teaching and assessing handwriting.

Trace with a crayon

Trace or write with a pencil

All books are supported by a comprehensive package of digital resources which can be accessed via the ebook on www.edcolearning.ie. For further information, see www.edcohandwriting.ie.

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Handwriting Pre-Cursive A Contents Introduction

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Word families

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Patterns

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Letter l

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Letter c

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Letter t

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Letter o

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Letter

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Letter a

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Letter k

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Letter d

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Letter s

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Letter g

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Letter e

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Letter q

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Revision/Assessment

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Revision/Assessment

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Word families

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Word families

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Letter u

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Letter j

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Letter y

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Letter i

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Letter v

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Letter r

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Letter w

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Letter n

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Letter x

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Letter m

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Letter z

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Letter h

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Revision/Assessment

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Letter b

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Free writing

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Letter p

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Free writing

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Revision/Assessment

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Handwriting Edco Handwriting with Mrs Murphy offers schools ultimate choice in how they introduce and teach handwriting. Designed around two pathways, the programme facilitates both pre-cursive and cursive handwriting from Junior Infants. It is also designed to allow for a successful transition from pre-cursive to cursive at both Books C and D. It offers an enjoyable graded writing experience for children, enabling them to progress from patterns, to letters, to words, and onwards to fluent, legible handwriting. The Edco Handwriting with Mrs Murphy programme: ●

introduces letters in letter families (e.g. c, a, o…)

introduces all lower-case letters at Book A in the Pre-cursive pathway, and separate cursive letters in the Cursive pathway

introduces all upper-case letters at Book B in the Pre-cursive pathway, and separate cursive letters in the Cursive pathway, as well as practice of lower-case letters at this class level

is carefully scaffolded to offer support and progression within and between class levels

allows teachers to follow both pathways straight through, but also to join the Cursive pathway from Pre-cursive at Books C or D (a FREE downloadable practice booklet is available to support the transition)

is written by Breda Courtney Murphy, a highly experienced teacher and handwriting expert, with over 35 years classroom experience

builds fine motor skills by providing digitally-led activities and warm up suggestions

features a useful pull-out flap to prompt correct handwriting set up (posture, pencil grip, page position)

supports letter formation through clear visuals, animated letter formation videos and interactive practice activities

is phonetically prepared and includes CVC words, word families and vowel diagraphs

includes revision and assessment pages in each book

features self-assessment on milestone pages to encourage children to take pride in their handwriting

encompasses free-writing activities at the back of each book

presents fun, engaging and age-appropriate activities

supports cross-curricular learning in a variety of areas (e.g. Gaeilge and SESE)

is aligned to the Primary Language Curriculum

provides teacher supports for planning, teaching and assessing handwriting.

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Uses embedded digital icons to link to the digital resources

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Handwriting

Starts with a pre-writing patterns section to develop fine motor skills

Introduces all lowercase letters

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Pre-Cursive A

Trace with finger

Letter

Trace, then copy

Letter

Letter formation interactive activity

Trace

Provides a numbered step-by-step guide to letter formation Uses a progressive approach to letter formation: trace with finger, then crayon, then pencil Uses a child-friendly approach to revision and self-assessment

Revision/ Assessment

Trace, then copy

Illustrated with phonetically linked illustrations to colour in

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Provides opportunities for free writing

Word families

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Free writing

Write your own story. Use the help words.

Links to phonics and teaches word families and simple CVC words

Tick your best word

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Includes a pull-out flap with steps to prepare for writing, including posture, pencil grip and paper position, which children can keep open for quick reference

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Comes with a practice copy for further practice and to support home–school links

Digital Resources

You can access all resources via the ebook on www.edcolearning.ie. For further information, see www.edcohandwriting.ie › Handwriting set-up video and song (posture, pencil grip and page position) › Warm-up videos to help develop fine motor skills › Pre-writing animations and pattern practice interactive activities › Letter formation animations (full alphabet, lower case) › Interactive practice activities › Printables, including extra practice worksheets, rainbow letter templates and reference cards.

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Patterns

Trace Pattern practice interactive activities

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Tick your best pattern

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Patterns

Tick your best pattern

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Tick your best pattern

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Letter

Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter formation interactive activity

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Revision/ Assessment

Trace, then copy

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Trace

Word families

Tick your best word

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Trace with finger

Letter

Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter

Trace with finger Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter formation interactive activity

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Revision/ Assessment

Trace, then copy

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Trace

Word families

Tick your best word

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Trace with finger

Letter

Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter formation interactive activity

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Letter formation interactive activity

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Revision/ Assessment

Trace, then copy

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Trace

Word families

Tick your best word

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Trace with finger Letter formation interactive activity

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Revision/ Assessment

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Trace, then copy

Tick your best phrase

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Write your own story. Use the help words.

Free writing

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Free writing

Write your own story. Use the help words.

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