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THE PACKAGE & Programme Structure The Edco Handwriting package contains:

Online Teacher’s Guide ● Downloadable Step-Up Booklet to transition to cursive ● Free Alphabet Frieze ●

Pupil Activity Books ● Free Practice Copy (Books A & B) ● Digital Resources Designed around two pathways, Edco Handwriting 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. ●

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introduces all lower-case letters in Book A

introduces all upper-case letters in Book B

includes practice of handwriting in a range of formats, as per the PLC, particularly in Book C and Book D

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Junior Infants Senior Infants 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Comes with a FREE downloadable Step-Up Booklet to aid the progression from pre-cursive to cursive writing.

The cursive pathway: ●

introduces all lower-case cursive letters in Book A

introduces all upper-case letters in Book B

gradually introduces joins from Book B

allows pupils to transition to the cursive pathway at Book C or Book D

includes practice of handwriting in a range of formats, as per the PLC, particularly from Book C

introduces the imaginary line in Book E

progresses to blue lines only towards the end of Book F

The Educational Company of Ireland Please contact your Local Edco Representative to book a presentation and request a sample copy, Ph: 01-4500611, Email: info@edco.ie, Website: www.edco.ie


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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

comes with a free practice copy for Books A and B for further practice and to support home–school links

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For further information on Edco Handwriting and to view some sample resources visit www.edcohandwriting.ie

Teacher Feedback I feel like this programme would 100% meet my school’s needs. It has the perfect amount of work for each level, there is lovely continuity with the pages and good progression throughout. – Primary Teacher, Dublin 9 I would recommend it to be used in my school when it is published. I cannot wait to see the finished product and use it in my classroom. – Primary Teacher, Dublin Overall this is an exciting scheme. I love how there is a cross over between subjects with SESE, SPHE and Irish. – Primary Teacher, Tipperary Something my class hated about their handwriting book was the repetition of the same letters and words. This programme focuses on handwriting as well as other exercises to get the children practising their writing which is very beneficial. – Primary Teacher, North Dublin The inclusion of a flip page/ visual for correct writing etiquette is fantastic as I am constantly saying the same thing over and over. – Primary Teacher, Co. Dublin

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