Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum - Grade Two

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Our second grade handwriting curriculum is a research-backed and researchproven method for teaching print with capitals and lowercase letters. The materials include print and digital student editions and time-tested, hands-on manipulatives that empower children of all learning styles to begin mastering print handwriting as an automatic skill. Essential Second Grade Materials: • Printing Power student edition • Printing Power Teacher’s Guide • Interactive Digital Teaching Tool

Available in English + Spanish

• Digital Student App

Recommended Second Grade Materials: • Writing Journal–C • Building Writers–C • Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn • Blackboard with Double Lines • Little Chalk Bits • Little Sponge Cubes • Magnetic Lowercase and Blackboard Set

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Student Edition Printing Power includes letter, number, word, and sentence lessons that combine handwriting instruction with other language arts lessons. • Child-friendly consistent language

• Student self-check for letters, words, and sentences

• Left-hand friendly design

• Simple black and white pages with left-to-right illustrations avoid visual confusion

• Large step-by-step illustrated instructions

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Refer to the Printing Power Teacher’s Guide for strategies to teach lessons and activities. You’ll find helpful tips, shortcuts, and lessons outlined by day and week. All your students need is 10 minutes of practice a day!

Interactive Digital Teaching Tool

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This digital teaching tool supports educators online with the research-backed resources they need to ensure student success. Features: • Access digital student editions, digital teacher’s guides, and lesson plans • Show engaging videos, music, and animations to support instruction • Lesson planner tool saves time with a broad overview of each week • Assign and review student lessons remotely • Customize letter order to suit your ELA needs • Available in English and Spanish


Multisensory Learning Learning with Music Using Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn Your students will sing and dance their way to better language and motor skills with the upbeat rhythm and clever lyrics recorded by back-to-back Grammy® Award winners for Best Children’s Album, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. Preview 20-second segments of all songs at LWTears.com/music Learning Letters on the Blackboard with Double Lines Children learn correct letter placement to promote neat and fast printing. Use the Blackboard with Double Lines for letter, word, and name practice before transitioning to pencil and paper.

1. Have the child trace the model with a wet Little Sponge Cube.

2. Have the child trace the model with a crumpled paper towel piece.

Digital Solutions nteractive Digital Teaching Tool (IDTT) This digital teacher tool facilitates your handwriting instruction, allowing you to model and demonstrate letter formations for your class, no matter where you are teaching.

Wet-Dry-Try® App Wet-Dry-Try is an interactive experience for tablets that brings handwriting lessons to life with fun, game-based activities. You’ll get digital versions of the popular Slate Chalkboard and Blackboard with Double Lines activities.

Digital Student App Students stay connected with their handwriting lessons, no matter where they learn. • Complete digital handwriting lessons online • Access Letter and Number Formations, Wood Pieces, and Wet-Dry-Try • Message teachers through the app

3. Have the child pick up a Little Chalk Bit and write over the dry model.


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Building Writers Building Writers student editions by Learning Without Tears offer structured practice to build core writing skills. Students become versatile writers as they write about cross-curricular topics and practice three writing styles: narrative, information, and opinion.

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Grade-level journals provide one, organized tool for strengthening handwriting and independent writing skills during writing block.

Teacher & Classroom Resources No matter what path you take to teaching, we offer comprehensive resources for educators, administrators, OTs, and families. The Screener of Handwriting Proficiency This free, easy-to-administer, student-level assessment helps teachers evaluate classes and identify students’ skill levels. Using the results, teachers can identify critical gaps in literacy and handwriting skills, such as letter memory, reversals, and sentence structure to adjust and drive instruction based on the outcomes. The proof is in the results! Professional Learning From workshops to on-site training, our expert-led learning sessions span Pre-K–5 specialties, including early learning, handwriting, keyboarding, and more. Individual Student Manipulative Packs Get a bundle of our best multisensory tools to help your students learn letter formations, size and shape, and position words. Each pack includes Wet-Dry-Try materials to teach dexterity and good grip along with instructions for at-home use.

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