Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum - Grade 3

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Our third grade handwriting curriculum is a research-backed and researchproven method for teaching cursive. The materials include print and digital student editions and time-tested, hands-on manipulatives that empower children of all learning styles to begin mastering cursive handwriting as an automatic skill. Essential Third Grade Materials: • Cursive Handwriting student edition • Cursive Handwriting Teacher’s Guide

Available in English + Spanish

• Interactive Digital Teaching Tool • Digital Student App

Recommended Third Grade Materials: • Writing Journal–D • Building Writers–D • Blackboard with Double Lines

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Student Edition Cursive Handwriting teaches a clean, clear, vertical style of cursive that is easy to write and easy to read. Children learn to write quickly and neatly using fun activities and lessons. • Large step-by-step illustrated instructions

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• Child-friendly consistent language

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

• Left-hand friendly design

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Refer to the Cursive Handwriting Teacher’s Guide for details on teaching letters and activities. You’ll find helpful tips, shortcuts, and lessons outlined by day and week. All you 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 Practice Cursive Using the Blackboard with Double Lines Children learn correct letter placement to promote neat and fast cursive. Use the Blackboard with Double Lines for letter, word, and name practice in cursive 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 Interactive 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.

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 WetDry-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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Writing Journals 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. Learn more about additional resources at LWTears.com

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