Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum - Grade Five

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Our fifth grade handwriting curriculum is a research-backed and research-proven 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 master cursive handwriting as an automatic skill. • Can-Do Cursive edition focuses on difficult cursive connections and incorporates advanced, cross-curricular lessons in grammar, history, and science. • Students use their cursive skills to write paragraphs, poetry, plays, autobiography, and Thank You notes. In addition, Greek and Latin activities help them develop advanced vocabulary skills.

Available in English + Spanish

• Can-Do Print edition is available for students who prefer printing to cursive, but still need practice. Fifth Grade Materials: • Can-Do Print student edition • Can-Do Cursive student edition • Can-Do Cursive Teacher’s Guide (online only) • Writing Journal–F • Building Writers–F

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• Interactive Digital Teaching Tool

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Multisensory Learning Capitalization Rules This activity teaches students when to use capitals and how to use them with lowercase letters.

CAPITALS & CAPITALIZATION RULES Copy the capitals.

1. Go to p. 35 of the Can-Do Cursive workbook. 2. Have students fill in the blanks in cursive.

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Always capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun . Here are some other capitalization rules.

3. For extra practice, use Writing Journal–F. Extra practice free choice: Write names and famous quotations. Or, write sentences about places you would like to visit.

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Complete the sentences.

Name of a person

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Initials

My initials are

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Days

Today is

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Months

My birthday is in

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Holidays

My favorite holiday is

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Languages

I speak

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Titles and names

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Schools

My teachers ’ name is My school is

Book titles

I read

First word of a quotation

My friend said, “

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Cities, towns, states, and provinces

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Rivers, lakes, and oceans

The closest water is

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Play Notes With this activity, students practice title case, lowercase, and capital connections as they get creative developing characters for stories and plays.

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PLAY NOTES Shakespeare wrote 37 plays. Here are a few of his many characters.

1. Explain the concept of character sketches to your students. Illustration credit: R.O. Blechman

2. Have students develop a character sketch in cursive as directed.

Refer to the online Can-Do Cursive 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!

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Three Witches

Hamlet

Othello & Desdemona

Romeo & Juliet

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CHARACTERS If you were a playwright who would your characters be? Name, draw, and describe them.

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

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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 Wet-Dry-Try • Message teachers through the app

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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. Webinars Free online seminars enhance your teaching through interactive exchanges with experts. 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. For more information about our handwriting curriculum, visit LWTears.com

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