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Dear Educators, Meet the expanded Pre-K program from Learning Without Tears™. Get Set for School® is a hands-on, research-based Pre-K program that combines purposeful play with multisensory strategies and developmentally appropriate lessons to meet early learning standards and get children ready for kindergarten, and all the possibilities ahead. Get moving and learning, T here’s so much to see, T here’s puzzles, there’s numbers, and letters—from space to the sea, Let’s play, let’s sing, write our ABC s, It’s time for Pre-K! Oh, the possibilities!

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NEW! Pre-K Teacher’s Guide NEW! Get Set for School Pre-K Teacher’s Guide Set GRADE: Pre-K Code: TGPKGSS-21

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Multisensory Lessons with Hands-On Learning

Get Set for School two-volume Teacher's Guide Set (available in English and Spanish) provides comprehensive teaching strategies to help educators implement a scaffolded approach to instruction using targeted, explicit lessons that address each developmental learning domain. The step-by-step lessons integrate our unique manipulatives to bring literacy and learning alive in all Pre-K classrooms. • Two-volume, spiral bound teacher's guide, over 600 pages

• Activities for My First School Book, My First Lowercase Book, My Book, and I Know My Numbers

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LANGUAGE & LITERACY

Focus: Letter G and Number 6

Materials:

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Grouping: Small group

Build Sentences with Words

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1. Introduce G and its sound. G makes a /g/ sound in Gail, goat, gas, and goals. G makes a /j/ sound in George, gym, gentle, and giraffe.

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3. Tell children you are going to build sentences with words. Incorporate words that begin with g. For example, Goats eat grass. A color tile will represent each word.

Speak in 3+ word sentences

5. Children take turns placing color tiles on the Sound Around Box, as you tell them a sentence.

Check for Understanding: Observe as children listen for and build sentences. Can they say the sentence after they listen to the words?

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Build spoken words into a sentence

Demonstrate active listening

Position an object for use, placement, or release

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letter G, color words, goats, grass, green

Trace correctly, step by step, color and draw creatively

Support/ELL: Begin the activity with two-word action sentences. For example, I hop.

READINESS & WRITING Materials:

• Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters • Capital Letter Card: Letter G • Mat for Wood Pieces (1 per child) • PreKTT, Music, “Where do You Start Your Letters?” • PreKTT, Animations, Wood Pieces, G

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4. Describe each step as you build the letter: Watch as I build G. Big Curve. Little Line up. Little Line across. We made G. 5. Now let’s build G on the Mat. Give each child a Mat to place right-side up. Repeat step four on the Mat using My Turn, Your Turn.

Sequence, demonstrate active listening Recognize and name capital letters, position capitals right side up, recognize distinct letter sounds Position an object for use, placement, or release, use visual cues to guide reaching for, grasping, and moving objects

6. It’s capital letter G!

Check for Understanding: Observe as children build the letter. Are they placing

the pieces correctly?

Support/ELL: Gather the correct pieces for each child and prompt the child to use the Big Curve first.

Take turns, remain engaged, listen/ follow directions Understand print has meaning Repeat words, say sentences, demonstrate understanding of word meaning

Vocabulary invite, visit, party, dinner, friends, family

Vocabulary letter G, capital letters, Big Curve, Little Line, right-side, up, top, bottom

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3. Chose what pages you want to complete with children. Use real objects to count. Sing nursery rhymes and songs. 4. Children count 6. Children color the pages. Children trace number 6.

Check for Understanding: Observe as children use the booklet. Do they make a

connection to number 6?

Support/ELL: Use real objects to make a connection to 6. Count 6 gummy bears.

Objective: Children learn two action verbs, say the words in sentences and use them in conversation. Grouping: Whole group

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Check for Understanding: Observe as children discuss invite and visit. Do they understand the words, and can they say the sentences? Support/ELL: Provide verbal and physical prompts as needed. Distribute pretend invitations. Enrichment: Discuss. You can invite guests by sending an invitation. Have you sent an invitation?

Enrichment: Find objects around the room that begin with G.

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2. Give each child I Know My Numbers Booklet 6. Look how the Slate is on the front cover. Make a connection to number 6.

ORAL LANGUAGE

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3. Gather the Wood Pieces.

Multisensory Introduction: Sing “The Ant, the Bug and the Bee.”

six, count, ants, bug, bee

Grouping: Whole group, small group

2. Show letter card. Name the picture and “read” the word.

Review 6 Using I Know My Numbers

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Objective: Children learn how to build and sequence capital letters correctly.

Multisensory Introduction: Sing and move to “Where do You Start Your Letters?”

Grouping: Whole group, small group

Enrichment: Have children review numbers 1–6.

Enrichment: Challenge children by having them make up their own sentences as they place the color tiles for each word of their sentence.

Learn G Using Capitals with the Letter Cards & the Mat for Wood Pieces

Objective: Children learn math by coloring, counting, building, rhyming, singing, and playing using I Know My Numbers.

1. Review 6 and count 6 objects that begin with S.

2. Place the Sound Around Box and color tiles on table.

4. Demonstrate first: Goats (place color tile), eat (place another color tile), and grass (place another color tile). Have all children repeat the sentence.

Theme: Community & Play

NUMBERS & MATH

Objective: Children put a spoken word into a sentence.

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Pre-K Kit & Kaboodle Curriculum Kits

GRADE: Pre-K Code: GSSMF-KIT or GSSBSET-KIT Get everything you need for Pre-K success all in one kit! Kit includes everything from the Readiness & Writing Kit (p. 7), every literacy and math manipulative, 20 of My Book and I Know My Numbers each, a choice of 20 My First School Book or My First Book Set, 20 licenses of Get Set for School Student Learning Apps, and an annual license for PreKTT: The Pre-K nteractive Teaching Tool. Includes Word Time™, Sound Around Box™, Line It Up™, A-B-C Touch & Flip® Cards, Mat Man Book Set, 4 Squares More Squares®, Tag Bags®, 1-2-3 Touch & Flip® Cards, Mix & Make Shapes™, Mat Man Hands, Magic C Bunny, Little Sponge Cubes, Little Chalk Bits, and the Get Set for School Pre-K Teacher's Guide Set.

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• Little Chalk Bits • Little Sponge Cubes • Little cups of water • Paper towels

Grouping 1–5 children Suppor t/ELL You say the words for each step slowly. Children join in when they can. 

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Child’s Part – Wet-Dry-Try Wet F with sponge. Say the words with the teacher. Wet F with finger the same way. Dry F with crumbled towel. Say the words. Try F with chalk. Say the words.

This is the F page. Do you know: F words? F names? F sounds? F month?

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Let’s find Fs on this page. Look. There’s a frog and a fish. Frog and fish start with F. How do frogs move? They jump. How do fish move? They swim. What do they use to move?

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Color and Draw

Let’s color the frog and fish. Show different ways to color. You can also draw water or grass.

Talk about categories! The goose and the chick are birds. The bear and the buffalo are mammals. The ant and the ladybug are insects. But the octopus and the spider are in different families.

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Finger trace the F at the top of the page. (Say directions.)

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Let’s write F. Put the crayon on the Little Line across the middle.

Review already learned letters with chalk. You demonstrate on one Slate. Children imitate

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Talk about this page, part by part. The first part has a goose, the number 2, and a chick. Why are they together? The goose and the chick have two legs. Continue.

Observe if children follow directions. Do they complete the steps to make a letter?

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Two, four, six, eight! We’re counting legs so don’t be late! The chart sorts animals by the number of legs.

6: Big line down, Turn and curl up. 8. Begin with S, up to the top.

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Can students count the animals’ legs? Ask, How many legs does the chick have?

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Find two words: FROG and FISH. Compare a frog’s body to

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Foundation Skills • Use correct top-to-bottom, left-to-right directionality for letters • Sequencing

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Oral Language • Respond to simple questions • Learn words linked to content being taught

Sensory Motor • Use same hand consistently to hold crayons • Use fingers to hold crayons

Foundation Skills • Sequencing • Use correct top-to-bottom, left-to-right directionality for numbers • Observe and sort

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Readiness & Writing Kits

GRADE: Pre-K Code: RWMF-KIT or RWBSET-KIT Stock up on everything you need for readiness and writing success. Kit includes a choice of either 20 My First School Book or My First Book Set, PreKTT: The Pre-K nteractive Teaching Tool, Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters (6), Mat for Wood Pieces (5), Slate Chalkboard (5), Laminated Capital Letter Cards for Wood Pieces, Roll-A-Dough Letters® (5), Stamp & See Screen® (5), FLIP Crayons®, Pre-K Name Plates, Pre-K Color Wall Cards, Magnetic Lowercase & Blackboard Set (2), and the Readiness & Writing Pre-K Teacher's Guide.

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Multisensory Classroom Materials FLIP Crayons® GRADES: Pre-K–K

Code: FC (Tub of 206 crayons) Code: FGS20 (Gift set of 20 mini packs) Promote proper grip and fine motor skills by flipping our unique FLIP Crayons. 10 colors are included—2 colors and 2 points per crayon.

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Pre-K Color Wall Cards

GRADE: Pre-K Code: WCCPK Includes 36 (8.5" X 8.5") color cards that are perfect above the whiteboard, on bulletin boards, or during circle time. Use these cards as a letter or number of the week activity.

Pre-K Name Plates

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Magic C Bunny Puppet

GRADES: Pre-K–3 Code: BUN This fun puppet friend helps you teach the C stroke to begin capitals C, O, G, and Q and lowercase letters a, d, g, o, and q.

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GRADE: Pre-K Code: NP Teach children how to write their names in capitals and title case with these great visual aids. Includes 30 (11" x 3.5") name plates to use on tables, classroom job board, or cubbies.

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Learning With Music PRE-K

Music boosts memory, fosters body awareness, and builds motor skills in young children. Our albums include original, lively songs by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, back-to-back Grammy® Award winners for Best Children’s Album.

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All your favorite Learning Without Tears albums are available on iTunes.

Sing, Sound & Count With Me Music Album GRADE: Pre-K Code: COUNT

Reinforce language and number concepts with your children as they move and play to 29 upbeat songs.

Get Set for School Sing Along Music Album GRADE: Pre-K Code: SING Children sing, tap, and dance along to 25 songs to develop important social, cognitive, and physical skills.

Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn Music Album

GRADES: K–2 Code: ROCK Children develop self-esteem and body awareness as they rock along to 25 songs.

PreKTT is a one-stop digital teaching platform for managing and teaching Get Set for School Readiness & Writing lessons with multimedia assets, like digital letter and number formations, videos, music, and more. See p. 7.

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Classroom Activities NEW!

Word Time™

GRADE: Pre-K Code: WT-20 Boost children’s vocabulary and language skills with an exciting activity book featuring multisensory lessons that are aligned to the Oral Language lessons from the Get Set for School Pre-K Teacher’s Guide Set.

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Focus: Letter G and Number 6

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Build Sentences with Words

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1. Introduce G and its sound. G makes a /g/ sound in Gail, goat, gas, and goals. G makes a /j/ sound in George, gym, gentle, and giraffe.

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3. Tell children you are going to build sentences with words. Incorporate words that begin with g. For example, Goats eat grass. A color tile will represent each word.

Build spoken words into a sentence

Demonstrate active listening

4. Demonstrate first: Goats (place color tile), eat (place another color tile), and grass (place another color tile). Have all children repeat the sentence.

Position an object for use, placement, or release

Match 1:1, verbally count 1-10

Speak in 3+ word sentences

Use same hand consistently to hold tool, hold a tool with proper grip to write, use helping hand to stabilize object

letter G, color words, goats, grass, green

Trace correctly, step by step, color and draw creatively

Review 6 Using I Know My Numbers Multisensory Introduction: Sing “The Ant, the Bug and the Bee.”

3. Chose what pages you want to complete with children. Use real objects to count. Sing nursery rhymes and songs. 4. Children count 6. Children color the pages. Children trace number 6.

Check for Understanding: Observe as children use the booklet. Do they make a

connection to number 6?

Support/ELL: Use real objects to make a connection to 6. Count 6 gummy bears.

six, count, ants, bug, bee

READINESS & WRITING

ORAL LANGUAGE

Objective: Children learn how to build and sequence capital letters correctly.

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4. Describe each step as you build the letter: Watch as I build G. Big Curve. Little Line up. Little Line across. We made G.

Teacher’s Guide Set (p. 4). 5. Now let’s build G on the Mat. Give each child a Mat to place right-side up. Repeat step four on the Mat using My Turn, Your Turn.

Position an object for use, placement, or release, use visual cues to guide reaching for, grasping, and moving objects

6. It’s capital letter G!

Check for Understanding: Observe as children build the letter. Are they placing

the pieces correctly?

Support/ELL: Gather the correct pieces for each child and prompt the child to use the Big Curve first.

Objective: Children learn two action verbs, say the words in sentences and use them in conversation. Grouping: Whole group

Take turns, remain engaged, listen/ follow directions Understand print has meaning Repeat words, say sentences, demonstrate understanding of word meaning

Vocabulary

Check for Understanding: Observe as children discuss invite and visit. Do they understand the words, and can they say the sentences?

letter G, capital letters, Big Curve, Little Line, right-side, up, top, bottom

Support/ELL: Provide verbal and physical prompts as needed. Distribute pretend invitations. Enrichment: Discuss. You can invite guests by sending an invitation. Have you sent an invitation?

Enrichment: Find objects around the room that begin with G.

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Support/ELL: Begin the activity with two-word action sentences. For example, I hop.

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I Know My Numbers Activity Booklet GRADE: Pre-K Code: CKMN

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Children develop number formation skills with songs and rhymes. 10 booklets in the set, one booklet for each number 1–10, each with 14 pages.

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Hands-On Multisensory Materials HANDS-ON

Stamp & See Screen®

GRADE: Pre-K Code: SAS Build capitals and numbers on a 4" x 6" magnetic screen using four Wood Piece stamps:­Big Line, Little Line, Big Curve, and Little Curve. The magnetic, chalklike writing tool helps develop grip.

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Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters (26 pieces)

GRADES: Pre-K–K Code: WP Children learn capital formations through imitation. Use the set for teaching size, shape, and position words and concepts! Set includes: 8 Big Lines, 6 Big Curves, 6 Little Lines, and 6 Little Curves.

Capital Letter Cards for Wood Pieces

GRADES: Pre-K–K Code: LAM (laminated) Ideal for children who are just starting out with capital letters. Set includes 26 double-sided 8.5" x 11" cards, each featuring a letter recognition matching lesson.

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Roll–A–Dough Letters®

GRADE: Pre-K Code: RAD Children roll lines and curves of dough to make capitals and numbers using the blue tray for guidance. Set includes 18 doublesided capital and number cards, tray, and 12 ounce tub of dough.

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Hands-On: The Wet-Dry-Try Way Prevent and eliminate reversals in a multisensory way! Children learn good letter and number formation habits with Wet-Dry-Try!

Wet-Dry-Try App: Classroom Edition GRADES: Pre-K–2 Code: CLNAPP

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Wet-Dry-Try on the Slate Chalkboard • Develops proper grip using Little Chalk

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• Gives clear physical and visual cues

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Slate Chalkboard

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GRADES: Pre-K–2 Code: SLT Teach and remediate capitals and numbers. The Slate Chalkboard reinforces top-to-bottom, left-to-right directionality and prevents and eliminates reversals.

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Letter Formation & Placement

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GRADES: Pre-K Code: MLBS-20 The Magnetic Lowercase & Blackboard Set engages children with fun, hands-on literacy and pre-writing activities. Use it to help children learn letter size and placement, while boosting alphabet knowledge and phonemic awareness. Includes double-sided magnetic board, 42 magnetic letters, and 22 magnetic hands.

Blackboard with Double Lines (10" x 17")

GRADES: K–4+ Code: BB Teach children how to make and place all letters on double lines in both printing and cursive using the Wet-Dry-Try method.

Little Chalk Bits

GRADES: Pre-K–4+ Code: LCB Develop pincer grip and make writing easy for little hands. Includes 200 (1") soft chalk pieces.

Little Sponge Cubes

GRADES: Pre-K–4+ Code: SC These sponges fit little hands when doing Wet-Dry-Try on the Slate Chalkboard or Blackboard with Double Lines. Includes 100 (½") square cubes per bag.

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NEW! Magnetic Lowercase & Blackboard Set (11" x 15")


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Hands-On: Classroom Tools Print Letter & Number Poster (34" x 24")

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Color Print & Number Wall Cards (8.5" x 11")

GRADES: K–2 Code: CPWC Includes 36 eye-catching letter and number cards that promote correct formations.

Cursive Wall Cards (11" x 8.5")

GRADES: 3–5 Code: CDC Includes 17 black and white letter cards to promote correct cursive letter formations.

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Color Name Plates (11" x 3.5") GRADES: K–2 Code: COLNP Includes a set of 30 name plates with terrific visual aids to help teach children how to write their names.

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Alphabet Desk Strips (10.5" x 2")

GRADES: K–5 Code: PAS (Print Alphabet Desk Strips) Code: CAS (Cursive Alphabet Desk Strips) Includes four strips per sheet to use as a visual cue for letter formation.

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Hands-On: Meet Mat Man® HANDS-ON

Bring your classroom to life with everyone’s favorite hero, Mat Man! Build Mat Man in Your Classroom

Use the Wood Pieces and Mat for Wood Pieces to build Mat Man and teach important readiness skills to young learners. This multisensory approach builds body awareness, counting, drawing, and social skills.

Explore Mat Man World

Take your students on an exciting journey of singing, drawing, and building Mat Man with books, songs, and online games.

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Read the Mat Man Book Set GRADES: Pre-K–K Children learn readiness and language arts skills with this four-book boxed set, including Mat Man Shapes, Mat Man Hats, Mat Man On the Go, and Mat Man Opposites. Includes free Mat Man poster.

Build Mat Man® Kit GRADES: Pre-K–K Code: BMM

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K–5 Handwriting Curriculum • New digital instruction combines the teacher’s guide with fun, online ed tech options to teach lessons • Engaging activities form good handwriting habits from the start • Lessons provide interesting, cross-curricular connections • Developmental teaching order and strategies align to learning standards • Grade-level workbooks and journals offer additional writing practice HTT: The Handwriting nteractive Teaching Tool™ works alongside our new editions of the student workbooks (p. 20).

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HTT: The Handwriting nteractive Teaching Tool™ Digital handwriting instruction: Easy for teachers, fun for kids! HT T (The Handwriting nteractive Teaching Tool™) is an easy-to-use digital instruction tool that enhances our workbooks and supports your teaching. • Includes digital teacher's guide, digital letter and number formations, animations, music, and instructional videos • Offers fun, cross-curricular connections, supplemental lessons, and downloads • Compatible with any whiteboard or projector • Reduces prep time with ready-to-teach lessons

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Writing: Kindergarten A

N ame: Name:

GRADE: K

Print Child’s Name

CODE: BWA-18 Students prepare to write personal narratives and stories in a logical sequence in the narrative writing section. For information writing, students build vocabulary to make them more effective non-fiction writers. In the opinion/ argument writing section, students form simple opinions.

Structured Practice to Build Core Writing Skills

A baby bat

I think rabbits

Pandas eat

learns to fly.

are good pets.

bamboo.

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ANAL FOOD Write about what food you can grow to feed animals.

I grow

corn

squirrels

sunflowers

birds

spinach

rabbits

ANAL FOOD Write about food animals eat.

seeds

Nuts are

trees

Nuts grow on Nuts are 10

food

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LETTERS AND NUMBERS FOR E TEACHER’S GUIDE

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Letters and Numbers for e

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CODE: MPB-18 First grade students, or those working at that level, practice the correct use of lowercase letters in words and sentences. Includes cross-curricular lessons with practice pages for writing on different styles of lines.

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B

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bus

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bus

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Copy the sentence on double lines.

Zack Copy the sentence on triple lines.

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Writing: Grade 1 

Name:

GRADE: 1

CODE: BWB-18 Students learn to write a story in order with details and an ending in the narrative writing section. For information writing, students write topic sentences, facts about their topic, and an ending. In the opinion/argument writing section, students state their opinion with an introduction, reasons, and a conclusion.

Structured Practice to Build Core Writing Skills

Patrick scored.

Baseball helmets

T he crowd

are very hard.

cheered!

I think soccer is the best

team sport.

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A ASEALL STOR

AAZN ANALS

Tell the baseball story.

Write facts about each animal using the information below.

- has a long spiral tusk

- lives in icy Arctic water - nicknamed unicorn of the sea

- hit baseball

- ran bases

A narwhal

- scored and won

narwhal

It was Dave’s turn to bat. - migrates to lay eggs

- is a blue, red, or silver color

A salmon

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Y PRINTING BOOK TEACHER’S GUIDE

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Handwriting: Grade 2 Printing Power Workbook

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GRADE: 2 CODE: PP-18 Second grade students, or those working at that level, master printing with advanced paragraphs, poems, and language arts activities. Features practice pages for advanced printing on a single line.

Printing Power

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L.

L

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L

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L

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late

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gold

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will

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ma ke

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b

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GRADE: 2 CODE: CK-18 Cursive Kickoff gives second grade students the option of beginning cursive instruction earlier. After a quick review of print, lessons progress to teaching cursive letters in developmental groups based on formation.

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Mike

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PARARAPH

NEW!

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bridge

New York

river

tractor

sleeper landing gear

cab

hitch

engine

fuel eight wheels

eight wheels

This is an 18-wheeler.

two wheels

The y

is

y Make the line as straight as a ruler.

bump

tractor has 10 wheels. The trailer down travel up

is detachable. It has eight wheels. Start on the dot. Copy

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y y yell day Cursive Kickoff

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y

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yell day

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Building Writers C

C

Name:

GRADE: 2

CODE: BWC-18 Students will write stories in logical order with detail, action, and emotion with narrative writing. In the information writing section, students write an introduction about their topic, facts to explain their topic, and a conclusion. For opinion/argument writing, students clearly state their opinion with a topic sentence, supporting reasons, and a conclusion.

Structured Practice to Build Core Writing Skills

My first

fishing trip

was a success! Humpback

whales eat tiny prey.

It’s fun to

snorkel and see turtles.

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WHALE & SALON COPARSON

 CLASSROO

Complete the chart. What do both animals have in common? What is different?

How neat is your classroom? Support your opinion with reasons.

very neat - very easy to find things

- mammal

- fish

- warm-blooded

- cold-blooded

- breathes air with lungs

- breathes in water with gills

- has fins and tail

- has fins and tail

- swims in water

- swims in water

Only whale:

- very easy to clean up - very organized - places for everything

Only salmon:

neat enough

a little messy

- easy to find things

- hard to find things

- easy to clean up

- hard to clean up

- organized

- not organized

- places for most things

- too much stuff

I think my classroom is

Both whale and salmon:

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Writing Journal C

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Cursive Handwriting

CODE: CH-18 Third grade students, or those working at that level, easily transition from printing to cursive with cursive warm-ups. Includes activity pages featuring paragraphs, poems, composition, and cross-curricular lessons.

p is

p

pianist

teacher

singer

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bump

travel up

climb back up and over and around

bump travel away

back down Start on the dot. Copy

p

p.

p

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p

p

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Copy the words.

pad tap patch chap

p

18

p

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pad tap patch chap

p

p.

p

p

p

p

p

Copy the words.

Check

chap

cap gap pat path

cap gap pat path

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Copy the sentences.

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Writing: Grade 3 D

Name:

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CODE: BWD-18 Students learn how to incorporate a narrator, characters, an event, dialogue, and a conclusion with narrative writing. With information writing, students include facts, definitions, and details about their topic. In the opinion/argument writing section, students clearly state an opinion with organized supporting reasons and a conclusion.

ACROSTC POES

Sacajawea helped

Gandhi was

Clark Expedition.

leader.

an inspirational

the Lewis and

Write about the female explorers using the supporting facts.

- produces sounds by squeezing together and pulling apart

Amelia Earhart - was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

- has straps to hold close to chest and arms bass system

an army.”

- commonly called squeezebox

- has keys similar to a piano

keyboard

general, I led

FEALE EXPLORERS

Use the information below about the accordion to complete the acrostic poem.

bellows

Structured Practice to Build Core Writing Skills

“ W hen I was a

- disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean

- is popular in Brazil and in Mexico

- received US Distinguished Flying Cross

A

- was an author

C C O R

Sacajawea

- guided Lewis & Clark expedition

D

- always carried her baby with her and kept group safe

I O

- on US dollar coin - explored new territory the US bought from France

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Handwriting: Grade 4 Cursive Success Workbook

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GRADE: 4

Cursive Success

CODE: CS-18 Fourth grade students, or those working at that level, develop cursive fluency with lessons featuring more advanced language arts and cross-curricular activities.

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up

Wait for the teacher to spell the words. Write the words in cursive.

Translate print into cursive.

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2. up

2.

3. fit

3.

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5.

6. play ed

6.

7. d el ig ht

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10.

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Wait for the teacher to play the Freeze Game.

dug

pay

-

catch

-

caught

hit

-

teach

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Writing Journal E

E

GRADE: 4 CODE: WJE-18 New grade-level journals provide one organized tool for strengthening handwriting and independent writing skills. Now 80 pages (32 more pages than before)! • Regular double lines • Provides additional writing practice

Writing ournal Name :

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Writing: Grade 4 E

Name:

GRADE: 4

CODE: BWE-18 Students introduce a narrator and characters and enhance a story with dialogue and description in the narrative writing section. With information writing, students discover how to include facts, definitions, and details about their topic and write a conclusion. In the opinion/argument writing section, students organize their information into paragraphs and clearly connect their opinions with linking words.

Structured Practice to Build Core Writing Skills

When I visit D.C., I want to see the Washington Monument first.

We knew we had reached the U.S. when we saw the Statue of Liberty.

A large statue of Abraham Lincoln sits inside the Lincoln Memorial.

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NATURAL DSASTERS

SHOWN SEQUENCE

Read the information about some natural disasters below. Write about the natural disasters and include an introduction, facts, and a conclusion.

Sequence is the order of events in a story. Writers show the order of events by using transition words. Write a short story matching the illustrations below. Use transition words to show the order of events.

- deadliest natural

disaster

- happens

when Earth

earthquake

shifts and moves

- also called

cyclones or twisters

tornado

- formed by rotating,

spinning air during

a storm - mountain

connected to molten rock

below Earth’s surface

- erupts and volcano

explodes with

hot lava Building Writers E: Narrative Writing

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Handwriting: Grade 5 & Translations Can-Do Cursive Workbook

Building Writers F

Name:

Watch me, it's easy!

F

Name:

Structured Practice to Build Core Writing Skills

GRADES: 5+

Can-Do Cursive

T he Vasa warship sank on its

maiden voyage.

Code: BWF-18

GRADES: 5+

T he Viking longship’s symmetrical design is amazing.

Students practice narrative, information, and opinion/argument writing.

Code: DC-18

My ancestors lived in a

floating village.

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Nombre:

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cruza

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para

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Nombre: Escribiendo CursivaÉxito con Cursiva

pianista maestra cantante

Domino Cursiva puente

Nueva York

tún el pez vela

tambores ritmo marchar

medusa

Comencemos con Kinder

Aventuras en Cursiva

Letras y Números Para Mi

Escribiendo Cursiva

Mi Libro de Escribir Imprenta

Éxito con Cursiva

El Poder de la Imprenta

Domino Cursiva

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GRADE: K Code: SKLY-18

GRADE: 1 Code: S1MLI-18 GRADE: 2 Code: S2EPI-18

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m’rame, es fçcil !

!

También hablamo s español.

Nombre:

Nombre: Aventuras en Cursiva

Escribe el nombre del alumno

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GRADE: 4 Code: S4XC-18

GRADE: 5+ Code: S5DC-18

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bus

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Double Line Chart Tablet GRADES: K–4+ Code: TAB Designed for use with a classroom easel. Includes set of 2 tablets with 30 sheets per tablet (24" x 32").

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rs e t i r W g in d l i u B Structured Practice to Build Core Writing Skills Students become better, more fluent writers as they write about cross-curricular topics and practice three types of writing styles: narrative, information, and opinion/argument. • Developmental approach to writing • Ready-to-teach lessons reduce teacher prep time • Narrative, information, and opinion/argument writing practice • Customizable writing templates Narrative Writing

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Create your own keyboarding adventure with custom activities for your students to practice keyboarding with content from other subjects.

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Keyboarding KINDERGARTEN: Keys for Me • Develops fine motor skills • Teaches keyboard and mouse functions • Builds pre-keyboarding skills Code: KEYK

GRADE 1: My Keying Board • Strengthens drag and drop skills • Develops finger-key association • Includes practice for typing letters and words Code: KEY1

GRADE 2: Key Power • Builds typing muscle memory • Teaches the entire keyboard • Includes practice for common letters, words, and sentences Code: KEY2

How to choose: Select licenses that match your students’ current grade level. Each license includes foundation skills and the ability to skip ahead.

Build a Keyboard activity board GRADES: K–2 Code: BK Children learn how to locate, match, and identify letter, number, and action keys on an 11" x 17" magnetic board.

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Keyboarding GRADE 3: Keyboarding • Teaches number and action keys • Shows how to format and type paragraphs • Increases typing accuracy Code: KEY3

GRADE 4: Keyboarding Success • Reinforces typing speed and fluency • Strengthens muscle memory • Enhances language arts and creative writing abilities Code: KEY4

GRADE 5: Can-Do Keyboarding • Supports mastery of typing accuracy and speed • Helps students handle standards and testing in higher grades • Includes practice for typing paragraphs about interesting subjects Code: KEY5

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A Multisensory Approach to Kindergarten Readiness Full Day | 6.5 Contact Hours

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Workshop This active workshop covers implementation best practices on the new Get Set for School complete Pre-K curriculum. During this full-day, center-based workshop, you will experience how to teach play-based lessons that will build students’ readiness, pre-writing, social-emotional, sensory motor, numbers, math, science, social studies, language, and literacy skills through a variety of child friendly manipulatives, music, movement, rhymes, and digital technology.

At the end of this full-day workshop, you will be able to: • Implement effective, hands-on developmentally appropriate activities that incorporate language & literacy, numbers & math, readiness & writing, oral language, and science & social studies learning areas • Use multisensory activities, music, and digital learning to teach writing readiness, number sense, literacy skills, vocabulary, scientific thinking, and important sensory motor and social-emotional skills in young learners • Navigate digital teaching technology and hands-on materials to facilitate engaging lessons • Participate in center-based breakout groups to gain practical experience in using the complete Pre-K curriculum

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Morning Session Only

At the end of this half-day workshop, you will be able to: • Plan your instruction based on developmental stages for writing readiness and foster important social-emotional skills in a developmentally appropriate way • Use hands-on, multisensory activities to teach size, shape, and position concepts for pre-writing and sensory motor skills • Use multisensory activities and music to teach pre-writing, sensory motor, and coloring skills, while building habits for letter and number formation and lowercase letter recognition • Navigate the Get Set For School digital teaching technology to facilitate engaging lessons • Use My First School Book and My First Lowercase Book to help children progress from tracing their letters and numbers to writing their names

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Full Day | 6.5 Contact Hours Gain the skills and knowledge to easily teach and remediate printing and cursive in classroom and 1:1 settings with students of all learning styles.

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At the end of this full-day workshop, you will be able to: • Implement, teach, and remediate handwriting using effective, step-by-step lesson plans that incorporate active teaching, multisensory strategies, and differentiated instruction • Promote independent writing skills beyond handwriting workbook instruction • Use the Handwriting Without Tears® unique approach, stages of learning, and our two handwriting assessments (Screener of Handwriting Proficiency and The Print Tool®) • Navigate the Handwriting Without Tears digital teaching technology and hands-on resources to facilitate engaging lessons

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This workshop is required to complete your Level 1 Certification!

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Full Day | 7.0 Contact Hours Join us to learn strategies to assess and remediate handwriting as we help you evaluate a range of developmental levels of your students. This is an intermediate-level workshop. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: • Administer and score the Pre-K Assessments and the Screener of Handwriting Proficiency • Describe the seven handwriting components essential to handwriting success • Administer, score, and interpret The Print Tool® for 1:1 evaluation • Write parent-friendly reports, set goals, and document progress for evidence-based practice • Choose remediation materials and strategies based on evaluation results • Understand different handwriting curricula, discover new handwriting resources, and use The Print Tool with various populations • Identify the benefits and process of becoming a certified handwriting specialist

Includes a one-year membership to the NEW Virtual PD Hub! Only $220 when you register early!

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The Print Tool® Evaluation & Remediation Package

GRADES: K–5 Code: TOOL16 The Print Tool is a one-on-one assessment used to evaluate and remediate capitals, lowercase letters, and numbers. Includes: • The Print Tool guide book • Transparent measuring tool • Student sample worksheets, evaluation scoresheets, and handwriting remediation plan forms (10 each)

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional Development: Pre-K & K–5 Schedule A Multisensory Approach to Kindergarten Readiness: Day 1, Full Day (see p. 46 for objectives) Pre-K Readiness & Writing: Day 1, Half Day, Morning Session (see p. 47 for objectives) K–5 Handwriting: Day 2, Full Day (see p. 48 for objectives) ARIZONA Phoenix February 21–22

CALIFORNIA Anaheim March 20–21

Sacramento March 6–7

San Diego

April 17–18

San Francisco January 24–25

San Jose

April 24–25

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Washington January 31– February 1

FLORIDA Ft Lauderdale March 13–14

Orlando

February 7–8

GEORGIA Atlanta February 28–29

March 27–28

NEW YORK New York City

March 13–14

IOWA Des Moines

February 23–24*

NORTH CAROLINA Charlotte

March 6–7

LOUISIANA New Orleans

March 27–28

April 3–4

MASSACHUSETTS Boston

MINNESOTA Minneapolis

February 7–8

NEW JERSEY Princeton

INDIANA Indianapolis

April 17–18

April 24–25 February 21–22

February 7–8

MICHIGAN Grand Rapids

TENNESSEE Nashville

St. Louis

ILLINOIS Chicago

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MISSOURI Kansas City

OREGON Portland February 28–29

TEXAS Austin April 3–4

Dallas/Ft. Worth April 24–25

Houston

April 17–18

WASHINGTON Seattle March 27–28

CANADA Calgary February 28–29

Toronto

January 24–25

PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia/ King of Prussia January 31– February 1

April 17–18 *Sunday–Monday Workshop **Wednesday–Thursday Workshop

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Handwriting Assessment Workshop Schedule Handwriting Assessment: Full Day (see p. 49 for objectives) FLORIDA Orlando

MASSACHUSETTS Boston

NEW YORK New York City

ILLINOIS Chicago

MISSOURI St Louis

OREGON Portland

February 21

April 3

April 15*

March 6

February 5*

March 20

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Find out for yourself why teachers love our workshops! “ I loved rolling up my sleeves and getting my hands on all the different products and materials. Bonus: the presenters were SO entertaining!”

--Sarah H., Pre-K Teacher “ I never imagined professional development could be so

much fun. Engaging instructors, great strategies, and easy implementation tips. Highly recommend these workshops!” --Paul R., Teacher

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Product & Professional Development 2020 Catalog  

Meet the expanded Pre-K program from Learning Without Tears™. Get Set for School® is a hands-on, research-based Pre-K program that combines...

Product & Professional Development 2020 Catalog  

Meet the expanded Pre-K program from Learning Without Tears™. Get Set for School® is a hands-on, research-based Pre-K program that combines...