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Handwriting without Tears Grade 3 Curriculum

Handwriting without Tears aims to make legible and fluent handwriting an automatic, mastered skill. Simple for home educators to use, lessons take only 15 minutes a day. The main objective for students is to achieve goals, not to finish a set number of pages.

This third grade kit is designed for children in the third grade or functioning at that level. This curriculum is perfect for students ready for cursive writing and who haven't been introduced to its mechanics, or for older students struggling with cursive.

The 3rd grade student workbook provides the examples, practices, and exercises. Lesson plans incorporate letter review with words and sentences, while activity pages combine handwriting instruction with writing paragraphs, poems, compositions, and other language arts activities. 94 pages, softcover.

The 3rd grade teacher's guide provides tips and lesson plans that emphasize space, word, and sentence skills, along with the tow truck connections of o, w, b, and v. Strategies for teaching the four basic cursive connections are also included. There's plenty of information on how to prepare for lessons, stages of learning, instructional stages, a scope & sequence, posture, grip, spacing, and other helpful hints. Lessons include scripted questions, reproductions of reduced-size student pages, multisensory activities, finger trace and check models with instructions, page numbers, word lists, and more. 174 pages, softcover.

The Double Line Paper solves the problem of line confusion. The bottom line keeps the writing straight and the midline controls the size of the letters. Lines are spaced 3/16" apart.

Teach your students letter formations and placement of letters on double lines with hands-on blackboard activities. Measures 10" x 17".

This Grade 3 kit includes:

  • 3rd Grade Cursive Teacher's Guide, 174 pages, softcover. Updated Edition.
  • Cursive Success student workbook, 94 pages, softcover. Updated Edition.
  • Narrow Rule Double Line Paper, 100 sheets.
  • Blackboard with Double Lines, 10" x 17".

Now aligned to Common Core State Standards in English, Language Arts, and Math, this new edition makes it easier to integrate handwriting into your curriculum. In the new teacher's guides, applied writing activities provide additional lesson ideas, and home links provide strong school-home connections. Expanded teacher guidelines are also provided. The student workbooks provide new features to benefit your child, including lessons that now integrate cross-curricular connections.

This new edition of the Grade 3 Cursive Handwriting student workbook has changed to a "portrait" format from the previous "landscape" format.

    The Handwriting without Tears Cursive Handwriting curriculum is a Grade 3 handwriting program designed to be intuitive, engaging, and developmentally progressive. Lessons take approximately 15 minutes per day and cover basic cursive handwriting through a variety of multisensory and writing-based activities.

    Lessons are easy-to-use and include an objective, a lesson introduction, the student workbook page number, QR codes for multimedia elements, reduced-size student pages, and a detailed lesson plan with enrichment, support/ELL notes, and cross-curricular connections at the bottom. The back of the book includes a section with detailed instructions for the multisensory activities.

    This curriculum can be supplemented with the Magic C Bunny, blackboard with double lines, cursive wall cards & cursive alphabet desk strips, regular and narrow double-line notebook paper (all sold-separately).

    This new edition features updated lesson plans with a streamlined lesson design, simplified teaching guidelines, cross-curricular and school-to-home connections, and optional digital augmentation offerings. Students receive more opportunities for writing practice, and seamless teaching that includes modeling, writing, and music.

    173 pages, softcover.

    The online resources referenced throughout are available to homeschoolers; you will be directed to a login page where you'll create a free account. This account provides a 30-day free trial of the full digital experience, which is designed with features for classroom teachers using digital whiteboards. After the trial ends, only the "A Click Away" resources are available, which are all that homeschoolers should need to supplement the program.

        HWT Grade 3 Supplies