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Handwriting Without Tearms

For Teachers

 Handwriting Without Tears® is ideal for educators because it is easy to teach, easy to integrate, and developmentally appropriate. This curriculum helps you make handwriting instruction a successful and rewarding part of your classroom.

Recommended Handwriting Instruction Time

Handwriting Without Tears fits easily into your day. The curriculum is flexible so you can teach handwriting during an allotted time, during language arts time, or even during math lessons when working on number formation. All it takes is 15 minutes a day. Here are some tips for making the most of your teaching time:

  • Spend 5 minutes giving the lesson, then allow for 5-10 minutes of practice. Short practice sessions help children remain excited, alert, and eager for more.
  • Consider starting the day with handwriting instruction so you can incorporate the new lesson with other handwriting practice throughout the day.
  • Teach handwriting every school day to ensure consistency and success. You could use Friday for review without introducing new material.
  • Spend some extra time on practice before moving on if students are struggling with certain letters or lessons.

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Handwriting and RTI

With the HWT curriculum in your classroom, you already have the basis for working in an RtI model.