This grade 1 D'nealian Handwriting teacher's edition accompanies the Grade 1 D'Nealian Student Workbook which is sold separately. Lesson plans surround reduced-size student pages. Each set of teacher notes include objectives, teaching notes, follow-up, and activities. Tips on handwriting positions, instructions on how to form each letter, a scope and sequence, and blackline masters are also included.
86 pages, indexed plus blackline masters. Spiralbound. Soft frontcover, hard backcover.
D'nealian Handwriting is known as the original continuous stroke handwriting program. The D'nealian method aims to make the transition from manuscript to cursive easier by adding a slant to the manuscript print and more similarity in the letter strokes between manuscript and cursive, and with less flourishes in general. It is based on a few simple connecting strokes, or tails, that children then use to transition into cursive writing. Manuscript print letters are learned with tails and written at a slight slant, so the change to cursive is simple; all you need to do is connect the "tails".
This series is an updated version of the classic. The Kindergarten book includes a section on correct sitting position and starts with readiness skills. Letters are first finger-traced, then copied. Numbers, lowercase letters, and uppercase letters (in that order) are introduced and practiced. Books progress sequentially through letter formation, word formation, and then sentence formation with special writing projects included (for instance, ordinal numbers, timed writing, addresses, postcards, and calligraphy in the Grade 6 book). Lessons typically include a review of letter formation, practice, review, evaluation, and editing. All of the grade level work texts are consumable and in full color.
Product Name: D'Nealian Handwriting Grade 1 Teacher Edition 2008
Publisher: Scott Foresman - Pearson Education