Grade Level K 1 2 3 HANDWRITING
with Integrated Language Arts
Consistent letter formation guidelines and teacher modeling
guide children in developing fluent, legible handwriting.
Children who struggle with handwriting often avoid writing. They may be viewed
as unable to express themselves in writing when the issue is actually a lack of
fluency and competence in the formation of letters. And as with reading, their writing
development suffers from this avoidance. The Benson Handwriting program
includes everything you need to develop fluent and legible student handwriting.
About Benson Handwriting: Clear, Consistent Formation Descriptions
Letters and numbers are taught as a sequence
Since 1917, Benson of strokes. Strokes complement and reinforce the
directionality of reading—top-to-bottom and left-to-right.
have been used by
countless teachers Letters Introduced Based on Formation
and students. The letters are organized and introduced based on similar strokes used in their formation,
Mind Resources beginning with letters formed using vertical and horizontal lines.
is proud to present
Manuscript Letter Formation That Transfers to Cursive Letter Formation
this completely new
edition updated for
Many letters are continuous stroke similar to the formation of cursive letters, making the
today’s classroom. transfer to cursive seamless.
Appropriately-Sized Writing Lines with Color Guidelines
Colored guidelines help children know where to begin their letters and understand the
relative size and position of the letters.
Self-assessment prompts ask children to review and evaluate their work. Letter-specific
criteria are offered to help children analyze all aspects of their letter formation.
TEACHER MODELING AND INSTRUCTION
Handwriting instruction follows the principles of guided practice. The teacher models the
formation of the letter while verbalizing the formation directions. Children have auditory
and kinesthetic opportunities to practice letter formation before putting pencils to paper.
Their first experience involves tracing appropriately sized and positioned letters.
INTEGRATED LANGUAGE ARTS SKILLS
Grade-appropriate language arts skills are integrated to provide relevant practice.
Language arts standards for the skills covered are listed in the teacher edition.
Practice Masters Student Book
• Lesson-specific masters • Clear, consistent guidelines for letter formation
provide added practice • Integrated language arts skills for relevant practice
• Reproducible letter forms
offer kinesthetic reinforcement Teacher Editions
• A three-step presentation—Present, Practice, and Proceed
• Detailed formation directions for the capital and lowercase
forms of the letter for the teacher to verbalize while modeling
• Letter-specific suggestions for children having difficulty,
including those for kinesthetic learners
• Letter-specific evaluation statements.
Desk Strips 5cm x 46cm (2” x 18”) strips
• Activities to reinforce and extend the grade-appropriate
Removable, self-adhesive desk strips provide letter models
language arts focus of the lesson.
and formation guidelines for every student. 35 strips per roll.
STUDENT TEACHER PRACTICE
BOOK EDITION MASTERS
DESK WALL $11.95 $99.95 $74.95
STRIPS POSTERS Kindergarten (manuscript) MR# 052081 052082 052083
Manuscript MR# 052483 052485 Grade 1 (manuscript) MR# 052084 052085 052086
Cursive MR# 052484 052486 Grade 2 (manuscript) MR# 052087 052088 052089
Grade 2 (manuscript and
Wall Posters 20cm x 56cm (8” x 22”) sections
beginning cursive) MR# 052090 052091 052092
Sectional wall posters feature capital and lowercase
Grade 3 (cursive) MR# 052093 052094 052095
letters with formation arrows and numbers.
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HANDWRITING Grade Level K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This raised line stimulates proprioceptive feedback—the writer can
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The 8½” x 11” bright white paper comes in a narrow and wide rule.
The wide-rule paper has a dashed line between each raised line,
to be used as a guide for letter formation.
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Practical Guide to Handwriting
Like other skills, handwriting must be taught and practiced if it is to be useful for a child or adult.
In special education or rehabilitation settings, it is sometimes difﬁcult to ﬁnd time for either handwriting
instruction or practice because there are so many other areas that may need attention.
The purpose of the Practical Guide to Handwriting is to give professionals an instructional resource that
can be used with a wide variety of children or adults with disabilities and that will enable the learner to
write ﬂuently (legibly and with ease). Guidelines in each book help the practitioner decide which pages
should be used with those who have various learning characteristics.
Each book is 8½” x 11”, softcover, 80pp, reproducible.
MR #047188 Practical Guide to Handwriting—Manuscript $ 23.95
MR #047189 Practical Guide to Handwriting—Cursive 23.95
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