Handwriting Heroes digital download is a highly effective, and easy to implement program for learning how to write lower case letters accurately and fluently. This powerful teaching tool is designed to accelerate handwriting instruction. This handwriting program includes everything you need for consistent handwriting instruction for lower case letters.
Created by: Cheryl Bregman, OTR
Handwriting Heroes Program for One Therapist, Teacher or Parent Use license: $29.95
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DETAILS (169 pages total):
Letters are sorted into five groups based on their first stroke: skydivers, cannon pops, bouncers, skiers and surfers. Teaching the letters by their first stroke provides an easy way of remembering the letters and reinforces motor learning. Animations, stories, action words, and songs are used to engage all the child’s senses.
The Handwriting Heroes eBook (49 pages):
– a full-page poster illustrating all five letter groups
– a guide for proper positioning
– a teacher’s guide
– lyrics for the five group songs
– 26 individual letter worksheets
– five summary worksheets
– one review worksheet
– an action word summary sheet
– a certificate of completion
Laminate or place the worksheets in a dry-erase pocket for endless, carefree practice.
Handwriting Heroes Wall Cards (26 pages) – These 26 colorful, full-page lower case letter drawings explain WHY the letters are formed the way that they are. They can be used in a multitude of ways such as displaying in your classroom, finger tracing and play dough mats.
Handwriting Heroes Poster (1 page) Full-page poster showing all the Handwriting Heroes and their letters.
Handwriting Heroes Letter Cards (9 pages) – This packet contains activities for practicing handwriting skills using word building and letter games. It includes:
– 32 double-sided letter cards: One side the cards has a starting dot and a bold letter printed in light grey. The other side only has the starting dot. When creating words the student can trace the letters, then flip the cards over and write them. Great for motor memory and fine motor skills!
– 4 word grids
– 4 large letter boxes
– 5 activity ideas
Alphabet Desk Strips (1 page) Place these lower case letter strips on the student’s desk for easy reference.
“Line Picker” Assessment Tool and Three-Lined Writing Paper (20 pages) Lined paper provides students with key information on where to start and end their letters. As students develop a more refined pencil grasp, their letters get smaller in size. It is important to match the students’ letter size to the width of the line. Writing lines that are too wide cause students to “draw” their letters in order to fit the lines. This results in slower, less automatic letter formation. The “Line Picker” Assessment Tool allows one to quickly assess which line width is right for each student. This packet also contains three-lined writing paper in three widths (small, medium and large), in portrait and landscape, in three design layouts: 1) full page of writing lines, 2) name line, drawing frame and two writing lines and 3) drawing frame and three writing lines.
Handwriting Heroes Finger Puppets (1 page) This printable contains five adorable finger puppets to make and use when finger tracing the Handwriting Heroes letters. Using large arm movements when air-writing or finger tracing involves multiple sensory receptors which facilitates kinesthetic learning.
Handwriting Heroes Crowns (18 pages) Crown your handwriting heroes for a job well done! Kids love wearing their crowns once they have mastered a letter group, or when they have demonstrated their best effort. There are 3 crown designs to choose from, with the following images: skydiver, bouncer, cannon pop, skier, surfer and the Handwriting Heroes logo.
Handwriting Heroes Activity Cards (44 pages) Includes a full-page poster illustrating all five letter groups, a user guide, lyrics for the five group songs, 26 full-page lowercase letters and 5 letter “backdrops” for making the letters without a model. Laminate or place the activity cards in a dry-erase pocket for use with various sensory and tactile materials to practice forming the letters.
HOW TO OPEN A ZIP FILE:
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Right-click on the unopened ZIP folder.
Choose “Extract All”.
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Watch Handwriting Heroes letter formation.
Watch Handwriting Heroes Overview
Here is more information on the Handwriting Heroes App (affiliate link) to compliment the handwriting program.