Have you ever noticed that most students need more practice than the handwriting workbook page affords? Are your students trying to use workbooks without being able to write in them? Are you making copies of workbook pages because the children have difficulty writing in the bound workbook? Are you making copies of workbook pages because you have only one copy of the book? Does your budget prevent you from purchasing a handwriting workbook for each child? Are handwriting lessons delayed or skipped because teachers must create practice materials for the children to use?
Welcome To A New And Better Concept
Peterson has changed the rules of engagement to your advantage. We created electronic workbooks so you can print the pages as needed, and as often as needed, right from your computer using the free Acrobat Reader program. You simply purchase one book (with a license to print) and use it as often as needed to teach and provide practice. Like the Peterson movement-based method, the concept is unique. Revolutionary is probably a much better word. The costly handwriting practice workbook is now obsolete.
The links below will open a review version for examination. Please page through each workbook to assess all of the pages. Look closely. These pages offer some new, research-based features that are not available from other sources, particularly the advanced cursive level. You will not, of course, be able to print pages from the review versions. We do need sales to stay in business. However, this concept is intended to make good handwriting instruction extremely affordable.
An parent or teacher can purchase a copy with an individual license for $19.95. A building license allows all teachers to use the book as needed. You may provide each teacher with a copy of the file or make it available on your server. A building license costs $29.95. Yes, that means that handwriting workbooks for your classrooms will cost less than $30 per level. There is a cost to print the pages, of course. But, it is probably true that you have been paying that cost every year since the copier was invented. Incidentally, the license fee is a one-time charge. You won't have to pay again next year. However, we are planning to offer improved versions and hope you will take advantage of the miniscule cost to keep teachers current as the technology improves.
Take Advantage Of Your Investment In Technology
Can you project your computer screen? Teach handwriting on a Smart Board. Write on the page image as you lead the children through the lesson. It just got a lot easier to plan and teach handwriting lessons. Do you have a Wacom pen tablet? We now offer you software that allows your student to open the PDF Lesson Book, and use the tablet to practice on the pages. "PDF by Hand" brings handwriting practice to your classroom computer.
PDF By Hand software will work with existing PDF Lesson Sheets you may already have. However, the 2010 versions offer enhanced navigation and the software is available with the new e-books already loaded for easy access. There are three bundles available to you. You may choose between print, cursive or a complete bundle which contains all levels. Use this link to learn about the features and benefits of PDF By Hand. The page will open in a new tab or window.
PDF By Hand E-workbook Review Links
You must have Acrobat Reader version 7 or later to open the review copies linked below. You will not be able to print from these review copies. You will be able to print the pages from the e-workbooks you purchase using PDF By Hand or Acrobat Reader. Acrobat Reader is a free program available for download from Adobe. The latest version offers valuable new features that will allow multimedia options in future editions.
PDF By Hand E-Workbooks For Print Writing
Print_Step_1 (65 pages) Click Here
Print_Step_2 (55 pages) Click Here
Print_ Step_3 (Grade 2 Printing Fluently, 31 pages) Click Here
Cursive_Step_1 (Kindergarten Cursive 80 pages) Click Here
This book is designed for those who wish to introduce written language using the cursive alphabet. It provides two types of pages in two sections. LEARN PAGES are designed to be printed for use in finger-tracing activities so the child can learn how to hold the paper, where to start, which way to go and how to move to create each letter. On screen they provide large models for gross-motor, patterning by writing in the air. Our exclusive Color/Rhythm movement models enhance internalization of smooth movement patterns.
PRACTICE PAGES can be printed for use with a pencil or opened in PDF By Hand for practice with a pen tablet. And, if you happen to have a Wacom Pen And Touch tablet, a child can learn to build the letters by writing with the pointer finger! You can delay the pencil-holding challenge until after the letter patterns have been learned. At that point, it will be much easier for the child to learn to hold the pencil properly and avoid grip habits that cause writer's cramp later on.
Cursive_Step 2 (59 pages) Click Here
Cursive_Step_3 (55 pages) Click Here
Cursive_Step_4 (64 pages) Click Here
To review Word Masters for Grade Three (Gross Motor Cursive Practice) (63 pages) Click Here
To review Word Masters for Grades 4 and beyond (adult size and proportion) (74 pages) Click Here
Rand H. Nelson