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Kindergarten Handwriting

Kindergarten-friendly handwriting is woven into authentic writing experiences

"Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work" by Nellie Edge is an integrated multisensory approach to teaching handwriting that encourages art,music,sign language, and authentic writing practice.

Begin handwriting practice with close in-the-moment coaching with each child's name. Parents as Partners will accelerate the process. Scroll down to #13 on FAQ-- Kindergarten-friendly Handwriting Matters for FREE DOWNLOAD on Nellie Edge Kindergarten Blog. nellieedge.com/...

Our kindergarten friends at Nellie Edge Seminars loved these small "just right" pencils! They are useful tools the beginning of the year for children who are still developing control of finger muscles. See Pencils for Little Hands from Handwriting without Tears.

A fun app for teaching handwriting. Kids start by tracing and the prompts are gradually faded so that they learn to write, rather than just trace.

The laminated cover of Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting book from Laura Flocker's class protects the self portrait.

Great post about supporting kindergarten writers! This girl has just completed a fluency activity where she practiced writing "heart word" sentences with good handwriting. Documentation is from an action- research project with Nellie Edge and Jaime Corliss.

Talking to Kindergartners about Their Writing

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Kindergarten-friendly handwriting is documented on Nellie Edge's Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy kindergarten blog. nellieedge.com/...

FREE practice page from Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work program by Nellie Edge. www.nellieedge.co...

We begin the year with this familiar song. A copy goes in the children's "I Can Read" Poetry notebook. Find other September poetry under the Free Poetry tab at www.nellieedge.com

Sample pages from “Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work.” by Nellie Edge. Our goal in these short handwriting, phonics, and word work lessons is to help children focus, review handwriting skills, and practice in an authentic context. Notice that each page is unique and includes opportunity for creative thinking and writing.

Scribble Doodle and Draw: use paint baggies to practice printing letters, sight words, spelling words, etc.. so many ways!

Scribble Doodle and Draw: Squeezing in some fun!

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Quick writes build fluency.

READ EXCERPTS FROM RESEARCH: Why kindergarten-friendly handwriting instruction is SO important. nellieedge.com/...

We at nellieedge.com like this information. A pencil grip tip came from the website www.rocksinthedry...: Have a child pinch a half piece of Kleenex between the pinky and ring finger and palm. The other three fingers will naturally grasp a pencil correctly.

Laura Flocker provides explicit, systematic instruction in seeing and drawing like an artist from the first week in school when children are introduced to crayons. Learning how to draw is an important part of a Kindergarten-Friendly approach to handwriting.

teaching left handed kids to write: grasp, stages, positioning - great post!!

teaching left handed kids to write: grasp, stages, positioning

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FREE handwriting practice pages, articles, practical strategies, and research. Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters! is a beautiful blog for kindergarten and special ed teachers, and parents who homeschool. Discover joyful pathways to accelerated literacy...

letter poem

Camp Kindergarten: Pictures, Freebie and What we've been up too!

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting begins with the letter "I" and songs and movement chants. Katie Nelson includes "heart word" and handwriting chants in the children's "I Can Read" notebook. Download the "I" Chant. Under the Free Poetry tab/September, find over 200 free songs, poems, chants, and rhymes for "I Can Read" notebooks.

Our kindergarten friends at Nellie Edge Seminars loved these small "just right" pencils! They are useful tools the beginning of the year for children who are still developing control of finger muscles. See Pencils for Little Hands from Handwriting without Tears.

KINDERGARTNERS LOVE THESE! Secret messages to take home and hide are a motivating reason to produce quality handwriting. Authentic, meaning-centered literacy dramatically increases retention of new information. Who do you say "thank you" to?

Designing Life: Four Fabulous Fine Motor Skill Activities for Preschoolers

In Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting we encourage quality work and differentiate handwriting instruction. It is equally as important to provide a creative challenge for the child who comes into kindergarten already reading and writing as it is to provide a framework that supports the less experienced learner. Build a scaffold of success for ALL children and let your proficient writers soar!