Handwriting: Grade 1 (©2020) from Zaner-Bloser


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Zaner-Bloser Handwriting© 2020 features a host of new opportunities for students to shine as writers, composers, and thinkers. Updates to the program make our instruction more inclusive with additional hands-on application. Handwriting: Grade 1 is an introduction to manuscript handwriting.

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Although good handwriting may seem like a minor issue, research shows that handwriting instruction and handwriting skill impact students’ overall literacy development, and early fine motor writing skills predict later academic achievement. Zaner-Bloser Handwriting is a complete program that can be taught in as little as 15 minutes a day.

  • It uses academic language and modeling with fewer, more specific stroke descriptions than other programs.
  • Zaner-Bloser Handwriting teaches a vertical manuscript alphabet that approximates the letterforms most widely used in environmental print, unlike other  programs’ alphabets, to better promote literacy development.
  • Zaner-Bloser Handwriting meets the needs of all students by teaching in the correct developmental sequence and allowing for differentiation, based on learning style, language acquisition, and motor development.

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting: Grade 1 offers:

  • Easy step-by-step instruction
  • Self-evaluation
  • Meaningful practice and application
  • Colorful, fun activities
  • Letter models with arrows to show stroke sequence
  • Green starting dots that show students where initial strokes begin
  • Space to practice writing letters, words, and sentences directly beneath models that both left- and right-handed students can easily see
  • Stop-and-check signs to remind students to self-evaluate their letters
  • Stroke descriptions to guide letter formation at home

The Review page in each section gives students another opportunity to practice, review, and develop automaticity. The Application page at the end of every section provides writing practice that connects to other curricular areas.

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1 review for Handwriting: Grade 1 (©2020) from Zaner-Bloser

  1. Darlene Sanderson

    This consumable workbook is bright and colorful. It teaches the student correct pencil grip and correct formation of both letters and numbers. The publisher includes easy step-by-step instruction and self-evaluation. The workbook provides meaningful practice and application. It engages students with colorful, fun activities.

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Strong communication skills make a world of difference. And with explicit handwriting instruction, your students can become more effective communicators. It is proven that better handwriting skills lead to better literacy skills—and better literacy skills lead to more effective communication. That's where Zaner-Bloser Handwriting comes in.

What Does Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Provide?

Developmentally appropriate handwriting instruction, delivered in a consistent, ongoing manner, is a critical component of overall literacy development. With Zaner-Bloser Handwriting, you will support early reading and writing development through print awareness and improved letter recognition, strengthen students’ ability to self-regulate, encourage ongoing literacy growth to improve written communications, and reduce the need for handwriting-related intervention.

Skills Beyond Handwriting

With Zaner-Bloser Handwriting, you will provide your students with a vital literacy skill. What's more, you'll develop your students' ability and confidence to write in any situation—from the highly personal to the very public. Whether your students are writing a simple thank-you letter, taking notes in class, or composing an essay on the computer, together we'll be shaping effective communicators for today's world.

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