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Texas State Board of Education Review Panel Recommends Zaner-Bloser Handwriting and Spelling Programs for 2011

September 29, 2010

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting ©2012 and Zaner-Bloser Spelling Connections ©2012
Available for Classroom Use in Fall 2011

Columbus, Ohio-The Texas State Review Panel has recommended the latest handwriting and spelling programs from Zaner-Bloser, the nation's #1 handwriting and spelling publisher, for adoption by the Texas State Board of Education. The recommended programs, Zaner-Bloser Handwriting ©2012 for Grades 1-3 and Spelling Connections ©2012 for Grades 1-6, address the new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills as outlined in Proclamation 2011 and will go into classrooms in fall 2011.

"Zaner-Bloser appreciates the dedication of the Texas State Review Panel to providing Texas students with the most effective, research-based textbooks and materials for systematic instruction in spelling and handwriting," said Robert Page, president of Zaner-Bloser.

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting ©2012 has been updated with simplified alphabets, more practice, integrated interactive whiteboard technology and Spanish components, among other enhancements. The program is available in both print and online formats, though a print format makes the most sense for handwriting practice, and offers a complete teaching package, including:

  • Student books
  • Teacher edition
  • Practice masters
  • Alphabet wall cards
  • Alphabet desk strips
  • Touch-and-trace cards
  • Quality interactive technology
  • Spanish components

Spelling Connections ©2012 has been updated with differentiated word lists, practice and assessment, interactive whiteboard technology, spelling eBooks, and Spanish spelling components, among other enhancements. Available in both print and online formats, this new program offers a complete teaching package, including:

  • Student books
  • Teacher edition
  • Teacher resource book for differentiated instruction
  • Spanish components and spelling support for English Language Learners
  • Standardized test masters in Texas assessment format
  • Quality interactive technology

About Zaner-Bloser

Zaner-Bloser, a division of Highlights for Children with more than 120 years of experience in education, is one of the premier publishers of research-based reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, and handwriting programs. The Zaner-Bloser mission is to create and sell high-quality, dynamic, and appealing educational programs and services. Zaner-Bloser focuses on distinctive programs that inspire all students to become engaged, literate citizens.


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