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Support Materials for Zaner-Bloser Handwriting

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Multisensory Support Materials

Fine Motor Skills Development Teacher Guide
Promote fine motor skills essential for handwriting with this Teacher Guide by Mary Benbow, occupational therapist. Includes over 25 activities for developing hand skills.

Magnetic Dry-Erase Board & Letters
 CHOKING HAZARD. Not for under 3*
Provide activities for letter recognition, letter sounds, matching, making words, and word families. Child-safe foam magnetic letters; 111/2" x 111/2" board

Pencil Grip
CHOKING HAZARD. Not for under 3 yrs.*
Contoured shape guides fingers to rest naturally
against the pencil to reduce muscle strain and fatigue.
Assorted colors include blue, orange, black, yellow,
green, and red.

Wikki Stix® provide tactile, hands-on learning as children form basic strokes, letters, and numerals. Includes more than 450 waxed yarn sticks in a variety of colors.

Touch and Trace Cards: PreK—3
Molded grooves help children feel each letter and number. Directional arrows teach correct formation. Features Zaner-Bloser’s simplified alphabet and numerals. Includes 31 cards and Teacher Guide. Manuscript cards measure 8" x 5"; cursive cards measure 10" x 5".

Writing Frame holds the pencil at the proper angle and requires writer to use correct hand position. Fits any pencil or pen. Adapts for left- and right-handed writers.

Write-On, Wipe-Off Practice Board: Grades PreK—1
Practice boards have handwriting grid lines for portable handwriting practice. Use with dry-erase markers (not included).
9" x 12", laminated

   

 

Practice Materials

Practice Masters provides more practice for every
letter and skill and offers school-to-home activities
and letters.

Home Handwriting Pack Convenient, affordable foldout includes an alphabet poster, handwriting activities, illustrations of writing positions, and more.

 

Alphabet Models

 
Alphabet Wall Strips
Sectional wall strips for above the board feature uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers. Manuscript/Cursive wall strip now features directional arrows. Each section of wall strip is 22" x 81/2". Total length varies.
Animal Alphabet Cards
From alligators to zebras, our letter cards make learning the ABCs more interesting and fun! Reverse side features facts about the animal, upper- and lowercase letters with directional arrows, and stroke descriptions. 81/2" x 11"
Alphabet Desk Strips
Great reference for students desks and your writing center!
20" x 41/2, laminated
Manuscript/Cursive Cards
Now with directional arrows! Each card displays manuscript on the front and cursive on the back. 6" x 4"
Poster Super Pack The perfect addition to the handwriting classroom. Each poster measures 17" x 22". Includes:
  • Manuscript and Cursive Alphabet posters
  • Keys to Legibility poster (with manuscript on
    one side and cursive on reverse)
  • Handwriting Positions poster (with manuscript
    on one side and cursive on reverse)

Adhesive Desk Strips

Removable self-adhesive strips are a great way to put the entire alphabet on each student’s desk. 18" x 2" each, roll of 35 strips

Alphabet Cards display uppercase letters on one side and lowercase letters on the back. 26 laminated, full-color, 81/2" x 11" cards

Take-Home Alphabet Posters feature the alphabet on one side and a family letter with alphabet games on the back. Available in English and Spanish.

 

 

Handwriting Tools

 

Zaner-Bloser Classic Pen A “fit the fingers” grip provides an
easy, comfortable writing grasp.

 

 
Evaluation Stamp For quick handwriting assessment and self-evaluation. Stamp features Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Keys to Legibility. For use with standard inkpad (not included).

 

Paper

Grade PreK/K
1 1/8" horizontal ruling, red baseline, broken midline, with descender space, 8"x 101/2"

Grade K
3⁄4" horizontal ruling, red baseline, broken midline, with descender space, 8"x 101/2"

 

Grade 1
5⁄8" horizontal ruling, red baseline, broken midline, with descender space, 8"x 101/2"

 

Grade 2
1⁄2" horizontal ruling, red baseline, broken midline, with descender space, 8"x 101/2"

Grade 2
1⁄2" vertical ruling, red baseline, broken midline, with descender space, 8" x 10.5" (horizontal ruling also available)

Grade 3
3⁄8" vertical ruling, red baseline, broken midline, with descender space, 8"x 101/2"

Grade 4
3⁄8" vertical ruling, blue baseline, broken midline, with descender space, 8"x 101/2"

Grades 4 & up
3⁄8" vertical ruling, blue baseline, no midline, with no descender space, 8"x 101/2"

Story Writing Paper Paper has 5⁄8" horizontal rulings, red baselines, and broken midlines on 18"x 12" sheets. Provides ample space for student drawings.
 

 

 

Journals

Writing Journals
These high-quality journals feature Zaner-Bloser rulings appropriate for elementary grades. Spiral-bound, 96 pages.
My ABC Journal
Build emergent literacy as you teach students their ABCs. Each page introduces a letter and provides a literacy activity and a home-involvement activity. 32 unlined pages.
My Story Journals
These journals provide plenty of space for both
text and pictures. 32 pages each.
   

 

 

* WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

 

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