Universal Publishing’s Universal Handwriting provides comprehensive handwriting products for grades K-5. Content is available in print format and includes interactive whiteboard tools (i.e., animations). This review is of print materials only. Instruction emphasizes correct letter formation and the importance of legibility. Teacher resources include corrective strategies to address handwriting problems.
Across grades, lessons use a three-stop process that includes: Model and Discuss, Practice, and Self-Evaluate. In Model, teachers model letter formation or use AlphamationPlus whiteboard animations of letter formations. Discussions center on the strokes used to form letters (e.g., undercurves) and students trace letters in the air or on their paper. During Practice, students complete related activities in their workbooks. Students identify their best work in Self-Evaluate and discuss what they did correctly and where they could improve. [Read more…]
About Universal Publishing*
Since 2001, Universal Publishing has provided educators with materials and resources to help students develop one of the most valuable learning tools they can possess: fluent and functional handwriting.
Universal Publishing’s handwriting programs are written by internationally recognized handwriting instruction expert and master penman Thomas M. Wasylyk. With nearly 40 years of experience in the field of handwriting instruction, Mr. Wasylyk has dedicated his career to helping students learn to write by hand. His mission is to provide educators and students with handwriting programs that are both effective and affordable.
*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Universal Publishing.