Literacy for early years teaching resources: Handwriting

Resources and ideas for literacy for early years, handwriting, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Summer Worksheets EYFS/KS1

Summer Worksheets EYFS/KS1

A fun filled workbook in colour for EYFS and KS1 themed Summer. A PDF file and a presentation included. Activities included are: rhyming words, initial sound missing, last letter missing, blends sp, sn,sh, writing sentences, odd one out, reading, opposites, drawing activity and brainstorming, writing an acrostic poem. These worksheets can be printed as a complete workbook or individually for differentation.

By teachercellar

The Literacy Collection 3

The Literacy Collection 3

The Literacy Collection 3A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Literacy Collection 4

The Literacy Collection 4

The Literacy Collection 4A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

Phonics Worksheets

Phonics Worksheets

These 3 tiered differentiated phonics worksheets address all the digraphs and trigraphs of sounds taught to the end of Stage 1. Notebooks for Set 3 and 4 are also provided. Please see the description of the individual resources for the digraphs and trigraphs covered.

By martinesmith81

A4 paper

A4 paper

Over 40 black and white sketches and 28 coloring pages of same enlarged for coloring in and decorating as seen fit. 12 pages of lined writing paper and 7 pages of shape-lined paper all with a Summer theme. 5 pages of three part zig-zag books (to be halved and folded into thirds) and 6 pages of four part zig-zag books (to be halved and folded into quarters) .... all with a Summer theme.

By butterbeans65

handwriting pack

handwriting pack

64 pages of handwriting practice worksheets which also promote reading as they develop, from overwriting, copying, completing lines, patterns and shapes to high frequency words CVC, CVCC and sentence structure in order of skill development all with learning objectives, space for teacher comments

By kathryn372

Superheroes Pencil Control, Superhero Fine Motor Skills Mazes

Superheroes Pencil Control, Superhero Fine Motor Skills Mazes

Superheroes Pencil Control, Superhero Fine Skills MazesSimple, fun Superhero Maze worksheets that encourage children to practise their fine motor skills and pencil control. Follow the maze with your pencil to help the Superhero1 PDF file with 8 mazes - perfect for a table top activity

By MissPepperPot

Alphabet and Numbers in New Zealand font – ‘Roll and Write’ Activity

Alphabet and Numbers in New Zealand font – ‘Roll and Write’ Activity

A fun activity to reinforce letter and number formation.The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter/number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. Students roll a dice, look on the sheet and write the letter/number that corresponds to the number on the dice.Various templates are available to allow you to differentiate the activity for your students.Included: ♦ Lower case letters (a-z) – 5 pages♦ Upper case letters (A-Z) – 5 pages♦ Lower and upper case letters (Aa-Zz) – 5 pages♦ Numbers (0-10) – 2 pages3 Different Formats: ♦ Trace all♦ Trace 2 and write 3 ♦ Write allYour students can write on the sheets, or you can laminate them and have it as a ‘write and wipe’ activity.Great for early finishers, literacy station, etc…* Four of the vowels (a,e,i,u) appear twice in each set. This was done simply because there are 30 spaces and only 26 letters of the alphabet.* The number zero (0) also appears twice in the set of number sheets as there are 12 spaces and 11 numbers are used (0-10)© Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

At the Beach Differentiated Writing Prompts and Seaside/Beach Word Mats for EYFS/KS1

At the Beach Differentiated Writing Prompts and Seaside/Beach Word Mats for EYFS/KS1

Resource TitleAt the Beach Differentiated Writing Prompts and Word MatsAge/Year GroupEarly Years and Key Stage 1Total Pages in download❤ 13File TypePDFResource Content❂ Over 40 Writing Prompts/Story Starters/Titles and Words (differentiated). ❂ Laminate for long term durability and use year after year! These writing prompts look great in beach buckets on tables! Please note- two words mats are included in colour (differentiated). Check the preview!Reviews and feedback are appreciated, I value all but as we tell our students, try to be constructive! @ pollypuddleduck@gmail.comPrinting Tip: This educational resource has been designed for printing on A4 size paper. If you are printing on a different size, select ‘shrink’ or ‘print to fit page’ (or similar option) in order for the contents to fit correctly. TOUPurchase of this resource entitles YOU, the buyer, the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use ONLY. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from Polly Puddleduck. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under the copyright of Polly Puddleduck even when edited. Posting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Polly Puddleduck ©2017

By PollyPuddleduck

How To Writing Activities and Templates BILINGUAL English and Spanish

How To Writing Activities and Templates BILINGUAL English and Spanish

✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✏ This is a bundle of differentiated writing templates and prompts for how to / procedural writing that are great for primary grades. The prompts and templates are featured in English and Spanish that my teaching partners and I have used in our English and dual language / dual immersion / bilingual classrooms.This resource includes:☞ Differentiated templates. ✔☛ 7 different prompts in each language✔☞ English templates and prompts ✔☛ Spanish templates and prompts ✔☞ Great for bilingual classrooms ✔If you enjoy this resource, please review it! This will help me make more resources. If you have any questions, I will reply within 24 hours.✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭Connect with me:✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭Copyright (c) Josh Rageth at TES. All rights reserved by author. This file is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be displayed or distributed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use only.✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭

By rageth

Learning Activities - (AUS) - How to Deal with Emergencies, Bullying and Stranger Danger - '000'

Learning Activities - (AUS) - How to Deal with Emergencies, Bullying and Stranger Danger - '000'

A Learning Activities set which helps to teach young children the basic life skills needed to deal with emergencies, bullying and stranger ‘danger’ – (instead of being helpless or the victim). The purpose of this set is to provide parents, carers and teachers with additional resources to help reinforce what they may already be teaching or have already taught, separate to the (3) Sue Series eBooks. Now you can give children a better chance of remembering how to be aware and act, when faced with a difficult or dangerous situation. Print selected curriculum-friendly activity pages and check lists to use at home or for a whole class. Laminate selected pages for durability and use markers and wipe clean, or use individual pages to create flash cards, posters or reminders – (105 pages).The worksheets help children to remember how to recognise an emergency; who the people are who will help them; how to recognise a ‘zero’; how many ‘zeros’ they need to press; how many ‘three’ is; their name, address and phone number; what it really means to be brave, smart and strong – and to be ‘BIG’; and helps them to remember the three important questions they need to answer so they know whether to take action and get the help, (by using the special numbers: 0-0-0).These worksheets help to reinforce with children to know when there is or is not a bullying situation; the signs that someone is being bullied or is a bully; what can happen to a child being bullied (or who is a bully); the reasons why it is important to tell someone about a bullying incident and tell on someone who is bullying; to remember that bullying can happen anywhere; and what to do when someone else is being bullied. These activities also help to install in children how to recognise ‘stranger danger’ and steps for taking action. Children can learn and remember who they are allowed to be with and where they are allowed to go; what to say and not say to a ‘stranger’; what to do to get away from a 'stranger'; who can help if a ‘stranger’ approaches them; and the importance of the special number: ‘000’ (Triple Zero). They also learn how to know if someone else is involved a 'stranger danger' situation and the steps that should be taken to help that person. Select individual pages to meet different learning needs by choosing what area to work on, i.e.: children can work with shapes and colours while they learn about the roles of special people in our communities. Other curriculum related areas are: Letters and numbers, spelling and vocabulary, shapes and colours, writing and drawing, sorting and matching, community and social responsibilities, education, safety and well-being, drama and self-expression. Helping Little Kids be BIG – by Teaching Children to be Brave, Smart and Strong!

By sueseries

Learning Activities - (NZ) - How to Deal with Emergencies, Bullying and Stranger Danger - '111'

Learning Activities - (NZ) - How to Deal with Emergencies, Bullying and Stranger Danger - '111'

A Learning Activities set which helps to teach young children the basic life skills needed to deal with emergencies, bullying and stranger ‘danger’ – (instead of being helpless or the victim). The purpose of this set is to provide parents, carers and teachers with additional resources to help reinforce what they may already be teaching or have already taught, separate to the (3) Sue Series eBooks. Now you can give children a better chance of remembering how to be aware and act, when faced with a difficult or dangerous situation. Print selected curriculum-friendly activity pages and check lists to use at home or for a whole class. Laminate selected pages for durability and use markers and wipe clean, or use individual pages to create flash cards, posters or reminders – (105 pages).The worksheets help children to remember how to recognise an emergency; who the people are who will help them; how to recognise a ‘one’; how many ‘ones’ they need to press; how many ‘three’ is; their name, address and phone number; what it really means to be brave, smart and strong – and to be ‘BIG’; and helps them to remember the three important questions they need to answer so they know whether to take action and get the help, (by using the special numbers: 1-1-1).These worksheets help to reinforce with children to know when there is or is not a bullying situation; the signs that someone is being bullied or is a bully; what can happen to a child being bullied (or who is a bully); the reasons why it is important to tell someone about a bullying incident and tell on someone who is bullying; to remember that bullying can happen anywhere; and what to do when someone else is being bullied. These activities also help to install in children how to recognise ‘stranger danger’ and steps for taking action. Children can learn and remember who they are allowed to be with and where they are allowed to go; what to say and not say to a ‘stranger’; what to do to get away from a 'stranger'; who can help if a ‘stranger’ approaches them; and the importance of the special number: ‘111’ (One-One-One). They also learn how to know if someone else is involved a 'stranger danger' situation and the steps that should be taken to help that person. Select individual pages to meet different learning needs by choosing what area to work on, i.e.: children can work with shapes and colours while they learn about the roles of special people in our communities. Other curriculum related areas are: Letters and numbers, spelling and vocabulary, shapes and colours, writing and drawing, sorting and matching, community and social responsibilities, education, safety and well-being, drama and self-expression. Helping Little Kids be BIG – by Teaching Children to be Brave, Smart and Strong!

By sueseries

Learning Activities - (UK) - How to Deal with Emergencies, Bullying and Stranger Danger - '999'

Learning Activities - (UK) - How to Deal with Emergencies, Bullying and Stranger Danger - '999'

A Learning Activities set which helps to teach young children the basic life skills needed to deal with emergencies, bullying and stranger ‘danger’ – (instead of being helpless or the victim). The purpose of this set is to provide parents, carers and teachers with additional resources to help reinforce what they may already be teaching or have already taught, separate to the (3) Sue Series eBooks. Now you can give children a better chance of remembering how to be aware and act, when faced with a difficult or dangerous situation. Print selected curriculum-friendly activity pages and check lists to use at home or for a whole class. Laminate selected pages for durability and use markers and wipe clean, or use individual pages to create flash cards, posters or reminders – (105 pages).The worksheets help children to remember how to recognise an emergency; who the people are who will help them; how to recognise a ‘nine’; how many ‘nines’ they need to press; how many ‘three’ is; their name, address and phone number; what it really means to be brave, smart and strong – and to be ‘BIG’; and helps them to remember the three important questions they need to answer so they know whether to take action and get the help, (by using the special numbers: 9-9-9).These worksheets help to reinforce with children to know when there is or is not a bullying situation; the signs that someone is being bullied or is a bully; what can happen to a child being bullied (or who is a bully); the reasons why it is important to tell someone about a bullying incident and tell on someone who is bullying; to remember that bullying can happen anywhere; and what to do when someone else is being bullied. These activities also help to install in children how to recognise ‘stranger danger’ and steps for taking action. Children can learn and remember who they are allowed to be with and where they are allowed to go; what to say and not say to a ‘stranger’; what to do to get away from a 'stranger'; who can help if a ‘stranger’ approaches them; and the importance of the special number: ‘999’ (Nine-Nine-Nine). They also learn how to know if someone else is involved a 'stranger danger' situation and the steps that should be taken to help that person. Select individual pages to meet different learning needs by choosing what area to work on, i.e.: children can work with shapes and colours while they learn about the roles of special people in our communities. Other curriculum related areas are: Letters and numbers, spelling and vocabulary, shapes and colours, writing and drawing, sorting and matching, community and social responsibilities, education, safety and well-being, drama and self-expression. Helping Little Kids be BIG – by Teaching Children to be Brave, Smart and Strong!

By sueseries

Phase two HFW and tricky words sheets

Phase two HFW and tricky words sheets

Sheets encourage children to read the word, learn the shape through colouring, trace the word, copy the word and to write a sentence to demonstrate understanding. Instructions for each activity supported by picture symbol.

By zvlovegrove

Numbers to Know - (NZ) - How to Teach Children to Deal with Emergencies - Refers to '111'

Numbers to Know - (NZ) - How to Teach Children to Deal with Emergencies - Refers to '111'

Teach young children how to make the special ‘111’ (One-One-One) call for help, confidently, if faced with an emergency, using a fun and simple (3)-step process. This curriculum-friendly printable file helps to enhance the learning-to-read and decision-making process, and to reinforce the lessons taught throughout the set through repetition, revision and completing the easy-to-follow stages which help to develop a more confident, prepared and capable child – (78 pages).Step One – Story Time: When Sue's adventure has been read, children have listened to a story at their level which introduces them to the topic, helps them to become familiar with the lessons in the story, demonstrates and teaches them in a fun and simple way the basic steps to knowing how to recognise and deal with an emergency and that they really can be ‘BIG’. Children learn about the importance of knowing when and how to correctly use the numbers: 1-1-1 and how to be brave, smart and strong – like Sue in the story! Step Two – Teaching Guide: The corresponding Teaching Guide has preparation guidelines to follow so adults know and understand what they teach from the detailed information which helps to prepare children prior to completing the Practical Exercises and Play-acting. Included are instructions for the Practical Exercises and Play-acting which enable children to deal with emergencies, automatically and confidently. Follow the preparation guidelines and instructions to teach children and know what to do as you teach, then work through the exercises to reinforce what has already been taught. Use the Check List to check off each step a child should remember so you are certain that each child can correctly use the numbers: 1-1-1 (one-one-one). Step Three – Learning Activities: The Learning Activities further reinforce what has been taught from the previous steps and help children to remember how to recognise an emergency; who will help them; how to recognise a ‘one’; how many ‘ones’ they must press; how many ‘three’ is; their name, address and phone number; what it really means to be brave, smart and strong – and to be ‘BIG’; and to remember the (3) important questions they need to answer to help them know whether to act.Select pages to meet different learning needs by choosing an area to work on, i.e.: children can work with shapes and colours while they learn the roles of special people in our communities. Print, laminate and use as durable worksheets with wipe-able markers for a class or individual child, and as personalised Brave Smart and Strong Awards to present to those children, who successfully complete the three vital steps.Helping Little Kids be BIG - by Teaching Children to be Brave, Smart and Strong!

By sueseries

Summer Tracing (Fine Motor and Vocabulary Development)

Summer Tracing (Fine Motor and Vocabulary Development)

This product was designed for students to practise their fine motor skills and prepare them for writing.It has been created with a summer theme, where a summer character needs to reach a desired item. The student then uses their crayon to follow the path until they reach the item.For extra practice, we first use a non-writing tool to follow the path before using a crayon.This product is in colour and black line. A front cover has also been included to create a little booklet. I would suggest laminating the colour version in order to make it reusable. Students can then use a dry erase marker to follow the paths. A key ring can be used to group them together into a fun centre activity.You can read how we use ours here.Should you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.comHappy teaching!Margaux

By margauxlangenhoven

Spring Tracing (Fine Motor and Vocabulary Development)

Spring Tracing (Fine Motor and Vocabulary Development)

This product was designed for students to practise their fine motor skills and prepare them for writing.It has been created with a spring theme, where a spring character needs to reach a desired item. The student then uses their crayon to follow the path until they reach the item.For extra practice, we first use a non-writing tool to follow the path before using a crayon.This product is in colour and black line. A front cover has also been included to create a little booklet. I would suggest laminating the colour version in order to make it reusable. Students can then use a dry erase marker to follow the paths. A key ring can be used to group them together into a fun centre activity.Color vocabulary cards have also been included. The words are from the tracing cards. Each card contains the word in solid print, one to trace, a space for the student to write the word on their own and a picture. These can also be laminated and bound with a ring and used with a dry wipe marker as a center activity.You can read how we use ours here.Should you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.comHappy teaching!Margaux

By margauxlangenhoven

Autumn Tracing (Fine Motor Development)

Autumn Tracing (Fine Motor Development)

This product was designed for students to practise their fine motor skills and prepare them for writing.It has been created with an autumn/fall theme, where an autumn character needs to reach a desired item. The student then uses their crayon to follow the path until they reach the item.For extra practice, we first use a non-writing tool to follow the path before using a crayon.This product is in colour and black line. A front cover has also been included to create a little booklet. I would suggest laminating the colour version in order to make it reusable. Students can then use a dry erase marker to follow the paths. A key ring can be used to group them together into a fun centre activity.Should you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.comHappy teaching!Margaux

By margauxlangenhoven

Reptiles Themed Pack

Reptiles Themed Pack

This pack includes banners, cut-out borders, alphabet and numbers, sets of lined papers and pageborders. You can set a writing activity on how crocodiles, snakes, lizards, tortoises and turtles are similar or different, their food and environment and their life cycle. Photos that I took are also included to discuss in the class individually or in groups.

By jinkydabon

The Mystery Collection - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery ThemeA collection of creative and descriptive mystery lessons and resources. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/mountain-peak-mountain-range-1462655/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Mystery Collection 3 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection 3 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection 3 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery ThemeA collection of exciting creative and descriptive mystery lessons and resources. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/mountain-peak-mountain-range-1462655/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Mystery Collection 2 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection 2 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection 2 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery ThemeA collection of exciting creative and descriptive mystery lessons and resources. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/mountain-peak-mountain-range-1462655/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Mystery Collection 5 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection 5 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection 5 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery ThemeA collection of exciting creative and descriptive mystery lessons and resources. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/mountain-peak-mountain-range-1462655/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Horror and Comedy Collection 4

The Horror and Comedy Collection 4

The Horror and Comedy Collection 4A collection of exciting horror and comedy complete lessons and resources. Fantastic value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image:)

By EngageinEnglish

The Horror and Comedy Collection 5

The Horror and Comedy Collection 5

The Horror and Comedy Collection 5A collection of exciting horror and comedy complete lessons and resources. Fantastic value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image:)

By EngageinEnglish

The Hauntings - A Collection of Ghost Lessons

The Hauntings - A Collection of Ghost Lessons

The Hauntings - A Collection of Ghost LessonsA collection of exciting creative and descriptive haunting lessons, kids will love. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/ghosts-gespenter-spooky-horror-572038/)

By EngageinEnglish

ABC DOT PAINTING WORKSHEETS

ABC DOT PAINTING WORKSHEETS

This is a pdf download of 26 dot painting activities, each worksheethas the letter in uppercase and lowercase, and a picture of somethingthat starts with that letter.Use a little paint and let those little fingers have a bit of fun.A fun way to practice the letters of the alphabet.Thanks for stopping by!

By paulinarl06