PRODUCT FACT SHEET e Mo Fin ment ® r D e v el stage The Mead ® Writing Fundamentals products are designed to guide parents on how best to introduce and facilitate fundamental writing skills for young learners. Divided into four stages based on the developmental level of the child, these tools progressively build upon one another as children master the skills necessary for writing success. The use of color to aid focus and increase retention, helpful reminders for proper hand placement, and clever cues for paper stabilization are carried throughout the line. • Path Quest™ Here’s a fun and rewarding way to introduce the visual and eye-hand coordination tasks necessary for successful reading, writing, math and organizational skills. The child starts by choosing a “quest” — sea, space, jungle or the arctic — and then an adventure, including picture searches and associations, connection games, mazes and more. • Snip-It™ This booklet of snipping and cutting activities not only helps children master the use of scissors, but results in colorful, creative art projects with little mess. Easy-to-follow cut lines on colored paper make snips go quickly. Projects get progressively more challenging by adding shapes to pictures and then following a model. • Connect with Color™ A collection of dot-to-dot activities is used to encourage pre-writing skills, including pencil control, visual motor control, sequencing and multi-step task completion. The patent-pending color sequence, rather than the traditional letter or number dot-to-dots, allows for use among younger children who have developed color and shape recognition. op Writing Fundamentals by Mead to Stage 1 – Fine Motor Development Pre-K – 1st Grade The offerings in this stage help children begin exploring tasks that require eye-hand coordination and ﬁne motor development to lay the groundwork for pre-writing skills. • Shape Builders™ Stencil Kit Designed to teach children pre-writing shapes to reinforce capital letter formation, the book’s guided activities use enclosed stencils to construct simple pictures. The wirebound kit includes a stencil with non-skid stabilization pads and soft stabilization pads with cues for where to hold it, as well as a resealable storage pouch. • Shape Builders™ Learn to Draw By following simple, numbered steps, children can practice forming pre-writing shapes while learning the proper pencil control and sequencing needed for letter, word and sentence formation. Each activity includes a numbered step-by-step illustration, along with sections to trace the drawing, draw it and color it independently. • Color Bound™ The childhood milestone of coloring inside the lines is a big step toward the pencil control and dynamic finger movements needed for writing. This unique coloring book provides children with raised boundaries to provide tactile feedback and help them stay within the lines. • Dry Erase Activity Board – (Stages 1, 2, 3) This activity board includes three double-sized, activity-driven dry erase boards spiral bound together for easy storage. Activities include capital and lowercase letter formation, number development, shape formation, simple addition and a draw-and-write space to spark creative writing and illustration. n Let t For ma tio Writing Fundamentals by Mead er ® stage Stage 2 – Letter Formation Pre-K – 1st Grade The Stage 2 products are designed for use in developmental sequence to teach children the motor patterns necessary for forming capital and lowercase letters, while learning to properly place letters on lined paper. • CAPITAL Letter Stories™ Featuring alphabox paper, which facilitates proper letter size and formation and avoids reversals, the activity book uses color and directional cues to help children learn the proper movements. Letters are grouped based on like motor patterns and developmental progression, with themed stories providing fun verbal instructions. • 4-in-1 Learn to Letter with Guidelines™ This workbook features four sections that build upon one another. Debossed capital and lowercase letter pages offer kids numbered steps and See & Feel™ grooves to master printing. A raised ruling section helps students learn to stay inside the lines. Finally, the plain primary ruled pages feature bold lines for accurate letter placement. • lowercase Letter Stories™ Lowercase letter formation, alignment and the beginning formation of words and simple sentences are taught in this fun and rewarding workbook. Speciﬁc patterns for each letter are reinforced by grouping developmental concepts with a unifying theme. Colorful sky-grass-dirt paper uses color to reinforce proper alignment. Each letter has four lines for multiple practice attempts. Children are encouraged to practice letters within the group and complete the certiﬁcate page once they have mastered each section. • Number Stories This workbook helps teach proper number formation and early math skills with colored steps and directional cues to reinforce speciﬁc patterns for each number. Multisensory “everyday” math techniques and fun story cues are used throughout the book. • Write-On, Wipe-Off Lowercase Letters OR CAPITAL Letters For use with dry erase markers and erasable crayons, these reusable workbooks offer a fun and rewarding way to practice lowercase letter formation on primary paper. Kids learn best from ongoing practice. Speciﬁc patterns for each letter are reinforced with pictures, colored steps and directional cues. • Dry Erase Activity Board (Stages 1, 2, 3) This activity board includes three double-sized, activity-driven dry erase boards spiral bound together for easy storage. Activities include capital and lowercase letter formation, number development, shape formation, simple addition and a draw-and-write space to spark creative writing and illustration. Marker included. g m Pri tin Writing Fundamentals by Mead a r y Wr i ® • Idea Builders™ A fun and rewarding way to introduce early writing skills while reinforcing legible writing, creativity, addition of detail and proper sentence structure. The workbook ﬁrst reviews letter formation and then introduces activities to spark the child’s imagination by connecting ideas, words and letters with a provided word/phrase. • Learn to Letter with Raised Ruling A See & Feel™ primary writing tablet, this product features raised ruling to help students feel where to start and stop. Accurate letter placement is encouraged by the bold, embossed lines that conform to Zaner-Bloser and D’Nealian handwriting methods. Winner of a Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family. • Learn to Letter Tablet The traditional primary writing tablet incorporates narrow line width for optimal pencil control and bold lines for accurate letter placement. stage Stage 3 – Primary Writing K – 2nd Grade Children at this stage have mastered capital and lowercase letter formation, alignment on the lines and use appropriate letter size. The products in this stage are designed to help students master writing words and sentences on traditional primary paper. • Primary Composition This early creative writing tablet offers students the popular format of a composition book with the primary ruling necessary for younger grades. Includes red line cues to help students place letters on the baseline. • Primary Journal Recognizing that students often need to illustrate journal entries, the Primary Journal has a unique format with lined paper on the bottom and a blank space for drawings, diagrams or calculations. An early creative story tablet, the product features primary ruling with red line cues to indicate the baseline. • Dry Erase Activity Board (Stages 1, 2, 3) This activity board includes three double-sized, activity-driven dry erase boards spiral bound together for easy storage. Activities include capital and lowercase letter formation, number development, shape formation, simple addition and a draw-and-write space to spark creative writing and illustration. Marker included. Tr sition ® • Learn to Write with Raised Ruling Another See & Feel™ product, this tablet uses smaller line width for advanced printers and beginning cursive writers. Raised ruling helps students stay inside the lines. • RediSpace® Transitional Notebook Paper Designed to ease the transition from primary paper to wide-rule notebook paper, this unique layout helps increase writing legibility and speed. Proper spacing and letter size are reinforced with the help of spacing lines between each letter. Visual stop-and-go color cues teach students to start on the left side of the page and stay within the margins. Pages are double-sided, three-hole punched and can be easily removed for submitting to teachers or storing in a binder. The spacing lines on the tablet are also great for number alignment for math assignments. stage al Writing Fundamentals by Mead an Stage 4 – Transitional 1st Grade and Up Stage 4 products help children transition from letter formation on primary paper to writing sentences and paragraphs on notebook paper. The products help students tackle obstacles typical at this stage of development, including inconsistent spacing, large letter size and difﬁculty adhering to margins. • RediSpace® Transitional Storybook Paper Incorporating all the unique features of the transitional notebook paper, the storybook paper features blank space at the top of the front side of every page. This area is perfect for illustrating stories, diagramming or outlining, and showing mathematical calculations. The spacing lines on the tablet are also great for number alignment for math assignments. • Write-On, Wipe-Off Cursive Letters For use with dry erase markers and erasable crayons, this reusable workbook offers a fun and rewarding way to practice cursive letter formation on primary paper. Kids learn best from ongoing practice. Speciﬁc patterns for each letter are reinforced with pictures, colored steps and directional cues.
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