Loops and Other Groups

A Kinesthetic Writing System

Complete Kit (2 manuals and 2 booklets)
Mary D. Benbow
  • Grades 2 through 12 (with learning disabilities / developmental delays)
  • Product Code 12531 ( MR #044299 )

Price $90.00

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Help your Grade 2 through high school students who have learning disabilities and developmental delays affecting cursive writing. Letters are taught in groups that share common movement patterns. For example, a, d, g, q, and c can be visualized on a clock face, and are called “Clock Climbers.” Easy-to-remember motor and memory cues help students visualize and verbalize while experiencing the “feel” of the letter.  
Most students can learn formations of all lowercase letters in just 6 weeks. Groups include:
  • Clock Climbers—a, d, g, q, c
  • Kite Strings—i, u, w, t, j, p, r, s, o
  • Loop Group—h, k, b, f, l, e
  • Hills and Valleys—n, m, v, y, x, z
After your students have mastered the lowercase letters, introduce them to capital letters. Groups include:
  • Slim 7 Group—P, R, B, H, K
  • Umbrella Tops and Eggs—C, E, A, O, Q
  • High Hills and Deep Valleys—N, M, U, V, Y
You’ll have two levels of practice sheets. Use Level 1 to teach all students during the first year of handwriting instruction. Level 2 helps students review lowercase letters and focus on the practice of capital letters. Level 1 uses 0.5” divided-line paper and Level 2 uses .375” divided lines.