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Montessori Writing Manual PDF Free!
Set up a sequenced writing area in your Montessori classroom. Manual includes the Prepared Writing Environment, Classroom Samples of Students Work, How To Set Up Tools and Materials, Lessons, Observations From Teachers, and Record Keeping. 60 pages- Free!

"Writing is one of the easiest and most pleasant achievements for children." Dr. Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child

"Writing needs to be taught like any other basic skill with explicit instruction and ample opportunity for practice." Lucy Calkins, The Art of Teaching Writing
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Beautiful Handwriting Teacher Guide
FREE! This guide book is about the child’s journey to becoming a writer. Information on sensitive periods, prehensile grip, dominance, tools, materials and presentations are included. Integrate writing in your classroom with a sequenced approach that builds upon work with the Montessori materials. Each student progresses at their own pace from formation skills to spacing, capitalization and sentence construction. Tracer sheet samples are included for you to use. Work completed by students is also included.
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Calendar Writing 2017-18 School Year Print PDF
Student’s love this work! Calendar Writing August 2017-August 2018. Tracer versions and blank versions are included for each month. Some students love to trace the numbers and color the pictures. Other prefer to use the blank version and either copy a tracer version or just remember how to do it! 27 Pages. Product Image may not be updated. Check out the free sample!
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Continent Map - Print PDF
Discover the features of each continent! Teachers can copy and make 3 part continent nomenclature cards with this work. Students can make continent books and color in the land and water features. Includes vocabulary labels that identify the features. Features include lakes, islands, rivers, peninsulas, mountains, glaciers and dry valleys for the 7 continents. 16 pages
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M-2PF
Cutting and Coloring PDF
These exercises strengthen the hand, build attention and skills, and are loved by most children. Present each work in a lesson with the appropriate tools needed to complete the work. Guide students to choose this work once a day or once a work session. Includes cutting bats, birds, butterflies, dogs, fish, pumpkins, trees and turtles; season cutting strips; coloring and more. 40 pages
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M-25PF
Dolch Sight Words Print PDF
Dolch words are grouped and numbered for Kindergarten (K 1 to K6), First Grade (F1-F22) and Nouns (N1-N26). Students trace the word and copy it. Half page sheets make great little books if folded over. Teachers copy the numbered pages in order. Place them in a basket with card stock dividers that are 5 1/2 inches tall. Write the number of the work sheet at the top. Place the tracer sheets in front of its section. Have half colored sheets of paper at the back of the box for book covers. In my own classroom I observed students make their books and then have a meeting where each read their book - “the, the, to, to, and, and, it, it, etc.” 28 pages
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M23PF
Farm Writing - D'Nealian PDF
Use this writing work as an extension to farm classroom work. Students trace and copy farm animal names, sentences or stories to practice writing on the line and reading. Students can color in the pictures or draw their own. Sentences and stories can be diagrammed with the grammar stamps or symbols. Some students like to put their work in a book. Provide half page sheets of paper for book covers. 20 pages
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Farm Writing - Print PDF
Use this writing work as an extension to farm classroom work. Students trace and copy farm animal names, sentences or stories to practice writing on the line and reading. Students can color in the pictures or draw their own. Sentences and stories can be diagrammed with the grammar stamps or symbols. Some students like to put their work in a book. Provide half page sheets of paper for book covers. 20 pages
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M-15PF
Geography - Print PDF
This reproducible book is used for students to either trace the subjects or copy them. It includes planets, continents, earth-forms, landforms and oceans. Half page sheets and full page maps. Students can make ocean, continent and planet books. 20 pages
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M-3PF
Geography - French Print PDF
This reproducible book is used for students to either trace the subjects or copy them in FRENCH. It includes planets, continents, earth-forms, landforms and oceans. Half page sheets and full page maps. Students can make ocean, continent and planet books. 20 pages
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FM3PF
Greeting Card Writing - Cursive PDF
This book provides exercises in social graces, writing and coloring! Students trace the greeting and color the picture. Inside they write whatever they wish. They can deliver a card to a friend at school or take one home for a family member! Limit the work to one a day! Rotate them with the season or time of year. Leave birthday and thank you out year round. Includes Friendship, Birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Peace, Hanukkah, Winter, Chinese New Year, Valentines Day, Spring, Earth day, Mother’s Day, Thank You and more. 24 PAGES
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M4CF
Greeting Card Writing - Print PDF
This book provides exercises in social graces, writing and coloring! Students trace the greeting and color the picture. Inside they write whatever they wish. They can deliver a card to a friend at school or take one home for a family member! Limit the work to one a day! Rotate them with the season or time of year. Leave birthday and thank you out year round. Includes Friendship, Birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Peace, Hanukkah, Winter, Chinese New Year, Valentines Day, Spring, Earth day, Mother’s Day, Thank You and more. 24 PAGES
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M-4PF
Human Anatomy Writing - Cursive PDF
Trace and copy human anatomy names, sentences or stories while writing on the line! Color the pictures. Diagram the sentences or stories with grammar symbols. Subjects include: bones, brain, ears, eyes, gall bladder, hair, hand, heart, large intestine, liver, lungs, muscles, pancreas, skin, small intestines, stomach and tongue. Story tracing lessons are a great time to introduce capitalization and punctuation. Students love to read their work! 20 PAGES
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M-16CF
Human Anatomy Writing - Print PDF
Trace and copy human anatomy names, sentences or stories while writing on the line! Color the pictures. Diagram the sentences or stories with grammar symbols. Subjects include: bones, brain, ears, eyes, gall bladder, hair, hand, heart, large intestine, liver, lungs, muscles, pancreas, skin, small intestines, stomach and tongue. Story tracing lessons are a great time to introduce capitalization and punctuation. Students love to read their work! 20 PAGES
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M16PF
Land and Water - Cursive PDF
After students work with land and water materials in the classroom they can use this work to make their own book of the definitions. This is wonderful for students who want their writing to look good but have not yet perfected formation skills. Tracing gives these students great comfort and allows them to do work in a way that makes it possible and successful. Students who do not need to trace can copy a tracer version. This book includes 32 subjects and includes archipelago, canyon, gulf, lake, river, swamp and valley. 20 Pages
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M21C
Land and Water - Terrain Et Eau - Ecriture - French Print PDF
This reproducible book is used for students to either trace or copy land and water formation names and their definition in FRENCH. It includes 32 formations. Archipelago, butte, cape, cave, delta, geyser, gulf, isthmus, marsh, mountain, river, strait, swamp, volcano and waterfall are a few examples. 20 Pages
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FM21PF
Letter Writing ASL- Cursive PDF
Students like to trace and/or copy the lower and upper case alphabet. Each letter has a beginning dot as a clue of where to begin. There is a picture for each letter. These half page sheets are just the right size for students in their sensitive period for writing (usually between the ages of 3.5 to 5.5). This book includes tracer sheets for a-e,f-j, k-o, p-t, t-z and the alphabet combined. It also includes the blank templates so that students can take a tracer page to copy onto the blank. 16 PAGES.
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Letter Writing - Print PDF
Students like to trace and/or copy the lower and upper case alphabet. Each letter has a beginning dot as a clue of where to begin. There is a picture for each letter. These half page sheets are just the right size for students in their sensitive period for writing (usually between the ages of 3.5 to 5.5). This book includes tracer sheets for a-e,f-j, k-o, p-t, t-z and the alphabet combined. It also includes the blank templates so that students can take a tracer page to copy onto the blank. 16 PAGES.

We introduce the alphabet in alphabetical sequence. Years ago we did not. We used a different method. Several students asked us, "Why are the letters mixed up?" We asked, "How do want them?" We want it to be like we sing the ABC song." We asked, "Why?" They responded, "We know it that way." We changed it and kept out 2 baskets. We tracked the usage for 2 months. The alphabetical one was always chosen over the mixed up letters. We interviewed the students and they all agreed that they liked the ones that they knew.
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M-1PF
Me Basic Writing - Cursive PDF
Students love to trace words, draw pictures and write about themselves. Tracer sheets include I Am, My Name, My Age, My Home, My Friends, My Pets, My Family, and more. One young student chose I Am. For days she did one a day with just eyes on it. Then she made eyes, nose, and a mouth. Two weeks later she added arms off the head and wrote her name. This work thrilled her and as she repeated it she grew and the work changed. 20 Pages
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M-7CF
Me Basic Writing Masters Print PDF
Students love to trace words, draw pictures and write about themselves. Tracer sheets include I Am, My Name, My Age, My Home, My Friends, My Pets, My Family, and more. One young student chose I Am. For days she did one a day with just eyes on it. Then she made eyes, nose, and a mouth. Two weeks later she added arms off the head and wrote her name. This work thrilled her and as she repeated it she grew and the work changed. 20 Pages
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M-7PF
Number Writing - Print PDF
Introduce number writing after students have worked with the Montessori math materials and when they are in their sensitive period for writing. Copy the work sheets and arrange them in a basket with dividers. Students practice correct number formation of 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, and 15-19. They begin on the black dot and trace a numeral three times for effective patterning. This book includes tracer sheets for the hundred board, short chains, decimal layout and missing numbers and blank templates for students to use when copying. 24 Pages
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M-5PF
Pattern Book PDF
Patterning exercises strengthen the hand, engage the brain and build attention. This book includes vertical, diagonal, zig zag, arch, wavy, rainbow, cloud, rooftop, boat and castle lines; circles, cubes, crazy 8’s, rhombi; and arrow, volcano, and roller coaster lines; and a labyrinth. Students trace patterns with Crayola markers. Teach them to do one sheet at a time. Limit the quantity they do to their age. Show 3’s how to do it. Be patient with their scribbles! Allow 4’s and 5’s to trace the lines and get creative. Some fill in the lines while others add things. Typically the work is done left to right and top to bottom. 20 Pages.
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Peace Writing - Cursive PDF
This is a writing extension for the Peacemaker Nomenclature cards in the Peace Section. It includes the same peacemakers: Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Lincoln, Rosa Parks, M.L. King Jr., Princess Diana, Mandela, Montessori and Helen Keller. Students can make peacemaker books, peace symbol necklaces, peace flags and peace symbol books. They can trace peace quotes or virtue cards. One upper elementary class colored the virtue cards. They kept them in a basket on the peace shelf. Each week they picked one for a discussion and wrote a sentence in their journals on what that virtue meant. 24 pages
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M-14CF
Peace Writing - Print PDF
This is a writing extension for the Peacemaker Nomenclature cards in the Peace Section. It includes the same peacemakers: Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Lincoln, Rosa Parks, M.L. King Jr., Princess Diana, Mandela, Montessori and Helen Keller. Students can make peacemaker books, peace symbol necklaces, peace flags and peace symbol books. They can trace peace quotes or virtue cards. One upper elementary class colored the virtue cards. They kept them in a basket on the peace shelf. Each week they picked one for a discussion and wrote a sentence in their journals on what that virtue meant. 24 pages
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M-14PF
Picture Word Writing Print PDF
This work is the first introduction to writing on a line after students have worked on numeral and letter formation. Copy the masters and place them alphabetically in a container with a-z dividers. Allow students to pick the one they want to start with. Some will start with “A” but many will start with the letter their name starts with. They trace the words and color the pictures! Some students who have mastered formation will copy them. Teach them to put the tracer version back after they have copied it. Some like to make an alphabet book or put the pages in their journal. 16 Pages
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M-6PF
Picture Word Writing - French Print PDF
This work introduces writing French words on the line. Copy the masters and place them alphabetically in a container with a-z dividers. Allow students to pick they one they want to start with. Some will start with “A” but many will start with the letter their name starts with. They trace the words and color the pictures! Some students who have mastered formation will copy them. Teach them to put the tracer version back after they have copied it. Some like to make a book or put the pages in their journal. 16 Pages
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Song Writing - Cursive PDF
Most children love to sing and they like trace or write their favorite songs! This book includes the words to favorite classroom songs. This book includes the Alphabet Song, The World Song, I’m A Little Teapot, Kookaburra, The Pumpkin Song, Rain-Rain, Triceratops and more. “I can write our songs!” Said 5 year old Sarah with a big smile. Some kindergarten students like to make an entire song book near the end of the school year. 24 Pages For an additional $5.00 buy the Singing Circle CD.
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M-9CF
Space Writing - Cursive PDF
Students trace or copy the names and defining sentences for objects found in space. They can make a Sun, Mercury and Comet Parts Of Book and Phases of the Moon work. Students can diagram the sentences with grammar stamps or symbols. Space writing is an extension of Laughing Star Space 1 and Space 2 Nomenclature Cards. Subjects from Space 1 include stars, sun, moon, planet, galaxy, comet, asteroid belt and meteorite. Subjects from Space 2 include astronaut, eclipse, impact crater, gas clouds, space shuttle, Trifid nebula, satellite and Magellanic Cloud. 24 pages
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M22CF
Space Writing - Print PDF
Students trace or copy the names and defining sentences for objects found in space. They can make a Sun, Mercury and Comet Parts Of Book and Phases of the Moon work. Students can diagram the sentences with grammar stamps or symbols. Space writing is an extension of Laughing Star Space 1 and Space 2 Nomenclature Cards. Subjects from Space 1 include stars, sun, moon, planet, galaxy, comet, asteroid belt and meteorite. Subjects from Space 2 include astronaut, eclipse, impact crater, gas clouds, space shuttle, Trifid nebula, satellite and Magellanic Cloud. 24 pages
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M-22PF
Space Writing - Livre Sur L’Espace - French Print PDF
Students trace or copy in French the names and defining sentences for objects found in space. They can make a Sun, Mercury and Comet Parts Of Book and Phases of the Moon work. This can be used with Laughing Star Space 1 and Space 2 Nomenclature Cards. Subjects from Space 1 include stars, sun, moon, planet, galaxy, comet, asteroid belt and meteorite. Subjects from Space 2 include astronaut, eclipse, impact crater, gas clouds, space shuttle, Trifid nebula, satellite and Magellanic Cloud. Students can diagram the sentences with grammar stamps or symbols. 24 pages
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FM22PF
Sports Writing - Cursive PDF
Trace and copy the names of different sports. Trace or copy sentences and stories and practice writing on lines. Introduce capitalization and punctuation. Students who need the confidence and, or need the practice of tracing can choose the tracer versions. Students can copy a tracer version or compose their own. Students can diagram the sentences with grammar stamps or symbols. Teachers can make reading work out of this book. “This is a wonderful work for my students in the spring when many are engaged in playing a sport.” 24 pages
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M-17CF
Sports Writing - Print PDF
Trace and copy the names of different sports. Trace or copy sentences and stories and practice writing on lines. Introduce capitalization and punctuation. Students who need the confidence and, or need the practice of tracing can choose the tracer versions. Students can copy a tracer version or compose their own. Students can diagram the sentences with grammar stamps or symbols. Teachers can make reading work out of this book. “This is a wonderful work for my students in the spring when many are engaged in playing a sport.” 24 pages
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M-17PF
Story Writing - Cursive PDF
Students like to read simple stories. They read the stories first, then trace them or copy them. Teach spacing, capitalization and punctuation with this work. This book includes 24 stories, most of them written by kindergarten students. Students often begin composing their own stories after doing this work. Some will use the stories as story starters or read one of the stories and then create their own story. 12 Pages
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M27C
Trees Writing - Elementary Cursive PDF
Use this work when learning about the parts of the tree. Subjects in this elementary book include: trees around the world, deciduous trees, evergreen trees, tree roots, types of roots, tree layers, the trunk, the inner bark, the cambium, the xylem, the heartwood, the branches, leaves, photosynthesis, tree food, tree growth, leaf scars and more! Copy the sheets and laminate them for a reading work. Have students trace or copy the different stories. 24 Pages

“A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an ax to cut it down.” Buddha
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M20CF
Trees Writing - Print Download
Trees around the world, deciduous trees, evergreen trees, tree roots, types of roots, tree layers, the trunk, the inner bark, the cambium, the xylem, the heartwood, the branches, leaves, photosynthesis, tree food, tree growth, leaf scars and more!
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M20PF
Word Family & Rhyme Writing - Cursive PDF
This book includes word family and rhyme tracing activities to reinforce language skills and coloring. Rhyming words include fan and van, cat and bat, rake and snake, red and bed, net and jet, leg and egg, lip and zip, pig and fig, dog and log, top and mop, rug and bug, bun and sun and more. Word Families include an, ap, at, ed, en, et, ig, ip, og, ot, ug, and um. Copy them and place them in a container. File them alphabetically so that children can select the ones they want to do. 24 PAGES
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M-8CF
Word Family & Rhyme Writing - Print PDF
This book includes word family and rhyme tracing activities to reinforce language skills and coloring. Rhyming words include fan and van, cat and bat, rake and snake, red and bed, net and jet, leg and egg, lip and zip, pig and fig, dog and log, top and mop, rug and bug, bun and sun and more. Word Families include an, ap, at, ed, en, et, ig, ip, og, ot, ug, and um. Copy them and place them in a container. File them alphabetically so that children can select the ones they want to do. 24 PAGES
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M8PF
Set Up Writing In Your Classroom With the Writing Starter Set It includes 7 books - pattern, greeting cards, calendar, number writing, letter writing, me basic writing, picture word writing and Purple Teacher Guide and has to be downloaded individually.