The ‘Casey the Caterpillar’ handwriting story is available in two sizes. The small size is ideal for the parents working with their children at home while the large ‘Casey’ story is excellent for whole class teaching of ‘Casey’ shapes. ‘Casey the Caterpillar’ story was developed by Barbara Brann who is a well respected early years literacy expert. The story arose as a practical solution to the firsthand experience Barbara had in the classroom when she was trying to teach young children how to write. She found many children could not ‘remember’ and ‘do’ all of the instructions that were often related with teaching children how to form letters. Cognitive overload was a serious issue for young children trying to learn the many skills associated with learning to write. Breaking down the different skills into manageable chunks and scaffolding the learning for young children ensured that learning remained fun and children enjoyed success. The story of ‘Casey the Caterpillar’ provides a context for children to identify basic shapes that will later become the foundations of letter formation. This learning process is clearly outlined through the accompanying quick reference notes and the oral story guide. The Teaching Manual (which comes as a downloadable file – sent in an email once the order is finalised) provides all of the information that teachers will require to develop a clear understanding of the rationale behind the ‘Casey the Caterpillar’ Handwriting Process. The sequence of teaching steps is explained in detail and practice writing sheets are also provided. These sheets provide the recommended lines that Barbara Brann suggests using for the early stages of handwriting. The different widths of the lines cater to the different levels of fine motor development and pencil control of children at various stages on their early literacy learning journey.
‘Casey the Caterpillar’ Handwriting Story and Teaching Manual
$76.00 – $112.00 incl GST
Ideal for the teacher or parent who is wanting to know how to use the ‘Casey the Caterpillar’ handwriting process. Choose either a large or small ‘Casey the Caterpillar’ story book. Each selection comes with an oral story and quick reference notes. The Teaching Manual provides all the information on how to bring this teaching process to life for young children. The Teaching Manual is sent as a downloadable item and once the order is finalised, customers will receive an email with the various links for downloading. If you would like more information about ‘Casey the Caterpillar Handwriting Process’ click here.