Handwriting Conventions 2 (NSW Foundation Handwriting Style)

Author: Steve Murray, Publisher: Teachers 4 Teachers

Teachers 4 Teachers Handwriting Conventions 2 is the third in a series of seven books designed to assist in the development of skills necessary to write in the Foundation Handwriting style. These books follow a K-6 sequential program whose continuum follows NSW syllabus guidelines. In this book, Year 2 students review the fundamental letter shapes of the Foundation Manuscript (printing) style. They also consolidate printing words and sentences.

Handwriting Conventions has been designed, written and illustrated by Steve Murray a very professional and experienced primary school teacher who doubles as an award winning artist. Teachers and students love the creative, quirky artworks and engaging activities included on every page. Each book contains a double-sided slope card..

Stimulating Content

The exercises in this book have been designed to capture the interests of Year 2 students. Children will find the letter shape reinforcement drills utilising fun cartoons very engaging. Drill enforcing both upper case and lower case letters take the form of:

  • finding and tracing letter shapes hidden within a picture
  • tracing individual letters in a series
  • copying and forming letters from scratch
  • tracing and copying words in isolation
  • tracing and copying sentences

Numerals include even and odd numbers to 20, and times tables facts - 10x, 5x, 3x and 4x.

Slope Card

A slope card is provided with this textbook. It should be used as an aid for all handwriting lessons. Its regular use reinforces spatial relations.


Assessment is an important phase if any educational program. To assist classroom teachers in their evaluation of students' handwriting progress a battery of assessment pages is included at the back of this book. Each assessment page concentrates on a specific bracket of learning based upon the three movement model: downstroke, clockwise and anti-clockwise movements.

More Information
Year Level Year 2
ISBN 9780977575442
Subject Handwriting