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Write Rules – Making Handwriting Easy

Write Rules is the ultimate handwriting solution!  The complete two year programme (scheme of work) teaches children how to form and write their letters correctly.  It’s fun and engaging.  Best of all, it contains all of the resources teachers need to run the lessons.  All you need to provide are the children, pencils, paper, playdough and enthusiasm.  (You also need an internet connection and screen but we assume this is already in your classroom).

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Write Rules – Making Handwriting Easy

Write Rules is the ultimate handwriting solution!  The complete two year programme (scheme of work) teaches children how to form and write their letters correctly.  It’s fun and engaging.  Best of all, it contains all of the resources teachers need to run the lessons.  All you need to provide are the children, pencils, paper, playdough and enthusiasm.  (You also need an internet connection and screen but we assume this is already in your classroom).

Teaching Handwriting Made Easy

  • Kim knows that teachers need easy and quick lesson solutions for their classroom.

  • Write Rules is a complete resource you can use immediately with your class.

  • The Write Rules lesson plans are already written which saves time when planning.

  • Write rules includes lesson video resources and songs which are ready to play.

  • The programme includes differentiation for different levels.

  • Lessons develop children’s motor skills and pencil control.

  • Best of all, Write Rules is fun and engaging for the children!

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Join the Free Trial

If you would like to be one of the first schools to start using Write Rules, you can join the free trial here. The trial includes 10 weeks of the Write Rules resources.

Joining the free trial does not commit you to purchase, you don’t even need to register your card details.

The first 100 schools to join the annual subscription will receive 2 years for the price of 1.

Individual teacher subscriptions are available, but it is highly recommended that Write Rules is used as a whole school approach.

What’s Included with the Write Rules Subscription?

Write Rules is designed to be used with children aged 4-6 to teach them printing.  It is designed to be used during the first two years of school.  If feedback indicates it will be helpful, Kim we will extend the programme to teach joined writing by 2023.  This will align with UK Reception children who started using Write Rules in September 2021.

The Write Rules handwriting programme (scheme of work) includes:

  • 60 weeks of lesson plans – 30 weeks for each year

  • Weekly targets and learning objectives

  • Progress monitoring sheets (but you can also use your own)

  • Animated songs which teach letter formations

  • Weekly fine motor activities

  • Dough Dance videos
  • Weekly whole body movement videos

  • All worksheets required
  • Question and answers section to ask Kim for guidance

  • Fine Motor Skills online training (2.5 hour course)

  • Stories where Jessie and her friends help children to draw shapes and understand the rules of writing

  • Programme outline booklet and handwriting policy draft

You can join the free trial here  and test the programme today! There is no obligation to buy, the trial is completely free and includes the first 5 weeks of each level.

Example Write Rules Videos

Dough Dance – Fine Motor Skills

Move with Jessie – Gross Motor Skills

“My goal is to teach children how to avoid these errors at the beginning.  I want to help all children to understand the correct letter formations and patterns from the moment they pick up their pencil.  If they can get it right from the start, then they won’t need to unlearn incorrect patterns with the help of an occupational therapist.  At the end of the day, I would like to see far less referrals for poor handwriting.”  Kim Griffin

Write Rules Core Principles

Why we do it this way?

After many years supporting children with poor handwriting skills, Kim identified three common characteristics in children who struggle with their writing.  The first was they often started their letters in the incorrect position.  This can reduce writing fluency and add to letter orientation confusion.

Secondly, they frequently segmented their letters.  Segmentation means that draw letters in parts, rather than in one continuous motion.  For example, they might draw they body of an ‘r’ then go back and add the little bit on the top left.  This also reduces writing fluency and speed.  It can sometimes make writing difficult to read.

Finally, children often had very poor sizing and placement of letters on the line.  So, their ‘j’ might sit up on the line rather than go underneath it.  Or, their ‘s’ and their ‘h’ might be the same size and often they would omit spaces between words.  These errors make writing more difficult to read in the long term.

Kim has created the Write Rules programme to help teachers teach handwriting correctly at the start.

Write Rules Pricing

It is highly recommended that Write Rules is used as a whole school approach.  During the launch period, individual educators will be able to purchase the programme with their class.  If your school takes out a subscription, we will refund your payment.

We have tried to create a flexible pricing model that will suit both small and larger schools.  There are two stages of write rules, and it is recommended that it is used in classes where handwriting foundations are being taught (Reception and Year 1 in the UK).  A third stage will be added in the future to teach joined writing.

Please let us know how many classes you would like to purchase for.  The pricing includes 12 months’ access to all content.  This includes the teacher training videos, songs, stories and games.  The subscription will need to be renewed annually to provide continued access to video content.

You can join the free trial to test the first five weeks of each stage (10 lessons).  The paid subscriptions include 60 lessons, which designed to be taught over two years.

Individual Teacher

£40

One Class

£85

Six Classes

£400

Frequently Asked Questions

We need more thank 6 classes!

Please fill in our invoice request form here and we will send you a quote which meets your needs.

What do I have access to in the free trial?

The free trial gives access to the following

  • The Write Rules lesson plan booklet (pdf)
  • All teaching content (stories, worksheets, games, songs) for Weeks 1-5 of Stage 1
  • All teaching content (stories, worksheets, games, songs) for Weeks 1-5 of Stage 2

It does not give access to the teacher training.

What happens after I finish the free trial?

We recommend you purchase a subscription.  You will have continued access to the free content, but not to further weeks of the programme.

When does the subscription renew?

The subscription will be due for renewal at the end of 12 months.  If you have paid by credit card, the subscription will automatically renew on the day.  If you have paid by invoice, we sill send you a new invoice 2 months ahead of your subscription expiry.  We highly recommend paying your invoice when it is issued, so that there is no disruption to your access.

You can cancel your renewal at any time.  You will have continued access to Write Rules until your current period is finished.  There is no part refund for unused months.

What content do teacher have access to?

The teacher accounts include access to all of the content required to run Write Rules with their class.  This includes all fine motor and gross motor movement videos, Write Rules songs, Write Rules stories, worksheets and games.  The teacher accounts provide access to 60 weeks’ of prepared lesson plans.

What content do parents have access to?

The parent coupons give access to the write rules songs, games and some stories.  This lets parents continue the learning at home with their children.

What is the refund policy?

We highly recommend you view the free trial first to understand whether Write Rules is for you.  We offer a 60 day refund if you are not happy with your purchase, less an administration fee of 20%.  All staff and parents will lose access to the content on the day the refund is processed.

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