Teacher Resources

The Edco Handwriting Online Teacher’s Guide provides valuable information to support the planning, teaching and assessment of handwriting.


What is Edco Handwriting?

  • a programme for Junior Infants to Fourth Class
  • designed around two pathways, both available from Junior Infants
  • designed to allow schools to transition from pre-cursive to cursive at Book C or Book D (generally used by 1st or 2nd class, but a 3rd class group could use Book D if desired)

The Edco Handwriting programme comes with a Step-Up booklet, which is free to download here. This booklet offers support to pupils who are transitioning from pre-cursive to cursive handwriting.

This is designed for schools who change from pre-cursive to cursive (usually in First or Second Class). It provides practice pages for all 26 lower-case and capital letters, as well as joins.

Summary of the programme content 

Pupil workbooks
Practice copies for Junior and Senior Infant classes
Digital resources (including warm up videos, letter formation animations and practice activities)
Online teacher guide (including handy tips, yearly plans for all class levels, assessment record templates and useful printables)
A1 size alphabet frieze for your classroom

Pre-Cursive Poster
Cursive Poster

Cursive Bridge BookletCursive Bridge Booklet

Areas covered in the Online Teacher’s Resources 

Revision and assessment 

  • includes revision and assessment pages in each book
  • features self-assessment on milestone pages to encourage children to take pride in their handwriting
  • is carefully scaffolded to offer support and progression within and between class levels
  • provides teacher assessment sheets (2 per child) to enable the teacher to easily track, assess and record each child’s progress. These assessment sheets are directly linked to the child’s revision / assessment pages and can be kept in the teacher’s Assessment Folder.