Character D誰ealian - Basic Print
Category Description for Character Handwriting
You宋e been waiting for these books. Consumable copywork books that focus on building character and imparting solid values while utilizing your choice of four different handwriting methods. Quotes from historical persons, the Bible, as well as definition sentences (i.e. diligence) from Noah Webster壮 1828 Dictionary, are grouped by character quality (such as determination, contentment, wisdom, etc. - 17 per book) with appropriately spaced lines/spaces for copying. 106 pgs, quality spiral-bound. Now available in four different handwriting styles including D鮮ealian, Italic and Zaner-Bloser. Previously published only as Character Italics. ~ Janice
While the content of these books is a great idea, the layout is terrible. The pages are set up with a line of D'Nealian print and then, directly underneath, a blank line for practice. The two lines are different sizes! So, a beginning writer is required to expand the size of her letters to fit the line. IF she is able to make this compensation, she is no longer copying directly below the sample text - her line is longer. It seems to me that this is a terrible and unnecessary frustration for a beginner. The mid-line that is printed for the practice line is completely different from the sample line. It consists of very dark, bulky squares. The thick mid-line makes it almost impossible to see if the "t" is crossed or not. Finally, the practice lines leave no space to write letters that form below the baseline. The beginning writer must "squeeze" the tail of "p", "q", or "y" between her current baseline and the top of the next sample line. These books might be fine to learn about some different character qualities, but until these major deficiencies are corrected, they are completely unacceptable as a handwriting practice book.