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New American Cursive I

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Item #: 045063
ISBN: 9780979767807
Grades: 1-3

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Publisher:Memoria Press
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4.8 / 5.0
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Great for beginners
I decided to start my kindergartener and 2nd grader with this. I have tried other materials for them to learn cursive, but couldn't get them to stick. They are both doing a beautiful job of writing. They enjoy it. Their print, I think is improving simultaneously (I allow them to print in workbooks, as they know what their letters look like and can write them). They enjoy being able to work independently on this, but I may have to check that they didn't skip pages. I have been super impressed with my 5/6yr old's writing. She is so proud of her work. I sometimes have to check if a letter was me working with her, or her own. (I just have to remind them on occasion to follow the stroke number order.) I wish I would have started my oldest with cursive! What a battle to get her to do cursive now! Also having my oldest in book 2 to correct some of her cursive writing errors she has developed.
October 14, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
My eight year old son recently completed New American Cursive I and his handwriting is just beautiful The workbook is nicely laid out with plenty of writing reinforcement and practice for each letter My son essentially worked through it on his own with very little help from me I am ordering NAC II for him and NAC I for his six year old sister Highly recommended!
June 15, 2011
Great product
My 6.5 year old son has been begging to learn cursive. We picked this up and it's perfect. The explanations are fun and aimed toward small kids, with a friendly character explaining writing in terms of play (climb up, slide down, etc.). The size of the print is good, and there is some room for kids to draw or add in artwork of their own (we've not done it, but it could be an easy enhancement to ask them to draw a cursive letter and turn it into a picture at the bottom, or something fun like that).
April 26, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Well Done
I expected a boring cursive book but found, to my pleasure, that this book is engaging and as cheerful as a handwriting book can be. There is just enough practice for a child to "get it." But, not so much as to bore or tire them out. Happy purchase.
October 6, 2016
Purchased
10 months ago
cursive writing helps develop a fluent thinking as well-Excellent
cursive writing helps develop a fluent thinking as well-Excellent
My boys used it with double gain-writing and thinking better as old generations did.
February 10, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Best for those introducing cursive early
We started this product during the last half of 2nd grade (not the first time exposed to cursive with another program however), and my learner already has decent legibility with his printing. So I'm skipping over some of the "just learning to write" basics in the beginning, but it's solid practice for a child who needs to back over the basics of cursive and teaching for a young learner. I like the simplicity of the style and would definitely recommend it for early elementary students.
February 11, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
Trying something new recommended to me
Nicholas C on Jun 24, 2017
A friend recommended it for my son.
Melinda F on May 22, 2017
Trying something new recommended to me
Nicholas C on Jun 24, 2017
Son wants to learn cursive which isn't taught in public school. He'll have to teach himself- and I believe this well-rated, intuitive style of handwriting will be easy to pick up on quickly, especially with entertaining words and phrases.
Jennifer M on Jun 3, 2017
A friend recommended it for my son.
Melinda F on May 22, 2017
Kids requesting to learn cursive and they don't teach it at their school.
shannon s on Feb 28, 2017
This cursive looked beautiful but yet easier than the standard.
Dawn R C on Feb 28, 2017
This looked like an easy to follow cursive option for my rising 2nd grader. It has been a great introduction to cursive.
Sarah H on Feb 20, 2017
For cursive intro for my 1st grader.
David F on Feb 3, 2017
Was a very appealing way to learn cursive for my granddaughter, and hope my grandson will enjoy Mr. Meerkat as much as his sister did.
Mary G on Jan 8, 2017
It worked very well with our older daughter and she enjoyed Mr Meerkat so we are using with her sister.
James W on Dec 28, 2016
To teach my second grader cursive. I like the simplified cursive and that the instructions are included in the workbook.
Susan R on Dec 27, 2016
I'm looking for a cursive program to start with a 6yr. old. so i'm trying this one.
Wendi W on Dec 14, 2016
used for older child and it was very helpful
Jamie L on Sep 21, 2016
High schooler never learned it and wants to!
Myron O on Sep 15, 2016
Have used with another child and works great!
Melody T on Aug 26, 2016
I read great reviews on it in The Well Trained Mind and from Cathy Duffy Reviews.
Joy M on Aug 11, 2016
have used this on past students with great success
Marilyn K on Jul 29, 2016
This is a very helpful way to teach a younger child cursive without wearing them out too soon, especially if they have an older sibling writing cursive and they want to be like that sibling.
Donna K on Jul 11, 2016
I used to use HWOT Cursive and feel like it's just not easy to read or attractive. I'm hoping this will be just a simple but better for my sons' handwriting.
Kimi on Jul 5, 2016
I am using the Memoria Press Simply Classical Curriculum: Level 2 and this is a required text.
Rachel L on Jun 14, 2016
Recommendation from a friend and my 5 yo boy keeps trying to connect his letters like Mom and Dad
Mary B on Apr 15, 2016
My kindergarten son is begging to learn cursive.
Adrianne C on Mar 25, 2016
We've loved working with all the copy books in this series by Memoria Press. It combines a bit of challenge, while not being too hard.
Jody S on Mar 15, 2016
I love NAC! It's easy to learn and yet more attractive than some other easy-to-learn cursive programs.
April C on Feb 9, 2016
this was recommended by cathy duffy
emily c on Feb 2, 2016
Looking for a cursive program without all the "loops"
Melody K on Jan 14, 2016
To help my 8 yr old have a better foundation in cursive.
AMANDA G on Nov 21, 2015
It is part of the required materials for Memoria Press First Grade.
Kristy L on Oct 27, 2015
Son wants to learn cursive which isn't taught in public school. He'll have to teach himself- and I believe this well-rated, intuitive style of handwriting will be easy to pick up on quickly, especially with entertaining words and phrases.
Jennifer M on Jun 3, 2017
Kids requesting to learn cursive and they don't teach it at their school.
shannon s on Feb 28, 2017
Does this contain bible verses?
Gabriela Z on Oct 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I know the first book has the Pledge of Allegiance. I don't recall any Bible verses. I know for certain that there are Bible verses and references to God in books two and three. There was a little Latin translation with English and Spanish as a lesson in there somewhere too (second book?). Hope that helps.
Is there a teacher's book for this?
User on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. There is a brief section at the beginning of the book for the teacher. This is all you need to buy. My daughter has really enjoyed learning cursive from the New American cursive books. As a first grader it was the one subject that she was able to do fairly independently.
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    Category Description for Memoria Press First Grade Curriculum

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    4.8 / 5.0
    6 Reviews
    5 Stars
    4 Stars
    3 Stars
    2 Stars
    1 Star
    5
    1
    0
    0
    0
    Great for beginners
    I decided to start my kindergartener and 2nd grader with this. I have tried other materials for them to learn cursive, but couldn't get them to stick. They are both doing a beautiful job of writing. They enjoy it. Their print, I think is improving simultaneously (I allow them to print in workbooks, as they know what their letters look like and can write them). They enjoy being able to work independently on this, but I may have to check that they didn't skip pages. I have been super impressed with my 5/6yr old's writing. She is so proud of her work. I sometimes have to check if a letter was me working with her, or her own. (I just have to remind them on occasion to follow the stroke number order.) I wish I would have started my oldest with cursive! What a battle to get her to do cursive now! Also having my oldest in book 2 to correct some of her cursive writing errors she has developed.
    October 14, 2015
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    My eight year old son recently completed New American Cursive I and his handwriting is just beautiful The workbook is nicely laid out with plenty of writing reinforcement and practice for each letter My son essentially worked through it on his own with very little help from me I am ordering NAC II for him and NAC I for his six year old sister Highly recommended!
    June 15, 2011
    Great product
    My 6.5 year old son has been begging to learn cursive. We picked this up and it's perfect. The explanations are fun and aimed toward small kids, with a friendly character explaining writing in terms of play (climb up, slide down, etc.). The size of the print is good, and there is some room for kids to draw or add in artwork of their own (we've not done it, but it could be an easy enhancement to ask them to draw a cursive letter and turn it into a picture at the bottom, or something fun like that).
    April 26, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Well Done
    I expected a boring cursive book but found, to my pleasure, that this book is engaging and as cheerful as a handwriting book can be. There is just enough practice for a child to "get it." But, not so much as to bore or tire them out. Happy purchase.
    October 6, 2016
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    cursive writing helps develop a fluent thinking as well-Excellent
    cursive writing helps develop a fluent thinking as well-Excellent
    My boys used it with double gain-writing and thinking better as old generations did.
    February 10, 2017
    Purchased
    7 months ago
    Best for those introducing cursive early
    We started this product during the last half of 2nd grade (not the first time exposed to cursive with another program however), and my learner already has decent legibility with his printing. So I'm skipping over some of the "just learning to write" basics in the beginning, but it's solid practice for a child who needs to back over the basics of cursive and teaching for a young learner. I like the simplicity of the style and would definitely recommend it for early elementary students.
    February 11, 2017
    Purchased
    6 months ago
  • Q & A
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    Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 43 answers
    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    Trying something new recommended to me
    Nicholas C on Jun 24, 2017
    A friend recommended it for my son.
    Melinda F on May 22, 2017
    Trying something new recommended to me
    Nicholas C on Jun 24, 2017
    Son wants to learn cursive which isn't taught in public school. He'll have to teach himself- and I believe this well-rated, intuitive style of handwriting will be easy to pick up on quickly, especially with entertaining words and phrases.
    Jennifer M on Jun 3, 2017
    A friend recommended it for my son.
    Melinda F on May 22, 2017
    Kids requesting to learn cursive and they don't teach it at their school.
    shannon s on Feb 28, 2017
    This cursive looked beautiful but yet easier than the standard.
    Dawn R C on Feb 28, 2017
    This looked like an easy to follow cursive option for my rising 2nd grader. It has been a great introduction to cursive.
    Sarah H on Feb 20, 2017
    For cursive intro for my 1st grader.
    David F on Feb 3, 2017
    Was a very appealing way to learn cursive for my granddaughter, and hope my grandson will enjoy Mr. Meerkat as much as his sister did.
    Mary G on Jan 8, 2017
    It worked very well with our older daughter and she enjoyed Mr Meerkat so we are using with her sister.
    James W on Dec 28, 2016
    To teach my second grader cursive. I like the simplified cursive and that the instructions are included in the workbook.
    Susan R on Dec 27, 2016
    I'm looking for a cursive program to start with a 6yr. old. so i'm trying this one.
    Wendi W on Dec 14, 2016
    used for older child and it was very helpful
    Jamie L on Sep 21, 2016
    High schooler never learned it and wants to!
    Myron O on Sep 15, 2016
    Have used with another child and works great!
    Melody T on Aug 26, 2016
    I read great reviews on it in The Well Trained Mind and from Cathy Duffy Reviews.
    Joy M on Aug 11, 2016
    have used this on past students with great success
    Marilyn K on Jul 29, 2016
    This is a very helpful way to teach a younger child cursive without wearing them out too soon, especially if they have an older sibling writing cursive and they want to be like that sibling.
    Donna K on Jul 11, 2016
    I used to use HWOT Cursive and feel like it's just not easy to read or attractive. I'm hoping this will be just a simple but better for my sons' handwriting.
    Kimi on Jul 5, 2016
    I am using the Memoria Press Simply Classical Curriculum: Level 2 and this is a required text.
    Rachel L on Jun 14, 2016
    Recommendation from a friend and my 5 yo boy keeps trying to connect his letters like Mom and Dad
    Mary B on Apr 15, 2016
    My kindergarten son is begging to learn cursive.
    Adrianne C on Mar 25, 2016
    We've loved working with all the copy books in this series by Memoria Press. It combines a bit of challenge, while not being too hard.
    Jody S on Mar 15, 2016
    I love NAC! It's easy to learn and yet more attractive than some other easy-to-learn cursive programs.
    April C on Feb 9, 2016
    this was recommended by cathy duffy
    emily c on Feb 2, 2016
    Looking for a cursive program without all the "loops"
    Melody K on Jan 14, 2016
    To help my 8 yr old have a better foundation in cursive.
    AMANDA G on Nov 21, 2015
    It is part of the required materials for Memoria Press First Grade.
    Kristy L on Oct 27, 2015
    Son wants to learn cursive which isn't taught in public school. He'll have to teach himself- and I believe this well-rated, intuitive style of handwriting will be easy to pick up on quickly, especially with entertaining words and phrases.
    Jennifer M on Jun 3, 2017
    Kids requesting to learn cursive and they don't teach it at their school.
    shannon s on Feb 28, 2017
    Does this contain bible verses?
    Gabriela Z on Oct 19, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: I know the first book has the Pledge of Allegiance. I don't recall any Bible verses. I know for certain that there are Bible verses and references to God in books two and three. There was a little Latin translation with English and Spanish as a lesson in there somewhere too (second book?). Hope that helps.
    Is there a teacher's book for this?
    User on Jul 21, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: No. There is a brief section at the beginning of the book for the teacher. This is all you need to buy. My daughter has really enjoyed learning cursive from the New American cursive books. As a first grader it was the one subject that she was able to do fairly independently.
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