Draw-Write-Now Book 5

Draw-Write-Now Book 5

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Item #: 000174
ISBN: 9781933407593
Grades: K-3

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United States, From Sea to Sea, Moving Forward

Category Description for Draw-Write-Now:

These are unusual books, combining art instruction with handwriting practice, and incorporating more than a little history and science instruction along the way. Based on a successful formula created by a now 75-year-old former teacher to inspire her students, these inviting books might become your child's favorite part of the school day! They are non-consumable, as your child will do the actual art work and writing on separate paper. Each book is divided into three themes (see below) with a total of 21 lessons. In the spirit of Drawing with Children, most of the lessons begin with seeing the targeted objects as basic shapes and lines. In each lesson, a colorful picture shows the author's model artwork, with neatly penned text on ruled lines underneath. Step-by-step drawing instruction for the main object in the picture is contained on the facing page. Usually, this begins with basic shape(s), then details are added a little at a time. After you introduce the subject of the lesson, your child follows these directions (with help, if needed) to reproduce the subject. Then, a similar or original background and details are added to the student's picture. After this is done, the accompanying text is copied. (Although text is shown in manuscript, you might want to have older children practice cursive.) Text is informational and in short sentences; the author believes this is more motivational and useful than forming isolated letters. It seems to me that, after carefully creating such beautiful artwork, children will be very careful to use their neatest and best writing underneath! After the handwriting is finished, your child can color the picture with crayons, colored pencils, or felt tips. Additional lesson-specific drawing tips and suggestions are offered in a Teaching Tips section at the end of the book. Some additional ideas and help for increasing art awareness or new techniques are also found at the end of each themed unit. Each lesson includes a related question to promote thinking and discussion. Answers to each are also provided at the end of each unit, along with a suggested book to read that will expand on the topic. If you incorporate this literature, each theme could become a complete unit study! We would recommend using Blank Top writing paper or My Illustrated Story Journals (the latter would be perfect if you plan to extend your study and need more writing space, since each journal could contain 12 lessons with an additional lined page for recording more information).




Category Description for Traditional Style Manuscript Practice:

These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited.




Category Description for Traditional Style Handwriting Practice:

These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited.




Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade Start
K
Grade End
3
ISBN
9781933407593
Author
Marie Hablitzel
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
In the Think of Things
Weight
0.5625 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Our family loves these drawing and copy writing books. This one will go well with my 2nd grader's study of American history.
Missy W on Jun 30, 2019
We are hoping this inspires our reluctant artist.
Robert P on Aug 3, 2018
Our family loves these drawing and copy writing books. This one will go well with my 2nd grader's study of American history.
Missy W on Jun 30, 2019
To correspond with My Father's World Adventures in US History Curriculum
Lindsay J on Aug 15, 2018
We are hoping this inspires our reluctant artist.
Robert P on Aug 3, 2018
We've enjoyed the first book of this series and are ready for more.
Robert Jason P on Nov 3, 2017
This seemed like it would be a fun way to introduce my younger kids to historical topics that their older siblings were learning about.
Rachel B on Mar 7, 2017
1st grade writing curriculum
Jennifer H on Aug 12, 2016
These books are great! I've used others in the series and my 5 year old loves them. We will use these for MFW Adventures next!
Catherine T on Oct 21, 2015
To correspond with My Father's World Adventures in US History Curriculum
Lindsay J on Aug 15, 2018
We've enjoyed the first book of this series and are ready for more.
Robert Jason P on Nov 3, 2017
I noticed the grade for this is k-3 is it good for older kids?
A shopper on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My eldest daughter, a fourth grader, prefers to write in cursive now but enjoys these handwriting assignments nonetheless. The drawing pages I think are good for kids up into middle school~ 6th grade, but the assignments are all in print and the copywork itself is on target for about a 3rd or 4th grade child. (My first and second graders' hands get tired, they usually only print one or two sentences of the three or four per assignment). I wish they had more volumes! Even though my eldest doesn't take print handwriting anymore, these assignments encourage her to make her printing tidy, and the drawing instruction is really straight forward. We have bought the Draw and Write Through History which is the next logical step (ranked 3rd to 8th grade, and in cursive) but there are fewer assignments in those volumes as each drawing takes up several pages of instruction, and they have much more copywork. My kids much prefer the Draw Write Now at this stage. We will try Draw and Write Through History perhaps again in a few years (~6th grade?).
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My son was coming up to 5 but fully in the swing of homeschooling and yet drawing anything and writing anything were two skills he just hated doing Sometimes we'd have temper tantrums over just the thought of being required to do either of themI know he was probably just developmentally challenged and it was very early for him to be doing these fine motor skills but then one day I brought him a Draw Write Now book because he wanted to do a unit study on transport and this book showed easy ways of drawing cars planes trains etcFirst he tried the astronaut following its instructions meticulously Next time he drew it he followed the book again and then he knew how to do it without the bookSuddenly he was hooked He drew and drew and drew We now own three volumes and are soon to purchase the rest as it has freed him up to be creative in drawing that otherwise he didn't have the skills to know where to startThe writing part still hasn't taken off though sometimes he'll put a sentence or two into his Draw Write Now workbook that's to come I'm sure
August 23, 2008
The Draw Write Now books have proved to be very educational engaging and enjoyable for our whole family We started off buying just one of the books and then kept adding more of them to our collection Now we have the entire set! My four year old son enjoys tracing the animals and listening to his 11year old sister read the little narratives that go along with each lesson My six year old daughter feels proud to trace a drawing and the notes that go with it rubber cement it onto colorful paper and present a beautiful school sample She learns art appreciation art practice history science penmanship reading paragraph strategies spelling and if she reads her report out she learns to deliver a speech as well! All of this with little or no teacher help My eleven year old daughter has used these books from time to time since she was six She still loves them and goes back to them as reference books to refine or learn new drawing and language art skills The books have sparked a love and curiosity for learning in all my children They work for all ages and help develop different skills as needed My children simply fix a piece of tracing paper over a lesson with temporary adhesive and start tracing They have used these books even when not doing school officially My children feel successful using these books; they feel proud and encouraged from their results and are gaining both knowledge as well as artistic and writing skills in a fun creative and imaginative way!
July 25, 2007

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