Handwriting Practice from the Bible! Book 2 (Manuscript)
Manuscript Handwriting Book 2 has 128 pages and includes three sections: reviewing letters, reviewing numbers, and writing scripture. Letter review is done once through with 5/8" line spacing and once through using 3/8" line spacing. Children will trace and copy one line of each letter with the wider spacing and copy the alphabet (4 times) on the narrower spaced lines. Number review is done on both line sizes as well. The major portion of this workbook is devoted to scripture writing practice - page 24 and forward. Four days are devoted to each verse, one for each letter of the alphabet - students spend the first 3 days tracing and copying a letter, words found in the verse, and the scripture reference (the same identical letters and words are practiced on all 3 days). Day four is when the student writes out the passage. Writing the scriptures is practiced on narrower 3/8" lines with dotted midline.
Handwriting Practice: From the Bible! Book 2 reviews letter and number writing, and then teaches children to write short passages of Scripture that begin with that week's letter of the alphabet.
Book 2 has review lessons followed by 26 passages of Scripture, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. When studying the 26 passages, students practice writing the longer words form the passage on days 1, 2, and 3. On day 4, students write the entire passage as well as the chapter and verse reference.
We get occasional requests for Bible-based handwriting program - this is a nice addition to our offerings. Using scripture from the King James Version of the Bible, students will practice letters, words, numbers, and the actual verses using a more traditional style. The manuscript and cursive editions include three levels - identical content but the samples and practice are in one type or the other. In the front of each book is an alphabetical listing (by the first word used in each verse) of the scripture verses implemented. Older students will complete one letter or page in one to two days; younger children may take up to a week to complete the same.
If you want to add a fifth day of practice, you could have your older students keep a scripture notebook in which they would write out the verse for that week. This would give them practice using regular paper with no midlines. I know this is recommended for the younger grades, but could serve as good practice and copywork for the middle school grades. ~ Donna
These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited.