Draw-Write-Now Book 1

Draw-Write-Now Book 1

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Item #: 003464
ISBN: 9781933407555
Grades: K-3

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Farm, Kids & Critters, Storybook characters

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 the Draw-Write-Now softcover blank workbook with a framed blank space on one page with dotted half lines on the opposite page to keep all your drawing and handwriting creations together. Available in 3/8” and 5/8” ruled dotted half lines.

Category Description for Traditional Style Manuscript Practice:

These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited.

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Marie Hablitzel
Softcover Book
Brand Name
In the Think of Things
0.5 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.12"
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Have used it for years
G. C on Aug 13, 2023
I used this when I was a kid and loved it and I thought my kids would love it too
Sara B on Apr 24, 2023
Have used it for years
G. C on Aug 13, 2023
Some of my kids are not too excited about my preferred handwriting curriculum, and we are leaning more towards unschooling. I plan to present this to my kids who are more interested in drawing than handwriting and see if they like it. It's a product I had considered in the past and stumbled upon while browsing through the catalog.
Gabriela G on Jul 5, 2023
I used this when I was a kid and loved it and I thought my kids would love it too
Sara B on Apr 24, 2023
Copywork practice for a struggling 3rd grader
Tracy M on Jan 6, 2023
A friend recommended this for my daughter who doesn't enjoy handwriting practice.
Hannah C on Nov 7, 2022
I thought this would be good for my son who is working on his print handwriting skills
Carla B on Aug 25, 2022
I chose this particular book to teach a prek/k class is our homeschool co-op
czech on Jan 12, 2022
Highly recommended by my sister who has been homeschooling for 8 years
Kelly J on Aug 28, 2021
My son loves art and this was highly recommended by my sister who homeschools.
Emmalie on Aug 17, 2021
Choosing a summer learning project that will add depth to education.
Elaine B on Jun 4, 2021
Buying this for a friend because we raved about it to her.
Elgene H on Mar 8, 2021
We are working our way through this series. It is a great way to incorporate art and penmanship into your daily homeschooling
Jeffrey S on Jan 14, 2021
My daughter loves art and she wanted to draw while doing handwriting. This book looks really neat and fun!
Ali L on Oct 20, 2020
I think my daughter will enjoy learning through drawing.
Emily S on Oct 9, 2020
Recommended by JADY A. on youtube. She is a homeschool mom.
SABRINA W on Aug 20, 2020
For my pre=schoolers first exposure to formal art.
Roxanne S on Aug 6, 2020
We want to institute drawing this year.
Toya B on Aug 6, 2020
6 year old loves to draw and this is a great way to incorporate writing as well.
Lyndsay P on Jul 26, 2020
I got this to help my son with fine motor skill issues learn to write and draw.
Shannon M on Jul 22, 2020
Seems fun and hopefully will engage my reluctant writer.
Melanie C on Jul 21, 2020
Read many reviews and my son enjoys learning how to draw.
jennifer h on Jun 11, 2020
great teaching book for art and writing
Brenda P on Apr 16, 2020
Recommended by a friend and seems like a fun way for my oldest to work on her letter formation and writing skills.
Delaney G on Jan 5, 2020
A homeschooling friend recommended these for my 4 1/2 year-old who is writing all on her own. They have good reviews, so we're trying a few.
Annie D on Apr 20, 2019
Looks fun
Rachana B on Jan 9, 2019
I chose this because my 7 year old doesn't enjoy writing practice but does love to draw and make his own "books". He may even forget he's doing penmanship!
Holly M on Sep 12, 2018
I think this will be an engaging way for my son to not only practice his writing skills but also to have fun art instruction.
David M on Aug 21, 2018
As a beginning art book for my PreK son.
Sylvia I on Aug 10, 2018
This looks so fun and cute!
Carrie H on Aug 4, 2018
Using this in our homeschool for kindergarten! Plan to do Dictation and Copy work for Handwriting, using this book as our guide!
Kristy Jo H on Jul 23, 2018
Recommended by a friend
Georgianna R on Jun 30, 2018
Satomi I on Apr 24, 2018
My kids love to draw and I love that they are writing and having fun.
Jeffrey G on Apr 5, 2018
Looks interesting. Have one child who very much enjoys art.
AMBER I on Mar 16, 2018
recommended by a friend, my kids love to draw and right now struggling to get them to do their handwriting. I hope this will entourage them
Maria S on Jan 27, 2018
My son loves to draw and I heard this was a great supplementary curriculum, however, I also know that my son changes his mind like the wind so I thought I would try out the first book and see how it goes.
Audra H on Oct 4, 2017
I am teaching a class and needed some easy drawing/writing books!
Richard S on Aug 19, 2017
recommended by angelicum homeschool academy
joshua h on Jul 27, 2017
My daughter LOVES these types of learning-to-draw books
Catherine J on Jul 7, 2017
My kid loved this! The handwriting suddenly be came fun and he learned to draw farm animals, simple backgrounds, and people with the simple visual instructions, no help from me! Now he can really illustrate his stories!
Danielle H on May 31, 2017
Looks like something my boys will enjoy!
Misty S on Apr 21, 2017
Our son really enjoyed these books when we homeschooled. Our niece is now ready to begin school, and we want to encourage her love of art.
Michelle P on Dec 19, 2016
fun and educational
Adrienne J on Nov 18, 2016
It looks like a good, easy to follow guide to drawing for children.
Lindsey C on Sep 5, 2016
Great for some drawing fun, and to supplement a little copywork practice.
Rodney S on Jul 16, 2016
I saw it mentioned by another homeschooler on a blog
Kristin D on Jul 10, 2016
buying for my grandchildren. My own children used these books
judy w on Jun 6, 2016
I think it will be of particular interest to one of my children who loves both handwriting and learning to draw different objects.
Caroline F on May 24, 2016
We chose this to combine art and handwriting into one lesson
Nick F on Apr 18, 2016
I have a child who likes to draw and thought he would enjoy this book.
Stephanie C on Feb 15, 2016
Some of my kids are not too excited about my preferred handwriting curriculum, and we are leaning more towards unschooling. I plan to present this to my kids who are more interested in drawing than handwriting and see if they like it. It's a product I had considered in the past and stumbled upon while browsing through the catalog.
Gabriela G on Jul 5, 2023
Copywork practice for a struggling 3rd grader
Tracy M on Jan 6, 2023
Does the child write and draw in the book or do they have to use separate paper? I thought you did the copywork and drawings right in the book, but after watching the video here it looks like you have to use your own paper for that? Thanks.
A shopper on Jun 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: You do need separate paper; there is no space in the book to write. So I was easily able to use this with multiple kids. We bought the handwriting paper that has white space on the top to draw. It worked perfectly!
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great step by step drawing instructions. Also, a helpful resource to find other books on a topic. I saw great improvement in my kids’ art after using this book. They pay a lot more attention to the whole scene rather than just the subject.
June 9, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun and Educational!
My 5 year old enjoys learning a little something about each animal and doesn't mind the writing part since there is a fun drawing lesson after! I have my 7 year old join to do the writing part in cursive and do the drawing lesson as well.
January 25, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My son loves it!!
September 20, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A wonderful beginning drawing book!
My 4 year old daughter loves this book. Her drawing skills have really improved over the month that she has been using this book. Although it is intended for handwriting, I purchased it so she could practice pencil control. Even though she cannot write the sentences (she does label her drawings), she can follow the easy steps to draw the animals and people.
September 13, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter
(5) Hates handwriting but loves art. Having her write the sentences to be able to draw the picture was great incentive!
August 27, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Draw Write Now
My daughter loves to draw and this book allows her to practice writing at the same time!
November 2, 2015
over 8 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it!!
My children ages 4 and 6 (girls) absolutely love doing these lessons together. I write what is on the book on our board in cursive my 6 ur old can copy it. They get extremely excited when they see me pull the book out. My 6 yr old has drawn a few of the lessons by herself. It is that simple. We love it!!
October 29, 2015
over 8 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I have used these books for three years My children love to learn to draw the different scenes and I love that they practice neat handwriting I also think it is wonderful that even my least artistic children can draw and make their picture look like the pictures in the book somewhat We love researching each topic and the bonus question added to each entry is always a fun one to guess atwe are seldom correct!
February 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
I loved these books! Why? They didn�t look anything like handwriting books! They looked fun and anything that can make �boys� or just reluctant writers want to write is an awesome resource!! My kids also enjoyed picking from the various topics or themes that are individualized in each books Plus combining the drawing lesson with the copy work I believe is a great way to refine motor skills and open them up to their own creativity
August 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
Book 1 of this series has set my 6-year-old daughter free! She loved to draw before but this book has given her some of the techniques and discipline to create really nice pictures that she can be proud ofI have to admit I was really leery of "how-to-draw" books in general I've avoided them for years thinking they'd stifle the kids' creativity Now I see the truth: by showing kids how to break real objects down into basic shapes and simple steps you are actually *facilitating* their own creative process unlocking a world of artBy the way I have always been ashamed of the fact that I can't draw worth beans Turns out I was just never taught how This book has been a great beginning for BOTH of us(ps We don't do the writing yet but I plan to start Right now I just have her write the name of the animal)
April 27, 2011

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