Draw-Write-Now Book 4

Draw-Write-Now Book 4

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Item #: 003468
ISBN: 9781933407586
Grades: K-3

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Polar Regions, Arctic, Antarctic

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.

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Marie Hablitzel
Softcover Book
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In the Think of Things
0.5625 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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We just finished book 1 and my son requested this one next
Alyssa B on Jan 16, 2021
We have several others and love them!
Erin M on Jul 1, 2020
We just finished book 1 and my son requested this one next
Alyssa B on Jan 16, 2021
Doing an arctic unit study
Nicole F on Dec 31, 2020
We have several others and love them!
Erin M on Jul 1, 2020
Chose to complete our set. We love these Draw Write Now books!
Missy W on Jun 26, 2020
We have 2 other books in this series and all my kids love them (ages 11, 9, 7, and 5). We are making writing notebooks and they are all proud of their work!
Michelle P on Feb 12, 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
To get kids into the habit of doing copywork.
Amanda D on Apr 1, 2019
Daughter loves this series.
Tracey N on Jan 31, 2019
This is the only book of the series that I have not been able to find used in my two years of looking at thrift stores and our local homeschool store. I really like how this series combines art (which children my greatly enjoy) with writing (which my children do not enjoy).
Lori P on May 9, 2018
Our sons love animals and drawing, plus I can add in the handwriting part!
Angie F on Oct 20, 2017
My sons, 5 and 8, enjoy drawing the animals by mostly following the steps in these books.
Jessie C on Jun 23, 2017
My son loves these books so much that his cousin wants to try one out! Enabling kids to have fun (my son enjoys drawing) while incorporating learning (in this case writing on top of drawing), works best for my 5 year old.
Christina G on Nov 17, 2015
My first grader really enjoys these. They teach handwriting and art in a fun and easy way. Also give some exposure to history and science topics. My kindergartner can't wait to do them next year.
Melanie M on Nov 16, 2015
Doing an arctic unit study
Nicole F on Dec 31, 2020
Chose to complete our set. We love these Draw Write Now books!
Missy W on Jun 26, 2020
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Wonderful step by step drawing book with many bonuses. Great quality book.
This drawing book is an absolute treat! We bought them for our 1st & 3rd grader and The drawings it presents are very realistic, the way they go about breaking down each step makes anyone an artist! We used a step by step Usborne drawing book this past school year, however drawing write now drawings' are much closer to what the real animal would look like than the Usborne book we used.

Altho our kids are not doing the copy work that comes with each animal they love reading the short story that is presented with it, so we also get a bit of reading practice during our art time! ??

We purchased book 4 & 8 and plan to purchase more books from this series, they've been a hit with our kids.
Also, it's worth to mention the quality of this book pages is fantastic. Thick shiny paper that should easily last thru many rough kids! ??
May 20, 2018
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