Horizons Penmanship Grade 1 Student Book

Horizons Penmanship Grade 1 Student Book

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ISBN: 9780740302046
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Horizons is known for their well-constructed, colorful elementary courses, and this one is no exception. Traditional handwriting models are paired with attention to pencil grip, paper position, posture, stroke, letter height, spacing, capitalization and punctuation. Quality copy material including children's poetry (gr. 2), Bible stories (gr. 3), parables (gr. 4), and historical documents (gr. 5) often coupled with Bible verses (NIV) is used at all levels. Line size varies with the grade level. Grades 1 & 2 have ½" lines with dotted midline; Grade 3 lines are 3/8" with dotted midline; Grade 4 has 5/16" lines with a dotted midline which is dropped starting in Lesson 137. Grade 5 has ¼" lines with dotted midlines at the start of the book which morph into single lines dropping the upper line about Lesson 40 and the dotted midline about Lesson 81. Grade 6 provides copywork for students in order to strengthen and maintain cursive skills. Passages are taken from Aesop, Proverbs, epigrams, riddles, prayers, and more - essentially words of wisdom from around the world. An added feature is students writing letters in other languages (such as Latin and Chinese) and eve composing their own words of wisdom.

Lessons are organized into 32 units of five one-page lessons concentrating on a particular skill or letter group each week. The weekly fifth lesson is a decorative picture page on which the student writes (in his best handwriting) a selected Bible verse or copywork passage. Cursive is introduced halfway into 2nd grade but could be delayed until 3rd grade because reproducible alternative manuscript lessons are provided in the 2nd Grade Teacher's Guide. As mentioned before, the Student Books are colorful with age-appropriate graphics. Teacher's Guides have reduced student pages with teaching tips for each lesson and a scope and sequence for the course. The TGs also include reproducible extra practice pages along with other reproducible pages that differ at each grade level - penmanship performance pages for grades 4 & 5, and reproducible quotations (copywork models) for grades 3, 4, & 5. At these upper levels (grades 3-6), it will be very difficult to do the program without using the TGs because copywork models are only partially included in the Student Books. Although a print (manuscript) model is provided for practice during the week, the Teacher's Guide provides another version (usually cursive) of the model for the student to work from for the final "penmanship performance" of the week. In Grade 5 there is an optional additional copywork activity for each week - an excerpt from a Presidential inaugural address. These excerpts are in chronological order through George Bush and are only available in the TG. Grade 6 provides copywork for students in order to strengthen and maintain cursive skills. Passages are taken from Aesop, Proverbs, epigrams, riddles, prayers, and more - essentially words of wisdom from around the world. An added feature is students writing letters in other languages (such as Latin and Chinese) and eve composing their own words of wisdom. One of the nice features of this program is that students are expected not only to copy sentences and questions but also to write out complete answers, many of which require some thinking on the student's part. These questions sometimes require teacher-student interaction, and these talking points and possible answers are provided in the TGs. Enjoyable and comprehensive as handwriting instruction, this is a multi-faceted program that provides much more. Janice




These materials are graded specifically and include both instruction and practice.


Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade
1
ISBN
9780740302046
Binding
Trade Cloth
Edition
Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.
Language
English
EHS Title
Horizons Penmanship
Ages
6+
Audience
Juvenile
Author
Mary Ellen Quint
Format
Trade Paperback Book
Brand Name
Alpha Omega Publications
Weight
1.05 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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son thought it looked fun
Leah B on Mar 30, 2020
We have used this with all our children.
Jenny S on Jul 1, 2018
son thought it looked fun
Leah B on Mar 30, 2020
I need a first grade penmanship workbook that provides more practice opportunities than Handwriting Without Tears, while still being a mostly secular approach to teaching. I'm hoping this fits the bill.
Karen S on Jul 24, 2018
We have used this with all our children.
Jenny S on Jul 1, 2018
Not too much overkill on repetition. Works for my children.
Amy K on Dec 15, 2015
I need a first grade penmanship workbook that provides more practice opportunities than Handwriting Without Tears, while still being a mostly secular approach to teaching. I'm hoping this fits the bill.
Karen S on Jul 24, 2018
Not too much overkill on repetition. Works for my children.
Amy K on Dec 15, 2015
how difficult does the first grade level get? We already used zaner-bloser kindergarten, and this looks to be kind of the same level, from what I can view right now
A shopper on Jul 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have not used the kindergarten level to compare this to, but the first grade level is fairly basic. The book progresses through different strokes, uppercase and lowercase letters, and ends with copywork of sentences (bible verses). I chose this book last year for my second grader who needed extra pratice with his handwriting. This book worked well to hold his attention. The only draw back was that this book did not cover a full 5 day/36 week curriculum so we found the need to supplement with other handwriting practice.
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Good Program: Not too much at once but not borrrrrrring...
This is working for all three of our children. So simple and so effective! ONE book for each level (no extra manuals for teacher or student...)
March 30, 2018
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