Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series Book B Fourth Edition

Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series Book B Fourth Edition

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Item #: 005672
ISBN: 9780964921566
Grades: 1

Product Description:

Publisher Description:

For the beginning reader, this book covers the entire alphabet and numerals. With its short words and lively sentences, this book is a lot of fun! Illustrated. Letter height 11 & 9 mm.

Category Description for Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting:

Mom's horrible handwriting inspired us to use an italic handwriting program with our kids. It's difficult not to produce at least legible writing in Italics. Another plus is that manuscript flows into cursive - letters don't completely change, they just join. Not only does this seem sensible to us, but the many compliments the children have received on their handwriting have further encouraged us in this approach. (Children begin moving into cursive writing in Level C.) The last level gets into calligraphy toward the end. From there, follow up with a good calligraphy book for Jr. High/High School and continue handwriting as an art form! Instruction Manual applies to all levels.

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

Primary Subject
Barbara Getty
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Getty-Dubay Productions
0.45 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.19"
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Why did you choose this?
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I like the course and needed a workbook
Robert E on Jul 28, 2023
To help my son with his printing.
Elisabeth T on May 12, 2023
I like the course and needed a workbook
Robert E on Jul 28, 2023
Our Co-op made these selections
erin w on Jul 17, 2023
To help my son with his printing.
Elisabeth T on May 12, 2023
tried it out for the fall semester<br />really like it
Elizabeth K on Feb 22, 2023
I like the simplicity of this program.
Hannah C on Sep 12, 2022
This is my 3rd child going through this series
Julia N on Aug 28, 2022
recommended by homeschooling mom
Diana M on Aug 19, 2022
This series is perfect for families who need no 'grade' designations on books. Simply by using a letter (B), the student understands it is the 2nd book in a series - that could start anywhere. Perfect for all age learners. I've even used this with ESL students.
Wendy B on Aug 10, 2022
I want my son to be able to form letters easily and to move from print to cursive smoothly. This Italic handwriting allows that to happen seamlessly.
Becky S on Aug 8, 2022
Need the next book for my son.
User on Aug 3, 2022
I brought this to use after we are done with Book A.
Michelle A on Jul 29, 2022
Italic is clean and near to a natural everyday writing form, plus it's cheaper than D'Nealian so we use Italic until 3rd grade to save money and then I like to switch to D'Nealian.
Charity F on Jul 12, 2022
Used it myself as a child and want my own kids to use it.
Jennifer H on Mar 24, 2022
Excellent, intuitive writing program
User on Jan 20, 2022
Picked these items to use as hand writing tools for our younger children. Our youngest children attend public school and they need to improve on their writing skills. We used these same books when we home schooled our older children and we were happy with the results using this product line.
Steven F on Oct 21, 2021
Our family has used several different levels of this program. I like the concept of transitioning seamlessly to a natural form of cursive.
Gabriela G on Mar 26, 2021
My daughter did quite well with book A last year, and I wanted to continue her progress.
Zachary B on Dec 13, 2020
Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting is especially great for boys. If you are worried about your child's handwriting being legible, this is a wonderful option. Many have told me that my handwriting looks like calligraphy. And all of my brothers have legible-beautiful handwriting. I am now using it will all of my children.
Hannah L on Oct 28, 2020
1st grade handwriting
Bonnie H on Oct 11, 2020
As recommended by Carole Joy Seid
ELIZABETH B on Aug 10, 2020
I used this curriculum growing up. It was simple and fun. The transition from print to cursive was logical and flowed well. There are no extraneous loops or swirls. I have had many compliments over the years on the legibility of my writing, even when I am writing fast and sloppily (for me).
Stephanie J on Aug 8, 2020
I am a big Getty- Dubay fan. My daughter and I both use it and I'm going to start my 6 year old with it this year. Handwriting is a challenge for him and I believe this will be a great fit.
Kristen F on Oct 5, 2019
we love this series and this is our 2nd child to proceed through it
Shannon on Oct 2, 2019
Has worked for all our children and is simple to do - one page or half a page a day
Marina S on Sep 1, 2019
Previous home school mother Marlene Schueler
Susana Z on Aug 28, 2019
We are starting to transition from cursive and introduce print and connected italic/print.
Melissa C on Jul 30, 2019
After trying the Zaner-Bloser approach, we are seeing if the Italic style will improve handwriting ability as well as bridge the gap between printing and writing in cursive.
Suzanne H T on Jul 11, 2019
I've used this program with great success on my older kids. Now I'll be using it with my youngest. I really like this program.
Monica R on Jun 26, 2019
My oldest daughter used this book several years ago. Her handwriting is gorgeous now. Time for my youngest learn handwriting.
Stacy B on Jun 5, 2019
Anne Marie L on Apr 11, 2019
I've been using this series for a long time, I think it gives the kids very nice handwriting.
Anna H on Feb 27, 2019
Im homeschooling my 5 and 6 year old boys. i am using this workbook to teach handwriting.
kristy S on Sep 6, 2018
A friend recommended this program.
Andrea J on Jul 21, 2018
I like these workbooks for my children
Hanni G on May 26, 2018
It is my favorite for handwriting
Diana G on Apr 15, 2018
We use all the Getty Dubay handwriting books, but I have my kids do book B twice, just for the practice. The next book is too much of a leap forward.
User on Mar 16, 2018
This was recommended by my Charlotte Mason community
Kelly B on Jan 16, 2018
Need it
Lenlie Q on Oct 16, 2017
We homeschool.
Ricardo C on Sep 21, 2017
Good reviews from Cathy Duff also the book looked thorough without being skimpy or unnecessarily frilly.
Kathleen B on Aug 26, 2017
Recommended by Carole Joy Seid as a simple and natural handwriting program.
Rebecca G on Aug 19, 2017
I gave up on the loopy cursive years ago and all my kids have benefited from a more straight line and simple cursive. This is for my 5th kiddo.
Rachel A on Aug 7, 2017
I want my child's print to be very legible. I used this program to teach myself how to have more legible print as an adult when I worked in a career where I needed to write treatment notes.
Meredith B on Jun 20, 2017
My boys finished book A and seem to be doing well so far.
Sara W on Mar 29, 2017
Karisa B on Mar 23, 2017
I have wanted to teach Getty-Dubay italic handwriting to my special needs students for quite some time.
Claire R on Mar 2, 2017
We've used these workbooks for our entire homeschooling career. I have been happy with the results. The key is to do a certain amount of time each day (15-20 minutes) not the amount of handwriting (2-6 lines).
Joy S on Feb 28, 2017
My almost 6 yo daughter loves to write but she is frustrated with the curriculum we are currently using. I've heard good things about this method so thought I would give it a try.
User on Feb 8, 2017
"I was after a simple handwriting series, and these look great and have very good reviews."
Katie M F on Jan 18, 2017
I am helping my niece with her handwriting. We used this books several years ago when we were homeschooling our son. He enjoyed these books, and always has received comments on his beautiful handwriting.
Michelle P on Dec 19, 2016
Our Co-op made these selections
erin w on Jul 17, 2023
tried it out for the fall semester<br />really like it
Elizabeth K on Feb 22, 2023
How many lessons are contained in this book? Is it for a full school year or only a semester?
A shopper on May 25, 2023
BEST ANSWER: For us it is a full year. Books A and B contain one page for the upper and one for the lower case alphabet plus a few additional number pages etc. so that comes out to 26-28 lessons. We complete one letter a week. Starting with book C, the first 41 pages are a review of Italic printing and teach the student how to write everything smaller. The last 20 pages begin introducing Italic cursive so we take it much more slowly. There are 61 pages of work plus blank templates you can reproduce for practicing. We have handwriting 4 days a week. With holidays and other times we are off, one book serves us well for a year.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Favorite handwriting curriculum I've tried
The lessons are arranged in a good order, are a good length, and make handwriting enjoyable for my boys.
August 19, 2023
2 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Fits my 6 yo level of development
I really like this handwriting book. I used it for my oldest daughter and am using it now for my second child. She is pretty particular about how long she can sit and do handwriting. The Getty Dubay allows her to practice with a small number of letters to copy, and a small sentence. There is little frustration and she finishes the page before her attention span is over or her hand gets tired.
We are very happy with it.
January 27, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great handwriting product
This series has just enough work to be challenging, but not enough to overwhelm my reluctant writers. I like the simplicity of the style of handwriting; it is easy to learn.
October 27, 2015
over 8 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We have used this series for a few years now It is the only handwriting style I have ever taught my girls The writing is beautiful and it is such a natural way to write They really enjoy their books and there is pretty much no prep work for me When we do our copywork I have the girls use their books as references if they get stuck on how to correctly write a certain letter
September 18, 2007

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