Draw-Write-Now Book 8

Draw-Write-Now Book 8

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ISBN: 9781933407623
Grades: K-3

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Desert & Grassland Animals

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.




Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade Start
K
Grade End
3
ISBN
9781933407623
Author
Marie Hablitzel
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
In the Think of Things
Weight
0.5625 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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I love that it has easy figures to draw for young learners and combines an authentic, high-interest purpose for writing!
Alicia on Aug 13, 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
I love that it has easy figures to draw for young learners and combines an authentic, high-interest purpose for writing!
Alicia on Aug 13, 2020
Fun way to work on penmanship
Adele L on Jun 17, 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
My child loves to draw and write cursive.
Stephanie S on Oct 4, 2019
My boys ages 11 and under all like art but not so much writing. They said these looked interesting. I will add a bit more for my older two boys but they will be perfect for my younger two ages 5 and 7.
stacy k on Aug 28, 2018
We will use this for Classical Conversations Cycle 1 as we study geography. My 8 year old son loves these books!
Traci R on Apr 28, 2018
It seems an easy to follow book for young children who want to leant how to draw!
Sabrina B on Apr 20, 2018
my daughter loves these book! she really likes to draw and the book suggestions that come with the lessons are amazing!
Ewelina P on Mar 20, 2018
This is a great series for budding artists and writers!
Hannah B on Feb 25, 2018
Teacher suggested these books for art curriculum
Noelle G on Nov 29, 2017
Our sons love animals and drawing, plus I can add in the handwriting part! Also, I don't have confidence in my drawing, so it's fun for me to draw alongside them!
Angie F on Oct 20, 2017
We used these for our children when they homeschooled years ago. They loved them and all of them went on to become great artists. I am buying these again for a couple of our younger grandkids to enjoy when they come to visit.
Jeffrey S on Aug 14, 2017
My sons, 5 and 8, enjoy drawing the animals by mostly following the steps in these books.
Jessie C on Jun 23, 2017
We already have Book 1 and my daughters love it!
User on Feb 17, 2017
My daughter loves these books! It is great for her handwriting practice, and she especially enjoys the drawing. Perfect for her to do while I am finishing up school with her older brother.
Katherine B on Jan 3, 2017
I love these drawing lessons!!
Jason F on Dec 27, 2016
enhance drawing skills
Ginger R on Nov 9, 2016
We love draw write now! It motivates reluctant writers.
Claire D on Aug 26, 2016
Lines up well with Classical Conversations Geography.
Renee B on Aug 8, 2016
With a son that has some issues with dyspraxia draw write now is the most encouraging handwriting he can do. The drawing helps with seeing different lines and detail. He is then able to write with the feeling of accomplishment.
Shelley M on Jul 23, 2016
8 year old (artistic) granddaughter LOVES these books.<br />Being able to custom fit curriculum to each child is why I homeschooled my children and now all 6 grandchildren will be taught at home.
Laurie W on Mar 31, 2016
Already own the first 6. Love the program.
Heather D on Sep 28, 2015
Fun way to work on penmanship
Adele L on Jun 17, 2020
My child loves to draw and write cursive.
Stephanie S on Oct 4, 2019
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We love this series
Great info on a variety of topics and easy to recreate drawings.
August 28, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful step by step drawing book with many bonuses and great durable quality. Love the short stories about each animal presented. ??
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago


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