In the Beginning
In the Beginning is the first of two courses devoted to manuscript (printing) style handwriting. Students work on following oral directions through interspersed games and activities; penmanship motor skills are strengthened through tracing shapes and drawing lines, circling or crossing out objects, and finally moving on to writing both upper and lower-case letters. Designed to fit the attention span of a kindergartner, each lesson only takes about 15-20 minutes per topic.
This text uses a modified version of the Palmer method. Practice lines are 3/4" in height.
This five-part handwriting program is written in the traditional Palmer style. The first two books in the series, In the Beginning and Writing with Diligence, introduce and fully develop the basic principles of manuscript writing. The last three books in the series do the same for cursive writing. Each workbook is published in a top-quality, two-color format. A detailed instruction guide for the whole series is now available separately (it is no longer included with each book). Bible verses (KJV) are stressed throughout the series. Writing with Grace and Writing with Power also have additional material relating to home education. Rachel S.
These materials are graded specifically and include both instruction and practice.