Pentime Cursive Grade 3

Pentime Cursive Grade 3

# 031227

Our Price: $6.95
Retail: $8.25
Save: 15.76% ($1.30)
In Stock.

Item #: 031227
Grades: 3

Category Description for Pentime Handwriting Series:

This program is designed to teach children handwriting with a minimum of assistance. Eight black and white workbooks help students master the skill of manuscript writing, transition into cursive, and continue to build cursive skills using smaller and smaller lines. In the first workbook, students focus on writing the individual letters on wide lines with a dotted midline. The correct strokes are shown (and numbered) for each letter along with plenty of space for children to practice. The second book continues practice of upper and lowercase letters but adds words and sentences as well. In place of stroke guides, a dot on each letter shows children where to start forming the letter. The third book (Transition) reviews manuscript for 35 pages and then jumps into cursive handwriting for the remaining 60 pages of the book, where students learn the strokes for individual cursive letters and practice connecting them. The rest of the series allows children to fully master cursive writing as they continually practice by writing the letters and copying longer and longer paragraphs on increasingly smaller lines (rulings gradually decrease from 1/2" in Grade 3 to 5/16" in Grade 8). Paragraphs range from fun sentences to Bible verses (close to the ASV version) to excerpts from essays on nature. Captions in the older grades provide interesting facts, and pretty border sheets to color are scattered throughout. - Steph

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

Primary Subject
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Pentime Publishers
0.65 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 68 answers
Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
I like the simplicity of it.
Allen B on Jul 24, 2023
We liked level 2 in this series
Stacey H on Mar 28, 2023
I like the simplicity of it.
Allen B on Jul 24, 2023
Great, cheap program.
User on May 23, 2023
We liked level 2 in this series
Stacey H on Mar 28, 2023
I've used these for my oldest three children and like the style and format
Ashley A on Aug 26, 2022
We used these books in homeschool for years. They are very kid-friendly, and do-able for moms.
Laura B on May 22, 2022
Excellent handwriting series with an unbeatable price
HEATHER W on Feb 23, 2022
These are the best penmanship books for an excellent price. I haven't been able to find anything that remotely compares!
Anna T on Dec 29, 2021
Our favorite for cursive!
Krisztian K on May 15, 2021
Taking soon-to-be 5th grader out of public school this summer. I plan on starting him with PT3 as he has never been taught cursive.
Laura M on Apr 28, 2021
Pentime is a great way to learn traditional cursive.
Nariman C on Apr 2, 2021
Includes pre stroke practice for the letters.
Nichole W on Feb 19, 2021
Simple and effective. The best handwriting course I have found. It requires minimal parental involvement.
Jill R on Dec 30, 2020
friend recommended
Anna G on Oct 29, 2020
Recently switched from public school to son would be going into 6th with no knowledge of cursive handwriting, but very much wants to learn.
Laura M on Sep 13, 2020
I had such great results with my girl's attitudes when doing 4 and 5 that I'm having my 7 year old do Cursive 3. We had done the Carson Dellosa and it was boring, we've done the Zaner-Blozer it was painfully slow. Sticking with what they usually beg me to do. Sometimes we put on some classical music and it a quiet time of writing and reflection. Big difference in our home.
Michelle F on Aug 8, 2020
Looking for a simple, effective, affordable handwriting curriculum - this seems to fit the bill!
Jessica H on Aug 5, 2020
Great Price
Molly L on Jul 31, 2020
to encourage my son's interest in cursive
Rebekah on Jul 28, 2020
My kids love these, and there is an encouragement for each lesson that speaks very clearly to their hearts
Galloping A on Jul 15, 2020
My second child is about to use this. I love it its on the children's lists of thing to do. They do a page a day and I just check it from time to time. My eldest daughter now has beautiful hand writing with no work from me.
User on Jun 10, 2020
Teaching cursive this year!
Jason S on May 24, 2020
I love this handwriting series. All of our children, even teens, have worked through each book. I like that it has interesting themed information for them to write, too!
joeann f on May 20, 2020
My kids enjoy it, and I like the way they teach cursive.
Lindsey H on Apr 30, 2020
It was the next book in the series that my kids enjoy.
Laura G on Mar 25, 2020
Pentime makes learning cursive easy
April P on Mar 5, 2020
It was recommended to me by other home schooling moms.
Christina H on Jan 31, 2020
I like that my kids can use this curriculum independently. I also like the writing style.
Marci F on Jan 29, 2020
find this to be a great way to learn cursive. Not complicated
Kerri F on Jan 16, 2020
My oldest just finished Pentime 2 Transitions. Continueing with Pentime 3 Cursive as we really enjoy this writing curriculum!
Sarah L on Dec 29, 2019
trying for the first time
Patricia E on Jun 28, 2019
Nice program with informative passages.
Caroline M on Jun 15, 2019
I love Pentime. It is a straight-forward guide to handwriting. The best part is that it also encourages children in the Bible and biblical virtues.
Christy S on Feb 19, 2019
Recommended by a friend, and a good price.
Stacey N on Oct 10, 2018
Perfect for teaching Cursive Handwriting!
Jason S on Sep 10, 2018
This is my favorite writing program, just enough practice.
Beth on Aug 20, 2018
My son enjoys the little dot-to-dots at the top of the pages. I enjoy the examples and the traceable letters. The Transition book went smoothly so now we'll see how book 3 goes, but we're both looking forward to it.
Christine M on Jul 29, 2018
It appears to be the real cursive I learned as a child and not the hybrid versions of today.
Donella R on Apr 8, 2018
We love their formal style and easy way they implement the program with lots of practice through level 8.
Michael L on Apr 3, 2018
Like the lessons
Joseph T on Feb 7, 2018
Have enjoyed this cursive curriculum for our first son and are using it again for our 2nd son.
Jeff S on Jan 11, 2018
This is a beautiful introduction to cursive handwriting, and at an affordable price!
Brenda B on Nov 25, 2017
My son began using this book for cursive this year. His penmanship looks amazing. It is much nicer than mine, so I am buying this book for myself :) I can't have my 8 year old writing nicer than me.
User on Nov 4, 2017
enjoy the level one book
User on Sep 21, 2017
Good price
Barb S on Sep 7, 2017
This curriculum is the best handwriting curriculum we have ever used.
David G on Sep 6, 2017
Daughter asked for it.
Toni F on Sep 5, 2017
4th grader needs cursive help
Tabitha T on Aug 22, 2017
I liked the sample pages and wanted to give it a try!
Stephanie F on Jul 10, 2017
We really like the Pentime books. They do a really good job of helping my kids improve their handwriting without giving an overwhelming amount of practice.
Abby K on Jun 11, 2017
Love the price of Pentime and the quality of the handwriting curriculum.
User on Jun 5, 2017
Great, cheap program.
User on May 23, 2023
I've used these for my oldest three children and like the style and format
Ashley A on Aug 26, 2022
Does this start with single letters? My son has never written cursive before. Also, how big are the lines for writing on? Regular lined paper height, or bigger?
Rebekah on May 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The first 30 pages or so are stroke and letter practice. It would be a fast introduction for someone who hasn't done any cursive before. The line height is just under 1/2 an inch. I have used the 2nd grade transition book, but it does have a bigger line height that seems babish to older kids. FWIW, I generally use Cursive First as an introduction for strokes and letter formation before moving to this book.
What are the margins in this book and how easy is it to use?
A shopper on Nov 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: In my answer above I realized that I didn't compketely answer your questions, due to a houseful of children being in and out of the room as I was thinking😂. I am not sure of the margins, but the larger font aims at gently introducing cursive. This is a perfect gentle introduction to writing. It is very easy to implement. I simply showed my child how to write the letter, watched them practice a few, and then let them free to work on the lesson. After the first half of the book it is completely independent.
I have used books 1-4. We have had great success. I am considering Handwriting through the USA. I can’t see a picture of the style of writing. They call it traditional cursive . Would Pentime be considered this style? I see a lot about z.b. Style. Is that traditional?
charlene m on Apr 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Pentime and Zaner Bloser handwriting are both considered traditional.
How many lessons are in a book?
A shopper on Aug 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are not numbered at all, but they are about 42 two page parts, one page type introduces letters with practice and the second page type is copy work of a passage/paragraph or poem. A student needing less could do 1 page per day and have about 84 days, an advanced writer could complete the two page spread. There are just a handful of single pages by themselves.
5.0 / 5.0
6 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Rated 5 out of 5
One of the best & most affordable programs out there!
Pentime is one of the best & most affordable handwriting curriculums out there, in my opinion. I have used it for years with all 7 of my children (child #7 just started this year), and it is so easy to use. It gives clear instructions, and all of my kids have loved coloring the little pictures on the pages. I would definitely recommend this!
September 5, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Really enjoyed using Pentime Cursive. First cursive book for my 9 year old son and he picked it up very quickly.
May 28, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We love all the pentime books!! Very sweet and pure and beautiful and fun for the kids! Excellent slant guide included also!
March 4, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We are currently using this one. My daughter really enjoys it. I feel that it has improved her cursive writing already.
September 19, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Pentime is worth every penny!
The Pentime Cursive series has excellent practice using traditional cursive. The blanks are nice and big for students to feel comfortable using. We tried many other workbooks before this series, and Pentime has very good practice on individual letters and words. Pentime also has useful information in paragraph form to copy.

Ann Marie in San Lorenzo,CA
November 9, 2015
over 8 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I use Pentime Cursive book three with my five year old son and we love it I taught him cursive using Can Do Cursive but I prefer to use this book for practice and copywork because it has an older fashioned script and I like for my son to be able to read and copy form this form even though he uses a modern script He enjoys the animal friends and loves to read what they say in the word bubbles I love the copywork exercises and the good values the book stresses I will definitely be using this series for all of my children!
August 31, 2008

help desk software