Pentime Cursive Grade 4

Pentime Cursive Grade 4

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Item #: 031228
Grades: 4

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.

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Brand Name
Pentime Publishers
0.4813 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Pentime cursive is a good balance of beautiful and simple. I'm glad for the reinforcement of information about the US states in level 4.
Lisa O on Jul 19, 2023
Simple and cost effective. My kids don't want to switch.
Elizabeth G on Mar 16, 2023
Pentime cursive is a good balance of beautiful and simple. I'm glad for the reinforcement of information about the US states in level 4.
Lisa O on Jul 19, 2023
Like the cursive font and have used other books in the same series
Elizabeth M on Jun 27, 2023
Simple and cost effective. My kids don't want to switch.
Elizabeth G on Mar 16, 2023
For homeschool penmanship subject.
Allen P on Oct 3, 2022
We love the Pentime books! I'm getting this for my 2nd kiddo! My oldest loved this book about the states!
Kathleen V on Oct 3, 2022
I've used these for my oldest three children and like the style and format
Ashley A on Aug 26, 2022
Homeschool Handwriting curriculum - it is a simple program that is easy to use and is not too much work for the kids. My oldest has beautiful penmanship after using 4 books in this program. I don't start my kids on cursive until 5th grade because none of them were ready for it before then.
Aaron F on Aug 12, 2022
self guided
Amber B on Aug 1, 2022
We've been using PenTime in our homeschool. I like the gentle approach to handwriting for my reluctant writers.
Sarah L on Mar 7, 2022
Just wanted to try something new for next year.
Dania S on Mar 5, 2022
A simple and easy way to do copywork.
KC L on Mar 2, 2022
We love Pentime in this house! I use it during "Classical Copywork Time". We listen to classical music while doing copywork in these books.
User on Oct 19, 2021
practice handwriting for my son
Kimberly W on Aug 21, 2021
great curriculum! and so inexpensive! love!
Leandra S on Aug 19, 2021
Our favorite for cursive!
Krisztian K on May 15, 2021
12 year old just completed Pentime3...moving on! Never learned in public school.
Laura M on Apr 28, 2021
friend recommended
Anna G on Oct 29, 2020
Needed penmanship book, and liked the layout.
Kiersten on Oct 1, 2020
I love these cursive books! They are the best ones I have found!
Elizabeth L on Aug 25, 2020
It was inexpensive. We don't always get to handwriting because we do copywork in other areas so I didn't want to spend a lot of money.
User on Aug 6, 2020
This has been a consistently great program for us for learning cursive and practicing penmanship. The use of US states for the level 4 book is a great asset.
J L on Jul 31, 2020
Beautiful cursive script, just like I learned as a kid.
Anna L on Jul 15, 2020
I really like the Pentime writing curriculum. Starting from the first book and onwards the workbooks contain character building text, instill good life habits, informative geographical information and nature facts. I think the program is uplifting and inspiring for our kiddos.
Natalie K on Jul 7, 2020
I love the simplicity of this program and the Christian values woven through out.
Kallie B on May 9, 2020
My kids enjoy it, and I like the way they teach cursive.
Lindsey H on Apr 30, 2020
Great for extra practice once initial cursive skills are learned.
Nikki D on Apr 19, 2020
a gentle buildup to longer passages
Joy Hendrix H on Apr 12, 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
Great penmanship curriculum!
Tara S on Sep 30, 2019
We really have like Grade 3 of this book and want to keep moving forward with it!
Elizabeth P on Sep 23, 2019
I like the states-themed subject matter.
Emily L on Aug 24, 2019
I came across the Pentime cursive books when I was in an Amish community near Lake of the Ozarks. I picked up one when I was in town and I liked it so much I ordered one for our older child. I am moving up to a higher grade this year. The letter formation matched well with the way I taught them and the doctrinal copy work appears sound. This year, b/c we are continuing US history I am purchasing the Pentime 4 b/c it focuses more on states in the US than wildlife, etc.
Heather J on Jul 26, 2019
Great price and kids love it.
Stacey H on Jul 24, 2019
It looks like a good, simple handwriting workbook.
Kelli B on Jul 9, 2019
I love the animal themes. It is Christian
Caroline M on Jun 15, 2019
My son liked Pentime Cursive 3, now he is moving on to Pentime Cursive 4.
Dulce R on Apr 26, 2019
Recommended by a friend.
Sarah S on Mar 6, 2019
easy to teach , ease of use for student
Melody A on Mar 3, 2019
recommended by a friend
Hollie S on Dec 5, 2018
I wanted a simple program that didn't take much time but provided with review.
Vicki B on Sep 11, 2018
I wanted something very simple yet effective for continuous cursive writing practice and this looks very simple and effective.
Rita O on Sep 3, 2018
Kim S on Sep 3, 2018
we are almost done with grade 3 and my son feels so proud of himself. its an easy to follow and simple workbook. we love it!
Wilfredo N on Aug 29, 2018
This is our third year using Pentime. It is easy to use and very affordable. I am excited about Pentime 4 this year because we are focusing on United States History and learning States and Capitals, this book will fit right in with the rest of our curriculum.
Carmen W on Aug 26, 2018
My daughter wanted to move to a more slanted handwriting style than offered from Handwriting without tears.
Sarah G on Aug 25, 2018
This cursive is the most like the pretty cursive I learned in school and like the Abeka curriculum teaches that I have found.
Janet C on Aug 7, 2018
The focus of this book is US states so it ines up perfectly with our history and Geography study this year!
Mary D on Aug 3, 2018
Recommended by a friend who has found it helpful!
Lori B on Jul 11, 2018
This will fit in great with our US History and Geography lessons in addition to handwriting. A perfect fit!
Marshall L on Jul 3, 2018
Like the cursive font and have used other books in the same series
Elizabeth M on Jun 27, 2023
For homeschool penmanship subject.
Allen P on Oct 3, 2022
Could someone post a picture of how all of the Uppercase letters are formed? I'm getting tired of buying books and finding some sort of half print half cursive version of the uppercase letters. Thank You
A shopper on Mar 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't have our book anymore. (After my son completed it, I removed a few sample pages, filed them away, and recycled the rest.) However, I did find an image on Milestone Books (I tried to add a link, but it wasn't allowed). Look up Pentime Cursive under their curriculum tab. They have sample pages in there. For what it's worth, I really liked this book (the content, the way it was laid out, the quality of paper), but my son hated it! He complained constantly about how "boring" it was. ;) We have since switched to the Pictures in Cursive series. It is more expensive, but my kids enjoy it SO much more! It doesn't have nearly as much practice, but we make up for that by doing other writing in cursive each day.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Highly recommended
Like the other Pentime I am very pleased with the Pentime 4. I’m a homeschooling Grammy assisting my working single mom daughter and I, must say, my granddaughters enjoy doing Pentime cursive and have developed very nice penmanship using these books. I would highly recommend these books on every level.
July 23, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love the Pentime series!
September 19, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
These are great for teaching good penmanship.
April 22, 2020
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My son is really enjoying using Pentime Cursive. He is really Improving in his cursive writing abilities.
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
Love this sweet handwriting book.
January 15, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I think it's great, but my son doesn't!
After using several other penmanship programs, I decided to try Pentime this year. I really like it. The book is attractive, has heavy pages, and interesting copy work (this one is all about the States and includes many inspirational quotes). My son hates it, though! He says it's "boring," but I think it really comes down to the fact that he's having to work more. The lines are narrower (as is to be expected with advancing grades) and the entries are longer that he's used to. That said, I feel that it's a great program and excellent value.
July 26, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Another positive review for PenTimeWe used the second half of the transition book (2) and book 3 to teach cursive After using these two books our girls can write nicely in cursive Very easy to use with a beautiful classic cursive Doing 1-2 pages a day is simple and sufficient for basic cursive instruction
April 9, 2012

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