Pentime Manuscript Grade 1 (Book 2)

Pentime Manuscript Grade 1 (Book 2)

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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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Softcover Book
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Pentime Publishers
0.5 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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These are my favorite penmanship workbooks. The lessons are short and the copy work coordinates the entire workbook with one specific theme. One year it is Us states and another year it is godly principles. There are also small pictures to color for students that like to embellish their work.
Tabitha J on Aug 14, 2023
Its an excellent start to handwriting!
Amy A on Dec 7, 2022
These are my favorite penmanship workbooks. The lessons are short and the copy work coordinates the entire workbook with one specific theme. One year it is Us states and another year it is godly principles. There are also small pictures to color for students that like to embellish their work.
Tabitha J on Aug 14, 2023
Great, cheap program.
User on May 23, 2023
Its an excellent start to handwriting!
Amy A on Dec 7, 2022
Kari F on Aug 22, 2022
Homeschool Handwriting curriculum - it is a simple program that is easy to use and is not too much work for the kids.
Aaron F on Aug 12, 2022
My son needs more practice with letter formation.
Roshawna W on Nov 11, 2021
We used these years ago with our first round of children, happy to see they are still available for our second round of children.
Wendy B on Aug 3, 2021
I love the pentime books! All 3 of my kids use them and they really help with forming their letters. Exactly what my homeschool needed.
Megan D on Mar 30, 2021
We love Pentime! It uses copywork and there are little activities for the kids to color after their lessons. It's amazing how a little black and white book can turn into a treasure.
User on Feb 12, 2021
Needed penmanship book and liked the guide dots, arrows, etc.
Kiersten on Oct 1, 2020
Simply handwriting book
NAArah on Jul 22, 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
I liked the Pentime Transitions I ordered for my older 2 boys to learn cursive. I've decided to use Grade 1 for my youngest and am continueing with Pentime for our families writing curriculum.
Sarah L on Dec 29, 2019
perfect, simple, affordable handwriting book!
Kristina W on Jul 27, 2019
I chose Pentime for daily penmanship practice that I dont need to be super involved in.
Jennifer R on Aug 2, 2018
Great price for a straight-forward curriculum
User on Nov 4, 2017
Because it's simple without extra fluff. I like it's black and white. And also so inexpensive!
Luba M on Oct 11, 2017
This was a very reasonable handwriting practice book. My son really enjoyed being able to color the picture after his writing practice. I would recommend this to someone looking for a straight forward writing practice.
Guest G on Aug 30, 2017
I like their cursive font.
Elizabeth M on Jun 30, 2017
We really like the pentime books. They do a really good job of improving handwriting without giving an overwhelming amount of practice.
Abby K on Jun 11, 2017
saw at a homeschool conference in the rainbow resource booth and liked it.
Heather C on Aug 17, 2016
"Excellent penmanship course! Love it!"
David M on Jul 22, 2016
For practice printing not just letters but also words.
Alexandra on Jul 21, 2016
Trying to help my son write more legibly.
Kelly M on Jun 30, 2016
I have used this curriculum before, and really appreciate it's progression.
Karen D on Jun 8, 2016
Recommended to me.
Erin H on May 26, 2016
I really liked the first book for my daughter. She finished it so we are moving on to this one.
Penelope B on Mar 11, 2016
My son finished Handwriting Without Tears level 1 but isn't ready for level 2, so I needed something similar to work with him on during the next year.
Amanda M on Mar 9, 2016
I love the Pen Time series because it's simple, straightforward and effective. No fuss, but it works!
Charla L on Feb 25, 2016
best penmanship workbook
Amanda C on Dec 11, 2015
This is the best and most affordable handwriting program I have found! Very easy to use!!
Katie on Dec 3, 2015
Simple, straightforward, and reasonably priced handwriting curriculum.
User on Nov 12, 2015
Great book!
Lisa S on Nov 4, 2015
Great, cheap program.
User on May 23, 2023
Kari F on Aug 22, 2022
Is this the book that includes not only manuscript letters, but also words and sentences for the child to write?
Alexandra on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Nearly every page of this book has the same format. Students are to trace and copy letters, words and a sentence.
For example the "P" page has upper case P, lower case P, put, pull, puppy, pump, Prince, Peter and the sentence: Prince is a puppy.
The book progresses through the alphabet, then adds common letter combinations (fl,sk). Approximately every five pages there is a special coloring page with a corresponding sentence.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Favorite handwriting curriculum
I love this inexpensive, simple and sweet handwriting curriculum. This specific book (book 1) is perfect for a kindergarten student or advanced preschool learner, as it offers plenty of practice, clean white pages, minimal graphic distractions, and a simple black and white illustration to match each letter (think a carton of eggs for the letter 'e'). I've used this with two children so far and plan to use it with my other three. I've tried another handwriting curriculum in the past but came zooming back to this one. It's cheap, it's simple, and it helps teach correct letter formation and produces neat handwriting. It's a win in my house!
June 12, 2023
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful book!
I just wish the covers were made to wear better. But the concept in this books are spot on!! And the kids enjoy them as well!
November 11, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My 3rd grader is benefitting from this book, as I’ve been trying to “clean up” his penmanship. It’s helping a ton!
October 23, 2020
over 2 years ago

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