Patriotic Penmanship Grade 2

Patriotic Penmanship Grade 2

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Item #: 032290
ISBN: 9780985498528
Grades: 2

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Publisher Description:

Using famous quotes and Bible verses, this book teaches penmanship on the second grade level.
Category Description for Patriotic Penmanship:

Do your children need more handwriting practice, but you want to avoid the ‘fluff’ that traditional practice workbooks offer? Handwriting practice offers a magnificent opportunity to introduce children to quotes from sources such as great poems or hymns, Scripture verses, and famous statements from the great Patriots who formed our nation. Each book in this series holds 30 lessons that familiarize children with worthy words from U.S. history. To give you an idea of the type of quotes that are used: one of the 2nd grade book quotes is “Rely on our dear Saviour” (Andrew Jackson), and the high school book includes excerpts of Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech. In the instance that only part of a quote is used for penmanship practice, the rest of the quote is found at the top of the page, allowing children to learn the quote in context. This series con¬tains letter formation overview without complete instruction.

The Kindergarten book provides tracing practice, introductory vowel and con¬sonant sounds and then puts them together for beginning reading practice. For example: the b is introduced, then vowel sounds ba, be, bi, bo and bu. Then beginning words like bad, bat, bet, beg, etc. Elementary books (grades 1-2) are designed to reinforce manuscript practice, while grades 3 and up review cursive. Books are formatted similarly and provide a review of letters and key words before sentences are traced and practiced to prepare for the full quote. The Transition Book offers both manuscript and cursive letters prac¬ticed on each page, which allows children to see the relationship between manuscript and cursive letters. It is recommended for grades 2 and up. Handwriting Style is Modern/D’Nealian-like in the printing books, and modified Traditional in the Cursive Books.

In the books for Lefties, the content is the same as the right-handed grade- level book, but they are bound to be used sideways. This means those writers don’t have to contend with the binding on the “wrong” side as they practice their handwriting. Afterall, they will have to adapt to this later in life! Extra Practice workbooks are simply a book of lined pages to use with Patriotic Penmanship so students have a place to copy the phrases for more practice. The phrases are not actually in these books. They have beautiful covers, looking like brown, tooled leather (but in paperback). Each has a section for practicing writing and addressing letters to people, which is lovely. Lines correspond to the print/cursive widths. All books contain lines with dotted centers, although the line width gradually decreases: 7/16” in 1st grade, 3/8” in grades 2-3, 5/16” in grades 4-5, and 1/4” in the 6th grade, Jr., and Sr. High books (approx). Non-reproducible, 62-82 pgs. pb. ~ Deanne

Category Description for Multiple-Style Handwriting Practice:

These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited.

Primary Subject
Mary Ellen Tedrow
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Laurelwood Books
0.45 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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A switch up to a more purposeful handwriting for my students
Jenny C on May 21, 2020
A switch up to a more purposeful handwriting for my students
Jenny C on May 21, 2020
Please come back to the APACHE Convention!
AMANDA B on Mar 27, 2020
Please come back to the APACHE Convention!
AMANDA B on Mar 27, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
Overall good, but....
Overall good, but I think it is unnatural for kids to curl up the bottom of certain letters when MOST books don't have those letters formed this way. For example, a lower case "l" should be a straight or slightly slanted line, but this book shows it with a curl at the bottom. This book does it for many letters such as "d, l , I, h, k, m, n, t, u, and x". This might be better for a girl who is especially prone to like curly-q letters, but I prefer young kids to learn an easier version, then move on to cursive and calligraphy.

That being said, the quotes the children are copying are very good with messages I enjoy. Generally, a good buy and I don't regret it, but I will tell my children the curly-q tips are not necessary!
August 15, 2016
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Quality copy work
The Patriotic Penmanship contains quality copy work. Inside are a variety of quotations from founding fathers, Scripture, hymns, classical composers. This 2nd grade book is a wonderful bridge between manuscript and cursive. The perfect next step for a consistent manuscript writer/printer!
March 27, 2016
over 5 years ago

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