New American Cursive Penmanship Program Workbook 2 (Quotations from Famous Americans)

New American Cursive Penmanship Program Workbook 2 (Quotations from Famous Americans)

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ISBN: 9780979767821
Grades: 2-4

Category Description for New American Cursive:

Handwriting with a bit of a different approach will teach your child cursive skills beginning in first grade. There are fewer strokes, a natural right slant, and the strokes are simplified. The philosophy is that students have the motor skills to write cursive at the first grade level, and when we wait to teach them at about third grade, they literally go back to the speed of first grade writing as they transition from print to cursive.

Each book includes a 7-page teaching guide, 68 instruction and exercise lessons, illustrations and exercises for letter connections, and practice sheets with quotes and Bible verses (a secular version of Book II uses quotes from famous Americans in lieu of Bible verses). Book II has in addition a handwriting evaluation form, review of paper placement and pencil position, review of letter and number formations, and progress reports and test pages. The books have an uncluttered, visual appeal with uncramped space to practice. Since the books are intended for first grade, the spacing is very important.

'Mr. Meerkat' guides your child through each book as he shows the way to draw each letter and encourages creativity. Each lesson includes 3 different types of practice pages. The first page in each lesson is the 'instruction page' on which students follow a 3-step process under Mr. Meerkat's direction. Students first say the letter; the second step is to feel the letter. In this second step students trace large format letters with their finger and are also encouraged to write the letters in the air or draw them on a table with their finger. The third step is to write the letter, both upper and lower case, first by tracing and then by forming the letters. The second page of the lesson is a practice page, and the third page is fun exercises and artwork. Students will practice letter connections, words, and short sentences and even have an opportunity to draw something fun. A reminder for proper paper placement and pencil position is placed at the bottom of pages throughout the book.

The third book still incorporates whimsical Mr. Meerkat as your child's guide through the lessons. There are 100 lessons, one lesson per page, which should take only about 10-15 minutes daily. Many of the lessons are intended to increase creative writing skills by asking the student to write about something familiar, and there are still opportunities for artwork. Other lessons are copy work, which incorporate scripture (KJV and NKJV) and lessons on manners. The first section of book 3 is review of letterforms, connections, size, slant, spacing, and proper pencil, paper, and posture review techniques. A test is provided in lesson 4 to help you evaluate your child's letter formation.

Before the 1940s, children were taught cursive in the first grade. This course provides the opportunity to use this simple technique to bring back the art of handwriting. - Donna




These materials span grades and include both instruction and practice.




Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade Start
2
Grade End
4
ISBN
9780979767821
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Memoria Press
Weight
0.95 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 11.0" x 0.5"
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Used book 1 for first year cursive and it was a perfect fit - moving on to this book next.
Elizabeth O on Aug 6, 2020
good for learning cursive and history
Mary P on May 16, 2020
Used book 1 for first year cursive and it was a perfect fit - moving on to this book next.
Elizabeth O on Aug 6, 2020
They completed The Rhythm of Handwriting cursive instructional book last year, so I was looking for practice. We are studying American history this year, so it seemed perfect.
Megan W on Jun 8, 2020
good for learning cursive and history
Mary P on May 16, 2020
My son needs to start working on his cursive writing. He practices the letter but I think the quotations would be a lot more fun. And it could increase his knowledge of what famous people have said over time.
Shelly M on Feb 20, 2020
Required on our book list.
nathan k on Jul 22, 2019
We completed the first book last year, and I am excited for this book, with the quotes from famous Americans! I love that they will be learning bits from history as well as cursive at the same time!
Horrex K on Jun 26, 2019
Loved the first book. My daughter has wonderful handwriting because this is easy to use.
Josie B on Jan 8, 2018
Really impressed with the first book. My 9 year old enjoys it.
Marissa S on Jun 21, 2017
They completed The Rhythm of Handwriting cursive instructional book last year, so I was looking for practice. We are studying American history this year, so it seemed perfect.
Megan W on Jun 8, 2020
My son needs to start working on his cursive writing. He practices the letter but I think the quotations would be a lot more fun. And it could increase his knowledge of what famous people have said over time.
Shelly M on Feb 20, 2020
My son is a young 6th grader who has never learned to write cursive. Which New American Cursive book is right to start him on?
Heidi on Aug 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I bought Workbook 1 and book 2 ( Quotations from Famous Americans ) for my 7yo son. We haven't started yet. Looking at the books, Workbook 1 goes through each letter and how to correctly form it with a page of practice. Book 2 does do 1/2 page of review of each letter with the simple directions on how to form it at the top of each new letter reviewed. It also gets the student to start forming words and sentences. I think if you wanted to save money, you could get by with workbook 2 for your 6th grader. Just practice and introduce each letter first Lower case and upper case ( a, b, c ...z) with the simple letter forming directions at the top ( use separate piece of paper to practice) , then jump into Workbook 2. If it were a younger child, like 7yo. I would do Workbook 1 then workbook 2, since there is more time and and a1st grader is still learning how to even read, write words, and form sentences.
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