New American Cursive Penmanship Program Workbook 2 (Scripture)

New American Cursive Penmanship Program Workbook 2 (Scripture)

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ISBN: 9780979767814
Grades: 2-4

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New American Cursive is an easy-to-follow resource for teaching beginning cursive. It presents simplified letter forms, using multi-sensory methods to aid in the learning of motor skills necessary to write well. Developed by Iris Hatfield, with over 35 years of experience in the handwriting field, the book improves the process of teaching handwriting and allows students to start at a younger age.

New American Cursive 2:

  • King James Version
  • Eight-page Teaching Guide included
  • 125 instruction exercises for excellent penmanship development
  • Practice pages include Bible verses and character-building quotes
  • Simplified alphabet, unnecessary strokes eliminated
  • Bound at the top for ease of use by left-handed students
  • Clear starting dots and arrow directions
  • Includes exercises to develop creative writing skills
  • Blank reproducible practice pages included
  • Flexible method allows for the individuality of the child


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
9780979767814
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Memoria Press
Weight
0.95 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 11.0" x 0.5"
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Because we liked Workbook 1 so much!
Jennifer J on Aug 25, 2020
For my 2nd grader / hybrid school
Julie M on Jul 23, 2020
Because we liked Workbook 1 so much!
Jennifer J on Aug 25, 2020
Looks like a blend of instruction and practice. I appreciate the scripture copy work.
Audrey I on Jul 30, 2020
For my 2nd grader / hybrid school
Julie M on Jul 23, 2020
It is required for our university model classical school.
AK B on Jul 12, 2020
Curriculum
Sarena T on Jun 22, 2020
on curriculum list
Brigetta M on Jul 25, 2019
This is a great series for kids who want to learn cursive from the start.
Emily G on Jul 14, 2019
We are continuing the New American cursive program after finishing up learning the alphabet.
Phoebe T on May 1, 2019
Book Two of what we are already studying
Tiffany U on Jan 19, 2019
We are doing well with Book 1
Jennifer B on Oct 17, 2018
We just finished using the New American Cursive Workbook 1 and needed to move on to the next level. These books are the best cursive instruction workbooks we've used and well worth the money, in my opinion.
Heather L on Sep 27, 2018
Looks like a good cursive program, I wanted one for all my 4 kids (grades 1, 3, 5 & 7).
miss_honeyb on Aug 31, 2018
We used the New American Cursive Level 1 book for an introduction to cursive and loved it. Easy to use.
lindsay c on Aug 16, 2018
My first grader finished LoE's Rhythm of Handwriting this week and wants to keep going. This seems like a viable next step!
Robin C on Aug 11, 2018
We homeschool and love this program for handwriting. I have used others but this one is my favorite.
Lindsey S on Aug 7, 2018
I like the handwriting style and the books are very straightforward for my kids and actually have worthwhile things to copy. I love that the verses are mostly KJV.
User on Aug 4, 2018
It was on the book list for my daughter's school.
nathan k on Jul 22, 2018
School requires it.
Angela H on Jul 5, 2018
previously ordered and liked
Valentina T on Jan 19, 2018
Christian Curriculum
Shay P on Jan 11, 2018
clean lines and nice letter formation
Dana J on Dec 14, 2017
We are ready to move on to the next level. We are enjoying this program.
User on Dec 5, 2017
Nice format
User on Aug 6, 2017
We needed to try a new program for cursive.
Maria S on Apr 22, 2017
Completed book 1, and want to keep it up. Book 1 only took about 6 months to complete. It's only March, but don't want to wait until next school year to continue and risk forgetting what we've learned thus far.
User on Mar 6, 2017
Liked workbook 1 and going on to workbook 2.
Cheryl G on Feb 27, 2017
For practice for my 5th grader.
David F on Feb 3, 2017
we liked book 1
Jamie L on Sep 21, 2016
excellent writing program! And great for left-handers!
Jason D on Sep 5, 2016
This cursive program is recommended in Simply Classical.
Shannon S on Sep 2, 2016
We used NAC I last year and liked it so we are trying II now.
Nicole B on Aug 30, 2016
I chose this program because I wanted an easier cursive program for my student.
Clara S on Aug 29, 2016
required
New User U on Jul 24, 2016
We used New American Cursive I and it was a great, user friendly curriculum
Candace F on Apr 13, 2016
Great handwriting curriculum
Andrea R on Jan 29, 2016
To help my 8 yr old have a better foundation in cursive.
AMANDA G on Nov 21, 2015
I have been impressed with my k and 2nd grader handwriting after going through book 1, more successful for us than other less expensive cursive materials I have tried.
April J on Nov 7, 2015
Next level my son needs.
Scott G on Oct 14, 2015
Looks like a blend of instruction and practice. I appreciate the scripture copy work.
Audrey I on Jul 30, 2020
It is required for our university model classical school.
AK B on Jul 12, 2020
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It does the job, but pretentious
It does a solid job teaching cursive, especially once the basics are learned. But the author thinks a bit too highly of her subject and thinks that everyone will be just as enthusiastic as she is to come practice handwriting. It ended up preachy. Made it hard to teach after a while with a boy who is lukewarm to the idea of writing at all. Would have been much easier without all the commentary about the topic.
March 20, 2019
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