Copybook Cursive Book 1: Scripture and Poems
Features the same content as Copybook 3 (#33712), but formatted in New American Cursive font. Originally intended for 2nd graders to use alongside New American Cursive 2, it's also helpful for cursive practice at any age.
Our original Copybook III formatted in the New American Cursive font. Our second graders complete this copybook alongside New American Cursive 2, but it also makes a good choice for older students needing more practice.
Renewing an old educational practice, copybooks provide a beginning skill that is foundational for all language arts skills. These copybooks provide an opportunity for students to practice penmanship as well as spelling, reading comprehension, punctuation, and vocabulary. Not surprisingly, they are also an aid to memorization. Written in New American Cursive, line spacing is increasingly smaller (3/8” in Book 3 and college rule size in Book 4). All Scripture is KJV.
Copybook Cursive Book I – covers the same Scripture and poems in Copybook 3 (#033712)
Copybook Cursive Book II – covers Scripture used as memory work in Christian Studies I.
Copybook Cursive Book III – covers Scripture used as memory work in Christian Studies II.
Copybook Cursive Book IV – covers Scripture used as memory work in Christian Studies III (chronological through the life of Christ).
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, followed by instruction and exercises, illustrations 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 and III also include handwriting evaluations, 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 elementary grades, 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. 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.
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