Exploring Handwriting Through Astronomy: Cursive

Exploring Handwriting Through Astronomy: Cursive

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Have you ever desired that your children learn more than one subject at a time? How about learning science through handwriting? How about learning astronomy through handwriting?

His Story Handwriting™ and Memory Master Books™ make this possible. Your children can learn to write in cursive while learning about the sun, planets, dwarf planets, stars, and other celestial bodies!

This book is an excellent resource for learning and practicing cursive as well as doing copywork. While your students learn and practice handwritng, they will also be learning astronomy from a Biblical, young earth perspective. You can also use the information in this book as a memorization tool.

Exploring Handwriting Through Astronomy is strategically designed so to make your student successful. At the beginning of the book the student masters their cursive by tracing the facts provided. Then the book gradually removes tracing so your student can successfully write independently using the correct sized writing lines provided in the book.

At the beginning of each section of Exploring Handwriting Through Astronomy are definitions and pronunciations of many of the words introduced in the corresponding copywork.

Copywork is an opportunity for your student to practice their handwriting using meaningful content rather than random sentences often seen in a practice workbook. These books from HisStoryHandwriting use the King James Bible. All books include scripture, and some are exclusively scripture. Each book begins with individual letter instruction and practice of upper and lower case letters. Then you get into the lessons which begin with a page of vocabulary words needed to understand the text. Your student is shown a line of text (with a top, bottom and midline) and they write their version directly below each word. They have to mimic the spacing as well as the lettering. Each sentence can take between 2-4 lines and some of the words in the student lines are dotted for tracing (even at the cursive level.)  The print books have wider lines at 1cm, while the cursive books lines are 0.5cm wide. The look of the writing is a traditional style, meaning it has ball and stick letters in the print and the cursive has a slight slant and is not too loopy. Students appreciate meaningful practice. The vocabulary alone is worth using these as a supplement to your school day. You can then pull some of the words for a spelling/vocab test at the end of the week. Have the kids incorporate the content into a writing/journal assignment. You don't have to be studying "astronomy" in science class to add an astronomy handwriting book - it can be a complementary topic and add some variety to the course. The publisher recommends 15-20 minutes a day, or 15-30 minutes 3x a week. All books are spiral bound and printed on both sides of the page. Not reproducible. The more expensive books have 396 pp, and the smaller books have 112 pp. 8.5" x 11". ~Sara




Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade Start
2
Grade End
6
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
His Story Handwriting
Weight
1.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.75" x 0.38"
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Interested to learn for science curriculum
Dylan C on Aug 23, 2020
This looks like a fun handwriting book. The astronomy theme will pair well with our astronomy study for science this year.
Elizabeth P on Jul 17, 2020
Interested to learn for science curriculum
Dylan C on Aug 23, 2020
We will be studying Astronomy this year, so I figured using this book will reinforce astronomy facts while practicing cursive.
Laurie L on Aug 18, 2020
This looks like a fun handwriting book. The astronomy theme will pair well with our astronomy study for science this year.
Elizabeth P on Jul 17, 2020
How fun is it to learn how to write cursive and learn about the planets when both are part of the recommended standards of learning.
Michele B on Jul 10, 2020
My daughter needs to brush up on her cursive and this book seems to be one she will enjoy using.
Katherine L on Mar 4, 2020
My child is interested in planets and wants to explore cursive handwriting. I think this is better than copying other things.
Mark C on Dec 21, 2019
We liked Exploring Handwriting through US Geography.
Becky T on Aug 20, 2019
I need my son to work on learning cursive and he loves science, so I thought it might make him more interested in writing.
Alissa S on Aug 12, 2019
I want my rising 3rd grader to learn cursive and he is interested in Astronomy.
Michael W on Jul 18, 2019
We chose this book to accompany our 4th grader's astronomy curriculum.
Jennifer N on Apr 14, 2019
We are studying astronomy this year for science and I want this for handwriting options.
Joy W on Sep 28, 2017
I want my kids handwriting to improve.
Rose S on Aug 16, 2016
We will be studying Astronomy this year, so I figured using this book will reinforce astronomy facts while practicing cursive.
Laurie L on Aug 18, 2020
How fun is it to learn how to write cursive and learn about the planets when both are part of the recommended standards of learning.
Michele B on Jul 10, 2020
How tall are the spaces between lines? The description says "The print books have wider lines at 1cm, while the cursive books lines are 0.5cm wide" - just wondering if that's a typo or accurate. Half a centimeter seems very small and would be difficult to teach to write that small. Most of our curriculum seems to have about 1 cm or more of writing space. I would greatly appreciate if somebody could measure the distance between lines for me! TIA
Julie on Sep 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: .5 cm is not a typo. In the cursive books, that is the height between the two lines provided for the body of the letters. There is a .5 cm space above for ascenders and another .5cm space below for decenders. There is another .5 cm space between this collections of lines and the next set.
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