Rhythm of Handwriting Manuscript Student Book

Rhythm of Handwriting Manuscript Student Book

# BM-055827

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Item #: BM-055827
ISBN: 9781936706266
Grades: 2-8

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Publisher Description:

The Logic of English Rhythm of Handwriting program develops fluid handwriting in students of all ages. Letters are taught using a multi-sensory approach that begins with large-motor movements. By learning how to form each letter on a handwriting chart using the pointer finger, students are able to master the motions before advancing to writing the letter with a pencil. Clear instructions provide students with an understanding of how to write each letter and where it is placed on the lines. Shortened, bold instructions emphasize the rhythmic motions needed to develop fluid handwriting. Letters are grouped by initial stroke in order to simplify the learning process and encourage the development of muscle memory. Introductory pages are filled with tips and resources for the teacher, allowing the Rhythm of Handwriting Student Book to stand alone as a course for teaching handwriting. Additional Rhythm of Handwriting products and resources are also available from The Logic of English.Once students have mastered fourteen letters, they are taught how to connect letters at the baseline to form words. This lesson includes enlarged sample words for students to practice "writing" with their index finger in order to develop a kinesthetic feel of the smoothness of writing words in cursive. After learning the lowercase letters which end on the midline, students are taught explicitly how to connect letters with a dip connector.Each lesson includes a variety of line sizes so that students can determine which size paper is most comfortable for their hand. The sounds for each of the letters are included to aid teachers in introducing the A-Z phonograms. This program is suitable for students of all ages who desire to master the cursive style of handwriting.

These materials span grades and include both instruction and practice.

Category Description for The Rhythm of Handwriting:

Originally part of the Logic of English program, The Rhythm of Handwriting is now available as a stand-alone course that teaches motion mastery and reinforces phonemic awareness. Beginning students practice letters using large-motor movements first. While the author of that program prefers that students learn cursive first, books are available in both manuscript and cursive. Both use a style that minimizes fine motor articulation and develops rhythmic handwriting. Lessons include a variety of line sizes making them usable for students at different levels of fine motor development. Letters are taught in groups based on initial stroke; a logical approach that also encourages muscle memory. Supplements to the handwriting program include tactile cards and quick reference charts. Each 2-page reference chart has a fold-out flap demonstrating the 14 types of strokes needed to make all the letters. The body of the chart shows how to form example letters grouped by type of stroke. Letters are formed on a short line segment with midline, accompanied by written instructions. And, for the teacher, the 11 steps for teaching handwriting are included as a reminder.

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Logic of English
1.5 (lbs.)
11.25" x 8.5" x 0.75"
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