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PRE-WRITING Get Set for School (5th ed) (PK) The Get Set for School program is the high quality program you would expect from Handwriting Without Tears. This program was designed specifically for the preschool years, and uses the fun methods you would expect for that age. This program employs a unique, multisensory approach which prepares children to write. Children will play, build, sing, color and learn while developing important skills. The Sing Along CD provides a collection of songs that can be used to help teach letters, numbers, counting and other skills. The Stamp and See Screen works in the same way as a MagnaDoodle. It is a 4"x 6" magnetic screen that allows children to stamp capital letters with the four wooden magnetic stamps (big line, little line, big curve, and little curve). It also includes a writing tool that can be used to write directly on the screen. A slide eraser makes it easy to use the screen over and over again. The Roll-ADough Letters set provides for a more hands-on approach in familiarizing children to letters and numbers. The set includes a 4"x 6" tray, laminated number and letter cards, and twelve ounces of dough so that children can "build" their own letters and numbers. The number and letters cards are also available as a separate item for those of you who may not need the extra components in the set or for those who may be working with multiple children. Readiness & Writing Pre-K Teacher's Guide is now expanded with more information and instruction. The "Getting Started" section includes information about the preschool children, how they learn, and their learning environment. A complete explanation is given on how to use the Capital Letter Wood Pieces and Slate Chalkboard, as well as the manipulatives previously mentioned. Additional games and activities are also found in the front section of the guide. There is so much more information included in the Teacher's Guide that I can't list it all. Lessons are easy to use and there is a suggested schedule found in the back of the book. The My First School Book workbook now has more pages. Crayon skills are developed while using special pages for scribbling and coloring. Strokes are practiced on "Mat Man" before ever making a letter. Capital letters and numbers are then practiced using a crayon. There are also extra activity pages which check readiness skills. This is a wonderful introduction to the world of handwriting for the preschool child. 007432 My First School Book . . 9 .95 007473 Readiness & Writing Pre-K Teacher's Guide . . . . . 24 .95 024995 Get Set for School Sing Along CD . . . . . . . . . . 16 .95 024997 Roll-A-Dough Letters . . 22 .95 046124 Additional Tray Cards for Roll-A-Dough Letters . . 12 .75 024998 Stamp and See Screen 16 .95 FLIP Crayons (PK-K) These are the crayons made and used by the Handwriting Without Tears program. The crayons are small (measure 2.4" long) and are half one color and half another (one end green, the other red, etc). There are five crayons in all: red/green, blue/orange, pink/brown, black/grey, and blue/yellow. ~ Rachel 023029 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 .95 Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn CD (PK-2) This fun sing-along CD is similar in concept to the Get Set for School Sing Along CD. There are 20 songs that use catchy lyrics and an upbeat tune to teach students about letters, and it even sings them through the process of writing some of them. This CD is a great addition to the teaching strategies that the program uses, and students will have a blast listening to it as they complete their handwriting activities. 59 min. ~ Rachel 016579 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 .95 A-B-C Touch & Flip Cards (PK) Designed to reinforce good letter formation habits and enable upper and lower case letter recognition, these handy letter cards measure approx. 4"x6" and are made from durable cardstock. Each cardboard box contains a total of fifty three cards. The fifty three cards are divided into picture and letter cards. Twenty seven picture cards provide an alphabetical animal puzzle on one side and a capital letter on the opposite. The capital letter is coarse to the touch (perfect for the tactile learner!) and contains a directional arrow for tracing the letter. The twenty six letter cards contain capital letters on one side and the matching lower case letters on the opposite. A smiley face in the top left corner helps children to know that card is right side up. An activity book containing instructions for six included activities. ~ Deanne 050624 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 .95 Ready for Writing (PK-K) Ready for Writing is an engaging, colorful activity book designed to help young children "develop the skills necessary for writing and to give them practice in writing their first letters." This simple book introduces children to pen control and writing. Each page holds colorful pictures and fun writing and coloring activities to help children complete the picture or exercise. The first activities encourage children to draw lines from left to right across the page, including zigzag and wavy lines. The following activities provide lines in engaging pictures for children to trace in order to improve their skills in drawing curves, loops, lines, hooks, circles, and other shapes essential to forming the alphabet. Lastly, the alphabet (lowercase) is presented for kids to trace using their freshly practiced writing skills. Although very little practice in forming actual letters is provided, this book covers the basic skills necessary to prepare your child for the task of writing. 24 pgs. ~ Steph 024691 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99 4 .25 Tracing Trails: Pre-Writing Skills (PK-K) This colorful workbook offers many pages of pre-writing practice disguised as fun followthe-path and tracing activities. The first twenty pages are brightly colored pictures with paths for kids to trace as they help the frog jump across the lily pads, the plane land on the runway, and other similar concepts. The paths get increasingly difficult, calling for more and more control and concentration. The next several pages move on to tracing shapes (appearing on inviting coloring pages) and then specific strokes. Two full pages of bright stickers provide further fun and motivation for young students. 32 pgs, perforated for easy removal. ­ Melissa 042967 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.99 3 .25 Fundanoodle Handwriting Development Program (PK-1) This comprehensive program was developed by pediatric occupational therapists and focuses on building skills related to early writing development including memory, concentration, fine and gross motor, eye-hand coordination, and dexterity There are three levels to the program, including age 3-4, age 4-5 and age 5-6. For more information, please see full description in the Early Learning section. Ruff's Pre-Writing Sheets (PK-1) Help your child get ready for handwriting practice with these pre-writing sheets. These inexpensive sheets offer children practice tracing various dotted shapes and lines, connecting lines, following arrow strokes, and improving hand-eye coordination and fine-motor skills. The sheets offer friendly pictures to trace and gradually move towards a more handwriting paper type look where children practice slanted lines, tall lines that extend from a baseline to the top line, short lines that extend to the dotted mid-line, and more. Each page contains a place for children to practice writing their name and instructions for completing the page. 30 reproducible sheets included in the pack. ~ Megan 008489 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 4 .50 Handwriting / Typing 373

~~~~~~~~ Let's Write: Prewriting Beginners Level (PK-K) While this workbook provides little practice in actual writing, it gives many handwriting worksheets that prompt students to trace different objects to develop their upstrokes, down strokes, horizontal strokes, oval strokes, and more. Dotted lines are given wherever children are supposed to trace. Through the tracing of different animals, foods, and objects, children will develop skills they will eventually use to write. The pictures that are created from tracing can then be colored for even more fun. The bottom of each page lists the skill students will be gaining by correctly tracing the picture.~ Rachel S. CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs. 019214 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 5 .95 See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.

First Learning to Print Book (PK-1) Sometimes learning how to print can be a struggle for young students. This resource is designed to make handwriting a successful experience for a young child, offering an alternative method to learning to print in alphabetical sequence. Instead of teaching the student by letters, this handwriting book first works on controlling the pencil and teaches specific handwriting strokes. For example, students begin learning vertical, horizontal, and slanted lines. The letters that correspond with the strokes are then introduced. When students have accomplished this, they are able to print a variety of letters. Teaching then moves on to curves and circles. A picture of a birdhouse is used to help the children place their letters correctly on the lines. Also, when a new letter is introduced, children trace each letter several times using a different color. Using multi-sensory strategies to help children develop diverse abilities, there are also fun activity pages to help students master the different strokes. With this approach, children will undoubtedly feel successful and enjoy practicing their recently discovered handwriting skills. ~ Gina 021267 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.99 13 .95 Write On/Wipe Off Handwriting (PK-1) These colorful kits give children the opportunity to learn and practice basic handwriting strokes necessary for learning how to print. Each kit contains thirteen two-sided durable wipe-on/ wipe-off cards (for a total of 26 activities) and a box of eight crayons. Pre-Printing Practice teaches the nine strokes necessary for learning how to print, such as tall straight lines, slanted up lines, slanted down lines, circles, smiling and frowning strokes, and more. Print Alphabet Letters incorporates the pre-printing strokes into letters of the alphabet, beginning with straightline letters (such as I, T, and L) and moving on to more complicated letters. To form the prewriting and letter strokes, students trace dotted lines among cute and colorful graphics. These cards can be used with write and wipe markers or crayons--both wipe off easily so the cards can be used again and again. ~ Lisa EACH KIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.99 11 .95 044953 Pre-Printing Practice 044954 Print Alphabet Letters Pre-Handwriting Practice (PK-1) This is a complete "first" handwriting program for young and special learners. It takes a developmental approach to handwriting by teaching a child how to control the pencil and make various strokes before they print the letters. For example, the child practices making tall straight lines and then the letters l and i. The next stroke practiced is a long straight line for letters L, T, t, F, E, H and I. Up and down slanted lines precede the letters V, W, N, M, Z, X, A, Y, K, v, w, z, x, y and k. The child then practices drawing circles before attempting O, Q and o. Left and right "ear curves" are practiced before the letters C, G, c, a, d, e, g, q, D, P, B, R, b, p, S and s. The final strokes are "smiling" and "frowning" curves for the letters U, J, u, j, n, m, h, r and f. In order to practice, there are activity pages with cute blackline drawings on which the child traces the strokes. There are also block style manuscript letters for the child to trace, 374 Handwriting / Typing

and space for them to make their own letters. Reproducible "touch and trace" letter cards in the back of the book provide yet another technique to practice letter formation. Use these cards to let your child finger trace the letters being presented. There are also suggestions for activities which help strengthen muscles used in the writing process. There are easy to use instructions in the front of the book. 64 pgs., pb, reproducible. ~ Donna 015273 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.99 8 .95 Writing Fundamentals (PK-2) Developed by a pediatric occupational therapist and handwriting experts, this series of skill building workbooks focuses on three stages of learning. Each stage uses fun and challenging activities to develop fine motor and writing skills. Stage One emphasizes fine motor skill development through a variety of activities that focus on sequencing, following directions, visual recognition and perception, and pencil skills. Stage Two further develops number formation and introduces early math activities. Stage Three focuses on primary writing skills including mastery of letter formation and developing the first steps for creative writing. Workbooks are colorful with a great deal of variety in the activities which will keep younger children engaged in the learning process. Pb w/ lay-flat binding. 21-45 pgs each, non-reproducible. ~ Deanne Stage 1 Books 049390 Connect with Color Dot to Dot . . . . . . . . 4.79 4 .25 Develops hand-eye coordination, visual scanning and perception, sequencing and following directions using color sequence dot-to-dots for non-readers. 049399 Shape Builders . . . . . . 4.79 4 .25 Teaches shape awareness and formation. Children learn and practice pre-writing shapes necessary for letter formation. Drawing and pencil skills are mastered. 049396 Path Quest-Visual Perception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5 .95 Strengthens visual perception and tracking skills through a storybook adventure format. Stage 2 Books: Features a learning system that uses color, sequencing and memorable stories that help children learn letter and number formation. Color-coded primary lines help children learn alignment and writing boundaries. 049389 Capital Letter Stories 7.49 5 .95 049394 Lowercase Letter Stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.49 5 .95 049395 Number Stories . . . . . 7.49 5 .95 Teaches early math concepts with included simple manipulatives and fun activities. Stage 3 Books 049392 Idea Builders (Stage 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.49 5 .95 Designed to spark imagination for beginning creative writing. Promotes proper word alignment and correct sentence structure. 049393 Learn to Letter: Primary Writing Tablet . . . . . . 1.99 1 .75 Raised, embossed raised ruling enables children to "feel" the lines and reinforces writing within the lines. ¾" ruled pages conforms to Zaner-Bloser and D'Nealian handwriting methods.

TRAdITIoNAl STylE - mANuSCRIPT oNly Programs - multi-Grade These materials span grade levels and include both instruction and practice. Alphabet Beats TV Teacher Handwriting Program (PK-3) I hope you'll enjoy this engaging handwriting program as much as I do! It's a wonderful and unique idea for teaching children to write their letters. Handwriting might even become their favorite subject! There's also plenty of phonetic reinforcement as the TV teacher focuses on words that begin with the target letter. The TV teacher, Miss Marnie, is well-cast for this role. She has such a strong screen presence that I was surprised to discover that she is actually an occupational therapist. One of her patients, an autistic child, was making little progress learning to write after 2 years of therapy. His mother had an idea for helping him, enlisted the help of his therapist, and TV teacher was born! I met this producer-mother at NSSEA and was enthralled by the approach AND the engaging, lively Miss Marnie on DVD. I can see why this distinctive method has had so much success with both children just learning to write and with children who have learning difficulties. The DVD uses strong visuals, rhythm, and repetition to help children learn to write quickly and easily. Each letter has its own chant telling the child how to form it (j is "drop down and a hook, dot your j"). Miss Marnie repeats this instructional rhythm as she forms the target letter. First, she traces over the letter, shown in a picture frame, with her finger. Next, Miss Marnie stands facing a blackboard, back to her audience, and forms the target letter several times while repeating the "chant" for the letter. She does this twice during the video. She then writes the letter on paper, again repeating the letter formation chant. Later, she repeats this process also. The orientation is wonderful for a child to see and copy. In between forming three iterations of the letter these five different times, the TV teacher thoroughly entertains (and looks like she's enjoying every second of it). Short, narrated, breakaway shots of jellybeans, jogger, jump rope jumper, jaguar, jacks and words like jealous are interspersed with the instruction. Miss Marnie even leaves momentarily to change into a pair of jeans. The author/ director has made a strong attempt to integrate early concepts like body parts, spatial concepts, opposites, animals, community helpers, etc. into the vocabulary words. The five-minute letter segments pass quickly ­ the length is just perfect for teaching, reinforcing, and leaving them wanting more. These are high-quality, very professionally done videos that just hit the mark. There's an Alphabet Beats DVD for both upper- and lowercase letters. A pre-writing program is available also (see above). Accompanying workbooks are available separately. Both beginning and advanced books are spiral-bound at top and have one letter per page. Beginner workbook pages have two ample lines, one beginning with shaded letters, the other with dashed. Both lines contain additional starting points for independent letter formation. These books are best for very young children or those with fine

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motor challenges. Advanced workbook line spacing looks about 2/3 the size as in the beginning books, with 4 ruled lines to practice the letter. The first two alternate between dashed letters and beginning points for copying. The third has only starting points; the fourth is just a ruled line. There are pictures on the bottom and children are asked to circle those beginning with the target letter. There's also a Dolch sight word to trace and copy. Oh, in case you're wondering...yes, the 5-year old autistic Ryan DID learn to write a letter in just 10 minutes using this video modeling program. And I think any child would quickly become engrossed in learning to write his letters with the help of the TV Teacher! 045294 DVD ­ Lowercase . . . . 35 .00 045295 DVD ­ Uppercase . . . . 35 .00 045296 Beginning Workbook (Lowercase) . . . . . . . . . 5 .50 045297 Beginning Workbook (Uppercase) . . . . . . . . 5 .50 045875 Adv Wkbk (Lowercase) 5 .50 045876 Adv Wkbk (Uppercase) 5 .50 045877 Double-Sided Dry Erase Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 .50 8" x 10" with wide lines on one side, smaller on the other

5) Watch no more than 3 to 4 new chapters per day ­ it can be overload for the child. 6) Review as needed. The spiral-bound workbook includes 3 practice pages per lesson. They include a number practice pages and 2 fun sheets for number reinforcement. The fun sheets offer number practice through coloring, mazes, matching, circling, measuring, dot-to-dot, and more. Miss Marnie demonstrates how to do the fun pages in the lesson. This program is ideal for the visual learner or for the child who struggles with more traditional means of learning to write. The chants and songs make learning numbers fun! 014222 DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 .00 014228 Workbook . . . . . . . . . . 5 .50 Practice These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited. Kumon My First Book of Uppercase and Lowercase Letters (ages 3-5) These Kumon workbooks are designed to help children develop pencil-control while learning the letters of the alphabet. There are two different consumable workbooks, one dedicated to learning uppercase letters and the other to lowercase letters. Many children can recite the alphabet at a young age; these workbooks will build on that foundation to help them learn to recognize and write each uppercase and lowercase letter as well. In these books, letters are grouped by similar strokes. Before being introduced to each letter group, children practice tracing the necessary strokes. These books start off with pages of straight lines, both up and down and left to right. After completing these activity pages, children are introduced to the uppercase and lowercase letters they can create with those strokes: L/l, T/t, H/h, I/i, F/f and E/e. The book progresses through the more difficult strokes of slanted and curved lines until children can write the entire alphabet. The correct strokes for each letter are numbered to show children how to form the letters properly; and children progress from tracing on thick dotted lines to writing the letter on their own. After students complete the 80 fun tracing pages, you can reward them with the certificate of completion in the back. ~ Steph EACH WORKBOOK . . . . . . . . . 7.95 6 .50 034387 Uppercase 000309 Lowercase

My Book of Alphabet Games (PK-1) If your children have mastered writing their upper and lower case letters then they are ready for the next step! In this third book of the alphabet sequence by Kumon (after My First Book of Uppercase Letters and ...Lowercase Letters) your children will learn to link upper and lowercase letters while working on alphabetical order. These skills are enhanced with the help of fun games like connect-the-dots and coloring and tracing activities. 80 pages with full-color illustrations. ­ elise 016028 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 6 .50

Number Beats (PK-K) From the author of Alphabet Beats and Strokes, Shapes & Scenes comes a similar program with the same techniques to help your child learn to write the numbers 0-9, count objects, and skip count. The DVD is divided into 7-minute chapters: one for each number, skip-counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, and larger numbers. Children learn to write their numbers using rhyming chants like "long line down, number one; up, hook around, slide down and across, two." They will sing silly songs for each number and join Miss Marnie as she sings the "Silly Hat Song" while wearing the same number of hats as the number being presented. Counting objects is part of every lesson to help children see the association of the number to the amount. Proper grip of the writing instrument is taught by using the `alligator chomp' and is reviewed throughout. Instructions for the parent are also given on the DVD. There is a systematic approach to watching the DVD and completing the workbook: 1) Watch the DVD lesson together. 2) Do not write during the first viewing of the lesson. 3) Practice while saying the chant ­ repeat the chant together so the child knows it and practice tracing the number in sand, finger paint, shaving cream, etc. until your child is ready to hold a writing instrument properly. 4) Progress at the child's pace. Don't move to the next lesson until the child is ready.

AlphaTales: A to Z Letter Formation Practice Pages (PK-1) This workbook is intended to introduce children to uppercase and lowercase formation and allow children to develop their phonemic awareness. Each letter is introduced in the following manner: Space is provided for children to first trace and then reproduce the letter in both uppercase and lowercase form. The next step is for the child to choose the featured letter out of a mix of various letters (to discriminate between similar letters). Then, alliterative sentences are used to highlight the letter's sound (long and short sounds are introduced when appropriate). For example, "Iguana is on an iceberg." Lastly, several words (with illustrations) beginning with the featured letter are introduced. A complete resource for introducing the alphabet. ~ Enh 023177 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.99 9 .25 I Can Write Coloring Book (PK-2) Another goodie from Dover! Children are given the opportunity to trace capital and lowercase letters (manuscript style) and write their own. Fine motor skills are enhanced through the tracing of pictures on each page. On the letter A page they trace an arrow, an apple and the ark. Once the other activities are completed, children can color the pictures. 015522 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.95 3 .50

I'm Going To Write! Series (PK-1) My Printing Practice Book (Traditional These full-color practice books are perfect for Manuscript) (K-3) children whose fine motor skills are not quite 051584 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99 1 .75 developed, as the books provide really big spaces for printing. Two full pages are devoted to each letter of the alphabet. Children are able to familiarize themselves with correct letter formation by first tracing the dotted lines, and independent copy work is covered on the second page. Letters are presented in order of difficulty with letters such as "I" and "T" taught at the beginning, and "S" and "G" taught at the end. Covers letters A-Z and numbers 1-10. -Enh EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95 4 .75 044197 Uppercase 044191 Lowercase Handwriting / Typing 375

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TRAdITIoNAl STylE mANuSCRIPT & CuRSIVE Programs - Grade Specific These materials are graded specifically and include both instruction and practice. HANDWRITING HELP FOR KIDS (PK-3) Designed by an occupational therapist, this program takes a gentle, hands-on approach to handwriting. Put those pencils away, because you're not going to need them at the beginning! The earliest books are designed to be used with children as young as three or four to help them develop the fine motor control they will need to learn handwriting. Students then progress to writing upper-case, then lower-case letters, sentences, cursive writing and more. Because each product is slightly different, I'll begin with the Pre-School Play and Write Kit and move on from there. This readiness kit focuses on building hand strength and development; coordination; shoulder, elbow and wrist control; visual perception and discrimination. Wikki Stix and wipe-off crayons are included with the book. The top-spiral-bound book features short pages and a sturdy, laminated back cover. When opened, there is plenty of room below the pages to work on the inside back cover. Letters are introduced in groups that share similar strokes, from uppercase to lowercase. Why learn uppercase letters first? According to the author, uppercase letters all "start at the top and use simple strokes." The first letters presented are uppercase B, D, P, and R, since they all use "down and bump" strokes. First, you and your child will build Wikki Stix letters with the included Wikki Stix. Then, the child will trace the Wikki Stix letters with his or her fingers with their eyes open and then their eyes closed, so they can get the "feel" of them. Finally, if children are able to hold a crayon, they can draw letters of their own on the wipe-clean laminated cover. The Learn Letters Workbook also introduces upper-case letters first, and lower-case letters second. Several steps are suggested for learning/reviewing each letter including finger tracing over the example letter, tracing over example letters with small chunks of crayon (to promote the tripod grip), and whole arm writing, where the student writes the letter as large as they can. As each letter is introduced, a "letter story" is given that offers direction on how to draw the letter. For `G,' the letter is shown large, starting at the top with a star, and ending at a small house. The story is "The cat circles around. Stops. And goes home." Below, the students can trace the series of 'G's, each one shaded lighter than the next. After each group of letters is learned, a combination activity lets the student practice all the letters in each group. The end of the book covers numbers as well as letters that are often reversed. The Write-On kit for this level includes a laminated, doublesided sheet and wipe-off crayons. One side is designed for kids to practice upper-case letters, while the other is for lower-case letters. If learning to write numbers is presenting a problem, look no further than Learning Numbers with Spider Stories. This cute kit is designed like to the Pre-School Play and Write Kit, with a top-spiral bound book, Wikki Stix, and wipe-off crayons. For sets of numbers that 376 Handwriting / Typing

use similar strokes, a short story about a spider crawling around a boxy room is given. For example, to make a `1,' a spider drops down from the ceiling to the floor, but for a `2,' the spider does a big "bump jump" out from the wall, then crawls along the floor. Like the preschool kit, children can form Wikki Stix into each number before they practice writing them. The first-grade books deviate a bit from the presentation in the lower grades. Letters are still introduced by stroke similarities, but in first grade, they begin with both upper-case and lower-case `A,' `C,' `E,' `O,' and `B.' The letter stories are given, but are less prominent, and the student is offered "starting stars" on the line next to each letter to practice formation. After each letter grouping, the student is asked to write simple words using the letters learned. Practice pages feature more complex words or short sentences. The Write-On kit for this level features upper- and lower-case letter practice on one side and three large lines (with "sky," midline and "ground" to practice writing sentences on. Includes wipe-off crayons. In 2nd grade, the emphasis is on learning to write letters at a standard size, aligning letters on the line, and spacing words and letters correctly. Capitals, periods, and other grammatical concepts are also incorporated. The Write-On Kit for 2nd grade includes a wipe-off pen, and the double-sided laminated sheet is designed for students to practice alignment, spacing, and writing with capitals and periods. By 3rd grade, children are advancing into cursive, which they approach as learning different types of "waves." They begin by learning lower-case `a,' `c,' `d,' `g,' `o,' and `q,' which all have "over and back" waves. Other cursive letters follow other "wave" patterns, and are presented in other groups. Upper-case cursive letters are presented last and also grouped by similar strokes. Some letters come with a "Snob Alert" letting children know that they "refuse" to connect to the rest of the word! Arrows clue children in on where to begin writing the practice letters. The Write-On Kit for 3rd grade features "cursive waves" to trace on one side and room to practice letters and words on the other side. A wipe-off pen is included. The books seem perfectly designed for reluctant writers, kinesthetic learners, or very visual learners. I love the idea of using Wikki Stix in the early levels ­ it's almost more like playing than working! Workbooks are 76 pages, and include teaching helps on the inside front cover. Tips for teaching left-handed writers are also included. If a more traditional, "pick up the pencil and go" method isn't working for your child, you might check out this imaginative, hands-on program. ­ Jess EACH KIT/WORKBOOK BELOW 9 .95 038370 Pre-School Play & Write Kit (PK) 038369 Learning Numbers w/ Spider (K) EACH KIT/WORKBOOK BELOW 7 .95 038367 Learn Letters Workbook (K) 038371 Start Sentences Workbook 1 038373 Write Well Workbook 2 038365 Create Cursive ­ Book 3 EACH WRITE-ON KIT . . . . . . . . 4 .95 038368 Learn Letters Write-On Kit (K) 038372 Start Sentences Write-On Kit (1) 038374 Write Well Write-On Kit (2) 038366 Create Cursive Write-On Kit (3)

UNIVERSAL HANDWRITING (PK-8) This series of traditional handwriting books is very simple and straightforward. The books are a standard 8.5" x 11" although the first six are in landscape format. The series consists of 11 books, designed to help students all the way from learning the basic strokes to mastering cursive. Books now feature color covers, but are still black-and-white inside. Book A gets students ready to write by engaging them in a series of prewriting activities including tracing and drawing lines (up and down, left to right, and slanted), tracing and drawing shapes, matching letters, numbers and shapes, coloring, and completing mazes. In Book B, children are ready to learn how to write their manuscript letters from Aa to Zz. Many pages also offer an activity such as a matching or maze exercise. Books C and M feature slightly smaller writing lines and review all of the manuscript letters A-Z and guide students toward writing short words and sentences. Students begin the transition to cursive in book M/C. The first part of this book reviews manuscript. Students then learn the additional strokes for cursive and the cursive alphabet, practicing individual letters and short sentences. Book D is similar to the cursive part of the transition book, offering review of each cursive letter with individual letters, words, and sentences. The last five books in the series are portrait format and feature even smaller lines. These continue offering cursive practice, with most pages progressing from letter practice to word practice to practice writing a sentence or a paragraph. The sentences and paragraphs to copy are always very educationally-focused, including facts about plants and animals, tidbits on geographical places and famous people, and other interesting pieces of information. Between practice on individual letters, there are occasionally opportunities to practice "real-life" writing, such as writing an address on a postcard or filling out a job application form. Overall, a solid choice for learning traditional style handwriting that offers plenty of cursive enrichment. - Melissa EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7 .95 027065 Getting Ready to Write - Bk A (PK-K) 027068 My Letter Book - Book B (K) 027067 Manuscript Writing - Book M (1) 002941 Manuscript Enrichment - Book M (2) 027066 Manuscript Review and Intro to Cursive - Book M/C (2) 027064 Beginning Cursive Writing - Bk D (3) 002833 Cursive Writing - Book E (4) 002872 Cursive Writing - Book F (5) 041121 Cursive Writing - Book G (6) 002935 Cursive Writing - Book H (7) 003027 Writing for Your Future - Book I (8) Universal Publishing Desk Strips (PK-6) These adhesive desk strips measure 18" x 1.5" and display upper- and lower-case letters and the numbers 1-10. Manuscript features a green background and the cursive strip is blue. 041773 each Manuscript (PK-3) 0 .95 054470 each Cursive (3-6) . . . . 0 .95

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HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS 2nd Ed . (K-4) If you liked the original Handwriting Without Tears series, you'll love the extra instruction and practice that the 2nd edition offers. The methods employed work well with any student. It is particularly helpful for slow learners, students with poor motor skills or cognitive difficulties, or lefthanded children. The methodology is designed to prevent or correct the reversal of letters. This program is unique in several ways: practice pages use a two-horizontal-line format rather than the three-horizontal-line format which is typically found in writing programs, cursive has no slant and letters are formed using a very simple single-stroke, it uses a multi-sensory approach to teach. Students will learn letter formation through visual, tactile, auditory, and kinesthetic activities presented in each lesson. Teaching and practice sessions are short, without a lot of meaningless busy work. Each level of the program consists of a workbook and teacher guide. This is different from the original version of the program, which had a teacher guide for every two levels combined. Each teacher guide now includes more background and teaching information with greater detail. A "Getting Started" section includes information on the handwriting process, stages of learning, how to instruct handwriting; an explanation of the lessons, step-by-step instructions for activities; posture, paper and pencil skills, and a summary of the student workbook features. In the back of each teacher guide is a section on how to identify difficulties; strategies for writing skills; how to work with left-handed students; and a chart of teaching guidelines. This chart can serve as a suggested schedule, or you can use it as printed for a completely structured approach. At the kindergarten level there is additional instruction for the use of the Capital Letter Wood Pieces and the Slate Chalkboard. Each lesson tells you what to teach, how to get started, multisensory activities to incorporate, which pages from the workbook you will use, what to say while teaching, and tips to help you teach more successfully. Small format student pages are included in the lessons for reference and convenience. Student workbooks still have the horizontal pages in Kindergarten through 3. Grade 4 has been changed to vertical pages. More pages have been added to each workbook, thus more practice. You will still have the same practice pages which were in the original version, but page layout has been changed slightly to allow for more practice per page. Activity pages have been added to reinforce other language arts activities while promoting meaningful practice. Students learn to write sentences, poems, dates, letters, week days, paragraphs, and more at the different grade levels. Workbooks still include large step-by-step illustrated directions, and students copy just one model at a time with left to right directionality. Continuous review is incorporated throughout the black and white pages with plenty of room for the student to write on. Students are even given opportunity to practice on other styles of lines. You might notice a change in some of the words and sentences used on the practice pages, and some sketches have been redone to look more realistic. Can-Do Print and Can-Do Cursive are additional workbooks that could be useful for older

students, 5th grade and up. These books facilitate transition to regular notebook paper, promote writing skills with grammar, Greek-Latin, and composition. Books give a quick review through letter formation with extra attention given to harder letters. Can-Do Print is for the student who prefers to print, but needs additional practice. Content is the same in both books, but focus is on print and cursive respectively. These are stand alone workbooks which require no teacher guide. Instruction is included in the workbook, so students can work independently. The Draw and Write Notebook, Writing Notebook, and handwriting paper were created in response to parents who wanted blank pages with the unique "double lines" used in this writing program. The first has wide double lines, and the latter has regular double lines. The Big Sheet Draw and Write Paper is a pad of 100 sheets of paper, measuring 11"x 17", which has the wide double lines on the bottom half of the sheets, and blank space on the top. My Journal is for grades 4+ and provides a 48 page journal with the unique narrow double lines from top to bottom on each page. These little extras provide students with paper for stories, journaling, or writing practice.

Cursive Success (4) 007409 Cursive Success Wkbk 007372 4th Grade Teacher's Guide Can-Do (5-8) 035575 Can-Do Cursive Wkbk 038943 Can-Do Print Wkbk . . .

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Notebooks 003301 Draw & Write Notebk (Wide) 3 .95 003300 Writing Notebook (Regular) 3 .95 035576 My Journal (Narrow) . . 3 .95 Double Line Notebook Paper 007659 Wide (ream) (K-1) . . . 010602 Wide (100 sheets) . . . . 007657 Regular (ream) (2-3) . . 010603 Regular (100 sheets) . . 007655 Narrow (ream) (4+) . . 010672 Narrow (100 sheets) . . 035574 Big Sheet Draw and Write Paper (100 sheets) . . . . Alphabet Desk Strips 007656 Print (4 per pack) . . . . 007650 Cursive (4 per pack) . . Display Cards (Wall Cards) 010964 Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 010966 Cursive . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 .50 4 .75 14 .50 4 .75 14 .50 4 .75 9 .25 1 .95 1 .95 9 .95 9 .95

Letters & Numbers for Me (K) 007454 Letters & Numbers for Me Workbook . . . . . . . . . . 9 .95 007450 Kindergarten Teacher Guide 9 .95 008933 Capital Ltr Wood Pcs 31.50 25 .95 26 pieces: 8 big lines, 6 big curves, 6 little lines, 6 little curves. From Easy Handwriting. 031623 Add-On Wood Pieces Lower Case (PK-2) . . 19.50 16 .25 Designed by Easy Handwriting to be used with the Capital Letter Wood Pieces, this wood set contains 14 small piece add-ons. Size varies from 1"-8"depending on piece and each piece is ¼ inch thick. Also included are 26 small cardstock letter cards and a sturdy cardboard box for storage. Combined with the Upper Level Wood Pieces this is an excellent way to teach letter shapes to children with a hands-on approach. 010963 Mat for Wood Pcs . . . . 5 .45 007649 Slate Chalkboard . . . . . 6 .45 My Printing (1) 007472 My Printing Wkbk . . . . 007357 1st grade Teacher's Guide Printing Power (2) 007486 Printing Power Wkbk . . 007362 2nd Grade Teacher's Guide Cursive Handwriting (3) 007396 Cursive Handwriting Wkbk 007371 3rd Grade Teacher's Guide 9 .95 9 .95 9 .95 9 .95 9 .95 9 .95

Blackboard with Double Lines (K-4) Designed to be used with the Handwriting Without Tears program, this double-sided slate measures 17" x 10". Two lines (which are 2.5" apart) run parallel across the slate, and you can use chalk to give examples or practice handwriting over and over again. The same line configuration is present on both sides of the slate. Durable and reusable, this is a great handwriting teaching tool. Chalk not included. 038942 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 .95 Capital Letter Cards for Wood Pieces (PK-K) These 26 cards are double-sided with the front of each card showing the image of the capital letter (to be formed with the wood pieces which are purchased separately). Use them to help teach children the stroke sequence for forming the capital letter. The back of each card has four beginning activities to help teach letter awareness and same/different discrimination. Also available in a laminated set. ~ Phyllis 006532 Regular Set . . . . . . . . . 12 .50 006546 Laminated Set . . . . . . . 24 .95 Two-Sided Slate Chalkboard (PK-3) Think of this 4" x 6" little slate as a "low-tech laptop" for children. The same size that is used in the Handwriting Without Tears program, there are lots of possible other uses for this little guy. I can see giving a child or a small group these with a piece of colored chalk; you say a word and ask them to spell it. Make it a race and offer a prize. Do simple math problems as a change from paper and pencil. As a crafting item, the frame is nice and thick for painting and embellishing with gems or glitter, shells or old costume jewelry. Let them write "Happy Mother's Day" (or any occasion) and give it as a gift. Use one to announce what is for dinner tonight. So many possibilities! ~ Sara 031624 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95 4 .95 Handwriting / Typing 377

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tion book. The manuscript and cursive border sheets are also revised, and are now included with the workbooks. These nicely bordered lined papers challenge students to write their scripture verses on them "in their best handwriting." (Scripture verses are taken from the Living Bible.). The student desk card shows manuscript and cursive letters on a personal-sized card, or you can put the big letters up on the wall using the alphabet wall sheets. One comprehensive teacher's guide covers the whole series. Please note that sets are now available, which include the student book and teacher guide at a discount. ~ Melissa EACH STUDENT BOOK . . . . . 17.95 14 .45 EACH SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.95 31 .95 Student Level Set 011078 Level K (K) 050802 011079 Level A (1) 050796 011080 Level B (2) 050797 011081 Transition (2-3) 050803 011082 Level C (3-4) 050798 011083 Level D (4-5) 050799 011084 Level E (5-6) 050800 011085 Level F (6-7) 050801 015373 Teacher Guide (K-F) 24.95 20 .25 Christian Liberty Handwriting (K-4) 0 .50 This five-part handwriting program is written in 011097 Student Desk Cards . . 1.00 the traditional Palmer style. The first two books 011098 Alphabet Wall Shts 24.95 20 .25 in the series, In the Beginning and Writing with Diligence, introduce and fully develop the basic A Reason for Writing Border Sheets (K-6) Special border sheets to use once a week. principles of manuscript writing. The last three books in the series do the same for cursive Students use their best handwriting to copy the writing. Each workbook is published in a top- "Verse of the Week," then color in borders. quality, two-color format. A detailed instruction Publisher suggests these be shared with others as guide for the whole series is now available sepa- a means of witnessing. Approx. 96 pgs. rately (it is no longer included with each book). 011095 Manuscript Border . . 19.95 16 .50 Bible verses (KJV) are stressed throughout the 011096 Cursive Border . . . . 19.95 16 .50 series. Writing with Grace and Writing with Power also have additional material relating to Horizons Penmanship (1-5) Horizons is known for their well-constructed, home education. ~ Rachel S. EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99 6 .25 colorful elementary courses, and this one is no exception. Traditional handwriting models 015303 In the Beginning (K) are paired with attention to pencil grip, paper 015304 Writing with Diligence (1) position, posture, stroke, letter height, spacing, 015307 Writing with Prayer (2) capitalization and punctuation. Quality copy 015305 Writing with Grace (3) material including children's poetry (gr. 2), 015306 Writing with Power (4) Bible stories (gr. 3), parables (gr. 4), and histori048118 Guidelines for Teaching Handwriting . . . . . . . . 0 .95 cal documents (gr. 5) often coupled with Bible verses (NIV) is used at all levels. Line size varA basic teacher's guide for all five books. ies with the grade level. Grades 1 & 2 have ½" Covers lighting, posture, paper and pencil lines with dotted midline; Grade 3 lines are 3/8" position, letter formation, neatness, rhythm, with dotted midline; Grade 4 has 5/16" lines and the process to evaluate handwriting. It with a dotted midline which is dropped startgives pointers so teachers knows what to ing in Lesson 137. Grade 5 has ¼" lines with watch for and how to correct bad habits. dotted midlines at the start of the book which morph into single lines dropping the upper line A REASON FOR HANDWRITING (K-7) The Reason for Writing series (i.e., God Made about Lesson 40 and the dotted midline about My World, Words of Praise, etc.) has been Lesson 81. Lessons are organized into 32 units of five replaced with this series. Don't worry; there are few changes from the originals. The most signif- one-page lessons concentrating on a particular icant change is these are in color, making them skill or letter group each week. The weekly fifth more appealing. In the more advanced levels, lesson is a decorative picture page on which the discussion questions accompany the weekly student writes (in his best handwriting) a selectBible verse. Also, each level is now given a let- ed Bible verse or copywork passage. Cursive is ter designation, with a whole book for transition introduced halfway into 2nd grade but could be from manuscript to cursive in between B and C. delayed until 3rd grade because reproducible Starting in Book C, all handwriting is cursive. alternative manuscript lessons are provided in These books have slightly fewer lessons; the old the 2nd Grade Teacher's Guide. As mentioned series contained 36 lessons, while these books before, the Student Books are colorful with vary from 27 to 32 (with 49 in K). One more age-appropriate graphics. Teacher's Guides change to note is the height of the lines; instead have reduced student pages with teaching tips of the lines getting smaller in the first cursive for each lesson and a scope and sequence for book, they shrink in the middle of the transi- the course. The TGs also include reproducible Gray Block Paper (K-1) From Handwriting Without Tears. Gray block paper helps children learn correct placement (no reversals) of capital letters and numbers. The double line paper corrects the problem of 'line confusion.' The bottom line keeps the writing straight and the top line controls the size of the letters. The double lines help the child place letters correctly and facilitate the transition to single line paper. Letter placement will be uniform and neat. The package includes four styles of gray block paper with 26 sheets of each style: Starting Center, Starting Corner, Alphabet/Number and Blocks for Words. The Starting Center has a dot at the top center of each block for letters that start in the center such as 'C.' The Starting Corner has the dot at the top of each block in the left-hand corner for most letters such as 'R.' The Alphabet/Number is set up to practice each letter once and each number once. The Blocks for Words has six rows evenly spaced to form words & has no dots. ~ Phyllis 006541 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 .25 ~~~~~~~~~~~ 378 Handwriting / Typing

extra practice pages along with other reproducible pages that differ at each grade level - penmanship performance pages for grades 4 & 5, and reproducible quotations (copywork models) for grades 3, 4, & 5. At these upper levels (grades 3-5), it will be very difficult to do the program without using the TGs because copywork models are only partially included in the Student Books. Although a print (manuscript) model is provided for practice during the week, the Teacher's Guide provides another version (usually cursive) of the model for the student to work from for the final "penmanship performance" of the week. In Grade 5 there is an optional additional copywork activity for each week ­ an excerpt from a Presidential inaugural address. These excerpts are in chronological order through George Bush and are only available in the TG. One of the nice features of this program is that students are expected not only to copy sentences and questions but also to write out complete answers, many of which require some thinking on the student's part. These questions sometimes require teacher-student interaction, and these talking points and possible answers are provided in the TGs. Enjoyable and comprehensive as handwriting instruction, this is a multi-faceted program that provides much more. ~ Janice EACH SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.95 28 .76 EACH STUDENT . . . . . . . . . . 18.85 16 .97 Set Student 004800 Grade 1 004801 004802 Grade 2 004803 013279 Grade 3 013280 025832 Grade 4 025833 004954 Grade 5 036286

Pentime Handwriting Series (1-8) This program is designed to teach children handwriting with a minimum of assistance. Eight black and white workbooks help students master the skill of manuscript writing, transition into cursive, and continue to build cursive skills using smaller and smaller lines. In the first workbook, students focus on writing the individual letters on wide lines with a dotted midline. The correct strokes are shown (and numbered) for each letter along with plenty of space for children to practice. The second book continues practice of upper and lowercase letters but adds words and sentences as well. In place of stroke guides, a dot on each letter shows children where to start forming the letter. The third book (Transition) reviews manuscript for 35 pages and then jumps into cursive handwriting for the remaining 60 pages of the book, where students learn the strokes for individual cursive letters and practice connecting them. The rest of the series allows children to fully master cursive writing as they continually practice by writing the letters and copying longer and longer paragraphs on increasingly smaller lines (rulings

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gradually decrease from 1/2" in Grade 3 to 5/16" in Grade 8). Paragraphs range from fun sentences to Bible verses (close to the ASV version) to excerpts from essays on nature. Captions in the older grades provide additional interesting facts, and pretty border sheets to color are scattered throughout. ~ Steph EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.00 5 .50 031234 Grade 1 - Manuscript Book 1 031235 Grade 1 - Manuscript Book 2 031236 Grade 2 - Transition 031227 Grade 3 031231 Grade 6 031228 Grade 4 031232 Grade 7 031230 Grade 5 031233 Grade 8 Programs - multi-Grade These materials span grade levels and include both instruction and practice. My Best Handwriting (PK-4) This series is designed to teach handwriting skills in a very quick-paced, systematic manner. Although there are only four books in the series, this program covers the range of pre-writing activities through contemporary cursive. Book 1 covers manuscript and follows a two-page layout for every letter. The first page focuses on developing a fluid writing movement by tracing and copying the letter while the second page has a stronger focus on independent letter formation. Book 2 covers pre-cursive writing skills and follows a similar double page layout. The emphasis on tracing is reduced; students are encouraged to form letters on there own without the aid of too much tracing. Books 3 and 4 both cover cursive and move to a single page layout for each letter of the alphabet. The remainder of the books is devoted to various writing activities and exercises that let students practice common letter combinations and words. Additional features include teacher pages that provide helpful hints and suggestions on how to use the layout of the books and as well as review pages that allow for the assessment of student progress. Although these workbooks are consumable, they are not reproducible. ~ Enh EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 6 .95 032242 Book 1 - Manuscript (PK-1) 032244 Book 2 - Manuscript (K-2) 032245 Book 3 - Beginning Cursive (2-3) 032246 Book 4 - Cursive (3-4) MASTERY PUBLICATIONS HANDWRITING (K-4) Happy Handwriting (K-1) We try to be pragmatic at our house and in our business - whatever works well, whatever makes sense, that's what we try to do. I've not met Letz Farmer, the author of this book, but I'll bet she's a pragmatist also. Lots of practical, "that makes sense", ideas are included in this ball-and-stick method. For example, capital letters are taught first to minimize reversals that can occur in lower case letters (I thought Mark would never get "b" and "d" straight). Capital letters are taught according to "stroke families"; letters with only vertical and horizontal strokes are taught first; letters with slanted strokes are taught next; finally, letters which have a circular component are taught last, because these are the hardest. The first lower case letters taught are the ones that look exactly like their capital counterparts; next, the ones that look similar

to their capital counterparts; and last, the ones that look nothing like their capital counterparts. Practice pages contain three lines for each letter; letters on the first line are thick and fully shaded, and show directional arrows for the starting point and direction of strokes; letters on the second line are thick outlines that allow for some "wiggle" as the child attempts to write his letter inside the outline; the third line is blank and allows the child to make his letters freeform. The book has a fold-flat plastic binding so that the student is not fighting a hump in the page as he attempts to print his letters. Each pair of pages is laid out so that the top of the pair is at the left-hand side as you open the book; when in its upright position, either right-handers or left-handers can use the book without disadvantage. Several other niceties are incorporated. A short story and cute illustrations help the child to remember each letter. The bottom of each practice page contains the alphabet, but missing some letters so the child can write them in the appropriate place. Phonics practice and (here's a first) sign language is incorporated if you want to use these along the way. Plus, Bible verses are used as part of each exercise. Where did Mrs. Farmer come up with all these good ideas? She credits her "child expert", daughter Laura. Nice job, Laura! 003735 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 .95

Complete Book of Handwriting (K-3) Using full-color illustrations to appeal to kids, this book takes children step-by-step through handwriting skills for both traditional manuscript and cursive styles through a variety of engaging activities. The book teaches manuscript first, covering upper and lower case letters. The student is prompted to trace dotted line letters and then given five lines with a dotted midline to write on his own. Words, short sentences, and numbers, are then provided for the student to first trace and then write independently. The student then finishes activities such as filling in blanks to complete sentences, writing names of objects, and writing a simple letter, all on lines provided with dotted midlines and plenty of prompts. The cursive half of the book follows the same format, covering both upper and lower case letters. The words, sentences, and activities in this section are more complex and require more knowledge to complete. Dotted midlines are still given to write on and examples are given to trace. An included pullout chart on poster board displays manuscript letters on one side and cursive on the other. 019547 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10 .95 QUEEN HOMESCHOOL HANDWRITING (K-6) Printing with Pictures (K-3) Developed by Queen Homeschool in response to multiple requests for a manuscript writing program similar to Pictures in Cursive, this delightful handwriting program incorporates full color photographs (by the Queen family daughters) and handwriting practice. Each book incorporates a different theme and includes short, focused lesson that corresponds to the weekly photograph. Attention to detail is the foundation for this series; at the beginning the student is asked to form his letters perfectly in the short daily lesson, and to follow this up by checking his own work. Once your child is satisfied with his work, he brings it to the parent for appraisal. If the parent deems it below standard, he will gently show the child the errors, the short lesson is erased and the child begins again. While this seems painful (and it is!), children will quickly learn attention to detail in their letter formation. Zaner-Bloser manuscript is the handwriting style taught. Each book is sc, spiral bound and consumable. ~ Deanne EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 .95 027457 Primer Introduces and teaches the formation of the letters, is used much like any other handwriting program ­ the child copies what he sees onto the lines that follow. Once the letters are learned, lessons 15-19 begin the picture study on the world of nature theme and the writing of one word. 027435 Book A Begins with the assumption the child knows all his letters. Picture study and handwriting are based upon the theme America. 027436 Book B Handwriting practice with a picture study using the theme animals we love. 027437 Book C Additional handwriting practice with a picture study using the theme God's Beautiful World. (continued...) Handwriting / Typing 379

Cheerful Cursive (2-4) Mrs. Letz Farmer and her daughter Laura have teamed up again to help children learn cursive and maintain a cheerful attitude while doing it. Somewhat similar to their first book in format, this book adopts the same encouraging instruction. It begins with lowercase letters for ease, introducing different strokes that can be used to make different letters. Several appropriately named characters represent these strokes and appear on related pages to offer tips. Bible verses appear on some pages, used for practice in reading cursive and identifying letters. Random words lining the bottom of the page are used for writing practice. The book then moves into lowercase letter combinations and finally words. When students are comfortable with their lowercase letters, it's time to move on to the capitals. As the letters are introduced, students begin practicing by writing printed Bible verses in cursive, and then a cursive verse back into manuscript. Here again on these pages, there are random words included for additional writing practice for the featured letter. Any difficult letter combination connections are featured with practice lines so students become comfortable with them. Grammar skills and alphabetizing are also incorporated into the lessons, which is a nice extra touch. - Melissa 018482 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 .95 ~~~~~~~~~~~

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027443 Book D Additional handwriting practice with a picture study on the theme Serving God. 027446 Book E Additional handwriting practice with a picture study on the theme of the beauty of the Earth. Pictures in Cursive (2-6) When we started getting emphatic customer requests for this program we wondered what all the fuss could be about. After all, writing practice IS what it is. Well, now I know! This series is different because it's beautiful! I don't mean clever and colorful graphics, I mean beauty as in full-color fine art prints. Wonderful, expressive, thought-provoking art masterpieces. There are 60 lessons in each book; five associated with each of the 12 art prints. The cursive handwriting practice starts with letters and words (primer); then phrases (books A & B); then sentences (books C-F) each relating to some particular aspect of the painting represented. Each book begins with a Zaner-Bloser cursive handwriting chart. The Primer is a teaching book before it starts the picture-word practice that is common with the rest of the books. Upper and lowercase letters are presented one at a time; then letter combinations; and then the student is ready to start words relating to the pictures (only 8 pictures in this book). What a delightful way to learn and practice cursive handwriting. ~ Janice EACH GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 .95 047734 Primer (Transition) 047728 Book A 047731 Book D 047729 Book B 047732 Book E 047730 Book C 047733 Book F ~~~~~~~~~~~ Write-On Handwriting (1-5) These handwriting books provide printing and cursive instruction in one convenient location, covering individual letters to complete sentences. Each book begins with a couple of activities to get students comfortable with the instructional style of the book. Students are first asked to identify the different types of lines in ruled paper (top, mid, and writing) and then to "learn the language" of the books. These two exercises seek to help students better understand the written instructions of the book. For example, to form the lowercase print letter "o," students are instructed to "Start at the mid line. Curve left, down to the writing line. Continue to curve around up to the mid line." Each book covers both lowercase and capital letters, and letters are grouped together by letter "families" such as curve letters or slant letters. One full page is devoted to each letter of the alphabet, and plenty of review activities are provided for additional writing practice. Right-hand books present the letters and words on the left hand side of the page; left-hand books present the letters and words on the right hand side of the page. Books measure 8 ½" x 11" (portrait orientation) and are 100+ pages in length. Ruling is 1/2" for the print workbooks and 7/8" for the cursive books. Top spiral bound. Not reproducible. - Enh EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.30 8 .95 044986 Conquering Cursive Left-Hand 044987 Conquering Cursive Right-Hand 044989 Powerful Printing Left-Hand 044990 Powerful Printing Right-Hand 380 Handwriting / Typing

Practice These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited. Christian Light Handwriting (PK-4) These simple and straightforward workbooks provide practice in cursive or manuscript writing. Both are intended for children who already know how to form letters in cursive or manuscript. The books are formatted in a landscape orientation with dotted midlines. Manuscript contains 68 lessons including uppercase and lowercase letters, plus numbers 1-10. Cursive contains 72 lessons on uppercase and lowercase letters, plus number words for 1-10. Many lessons incorporate copying Bible verses (KJV), character-building poems, and sentences about animals. Teacher's notes appear on the bottom of the pages and pages are illustrated in blackand-white. EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 .50 033307 I Can Write Manuscript (PK-1) 012965 I Can Write Cursive (2-4) Handwriting Practice Workbooks (PK-5+) Based on the Zaner-Bloser traditional method, these guided Practice Workbooks use traditional, simplified (Zaner-Bloser) handwriting strokes. The half-size books are very approachable for children, and offer step-by-step instruction through each lesson. Lessons are short, which makes them easy to squeeze in around your busy school days. Getting Ready to Write is 96 pages long and features an array of lessons to get the child started on the road to handwriting. The rest of the Practice Workbooks are 128 pages long. Manageable and very affordable, it's no wonder this series is one of our best sellers! EACH WORKBOOK . . . . . . . . 6.99 4 .95 014670 Getting Ready to Write (PK-K) 014671 Learning Manuscript (1) 010608 Mastering Manuscript (2) 014672 Learning Cursive (3) 001543 Improving Cursive (4) 014673 Mastering Cursive (5+) Learning to Print and Write Cursive (K-3) EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 7 .25 051858 Learning to Print 051859 Learning to Write Cursive Handwriting Workout (K-4) There are many individual skills that go into the art of handwriting. Small muscle control, hand/eye coordination, memory, and lettersound association all play an important role. All activities in these books are reproducible and provide for practice in mastering all of the skills mentioned above. The first section of the book consists of a collection of cleverly disguised fun prewriting activities (tracing lines or mazes for example) designed to develop pencil control and hand/eye coordination. The second section of the book introduces a traditional style of lowercase letters, while the third concentrates on capitals. Within each section, the letters are categorized based on the movements needed for their formation. For example, in the manuscript book, the lowercase letters c, o, a, and d are categorized under counterclockwise movement while the lowercase letters c, o, a, d, g, q, e, f, and s are all categorized under the same category in the cursive workbook. Each letter is

given two practice pages each within the second and third sections of the book. In the lowercase section of the book, the first page not only provides letter practice, but also includes words which contain the target letter in different positions (beginning, middle, or end of the word). The second page provides additional individual letter practice and 2 or 3 word phrases emphasizing the target letter. The only difference with the capital letters section of the book is that the second page does not provide individual letter practice. A set of three sentences beginning with the target letter makes up these worksheets. The last several pages provide handwriting practice for the numbers 1-20 and days of the week (in the cursive workbook, several pages are included for additional cursive practice). ~ Enh 029437 Manuscript . . . . . . . 12.99 9 .50 029436 Cursive . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 9 .50

School Zone Writing Deluxe Edition (K-4) Although these books may not provide as much individual letter practice as other handwriting books, they do provide an adequate amount of instruction and practice, especially for those who already have a general knowledge of letters and numbers. Each letter is presented in alphabetical order, and both uppercase and lowercase letters are taught at the same time. To reinforce letter recognition and to provide additional practice, the manuscript book provides individual words beginning with the featured letter while the cursive book presents simple sentences highlighting the letter. An appealing feature of these books is that they use activities unique to handwriting books to further engage children while learning their letters. Children will answer jokes and riddles at the manuscript level and a-z themed trivia questions in the cursive book. Whether you're looking for your starter handwriting book or a novel way to reinforce current handwriting skills, look no further. Please note: these books are not reproducible. ~ Enh EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.99 3 .25 041689 Manuscript 041687 Cursive DRAW · WRITE · NOW (K-6) These are unusual books, combining art instruction with handwriting practice, and incorporating more than a little history and science instruction along the way. Based on a successful formula created by a now 75-year-old former teacher to inspire her students, these inviting books might become your child's favorite part of the school day! They are non-consumable, as your child will do the actual art work and writing on separate paper. Each book is divided into three themes (see below) with a total of 21 lessons. In the spirit of Drawing with Children,

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most of the lessons begin with seeing the targeted objects as basic shapes and lines. In each lesson, a colorful picture shows the author's model artwork, with neatly penned text on ruled lines underneath. Step-by-step drawing instruction for the main object in the picture is contained on the facing page. Usually, this begins with basic shape(s), then details are added a little at a time. After you introduce the subject of the lesson, your child follows these directions (with help, if needed) to reproduce the subject. Then, a similar or original background and details are added to the student's picture. After this is done, the accompanying text is copied. (Although text is shown in manuscript, you might want to have older children practice cursive.) Text is informational and in short sentences; the author believes this is more motivational and useful than forming isolated letters. It seems to me that, after carefully creating such beautiful artwork, children will be very careful to use their neatest and best writing underneath! After the handwriting is finished, your child can color the picture with crayons, colored pencils, or felt tips. Additional lesson-specific drawing tips and suggestions are offered in a Teaching Tips section at the end of the book. Some additional ideas and help for increasing art awareness or new techniques are also found at the end of each themed unit. Each lesson includes a related question to promote thinking and discussion. Answers to each are also provided at the end of each unit, along with a suggested book to read that will expand on the topic. If you incorporate this literature, each theme could become a complete unit study! We would recommend using Blank Top writing paper or My Illustrated Story Journals (the latter would be perfect if you plan to extend your study and need more writing space, since each journal could contain 12 lessons with an additional lined page for recording more information). EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 9 .95 003464 Book 1 Farm, Kids & Critters, Storybook Characters 003466 Book 2 Christopher Columbus, Autumn, Weather 003467 Book 3 Native Americans, North America, Pilgrims 003468 Book 4 Polar Regions, Arctic, Antarctic 000174 Book 5 The United States, From Sea to Sea, Moving Forward 002416 Book 6 Animals & Habitats - On Land, Ponds & Rivers, Oceans 004975 Book 7 Animals of the World - Part I: Forest Animals 010499 Book 8 Animals of the World - Part II: Desert/ Grassland Animals 011045 Boxed Set of 8 . . . 109.99 67 .95 000175 Workbook . . . . . . . . . 4.99 2 .95 A softcover blank workbook with a framed blank space on one page, and 5/8" ruled lines on the opposite page to keep all your drawing and handwriting creations together.

033712 Second Grade - Book III Includes verses from the Old and New Testaments, selections from the Psalms, books of the Old Testament, and poetry by Stevenson, A.S. Hardy, and others. 036287 Composition & Sketch Book (1-4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 6 .95 Designed to be used with or after Copybook III, this book allows the student to continue practicing their skills. Providing space for the student's own Scripture, poetry, maxims, or composition selections, the traditional size and spacing prepares the student for standard notebook paper. Drawing pages are provided opposite (facing pages) to each copy page. ~ Janice 043846 Latin Copybook Cursive (2-5) Starts with an introduction on forming letters, followed by the sayings and hymns from Latina Christiana, so students will Handwriting Skills Simplified (1-6) improve their cursive (on lines with dotted This is very similar to the small format books mid-lines) while memorizing Latin too! above by the same publisher except that these are standard 8 1/2" x 11" and printing has been desk Strips & Charts updated for a crisper, cleaner look. EACH WORKTEXT . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 5 .45 006842 Learning Manuscript (Level A) Handwriting Desk Strips (PK-6) 006843 Improving Manuscript (Level B) Handwriting is a breeze when you have a visu006844 Learning Cursive (Level C) al right in front of you on your desk! These four 006845 Improving Cursive (Level D) different desk strips are all unique, so read on to 006846 Mastering Cursive (Level E) 006847 Maintaining Legible Writing (Level F) find out which one is the best for your children's needs. The Cursive Alphabet Desk Strip and Manuscript Traditional Alphabet Desk Tape are 18" x 2" and have a self-adhesive backing which Copybooks will stick to any surface you choose. Each letter on the Cursive Alphabet strip has numbered Memoria Press Copybooks (K-5) Copybook is the forgotten but valuable prac- arrows that indicate the direction of each stroke. tice of copying Scripture, poems, maxims, and These desk strips may be simple in appearother worthy literature. By doing this, children ance, but they are most helpful in providing learn penmanship as well as spelling, vocabu- guided writing help to young students who are lary, punctuation and grammar, and reading learning to write! The next two desk strips are comprehension. These copybooks are designed more colorful and eye catching as each letter is as a place for students to practice their neatest, accompanied by a fun illustration of an item that most accurate writing while memorizing valu- begins with that letter. For example, the letter able Bible verses (KJV), poetry, or other literary "Z" has the word "zebra" printed, along with a works. Copybook lessons consist of seven steps: fun illustration of the animal. These desk strips reading the verse from the Bible and writing do not have an adhesive backing; however, they it on the board as the memory verse; using are laminated to keep them in tip-top condition the verse or selection as the foundation for a as your child pulls them out for various writlanguage lesson in which you study unfamiliar ing projects. Please note that there are some words, punctuation, and grammar; memoriz- significant differences between each of these ing the verse; carefully copying the verse in two strips. The Illustrated Cursive & Manuscript the copybook; proofreading and correcting the Alphabet is 15" x 4 1/4" in size, and show how copied work; illustrating the verse or passage on to write each letter in both cursive and manuthe space provided on the opposite page; and script. The Illustrated Cursive Alphabet is 14" x reviewing the verse along with all previously 3 3/4" and only shows how to write the letters memorized verses. Although the thirty lessons in cursive. (These two illustrated strips do not are designed to be completed in thirty weeks, provide directional arrows.). All four strips have you may easily adapt the program to cover the black letters, a blue upper line, and a pink lower line. Overall, these desk strips will be a great material at your own pace. ~ Steph EACH BOOK (exc noted) . . . . 14.95 13 .15 addition to your handwriting lessons no matter which one you choose! - elise 032729 Kindergarten - Book I EACH DESK STRIP . . . . . . . . . . . 0 .45 Includes simple Old Testament verses, short001043 Manuscript Traditional Alphabet er poems from Robert Louis Stevenson's A 001021 Cursive Alphabet Child's Garden of Verse, as well as "Thirty EACH DESK STRIP . . . . . . . . . . 1.06 0 .75 Days Hath September", the Table Blessing, 001059 Illustrated Cursive & Manuscript and nursery rhymes. 001081 Illustrated Cursive Alphabet 032728 First Grade - Book II Features verses from the Old and New Testaments, books of the New Testament, the Lord's Prayer, poetry by Robert Herrick, Hillaire Belloc, and Walter de la Mare, and nursery rhymes. Handwriting / Typing 381

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Alphabet Wall Charts (Memoria Press) (K-3) These lovely handwriting charts make as nice of a decoration as they do a handwriting reference. Charts feature Memoria Press' New American Cursive font, so they can be used with that program, with their Copybooks, or just as a nice visual reference. If you want to, put them in sequence, end-to-end, high on your walls around the room to form a border. Then, they're always there for your children to look at. Or, display them only as you're working on those letters. The Manuscript charts show traditional, straight-up-and-down printing with a picture of something that starts with that letter below (apple below "Aa," bird below "Bb.") The Cursive charts show the same thing with the same pictures but in cursive. Numbers are included in both sets. ~ Caryl EACH SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 13 .75 049174 Manuscript (11 x 17) 049172 Cursive (8 .5 x 11) TRAdITIoNAl STylE - CuRSIVE oNly Programs - multi Grade These materials span grades and include both instruction and practice. New American Cursive (1-4) 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. 382 Handwriting / Typing

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 EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.95 20 .20 045063 Book I 045064 Book II 034311 Book II (secular) 048770 Book III (2-4) . . . . . 22.95 20 .20 049172 Cursive Alphabet Wall Charts (8 ½ x 11) . . 14.95 13 .75 052959 Copybook Cursive: Scripture & Poems . . 14.95 13 .15 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.

New American Cursive StartWrite Software (1-4) New American Cursive (NAC) Software allows you to make your own worksheets in the New American Cursive handwriting style. The software allows you to adjust guidelines, give dotted or solid line examples, place starting dots and/or guide arrows, or add art work. Besides making your own handwriting worksheets, there are lesson files with premade sheets to practice the alphabet. Other fonts are also available on this software, but you don't have the adjustable options (guidelines, arrows, etc.) that are given for NAC. Some of these fonts will allow you to make math practice sheets for money and time. This software is easy to install and use on PCs but is not recommended for Mac. System requirements are: Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista or later­ 16 MB of RAM, 20 MB of available hard disk space. The instruction guide is included on the disc in PDF files. Supplemental practice for New American Cursive is scarce, so make your own practice worksheets with this special software created specifically for the NAC handwriting style. ~ Donna 050483 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.95 29 .25

Cursive First (2-6) Just as literacy suffered in the last century when the school systems abandoned phonics instruction, many people contend that handwriting suffered by the same educational system's insistence on beginning with manuscript handwriting. "Cursive first" is their rallying cry! Wanda Sanseri became convinced of this approach and has encouraged it as part of her Spell to Write and Read program. The Cursive First program was developed by Elizabeth FitzGerald to be used either with the SWR program or as a stand alone program of handwriting instruction. The "program" is comprised of a Teacher's Manual, Practice Sheets, and the Cursive Phonogram Card Set. The Teacher's Manual is designed to convince you of the merits of starting with cursive. But it also includes information for preparing your student, specific "howto," directions for using the Practice Sheets/ Card Set, and a "troubleshooting guide" ­ how to detect visual and perceptual problems. The reproducible (for families/classroom) Practice Sheets get quickly down to the business of practice ­ no cutesy graphics. Lowercase letters are taught separately from uppercase and connections are taught from the very beginning in the natural context of multi-letter phonograms. Although solid and dotted line models are provided, the student is quickly weaned from tracing to more active writing utilizing narrow ruled, dotted lines for practice. The Cursive Phonogram Card Set (yellow cardstock, each page to be cut into fourths) includes instructional dialogue for writing the phonograms on one side and a sample of cursive writing on the other. Both numerals and the first 26 phonograms are included. Laminating these would preserve their use through multiple children. In addition to the program described above, we also sell a package that includes both the program and a set of SWR's 70 Basic Phonogram Cards. These are needed if you are using Cursive First as a stand alone handwriting program (without the SWR course). ~ Janice 048762 Program . . . . . . . . . 20.00 19 .50 CFPHCD Program w/ Cards . . 33.00 31 .15 Spencerian Penmanship (2-5) If your goal is to have your student produce graceful, flowing script, then you may want to take a look at this series originally published in the 1800s. The Theory book outlines the program and the series of copy books provide space for the practice needed to develop and perfect this near-calligraphy style. 018358 Theory of Spencerian Penmanship . . . . . . . . 4.99 4 .45 018333 Copy Book 1 . . . . . . . 3.99 3 .45 018346 Copy Book 2 . . . . . . . 3.99 3 .45 018347 Copy Book 3 . . . . . . . 3.99 3 .45 018348 Copy Book 4 . . . . . . . 3.99 3 .45 018350 Copy Book 5 . . . . . . . 3.99 3 .45 018351 Copy Books Set 1-5 16.99 13 .75 018364 Theory/Spen/Pen and 5 Copy Books . . . . . 20.99 16 .95

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an all-in-one pad, so you can take it pretty much Grade 5 (2nd Ed .) anywhere ­ just remember the pencils! ­ Jess A variety of globe-trotting activities are provid018298 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5 .75 ed to help students further refine their writing. 180950 Home School Kit . . . . . 50 .50 modERN / d'NEAlIAN STylE My Book of Cursive Writing (1-3) 122416 Teacher's Edition . . . . . 35 .56 mANuSCRIPT & CuRSIVE A gentle introduction to cursive writing, the 271411 Student Worktext (Updated) 17 .78 introductory Letters workbook teaches cursive Programs - Grade Specific lowercase letters followed by cursive upperGrade 6 (2nd Ed .) These materials are specifically graded and case letters. Each Includes an introduction to Chancery Cursive, a include both instruction and practice. letter illustrates the style of calligraphy. A chisel-point calligraphy pen print to cursive transis needed for these lessons and included below. D'Nealian Handwriting (K-6) formation, models 180968 Home School Kit . . . . . 52 .50 D'Nealian manuscript, sometimes referred to 122424 Teacher's Edition . . . . . how to make the 35 .56 as precursive, is a slanted, curvy manuscript as 271429 Student Worktext (Updated) 17 .78 cursive letter, and opposed to the standard ball-and-stick. With 004395 *Calligraphy Pen . . . . 1.89 provides dotted-line 1 .75 most letters formed by a single stroke, it is tracing practice for thought to better prepare a child for cursive Supplemental Materials that letter. The letwriting. The cursive form is similar to other 211722 Pre-Cursive Handwriting Wall ters are not taught cursives, with very slight differences in style. alphabetically, but Chart (PK-2) . . . . . . . . 21 .11 EACH STUDENT BOOK . . . . 15.96 15 .45 grouped by similar Pre-Cursive handwriting is much like mod000744 Grade K 000513 Grade 4 cursive shapes, with ern manuscript. Each 18" x 12 1/4" card 000514 Grade 5 the easier shapes presented first. For example, 000362 Grade 1 has two letters (upper and lower case letters) 000692 Grade 6 the lowercase "c" is taught before "a" and "o" is 000363 Grade 2 and two pictures of something that begins taught before "d". The Words workbook builds 000512 Grade 3 with that letter. on the Letters foundation, this time exploring 910041 Cursive Handwriting the connections between cursive letters to form BOB JONES HANDWRITING (1-6) Charts (2-6) . . . . . . . . 18 .89 whole words. Much of the workbook consists Manuscript handwriting is a Pre-Cursive stroke, ~~~~~~~~~~~ of dotted-line tracing of common 3-5 letter not unlike D'Nealian, with most letters formed words. Towards the end, free-form cursive writ- in one stroke. Student worktexts are consumPrograms - multi-Grade ing is practiced. Like all Kumon workbooks, able. Teacher's Editions contain daily lesson These materials span grades and include this series features colorful illustrations and plans centered on a theme. Both are included both instruction and practice. in Home School Kits. Handwriting charts are review pages throughout. 76 pgs. ~ Anh EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 6 .50 rather large and intended for display in front of PAF Handwriting Program (K-4) a classroom. You will need paper also - select 019028 Letters EPS's Preventing Academic Failure handwritfrom the variety of papers available in this sec- ing program provides simple and consistent 019040 Words tion according to the age of the child. The KJV practice for students. Each lesson is on a two of the Bible is used for Scripture copywork. Cursive Handwriting (Power Practice) (2-5) page spread. The left page portrays a single, With over 100 reproducible activities to choose large letter (or numeral) on well marked lines from, you're bound to perfect your cursive Grade 1 (3rd Ed .) for placement and shape. In the printing and handwriting. The first half of this book includes Using the same basic teaching format, this numerals books, there are lines at the bottom of fairly straightforward practice with uppercase and edition incorporates something extra - 204 the page marked with a shoe as the line the tails lowercase letters of the alphabet. Activities in the extended practice pages for all of the handwrit- of letters touch, a writing line marked by an X, second half not only practice cursive, but also ing skill practice reviews. While this makes a middle dotted line marked by a belt that small review topics such as states and capitals, com- the handwriting book appear to be about three letters just touch, and another solid line at the pound words, parts of speech, alphabetical order, times as big, it gives a lot more than three times top marked with a cap which tall lowercase letantonyms and synonyms, habitats, the solar sys- the practice space. Students practice writing ters touch and where capital letters and numertem, and plants. An answer key for the activities with Scripture, poetry, words, phrases and sen- als are begun. The right hand page offers two in the second half of the book is included. ~ Anh tences. Still in color with lots of illustrations. rows of pre-printed letters which students can 55 .00 trace, and blank lines for them to practice on 002988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 11 .50 221465 Home School Kit . . . . . 211714 Teacher's Edition . . . . . 35 .56 their own. The last line or two may hold a short 211706 Student Worktext . . . . 22 .22 word for students to practice. Every few lessons Alphabet Squiggle On-the-Go Script (3-AD) 21 .11 there are a couple pages devoted to short words Cursive doesn't have to be a chore! If your 211722 *PreCursive Wall Charts young cursive-learners are intimidated by learnwhich students can trace and practice. The curing the looping, swirling, and joining of script Grade 2 (2nd Ed .) sive books are formatted very much the same Transition to cursive. Cursive is modeled way, although the lines are no longer marked by lettering, pull out this Squiggle On-the-Go to help them see how much fun drawing those through Scripture, thank-you notes and poetry. symbols (except for the writing line, which is still 50 .50 designated by an X). The book for lefthanders is letters are. This On-the-Go game features a 180919 Home School Kit . . . . . 35 .56 practically identical, except for the shift in slant. brightly colored uppercase and lowercase cur- 115188 Teacher's Edition . . . . . 17 .78 Please note that while the books (cursive as well sive alphabet on the back, and a letter wheel 268573 Student Worktext . . . . at the top of the game, with cursive uppercase as print) do show the starting points for writing and lowercase letters from A to Z. To play, spin Grade 3 (2nd Ed .) letters, they do not illustrate strokes or give any the wheel to find a letter then write the cursive Continued practice in cursive, with lessons on verbal instruction. The pages introduce all of the letter on the large guide lines across the paper spacing, margins and punctuation as well. lowercase letters first and then each uppercase 50 .50 letter. There are no additional lessons after each pad. Use your imagination to turn that curly, 180935 Home School Kit . . . . . 35 .56 letter has been introduced in both forms. swirly letter into a picture ­ just like in the 117960 Teacher's Edition . . . . . 17 .78 026313 Cursive Program . . . 14.70 11 .50 other Squiggle On-the-Go games! Since play- 268581 Student Worktext . . . . ers are old enough to learn cursive ­ you might 026314 Cursive Program (left-handed) request that they create a picture from the letter Grade 4 (2nd Ed .) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.70 11 .50 Students write paragraphs, journal entries, 026315 Numerals Program . . 11.50 that actually begins with that letter. You could 8 .95 turn a cursive `F' into a flower, or a `Y' into a hymns and outlines as they continue in cursive. 026316 Print Program . . . . . 12.80 9 .95 50 .50 026338 Cursive Tchr Manual 3.85 yak. Any way you play, focusing on the shape 180943 Home School Kit . . . . . 2 .95 35 .56 026339 Print & Numerals Tchr of drawing the letter is sure to be more fun than 122382 Teacher's Edition . . . . . 17 .78 copying a letter again and again. The game is 268599 Student Worktext . . . . Man'l . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.85 2 .95 See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels. Handwriting / Typing 383

Practice These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited.

last two books in the series offer continued reinforcement through copying a series of passages on smaller ruled lines in the third and lines with I Can Print (Modern) Wipe-Off Book (K-2) 051490 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99 3 .95 no rule in the fourth. The passages in the third book consist of shorter catechism, and those in the fourth concentrate on the attributes of God. desk Strips / Wall Charts ~ Steph EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 .00 D'Nealian Handwriting Desk Tapes A handy reference and reminder for correct 034285 Book I (Bible Primer) (2-4) 034287 Book II (Ten Commandments) (2-4) lettering. 000359 Manuscript . . . . . . . . . 0 .75 034286 Book III (Shorter Catechism) (3-5) 000360 Cursive . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 .75 034284 Book IV (Attributes of God) (3-5) D'Nealian Handwriting Wall Charts (PK-6) These bright handwriting charts portray both capital and lowercase letters. The letters are printed on guidelines, with arrows illustrating the correct way to write them. The charts measure 17" by 22", and pictures of animals and objects liven the borders. 012721 Manuscript (PK-3) . . . 5.97 5 .75 012720 Cursive (2-6) . . . . . . . 5.97 5 .75 Practice These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited.


D'Nealian Handwriting Cursive Connections (2-4) This D'Nealian handwriting helps children ease into cursive. It starts right at the beginning of connecting, with no manuscript practice at all, so you will probably want your children to have had exposure to D'Nealian manuscript handwriting before jumping right in. After showing how to connect each letter, kids practice joining small groups of letters together. Then, two pages are devoted to each letter of the Alphabet. 14 words beginning with that letter are provided, with room to practice each word twice. A tip in the bottom right hand corner shows how a common connection should look. After these pages, there are 26 groups of challenge words for kids to practice with. Then, they write out the months of the year and days of the week. Four blank lined pages are provided for more practice at the end of the book. - Melissa 012722 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.47 12 .50 Cursive Writing Practice: Inspiring Quotes (3-6) Get inspired during handwriting practice with famous quotes. This book contains 40 inspirational quotes and proverbs from leaders such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Benjamin Franklin, and others on topics such as character, friendship, leadership, and perseverance. The top of each page provides the handwritten quote, labeled with the author and his/her birth and death dates. Below the quote are three individual practice words taken from the quote, each appearing on a dotted midline for students to copy. Then, the bottom half of the page contains five dotted midlines for students to practice copying the entire quote. Teaching suggestions, a lined writing template, and two cursive alphabet student reference cards are also included. Reproducible. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa 029926 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99 8 .50 TRAdITIoNAl/modERN STylE Programs - multi Grade These materials span grades and include both instruction and practice. Sailing Through Handwriting (PK-4) This handwriting program uses the ZanerBloser style for the traditional style books and D'Nealian for its modern style books. Beginner books start with rubrics for both teacher and student, followed by a presentation of the sailing analogy. A sailboat figure is used at the left of each ruled line to help children orient letters with the directions given. There is some direction given for letter formation on each page by a member of the "crew". Lowercase letters are practiced first, organized by ease of formation rather than alphabetically. These are followed by the numerals, then uppercase letters, with more easily-formed letters first. Each page has a line of tracing the target letter, then a line to copy the target letter with only the starting point supplied. Then, there are three boxes with words beginning with the target letter. Children are asked to draw a picture of each word in the box. After this, there's a final line of letter copying. On lower-case letter pages, children copy the letter again, only without the starting dot. On the upper-case letter pages, children review

Quick Stick Cursive Alphabet Bulletin Boards (PK-AD) It's incredibly simple to put up an attractive alphabet wall display thanks to these large, colorful, cursive alphabet cards. The letters are self-stick and repositionable for easy use. This set contains one "Alphabet" header (17" x 6") and 26 alphabet cards (6" x 8.5") with each D'Nealian Handwriting: 26 Little Books (PK-K) card modeling both an uppercase and lowercase Get a head start on handwriting! These books introduce manuscript letters in common-stroke cursive letter. ~ Anh 026236 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.99 17 .95 groups on easy-to-tear-out pages. Each letter has its own four-page "little book" (imagine the front and back of a folded piece of paper). Little books include simple letter tracing, coloring, drawing, and printing activities. When all 26 books are completed, they can be bound into a complete ABC book. Cutout flashcards for letter recognition and a letter formation guide are also included (i.e., to make an "a", "middle start; around down, close up, down and a monkey tail"). The author recommends beginning with modERN / d'NEAlIAN STylE - CuRSIVE the lowercase book. ~ Anh oNly 012717 Lowercase . . . . . . . . 10.97 10 .50 012718 Uppercase . . . . . . . . 10.97 10 .50 Programs - multi Grade These materials span grades and include D'Nealian Handwriting from A to Z (2-4) both instruction and practice. Up to date practice books for D'Nealian cursive handwriting. Children practice letters first with Classically Cursive (2-5) This Veritas Press modern cursive program a whole page of letter practice, then with a page focuses students on God as they cultivate of practice using the letter within words. good handwriting skills. The first book in EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.97 10 .50 this series quickly reviews modern manuscript 008885 Lowercase Cursive (2-4) before introducing the lowercase modern cur- 008882 Capital Cursve (2-4) sive letters one at a time. Numbers and arrows indicate the correct strokes for forming each Handwriting by George (1-3) Each volume of Handwriting by George conletter, and children practice tracing over gray letters before writing letters on their own. The tains 28 entries from George Washington's noted rest of each page encourages students to form book Rules in Civility and Decent Behavior in a series of that letter connected together and Company and Conversation. The volumes practice small given words. The cursive capital use a D'nealian-like handwriting font for the alphabet is then introduced and practiced before exercises (handwriting is more of a slanted students end by neatly copying the books of Zaner-Bloser manuscript). Each entry is printed the Bible and several verses (KJV) on the lined on double-ruled paper for students to copy as pages which follow. The second book provides penmanship practice. Opposite each handwrita complete review of the skills learned in the ing page is a space for the student to depict the first, with pages again devoted to each upper- rule according to his or her own perspective. case and lowercase letter and more practice A great tool for a mini course in manners and with small words and connecting a series of the penmanship practice. ~ Rachel S. 8 .50 same letter. At the end of this book, students 021178 Vol . 1 (Rules 1-28) . . 9.95 8 .50 carefully copy the Ten Commandments. The 019224 Vol . 2 (Rules 28-56) . . 9.95 384 Handwriting / Typing

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practice of the lower-case form. Finally, each page has an extension activity that's intended to improve fine-motor skills. These are generally art activities intended to develop fine motor control, but are not directly correlated to lesson content. Practice books have the same sailing theme, but a different format. These would be used after completion of the Beginner book and the focus is no longer on letter formation, but on writing practice. Dolch words are used in the exercises to give children exposure to the most frequently used words. Letters are presented alphabetically with mixed lower- and uppercase practice on each of the two pages per letter. Short lines at the top of each page allow children to trace and copy several of each. Next is a line to practice writing a focus word, then a line to copy a sentence. Each page then has an activity that requires the student to practice writing within a real-life context. These are just like the activities in the Build Their Skills series. As in that series, the manuscript book has more variety in types of activity while the cursive practice generally is a short, written response to some prompt by a "crew" member. If you think you'll use both Beginner and Practice books, the combination books are a great value. They contain both 64-page books (for a total of 128 pages), but are much less than double the cost. EACH BEGINNG/PRACTICE BK 11.99 9 .50 EACH COMBINATION BOOK 15.99 12 .45 Traditional Modern Manusc Cursive Manusc Cursive Begin 028490 028488 028489 028486 Practice 028578 028576 028577 028575 Combo 028485 028484 028483 028482

(both in upper and lower case) and numbers are shown on one side with 4 blank lines for practice, and the other side contains the alphabet and numbers in a dotted-for-tracing format. EACH SHEET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.00 1 .50 008540 Modern 008541 Traditional 008495 Cursive Carson-Dellosa Handwriting Books (K-3) These handwriting workbooks provide practice in cursive and manuscript in traditional and modern style. For those who don't know, modern handwriting is a bit more slanted and italic looking than traditional. In each workbook, pages are provided to practice writing each letter in upper and lower case. Grey outlines are given for students to trace, and then plenty of lines are provided for independent writing of the letters. In the beginning books, letters are all that are covered, and a whole page of practice room is dedicated to each letter. In the other books, after a line or two of writing the letters, students first trace and then independently write whole words and even sentences. Dotted midlines are featured as well as a blank practice page at the end of each book. ~ Rachel S. EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5 .25 020610 Beg . Manuscript-Traditional (K-2) 020607 Beginning Cursive-Modern (2-3) 020608 Beg . Cursive-Traditional (2-3) 020613 Cursive Practice-Traditional (2-3) Handwriting Books (K-3) Good handwriting comes with practice. These workbooks offer a sequential program of development and practice with examples for guidance. In each workbook, each letter is introduced with numbered arrows showing how to form the letter. Students are required to trace the letters and each page provides space for additional practice. Dotted midlines are included in each line. After the practice pages for the letters, each workbook provides sentences for students to trace and then write freehand. The main difference between the Manuscript Writing and the Modern Manuscript Writing is the letters in Modern are slanted. ~ Rachel S. EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95 7 .25 014659 Cursive 014664 Manuscript 014666 Modern Manuscript Comprehensive Handwriting Practice (K-4) Children will get plenty of opportunities to practice their handwriting with these reproducible workbooks. They have a landscape (instead of portrait) orientation, which provides more room for writing. Each book begins by providing individual letter practice in both lower and uppercase. First, the strokes are given for each letter, followed by a blank line to practice. Then they are given practice words beginning with the letter. From there, exercises progress in difficulty, beginning with writing individual letters and words, then transitioning to sentences and short paragraphs. The exercises cover a variety of topics, including days of the week, animals, months, and more. The cursive books contain exercises that involve writing about literary genres, parts of speech, and grammar. Each book contains alphabet tongue twisters pages, and every letter has its own twister. I particularly like "Uri Udall used his unusual unicycle." Kids will want to practice their handwriting with the

fun exercises in these books. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 12 .50 044929 Traditional Cursive (2-4) 044930 Traditional Manuscript (K-3) 044927 Modern Cursive (2-4) 044928 Modern Manuscript (K-3) Handwriting Practice (1-3) These workbooks give children the practice they need in manuscript and cursive handwriting. Full-color workbooks with easy-to-follow directions make practice effortless. The book for Grade 1 uses block style manuscript; Grade 2 uses D'Nealian style; and Grade 3 uses a traditional cursive. Grades 1 and 2 present the letters A through Z accompanied by a sentence using that letter. Dotted letters are to be traced, and there is space provided for additional practice. They also practice by writing color words, number words for one through ten, shapes, days of the week, and months. There are additional words to practice copying in each book. Grade 3 allows for practice using blackline words and letters to trace and space for additional practice. Letters A-Z are presented with sentences. There are short passages about our solar system to be used as copy work. These 48-page books are not reproducible, so you would need one for each child. I think the switch from block style manuscript to D'Nealian could be confusing for some children. These would work well for additional practice to your handwriting curriculum. - Donna EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4 .75 036873 Manuscript Grade 1 036874 Manuscript Grade 2 036859 Cursive Grade 3 Cursive Connections (1-5) If you have a student struggling with cursive or if you just want to spend some time exclusively on cursive to get it right, then this is the series for you. The workbooks are fairly basic, focusing just on cursive ­ including how to form letters correctly, when and when not to connect letters, proper slant and hand position, when to use the overstroke, understroke, side swing, and different starting positions and more. Starting with the simpler letters to write, lots of examples are given showing the number and direction of strokes, correct and incorrect examples (and explaining why), and lots of room for practice. Tracing is not involved, but letters are broken down into pieces so students can follow along easily. There is a great deal of emphasis on correctly connecting the letter to itself and other letters. As each letter is learned, it is employed in the following lesson in connection with the new letter of the day. These books build up skills very gradually, starting with lower case and following with uppercase ­ explaining when and how the two should be blended. The first book in the series deals with letters, letter connections and simple words, and by the second book students have worked up to longer words and phrases. Build up your child's confidence in their cursive right along with their skills with these workbooks. ~ Megan EACH WORKBOOK . . . . . . . . 10.99 7 .50 037609 Modern Style Book A 037610 Modern Style Book B 037611 Traditional Style Book B Handwriting / Typing 385

Practice These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited. TREND Wipe-Off Handwriting Books (PK-2) TREND has added several more of their wonderful, durable wipe-off books to their handwriting line. Get Ready to Print offers the student reusable activities to practice drawing lines and simple shapes, leading up to tracing simple words. I Can Print is available in Zaner-Bloser style, and features pages of letter formation practice, as well as a variety of other early writing activities. Useable with wipe-off crayons or dry erase markers. ~ Jess 030368 Get Ready to Print . . 4.99 3 .95 030371 I Can Print Standard 4.99 3 .95 Trace & Erase Alphabet Handwriting Sheets (K-3) These sheets offer unlimited practice at a costeffective price! Each sheet listed below flaunts a double-sided dry erase surface. The alphabet

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First and second graders just learning manuscript can copy 36 quotes that reflect founding principles and character qualities. Worksheets at this level show the model, then allow the student to copy inside a "hollow" letter, then trace the quote, then write it on their own. Third and fourth graders learning cursive have 108 (three per week) slightly longer quotes from presidents and famous speeches. Worksheets at this level (and higher) show the model and provide space to replicate it. Fifth graders have selected passages from George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior; each rule accompanied by a related Scripture verse. Sixth graders have longer presidential quotes and the Gettysburg Address for a "final exam." At the secondary level, there are two series ­ one for Jr. High and one for Sr. High. Both start with shorter quotes and progress to paragraph length passages. Selections at these levels include the Declaration of Independence, Lincoln's and Reagan's Inaugural Addresses, and the Gettysburg Address. ~ Janice 047170 Abeka Style . . . . . . . 39.99 37 .95 047171 Bob Jones Style . . . . 39.99 37 .95 047172 D'Nealian Style . . . . 39.99 37 .95 047173 Getty Dubay Italic Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.99 37 .95 Daily Handwriting Practice (1-6) Thirty-six weeks of daily practice! Kids will def- 047174 Handwriting Without Tears Style . . . . . . . 39.99 37 .95 initely not feel overwhelmed by these short hand047175 Zaner Bloser Style . . 39.99 37 .95 writing exercises: halfpage assignments on desk Plates / References Mondays-Thursdays and a full-page assignDesk Plates (K-6) ment on Fridays. By Wow. That's about all I can say - these are about writing words and the most comprehensive desk strips I have ever sentences on a daily laid eyes on. Each 19" x 5" desk plate contains basis, your child's a complete alphabet of capital and lower-case letter formation and letters in the selected handwriting style at the top spacing will gradually of the plate (complete with pictures of objects improve. As an added beginning with that letter for the primary plates), benefit, kids will learn along with a handful of additional information. about the continents, animals, famous inventors, and more as they On the primary-level desk plates, a wide-lined practice their handwriting! The last four weeks name plate with left and right-facing hands at the of practice are used to make an alphabet book. ends, a twelve-inch ruler, a 0-20 number line, a Both cursive books are identical in content. They hundreds number chart, a chart of shapes and differ only in the writing style used. Likewise, colors, AND a pictorial chart of money and its with the manuscript books. All workbook pages values is also featured along with the handwrithave black and white illustrations that can be ing alphabet. The intermediate-level desk plates also feature a name plate, 12-inch ruler, number colored. ~ Anh EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 13 .50 line from -20 to 20, fraction chart, multiplication chart, Fahrenheit/Celsius conversion chart, and 013116 Contemporary Cursive a decimal place chart. That's a lot of informa013117 Modern Manuscript tion - just tape it on their desk - or consider the 013118 Traditional Cursive new adhesive versions that are nearly identical 013119 Traditional Manuscript to the original desk plates with the addition of a convenient peel-off adhesive backing! One Presidential Penmanship (1-12) These CDs make my list for "nearly perfect" other small difference in the primary desk plates homeschool products. Each CD provides a is that the adhesive versions show vowels in a complete year's worth of handwriting practice red font and consonants in black instead of all for every grade level. You choose the handwrit- letters being shown in black. Choose the style ing style ­ Abeka, Bob Jones, D'Nealian, Italic, that's the best fit for your family. 0 .50 Handwriting w/o Tears, or Zaner-Bloser. [Please EACH DESK PLATE (non-adhesive) note that handwriting instruction is not pro- 027176 Primary - Modern Manuscript vided.] You print copy worksheets for however 027177 Primary - Traditional Manuscript many students in your household at whatever 027174 Intermediate - Modern Cursive grade levels. Your students benefit by copying 027175 Intermediate - Traditional Cursive 0 .50 quotes that reflect the great biblical and moral EACH ADHESIVE DESK PLATE . . principles upon which our country was estab- 052287 Primary - Modern Manuscript lished; material which can serve as historical or 052288 Primary - Traditional Manuscrpt character-building lessons or as memory work. 052284 Intermediate - Modern Cursive 052285 Intermediate - Traditional Cursive Basically, it's a win-win-win situation. Character Handwriting (revised) (1-5) You've been waiting for these books. Consumable copywork books that focus on building character and imparting solid values while utilizing your choice of three different handwriting methods. Quotes from historical persons, the Bible, as well as definition sentences (i.e. diligence) from Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary, are grouped by character quality (such as determination, contentment, wisdom, etc. - 17 per book) with appropriately spaced lines/spaces for copying. 106 pgs, quality spiral-bound. Now available in three different handwriting styles: D'Nealian, Handwriting Without Tears (HWOT) and Italic. Previously published only as Character Italics. ~ Janice EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.75 17 .95 051421 D'Nealian - Basic Print (1-2) 051422 D'Nealian - Beginning Cursive (2-4) 051420 D'Nealian - Advanced Cursive (3-5) 051424 HWOT - Basic Print (1-2) 051425 HWOT - Beginning Cursive (2-4) 051423 HWOT - Advanced Cursive (3-5) 044170 Italic - Basic Print (1-2) 044171 Italic - Beg . Cursive (2-4) 044172 Italic - Advanced Cursive (3-5) 386 Handwriting / Typing

Handwriting Ready References (1-4) Keep perfect letter formation at your fingertips with these Ready References. Each laminated 8.5" x 11" card contains the alphabet and numbers 0-9 written in upper and lowercase on a dotted midline. The cards are two-sided, with manuscript on one side and cursive on the other. Illustrations of animals that begin with each letter of the alphabet surround the border, and the cards are three-hole punched for easy insertion in notebooks. ~ Lisa EACH REFERENCE . . . . . . . . . . 0.99 0 .75 015909 Modern Manuscript & Contemporary Cursive 015920 Traditional Manuscript & Traditional Cursive Alphabet Lines (Wall Charts) (PK-6) These remind me of the charts found in my classrooms as a little girl. My teacher would put them up end to end and they would wrap around the upper portion of our walls. Each set includes seven 24 ¼" by 7 5/8" strips for a total of over 14 feet when mounted end to end on the wall. Each set is printed on glossy dark green poster board weight cardboard, yellow lines with dotted mid-line, and white letters that measure about 3" tall for uppercase and tall letters and 1 ½" for lower case letters. At the end of the seventh strip is the complete alphabet printed in ½" letters for the cursive and 5/8" for manuscript letters. If you have the space, this is a great visual prompt for your students. ~ Donna EACH SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 8 .95 049375 Contemporary Cursive 049376 Modern Manuscript 049377 Traditional Cursive 049378 Traditional Manuscript

ITAlIC Programs - Grade Specific These materials are specifically graded and include both instruction and practice. ITALIC HANDWRITING (Portland State) (K-6) Mom's horrible handwriting inspired us to use an italic handwriting program with our kids. It's difficult not to produce at least legible writing in Italics. Another plus is that manuscript flows into cursive - letters don't completely change, they just join. Not only does this seem sensible to us, but the many compliments the children have received on their handwriting have further encouraged us in this approach. (Children begin moving into cursive writing in Level C.) The last level gets into calligraphy toward the end. From there, follow up with a good calligraphy book for Jr. High/High School and continue handwriting as an art form! Instruction Manual applies to all levels. EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.75 6 .85

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Level A (K) 010592 Level E (4) Level B (1) 010593 Level F (5) Level C (2) 010594 Level G (6) Level D (3) Instructor Manual 4E 12.75 9 .95 Alphabet Cards (Basic) 12.75 9 .95 Wall Chart - Cursive 8.75 6 .85 Desk Strip - Basic . . . 0.75 0 .50 Desk Strip - Cursive . . 0.75 0 .50 Laminated Basic & Cursive Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.75 4 .50 This 13" x 6" desk strip shows basic and cursive italic letters for reference and tracing

blank for you to copy the letters onto. Notes in the margin offer helpful tips and reminders for your calligraphic writing. By the time you reach the end of this book, you should have beautifully developed penmanship. - Melissa 028154 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.95 18 .75 Write Now! (7-AD) Many customers have asked us for an italic handwriting book for an older child or for themselves. By the same publisher as the Italic Handwriting series sold above, this is a onebook, self-teaching course for use by middle schoolers through adults. The 96-page workbook proceeds step-by-step and includes tips and techniques adjacent to the examples to be copied. It actually compresses the full instruction in italic books A-G, beginning with basic italic, learning joins, and progressing to cursive italic. The book finishes up with a special section on calligraphy, introducing the nibbed fountain pen and artistic lettering. 007744 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 15 .75 Practice These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited. Italic Science: Cursive (3-5) This title introduces 11 principles of science, with one introduced each week. Five days of copywork are provided for each principle, with a different related text to copy the first four days, then dictation on the fifth day. 40 pgs, quality spiral-bound. 046931 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00 9 .50 CAllIGRAPHy Programs - multi-Grade These materials span grades and include both instruction and practice. Calligraphy Studio (3-8) Eleanor Winters, author of Calligraphy for Kids, offers another great book on the art of calligraphy. Suitable for both beginners who have no experience at all as well as those who are already hooked on calligraphy, this book offers a bit of something for everyone! The first part of the book goes back to the basics by describing the materials to be used and reviewing the basics of lettering. The second part of the book goes into lettering and covers the alphabet in Italic, Swing Gothic, and Modern Gothic while providing lots of illustrations and helpful hints. For extra practice with letter positioning and size, various guideline templates are provided at the very back of the book. The final portion of the book provides a number of creative project ideas such as making stationary, envelopes, signs, or calligrams (calligraphic pictures). 128 pgs, hc. ~ Enh 041697 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.95 15 .25

Calligraphy for Kids (5-AD) If your child wants to jazz up their writing style with calligraphy, start with this fantastic beginner manual. This 128-page book will take you step-by-step though everything that you will need to know about the fine art of calligraphy. Illustrations, art work examples, and diagrams on every page complement the text. To get started, you'll need to purchase calligraphy markers and pens and have a supply of scrap paper to practice on. The book teaches you calligraphy vocabulary and shows you proper technique. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be on your way to learning different styles of writing, such as italic, gothic, uncial, and roman calligraphy. You'll also learn how to form numbers and punctuation. At the end, great ideas are provided to help you use your new skill to make greeting cards, invitations and border designs. Watch as your child's handwriting goes from readable to beautiful. ~ Elise 034165 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7 .75

Italic Handwriting Blackline Masters on CD If you love the Italic Handwriting Series by Getty and Dubay, but would like a bit more practice, this product is just what you're looking for. The CDs are composed of practice pages that you can use in conjunction with the workbooks. They are meant to be used as an introduction to the workbook pages, or as a review for those students who need a bit more practice, but they are in no way replacements for the workbooks, which is where students learn the proper letter-forms. The CDs contain a PDF file, so you need Acrobat Reader (which is included on the CD) to view and print the pages. Each CD consists of 50-60 half-sheet worksheets, and each worksheet identifies which page in the actual workbook it is meant to go along with. Since it's just a half-page worksheet, you may think there's not that much extra practice (two handwriting lines per page in Book A and twelve lines in Book G), but you can print out each worksheet as much as you'd like to give your student the amount of practice they need. This is a great supplement to the actual workbooks, especially for those students who struggle to perfect their handwriting. ~ Rachel EACH CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.75 9 .95 001616 Book A 001646 Book E 001618 Book B 001647 Book F 001621 Book C 001664 Book G 001640 Book D Programs - multi Grade These materials span grades and include both instruction and practice. Italic Letters: Calligraphy and Handwriting (6-AD) This book is for anyone who wants to improve their handwriting or learn calligraphy. By the same authors as the Italic Handwriting series (see description), the format of this book is very similar. Throughout the pages, students will practice basic italics, numerals and punctuation, formal italics, chancery italics, cursive italics, and some variations and design ideas. After a short introduction to the art of italics, the pages thereafter are filled with letters, words, and sentences for you to practice on. The text is given on every other line, with the lines in between

Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners (5-AD) Both beginner and advanced calligraphy students will appreciate this thorough, comprehensive guide. It differs from others on the market by walking you through 14 key alphabets: letter-by-letter, stroke-by-stroke. The book begins with a detailed "Getting Started" section, which introduces students to the pens, brushes, paper, inks, and other tools used in calligraphy. Next, the main section of the book provides detailed instructions for writing the letters of 14 alphabets, including Uncial capitals, Roman capitals, Carolingian capitals and lowercase, formal italic capitals and lowercase, Gothic capitals and lowercase, and others. Each alphabet style chapter begins with a definition and brief historical background for the particular alphabet, followed by the alphabet itself (in large type, for easy reference and tracing). Then the chapter provides step-by-step instructions for writing each letter of the alphabet. Numbered strokes, color photos showing pen position, helpful tips, and practice exercises are also included. A special chapter covers numbers and symbols. The last section of the book is devoted to embellishments, namely, experimenting with color and gold. Photos and detailed instructions show you how to combine colors with lettering and achieve gold leaf effects with gold paints, imitation gold leaf, and gold powders. Vivid color illustrations are included throughout, and an index is located in the back. 256 pgs, hc spiral. ~ Lisa 049107 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.99 17 .95 Handwriting / Typing 387

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Calligraphy in 10 Easy Lessons (7-AD) This book is ideal for anyone who is seriously interested in calligraphy. It is a straight-forward approach to calligraphy in just ten lessons. After an introduction to calligraphy and the materials you will need (although this book details the correct ink, pencils, pens, rulers, etc. you may just choose to use a calligraphy pen for simplicity), the first lesson teaches you how to make the basic strokes. The next four lessons introduce the entire lowercase alphabet, divided by similar letter shapes. Then a chapter is devoted to spacing, connections, and words before moving on to the lessons on capital letters and numbers and punctuation. The llast two lessons provide more information about materials, corrections, and suggestions for using your newfound skills. Please note that this book provides only instruction - there are no lines for you to practice on in the book. You will need to work on a separate pad of paper (graph paper is suggested for a few of the pages). - Melissa 026219 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 9 .50 Abraham Lincoln's Introduction to Handwriting and Calligraphy (8-AD) This simple yet complete introduction to calligraphy is perfect for slightly older students or adults. There is very little written instruction, but guidelines are given for different strokes and letters and pages are devoted to practice. The majority of the pages feature seven lines, with a different letter or symbol at the left hand side of each line and the rest of the line blank for you to practice. The author advises tracing the original mark and getting a feel for the strokes before moving on to your own. Similar letters are practiced together so you can easily pick up on the correct strokes before moving on. The first part of the book focuses on italics, and then you progress to italic calligraphy. After learning all of the individual letters, students move on to practicing words and sentences. Additional tips and helpful information is given in the last several pages of the book. 72 pgs. - Melissa 030254 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.99 11 .50

Calligraphy Kit (6-AD) This kit includes everything the beginning calligrapher needs. The 32-page lesson book offers basic information about the art of calligraphy, including tips on handling the pen, using suitable paper, and mastering the calligraphy strokes. The book does not include your typical lessons, but instead portrays several complete upper and lower case alphabets in different calligraphy styles. Before each style is portrayed, several practice strokes are given to help you familiarize yourself with the basic strokes you'll need to complete that style of writing. Then the complete alphabet is given, once showing the strokes so you can easily follow along, and once without so you can see what the finished letters should look like. Numerals are also covered in the back of the book. Included in the kit is a calligraphy pen with 3 different nibs (tips), 8 ink cartridges in varying colors, 3 felt tip calligraphy markers, calligraphy paper as well as a pad of practice paper, and a guideline sheet. - Melissa 024014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 11 .95 Tools

Calligraphy Parchment Pad (3-AD) Practice the fine art of calligraphy or show off your mastered strokes with this professional looking parchment pad. The pad measures 8" x 11" and is made up of recycled parchment paper. It also includes six reusable underliner spacing guides for fine, medium or broad nibs. 009696 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.08 7 .95 TEACHING / INSTRuCTIoNAl HElPS Correcting Reversals (K-4) This book provides special attention to the extra-tricky letters and numbers. Following a review of the right and left hand, children are shown how to print the numbers 0-9. Different pages are offered for right and left-handers. The rest of the book is concerned with pairs of letters that are often reversed (bd, pq, MW, and nu) or letters that are sometimes written incorrectly - (like s). For each pair and letter, children are given handy tips for remembering the correc way to form the letter, as well as activity pages to master those letters once and for all. ~ Steph 029402 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5 .25 HANdWRITING ToolS Pencil Grips PENCIL GRIPS When you hear "pencil grip," you probably think of those hard plastic, prism-shaped gadgets. That's exactly what this is NOT. We've selected this particular grip because of its many beneficial features. First of all, it's flexible, allowing it to fit over any size pencil, pen or craft knife. It's soft and rubbery instead of unyielding plastic. Molded especially to fit fingers comfortably, there is only one correct way to hold it. Useable for either right- or lefthanded kids, sides are marked with "R" and "L"to ensure kids hold it correctly. ~ Stephanie 004034 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99 1 .75 Jumbo Pencil Grip For the child that needs something a little more substantial to hold on to, we now offer a larger-sized pencil grip in the same comfortable, squishy rubber as the original. The same shape as the original, there is only one "right" way to hold it, and this trains children the proper way to hold a pencil. The center of the grip is quite flexible, designed to fit a wide variety of pen and pencil widths. Available in a variety of colors - if ordering more than one, we'll assort. 030354 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.98 2 .50 Glitter Pencil Grip This sparkle grip has the same great design as the original grip, with the added pizzazz of glitter. Sure to be a hit! 012273 Regular . . . . . . . . . . 1.99 1 .75

Elegant Writers Calligraphy Markers These are excellent sets for any students who are finishing italic handwriting. While more serious calligraphers may prefer nibs and ink, our children like these nibbed felt tips. Jessica says the mediums are good for larger writing, like names on cards. The fine is for lettering invitations, addresses, etc. For bigger letters, like poster-sized lettering, try the broad or scroll point markers. Scroll points have two-pronged tips that allow you to make parallel lines in a single stroke. Markers are acid-free and chiseled nibs are designed to hold their shape. Fine, Medium, Broad and Scroll sets contain 6 markers, one each of red, blue, brown, green, and two blacks. The Calligraphy set includes Kits four black markers in different widths and an instruction booklet. Lettershop Calligraphy Project Kit (3+) Everything a beginner needs to know about 008568 Fine Set . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 7 .75 7 .75 italic calligraphy! Capital and lowercase letters 008567 Medium Set . . . . . . . . 9.99 7 .75 are presented in groups: straight, branching, 011178 Broad Point Set . . . . . 9.99 011176 Calligraphy Set . . . . . 7.79 5 .95 elliptical, diagonal, and so on. Numbers, punctuation, italic variations, Calligraphy Practice Pad spacing, and consistenThis lined pad provides a helpful practice cy are also discussed. surface for novice calligraphers. Each page feaThere are twenty removtures light blue horizontal lines with alternating able practice pages and 1/4" and 3/8" spacing, plus slanted lines (about seven removable lining 1/4" apart) across each page. The pad is 12" x guides. Lining guides 9" (landscape format) and is glued at the top for are placed underneath easy page tear-out. Includes 50 sheets. white paper to help you 007944 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.70 5 .95 maintain a straight line and a proper slant. Helpful information (such as Calligraphy Parchment Paper standard layouts and designs, formal vs. infor- Perfect for calligraphy projects, this parchment mal invitations, when to use abbreviations, etc) paper is acid-free and pH-neutral. Each pack is provided so you can start your own envelope, includes 50 sheets of 9" x 12" paper, in either invitation, and greeting card projects! The kit white or gold. Recommended for use with calincludes three calligraphy markers (black/fine, ligraphy markers or pen and ink. 007943 White . . . . . . . . . . . 5.70 5 .05 green/extra fine, red/broad). ~ Anh 5 .05 011181 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 13 .95 007942 Antique Gold . . . . . . . 5.70 388 Handwriting / Typing

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Metallic Pencil Grip Put some shine into your child's life with these shiny colors. These come in a variety of breathtaking colors and have the same comfortable design as the originals. ~ Phyllis 031563 Standard Size . . . . . . 1.99 1 .75 031562 Jumbo Size . . . . . . . . 3.00 2 .75 Neon Pencil Grip If bright is your child's color, then this is the grip for them. The neon pencil grip has the same wonderful characteristics as the original grip, with the glow of neon. Colors include neon red, orange, green, yellow and blue. Please note we are unable to fulfill specific color choices. 020845 Standard Size . . . . . . 1.99 1 .75 Grotto Grip (PK-AD) It is a pencil grip, but doesn't look quite like the others. This ergonomically designed one is made of soft rubber and comes in a variety of colors. The top of the grip fans out like the hood of a cobra and an arrow down the middle of the top lets you know which way to place the pencil. When fingers are placed correctly on either side of the grip, pencil control is better and fingers don't become as tired. This grip has been tested by occupational therapists and can be used for teaching proper grasp and pencil grip and improve handwriting. It can be used with both left and right-handed writers and is latex free. - Donna CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs. 049391 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.66 1 .50 Crossover Pencil Grip If your child struggles with maintaining a correct grip on their pencil and the standard pencil grip just isn't enough, this product should help a lot. This grip has a unique flap on top that will keep your child's fingers from "crossing over" the top of the pencil. The guard helps train your child on the proper handwriting position while keeping their fingers comfortable with its soft, rubbery cushion. It is useable for both right and left handed writers. We offer this grip in original, metallic, and neon colors; the original are basic, bold colors while the metallic grips have a glossy, shimmering appearance and the neon ones are bright and (you guessed it) neon. EACH GRIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.98 1 .75 031929 Original 038092 Neon 039548 Metallic Pencils Primary Pencils (Beginner) (PK-2) These thick-core, larger diameter (13/32") pencils are recommended for beginning students whose fine motor skills may not yet be developed to the point of controlling a standard diameter pencil. 010193 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.59 0 .45 Laddie Tri-Write These #2 pencils feature a unique, rounded triangular shape to make gripping easy for young students. 033356 With Eraser . . . . . . . . 0.58 0 .45 033357 Without Eraser . . . . . 0.54 0 .40

other Tools Dixon Triconderoga #2 Pencil This triangular shaped black pencil is easy to hold and helps teach proper hand placement. It School-Rite Handwriting Guides (PK-K) These durable, clear acrylic stencils help has traditional #2 lead, a premium eraser, and is great for sketching or normal, every day use. students learn proper letter formation with 018974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.69 0 .50 consistent size and proportion. Each guide features the letters A-Z in either Try-Rex Pencils With a triangular shape for comfort and uppercase or lowercase, improved control, these pencils offer an alterna- with numbered directional tive to Dixon Laddie Tri-Write pencils. Each of arrows indicating proper the following pencils has a triangular shape that stroke patterns. Each guide provides wider surfaces for the pointer finger, features 1" ruled basethumb, and middle finger. The Jumbo pencil is lines and dotted midlines. the widest option, ideal for beginning writers, The handwriting on each and it also features a much thicker lead. The guide progresses from the Intermediate pencil is slightly smaller than the straight-line printing of the manuscript guide, Jumbo option, but slightly larger than a standard to traditional cursive guides. The transitional pencil, and it also sports a triangular barrel with guides bridge the gap between the two styles, thicker than average lead. The Standard pencil the transitional manuscript being slightly slantis the size of a normal pencil and has standard- ed, with a few connective strokes, while the size lead; it has 6 sides like a typical pencil, but transitional cursive is still more slanted, but with 3 of the sides are slightly wider.Great pencils to more simplified connecting strokes than the letters on the traditional cursive guide. Each guide make writing easier for all ages. ~ Rachel comes with two #2 pencils. ~ Rachel P. 038311 Intermediate without Eraser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.50 0 .35 EACH GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.98 12 .50 038312 Jumbo with Eraser . . . 0.56 0 .50 042968 Cursive Lowercase 038313 Jumbo without Eraser 0 .50 042969 Cursive Uppercase 038314 Standard with Eraser . . 0 .25 042970 Manuscript Lowercase 042971 Manuscript Uppercase 042972 Transitional Cursive Lowercase Tri-Write No . 2 Pencil The classic yellow #2 pencil never goes out of 042973 Transitional Cursive Uppercase style. This pencil has a soft #2 lead, a triangular 042974 Transitional Manuscript Lowercase shape to promote correct hand placement, and 042975 Transitional Manuscript Uppercase a premium eraser. 019030 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.41 0 .35 Handwriting Guides - Giant Sets (PK-K) By the same manufacturer as the handwriting templates above, these sets are made up of sturSmencils (K-AD) These standard-size graphite pencils are not dy, clear plastic 2" templates, each with either only made from 100% recycled newspaper one large number (0-9) or two letters (AB, CD, but also feature fun scents that last up to two etc.). Choose from either traditional manuscript years! These "scent-sational" alternatives to or transitional manuscript (modern). wooden pencils have been a huge hit around 053388 Numbers . . . . . . . . . 19.98 16 .75 our office. Unfortunately, individual Smencils 053389 Manuscrpt Lowercase29.98 24 .95 are no longer available, with the exception of 053390 Manuscrpt Uppercase29.98 24 .95 Peppermint. However, we now offer 10-packs 053392 Transitional Manuscript Lowercase . . . . . . . . 29.98 24 .95 of Smencils that include one each of all ten scents (Cinnamon, Bubble Gum, Orange, 053393 Transitional Manuscript Uppercase . . . . . . . . 29.98 24 .95 Watermelon, Tropical Fruit, Cotton Candy, Very Berry, Grape, Root Beer, and Black Cherry)! Smencil 10-packs are available with regular Handwriting Write & Wipe Desk Mat (K-2) This 11" x 17" mat has plenty of lined space pencil leads and with colored pencil leads, where the colors match the scents. Whether for handwriting practice! Ten ruled lines with a you want to draw or write, you can still enjoy broken, red midline are ¾" wide ­ standard K-2 spacing. The other side of the mat is only half the scent of a Smencil. 038817 Bubble Gum . . . . . . . 1.30 0 .95 ruled; the top portion is blank like story-writing 038829 Peppermint . . . . . . . . . 1 .30 paper. Although you can use either a dry-erase 021227 Regular 10-Pack . . . . . 14 .99 or wet-erase marker, if using with wet-erase, use 021193 Colored 10-Pack . . . . . 14 .99 only a damp (not wet) cloth to wipe as too much 044602 Holiday 5-Pack . . . . . . 7 .00 water will ruin the mat. 042632 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 0 .90 Includes Sugar Plum, Cinnamon, Ginger Bread, Sugar Cookies, and Candy Cane. PAPER Smart Start Writing Paper (K-2) We love this logical and friendly approach to handwriting. Every sheet is labeled with an encouraging "Always do your best!" at the top. Lines are color-coded and little symbols appear at the far left of the lines to cue the student. The "ground" is a green line with a flower growing from it. 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The dotted midline is red. Children simply "start at the sky and pull down to the ground" to form letters correctly. Space is left between ground and sky below for letters that "sink" below the ground. Paper is available loose-leaf (in 100sheet packs) or in tablets (40 sheets), all-lined or story-lined with wider (1" total, 1/2" midline - landscape format) or narrower (5/8" total, 5/16" midline - portrait format) ruling. A Smart Start Super Slate (9" x 12" dry erase board ruled the Smart Start way) is also available. Happy paper with a kid-friendly system - who could ask for more? EACH 100-SHEET PACK . . . . . . 6.79 5 .25 EACH 40-SHEET TABLET . . . . . 4.29 3 .50 Pack Grade/Type Tablet 007420 K-1 fully-lined 007421 007417 K-1 story-lined 007419 007405 1-2 fully-lined 007407 007401 1-2 story-lined 007404 007422 Super Slate . . . . . . . . . 8.99 6 .95 026491 Story Journal (Landscp) 4.29 3 .50 026494 Story Journal (Portrait) 4.29 3 .50 Hat to Feet Practice Paper (K-3) This "hat to feet" handwriting paper offers a different approach to handwriting. Cat in the Hat is standing at the beginning of the colorcoded lines to help students grasp the concept of proper handwriting while making it fun and entertaining for them. The red line corresponds to the top of the hat, while the blue and black lines correspond to the gloves and feet, respectively. The storytelling paper includes three lines at the bottom of each page. ~ Gina EACH PAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.49 4 .75 032473 Handwriting Practice Paper 032497 Storytelling Practice Paper

Multi-Sensory Handwriting Paper (K-1) It just looks like any other handwriting for learning to write letters, until you touch it! The solid lines are raised and feel like they are embossed. Dotted lines are flat as they are meant to be written over. The paper has a 5/8" ruling, a 5/16" dotted midline and 5/16" skip space. Headlines are blue and baselines are red, and pages are printed on one side only. Ruling conforms to Zaner-Bloser and D'Nealian handwriting programs. The paper in this pad is sturdier than standard handwriting paper pads. Available in a 40-sheet pad (bound at the top, landscape format) or in a package of 100 loose sheets. ~ Sara 049386 Tablet (40 sheets) . . . 5.39 4 .50 051717 Package (100 sheets) 14.49 11 .75 Multi-Program Handwriting Paper & Tablets (K-3) These lined tablets or papers conform to both D'Nealian and Zaner-Bloser handwriting programs. The paper is white, not newsprint, and is ruled on both sides of the page with red baselines, blue dotted midlines and blue headlines. Tablets are bound with a chipboard back, and contain 40 sheets. Reams include 500 sheets for lots of writing! Rulings shown below with corresponding grades for both D'Nealian (DN) and Zaner-Bloser (ZB). EACH TABLET . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.19 1 .75 027410 1 1/8" (DN/ZB Gr . K) 027409 5/8" (DN/ZB Gr . 1) 028721 ½" Long (DN Gr . 1/ZB Gr . 2) 028732 ½" Short (DN Gr . 2-3/ZB Gr . 3) EACH REAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.09 6 .95 028720 1 1/8" (D'N Gr . K/ZB Gr . K) 028709 5/8" (D'N Gr . 1/ZB Gr . 1) 028601 ½" Long (DN Gr . 1/ZB Gr . 2) 028620 ½" Short (DN Gr . 2-3/ZB Gr . 3) Comet Writing Tablets (1-3) Each tablet contains 30-40 sheets, printed front and back. All feature red baselines and dotted midlines. 051048 Zaner-Bloser (7/8") . . 1.14 1 .00 7/8" ruled with 7/16" midline. 10.5" x 8" and 38 sheets. For 1st Grade. 013811 McDougal-Littel (¾") 1.14 1 .00 ¾" rulings with 3/8" midline, 10.5" x 8" and 40 sheets. For 1st Grade. 051045 McDougal-Littel (½") 1.20 1 .10 ½" rulings with a ¼" midline. 10.5" x 8" and 40 sheets. For 3rd Grade. 013815 Multi-Method (11" x 8 .5") (1-3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.22 1 .10 ½" ruled with ¼" midline. 11" x 8.5" (landscape orientation) and 40 sheets. 013810 Multi-Method (8 .5" x 11") (1-3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.22 1 .10 ½" ruled w/ ¼" midline. 8.5" x 11" (portrait orientation) and 40 sheets. 051047 Story Tablet Multi-Method (1-3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.30 1 .15 ½" ruled with ¼" midline. 8.5" x 11" tablet (portrait orientation) has lines on the bottom half of the page and the top half is blank for illustration.

ters, these tablets are ideal for use with ZanerBloser, D'Nealian and other handwriting styles. (Manuscript tablet does not include a top line). 100 sheets per tablet. EACH TABLET . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.75 2 .25 053645 Manuscript 053648 Gr 1, 5/8" lines 053649 Gr 2, 1/2" lines 053650 Gr 3 & 4, 3/8" lines Picture Story Tablets (K-3) These paper tablets allow students to practice their handwriting and then illustrate the pages. Though graded for Zaner-Bloser and D'Nealian handwriting, they're just basic handwriting tablets with extra space for drawing, so they are great for use with any style. Each tablet measures 12" x 9" and includes 40 double-sided pages with handwriting lines that have dotted midlines, red baselines, and blue headlines. The "Grade 1" tablet (027417) features four handwriting lines per page with 5/8" ruling, 5/16" midline, 5/16" descender space, and then a 4-1/4" blank picture space for drawing. The "Grade 2-3" tablet (027422) features five handwriting lines per page with 1/2" ruling, 1/4" midline, 1/4" descender space, and then a 4-1/4" blank picture space. Pages of the tablet are easy to tear out. ~ Rachel EACH TABLET . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.49 1 .95 027417 Z-B Gr . 1 / D'Nealian Gr . K 027422 Z-B Gr . 2-3 / D'Nealian Gr . 1-3

Writing Paper (with a difference) (K-6) Somebody should have invented this long ago! Ruled paper has light green or light blue shading in the middle third of ruled lines. This is the "target" area for handwriting. Capitals, and "tall" letters (b,d,f,h, etc.) will extend above the shaded area, and letters like g,j,p,q, and cursive f,z will have "tails" below. Primary paper would be considered 1" ruled and intermediate paper 1/2" ruled, using standard conventions. 20# white paper is printed on one side and comes in packets of 100 sheets. 003479 Primary (blue shaded) 4.39 4 .00 003481 Intermediate (green) 4.39 4 .00 Blank Top Writing Paper (K-6) See description of Writing Paper (above). This is the same type of paper, only with the top half of the paper left blank. Use for stories, journaling, science, or with the Draw "Write" Now books. Comes in pkgs of 100 sheets. 003500 Primary (blue shaded) 4.39 4 .00 003505 Intermediate (green) 4.39 4 .00 390 Handwriting / Typing

Picture Story Pads (1-4) Combine handwriting practice with illustration with these inexpensive story pads. Top half of page is blank, while the bottom half printed in the classic handwriting paper style (blue top line, dashed blue mid-line, red bottom line, space below bottom line for extender letters.) Paper is 9" wide by 12" high and printed on both sides with 7 lines, each one-half inch tall. Tear out sheets for individual use, or keep in the pad use as diary, journal, or scrapbook. 053644 30 sheets . . . . . . . . . 1.99 1 .25 053646 50 sheets . . . . . . . . . 2.99 2 .25 053647 80 sheets . . . . . . . . . 2.75 2 .25 SoFTWARE / ElECTRoNIC FoRmAT

Scribble and Write (PK-K) If you have a child who is just not excited to practice their letters, or you're looking for a more stimulating way to introduce early handwriting, this electronic device from LeapFrog may be the product of your dreams. It measures 11" x 10" and is about 2" thick, with a touch screen and a stylus attached that is thick and easy for youngsters to grasp. Basically, chilPrimary Handwriting Tablets (1-4) Printed in the classic handwriting paper style dren trace shapes or letters that light up on the (blue top line, dashed blue mid-line, red bottom screen. There are four learning modes to help line, space below bottom line for extender let- kids progress to writing, from drawing simple See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.

Happy Scribe Copybooks Combo CD-ROM (K-10) Introducing the GOLIATH of all copybooks! This CD-ROM contains thirty-five different PDF e-books with handwriting exercises in the three most popular styles: block print, D'Nealian, and cursive. Each of the e-books contains upper case/lower case letters and twenty different topical sayings. Handwriting pages have lines that measure 5/16th of an inch with the dotted centerline. Titles include Weather Lore, Irish Proverbs, Lord of the Rings, Military Forces, Words of the Gospel, Bible Proverbs, Bible Psalms, Video Games, Language of Flowers, Stars and Planets, Rocks and Minerals, Classic Proverbs, Horses, Dogs, Cats, Life on the Farm, Pets, Copybook Sayings, Miracles of Jesus, Old Testament Miracles, Backyard Birds, Wild Birds, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Medieval Times, Age of Discovery, Colonial Times, Westward Ho!, Civil War Times, Progressive Era, World War One, World War Two, and Cold War `till Now. Reproducible for Startwrite Software (K-3) one family. ~ Deanne This unique software product allows you to 018053 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00 15 .50 design your own handwriting program! The software lets you print practice worksheets in cursive and manuscript in any of these popuTyPING / KEyBoARdING lar printing styles - manuscript, manuscriptsimple, manuscript-simplified, modern manuBooks script (like D'Nealian), Italic, PLMR (similar to Palmer), HWOT (similar to Handwriting Dr . Fry's Computer Keyboarding for Beginners Without TearsTM), VIC (Victoria-Australia), QLD (PK-AD) (Queensland-Australia), and NSW (New South Keyboarding is now a critical skill that should Wales - Australia). You decide on the fol- be taught correctly from the start. When chillowing: what letters or words will be printed dren are not given directed instructions on (so students can trace/write their own name, keyboarding, they will begin to develop their stories about themselves, and things they are own techniques which generally limit accuracy interested in - or you can present them with let- and speed. Dr. Fry's Computer Keyboarding ters or words they are struggling to write); letter for Beginners is designed to teach your child to height from 1/4 inch to 2 inches; whether to keyboard using the correct method. By the end print the letters in dots, dashes, or solid lines; of the 20 lessons, your child will know the locaand, whether to print directional arrows next tion of the letters and symbols on the keyboard to the letter. There are over 15 fonts to choose (and which fingers are used to strike which from and Spanish, math, money, and clock keys) and be able to accurately use the 10 finger characters are included. Font size, dot density, touch type method. ~ Enh and shading is all adjustable. Color printing is 023817 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 7 .95 supported, so that you can make top and bottom guidelines one color, and the optional dashed Individualized Keyboarding (2-AD) center line a different color. Clip art images, Most people agree that in this day and age, which can also be printed in color, are included keyboarding is a "must-have" skill. And most to add interest. The software is very easy to keyboarding/typing programs do a decent job use, allowing you to make exciting worksheets of teaching the skill. But, what if you could and print them out in just a matter of minutes. reinforce reading and spelling skills at the same System requirements for Version 5: Windows time? Because it was developed specifically 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista; MAC OS 8.6 and OS X; for dyslexics, this program does exactly that. 16 MB Ram, 20 MB Hard Disk. A little old-fashioned (hard-copy rather than Version 6 is now available, but is currently only computer-based), nevertheless, the instruction Windows-compatible. Additional features are is straight-forward and comprehensive; designed more "enhancements" of existing features than to take the student from just beginning to basic new features and give the user more options and competence (ca. 40 wpm) assuming consistent choices in page layout. These include: more practice. Lessons are typically two pages per color choices for guide lines; expansion of font day. After introducing the letters and their finsizes from 2" to page size; additional clock, gering, practice moves into word families which math and money fonts; additional color options is where the spelling and reading reinforcement for stroke arrows; special shape characters; out- comes in. All types of document situations are line fonts; more Spanish characters; border art presented (numbers, underlining, punctuation, and lines; grids for better alignment of text and etc.). An interesting little bonus to this course art boxes, flowing text, decision dots and con- is a few study skills essays in the back of the necting lines and more. System requirements: book ­ taking notes, outlining, building a betWindows XP/2000 or newer. ter vocabulary, the SQ3R reading formula, and 003476 Version 5 (Win/Mac) 29.95 22 .95 writing compositions). 88 pgs, spiral. ~ Janice 049981 Version 6 (Win only) 39.95 29 .95 036862 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 11 .50 See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.

shapes and pictures to writing upper and lowercase letters. The stroke-by-stroke guidance has kids simply trace over the lights to form letters and since it's electronic, you can easily erase and retrace over and over again until drawing and writing skills are mastered. The cute device has built-in speakers that provide encouragement and appealing audio and the instruction is straightforward yet fun. This helpful writing toy/device requires 3 AA batteries, which are included. ~ Rachel 026163 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 .99

Keyboarding Skills (3-AD) Learn to type quickly and easily with this multisensory touch-typing method. You quickly learn the alphabet (often in less than an hour) and then go on to practice words, phrases, sentences, numbers, symbols, and punctuation. Very quick and efficient. - Megan 007726 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.40 19 .95 Typing for Kids! (4+) A simple approach for learning to type on either the typewriter or computer. This 5" x 8" booklet covers the alphabet, numbers, and basic punctuation keys in 27 short and easy lessons. Each lesson teaches two keys and contains six lines of practice text. Initially, parents may need to help their child locate correct hand positions. 31 pgs. ~ Anh 014901 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 7 .75

Keyboarding for the Christian School (7-AD) Knowledge of keyboarding skills is vital for today's students. Although many of our young people have a basic understanding of the keyboard, learning to efficiently use the keyboard may have great benefits. Containing short, easy to follow lessons, this book teaches the essential skills necessary to successfully type: alphabetic keys, symbols and number keys, and the number key pad. Other word processing skills are also taught: centering, enumerated lists, formats for envelopes, reports and business letters, bibliographies, basic proofreading, and MLA and APA formatting. Touch typing technique and timed keyboarding tests are also included. Exercises based upon Biblical content. All in all, this is a great resource for learning a variety of keyboarding skills. The only downfall I see is the book is not self standing for practice lessons; you may find a "Study Pod" (item #03188) the perfect accompaniment. Pb, 75 pgs. ~ Deanne 049316 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 .95 Software Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum v . 5 (2-7) With a similar mix of lessons, tests, practice material, and games as Typing Instructor, this version is more accessible to younger kids and offers a fun, motivating and effective way to learn typing skills. There are 160 touch-typing lessons which cover all the basic keys (letters, numbers, symbols) on either a standard or a split keyboard (except for the 10-key number pad). There are ten different typing plans, each geared to a different age group. Regardless of the plan they are following, each student learns the keyboard by taking a tour of "Typer Island" and visiting five different lands as they journey to the Castle. As students journey through Old West, On the Water, In the Air, Over the Edge, and Under the Sea, they'll learn new keys and complete exciting challenges (continued...) Handwriting / Typing 391

(usually timed) like typing to shoot words out of the sky, racing a Viking ship by typing words as quickly as possible, and typing words printed on sharks before they eat you! The activities build upon each other so students can't move on until their skills are ready. The changes in scenery add a lot of variety to the lessons, but you can still rely on helpful features including visual instruction with the 3-D guide hands and keyboard. Accuracy and speed (WPM) are also tracked throughout, with students getting instant feedback on their performance, and earning rewards as well. Of course, the arcade-like games will be the most fun to the beginning typist! The further students advance in the program, the more games will be available to them. Once they make it through all five lands, students capture the Castle, which opens the Lost City, a new addition to the program that provides two new games. While capturing the Castle and exploring the Lost City are the ultimate goals of the game, students earn treasures and points all through the program, which keeps them motivated and entertained. Students can also visit Explorer Isle at any point to play their favorite games (except for Lost City games), using only the keys that they have covered already. They can also visit Story Lagoon and practice typing one of 40 familiar stories, including fairy tales and classic literature. With this program's careful progression, interesting storyline, highquality animation, 30+ games, multiple skill levels, and English/Spanish instruction, it's no wonder it is the winner of so many prestigious educational awards. This one comes highly recommended, folks Please note that software comes in a paper sleeve, not a box. There are two versions available; one is designed for Windows or Mac and one that is only compatible with Windows. Both are compatible with Windows 7/Vista/ XP/2000 while Win/Mac version is also compatible with Mac OSX 10.4 or higher (including Snow Leopard). ~ Rachel 031007 Win/Mac . . . . . . . . . 29.99 23 .50 049847 Windows only . . . . . 19.95 8 .95 Typing Instructor for Kids (PC only) (2-7) 049863 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 7 .75 Typing Instructor Platinum (3-AD) Improve your typing skills with this entertaining, interactive program. It is similar to Typing Instructor Deluxe 17.3, but with additional enhancements to make learning more fun. This program centers around a travel theme, with the player beginning at a travel port surrounded by twelve world flags. As you progress through lessons, games, and typing tests, you receive a stamp on a passport for each destination you complete. Photos of world destinations appear throughout the lessons. Helpful reference features include a "How to Type" button (covering finger positions and posture) and a presentation on the history of typ392 Handwriting / Typing

ing. The Practice Center contains fun activities, such as the Magazine Rack (typing exercises from over 300 books, articles and short stories), dictation exercises, and the Arcade (with twelve video games). Students receive feedback on words per minute and accuracy after each lesson (with detailed analysis available), and they can even print achievement certificates. Lessons can be completed in English or Spanish. Please note: full box and paper sleeve contain identical software. Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2000; Mac OS x 10.4 or higher. ~ Lisa 045999 Full Box . . . . . . . . . 29.99 24 .50 046000 Paper Sleeve . . . . . . 29.99 24 .50 Typing Instructor Deluxe 17 .3 (5-AD) This fun and easy program is guaranteed to improve your typing ability. It is organized into lessons, tests, and practice material. "Next Step" lessons put you in command of the keyboard, and you use proven teaching methods, such as double and repetitive key-stroking to learn faster. It includes 10-key techniques and instructions for a split or standard keyboard. 3-D graphical hands help guide the student. Tests reinforce the skills that are practiced and provide a measurement of progress. These timed tests provide levels of advancement and make it fun by providing colorful photos and music. After completing any of the typing material, you get immediate feedback on your speed and accuracy with charts and graphs that allow you to see your progress and identify your weak areas. Multimedia presentations on the CD-ROM include the "History of Typing," which gives you a new perspective of the invention and development of typing and teaches the best hand and sitting positions. One of the awesome features on this CD-ROM is something called the Magazine Rack. It includes material from over 300 books, short stories, and articles that you can use to practice your typing with. Also, an Internet site has been designed for this product. New lessons, tests, special exercises, additional articles, and practice material are available to download when you want to use it. My favorite part of this program is the Virtual Adventures section. In this section, you can choose from ten fun games to improve your keyboard or 10-key skills. You have to type quickly and correctly to succeed in these fun games that make you forget you are improving your skills. The games include Sea Adventure, Flotsam Fighter II, Xtreme Typing, Gone Fishin', The Wild West, Tomb Typer, Cliffhanger, Diamond Glider, Typer Shark, and Erik the Viking. This program is for anyone who wants to improve their typing skills and doesn't mind having some fun along the way. Please note that this software comes in a paper sleeve, not a box. Minimum system requirements: Pentium 133PC or higher; Windows 7, Vista, XP, ME, 2000, or 98; 50 MB RAM; 580 MB Hard drive space, DirectX8 compatible video card. ~ Rachel S. 012240 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 15 .95 Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing (3-AD) One of the most popular software programs for learning and improving typing skills, this program's strength is that it is constantly challenging the user to improve their speed as well. And it works, with a combination of lessons and motivating games - all of which are tailored

to the user's skill level. Mavis Beacon, your electronic teacher, keeps track of your progress, dynamically adjusts your progress based on performance, and guides you towards becoming a faster, more accurate typist. You can customize lesson plans based on age, typing ability, and progress. The Progress Tracker keeps track of speed, accuracy, words per minute, goals, and key proficiency, so you know exactly where you can improve. Each time you use the software, you pick up again where you ended previously. There are numerous user settings so you can select your goals, age, keyboard style, language (Spanish is an option in Version 18 and both Spanish and French are options in Version 20), and music preferences. The lessons are easy to complete, and a keyboard with semitransparent hands at the bottom types along with you to show you which fingers should strike which keys. Interspersed at appropriate times are quizzes, tests, and breaks for games to help you practice your skills and track your progress. We have used this program (in a much earlier version) in our homeschool, and found it highly effective, especially in building speed. We currently offer two versions of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing: Version 18 and Deluxe Version 20. Both offer plenty of lessons and practice you can easily tailor to your age and skill level, but Deluxe Version 20 includes more bells and whistles. Version 18 contains over 250 lessons, ten games, and all the standard progress-tracking elements. Deluxe Version 20 offers 12 fun games, over 325 practice sessions and tests, and additional options like choosing between standard and 10-key exercises, setting words-per-minute goals, and certificates of achievement. System requirements for both versions are the same: Windows: Vista, XP (Service Pack 2) (not Windows 7 compatible), Pentium III 700 MHz or higher, 128 MB RAM, 300 MB free hard disk space. Macintosh: Mac OS 10.4 and later (but not Lion), PowerPC G4, G5 and Intel 800 MHz or faster, 300 MB free disk space. 019348 Version 18 . . . . . . . . 9.99 7 .95 019347 Deluxe Version 20 . . . . 19 .99 Roller Typing Software (3-AD) Roller Typing offers a creative approach to fast and accurate typing. This program teaches and reinforces proper keyboarding and fingering skills, accuracy, speed, and rhythm. You'll learn the keys through 20 skill levels as you speedblade down roadways, do a 720 in a halfpipe, and dodge obstacles. There are 5 unique 3D animated skating events in which to practice letters, numbers and punctuation symbols. This program can be used by multiple users, and you can even print a personal progress report. The goal is to reach "Star Row" or "Z-Hall of Fame." We are really excited about this program because it is the only typing program we have that works on Macintosh! Systems requirements for this program are Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 98 or Macintosh OSX Native. ~ Donna 041478 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.95 18 .95

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