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Want better handwriting? Take a peek at Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting ebook from Everyday Education, LLC , written by Caroline Joy Adams.
This easy-to-use book was used by Janice Campbell of Everyday Education, LLC with her own children. When it went out of print, she brought it back for the next generation. I'm so grateful for these pioneer homeschooling parents that share their hard-earned experience with us, aren't you?
Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting ebook comes as a 218 page PDF download with 6 chapters of 60 daily lessons. A handy guide is included with a schedule of how to use this book to teach your child to read and write beautifully. It is in clear black and white, and you can print exactly the pages you want, as many times as you need with no expensive color printing required. A great resource for families with multiple students.
I love this solid, effective approach - it's the same way I taught all 8 of my children to read! It focuses on mastering phonics, the sounds of the letters - one at a time. Many of the more modern approaches to reading are frequently ineffective. If you have a child that struggles with reading, this may be the tried and true approach you are looking for.
Since all of my testers are already reading well, we focused on Chapter 6 - Handwriting Practice. I love the examples of different styles and the history behind italic letters included in Chapter 1 in the "about writing" section.
After mastering the basic letter formation in italics - students get to practice with copy work. I love incorporating great copy work into our school day. In this chapter, they practice their handwriting skills with the poem - The Night Before Christmas, a family favorite.
The goal with italic script is to become fluent enough to write quickly and beautifully with joined lettering. My testers are still perfecting this - they are both lefties, so they prefer a more straight up lettering. We were happy to read that this is "normal" for us south paws, and perfectly acceptable!
The chapter offers more practice with more short quotes to work on joining letters, tips for using an edged pen, adding serifs, and variations. Many of these were still much beyond my testers, but would be an excellent source for ANYONE that wanted to improve their handwriting. I can't wait to get started myself.
We really enjoyed this well done program. Be sure to check it out!
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