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  • Item #: 037609
    ISBN: 9780966657289
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95
  • Item #: 037611
    ISBN: 9780966657234
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  • Item #: 037610
    ISBN: 9780966657227
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  • Item #: 018482
    ISBN: 9780929223186
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    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    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

  • Item #: 048762
    ISBN: 9780974492018
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    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 "how-to," 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.

  • Item #: 057638
    ISBN: 9781934732243
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) This workbook briefly reviews manuscript writing before introducing the cursive basic strokes, letters, joinings, and numerals. Students trace and write letters and words and write sentences below cursive models. Cursive joining models on every page help students understand how to connect the letters.
  • Item #: 028236
    ISBN: 9781936023165
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.95
    Skill Builders are such handy little books! This one is for those students who need some cursive practice without feeling as if they are doing a ton of handwriting. Students see an example, trace a lighter version, and then practice on lines. The books are small (6x9") and user-friendly, the sort of thing a student can do a bit of when waiting for a turn with Mom or Dad, or as a warm up for a writing or grammar lesson. It begins with letter formation, then goes to single words, and then sentences. Use it to reinforce letter connections and combinations. Colorful illustrations may appeal to some learners, but they are not imperative to the lessons in my opinion. The style is a "contemporary" cursive or what most of us would call just "normal" cursive. 80pp, pb ~Sara
  • Item #: 057616
    ISBN: 9781599227344
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.25

    A little something different for daily handwriting practice, which your kiddos will certainly appreciate. We often hear how students find handwriting to be a chore; mix it up by giving them a dry erase marker and this laminated 10-page book. Erase it all and do it over again tomorrow! Each letter is shown with arrows, then dotted lines, followed by a space to practice with dotted midlines. A picture next to the letter helps your visual learners connect the letters/words to an image: apple, bear, cat, etc. Students also practice the lower case letter and the word. Practice writing the months, sports, and even some original sentences in the following activities. This would be good for practice on the go. ~ Sara