Italic Handwriting Book C Grade 2

Italic Handwriting Book C Grade 2

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Timberdoodle's Review
Italic Handwriting Book C Grade 2
The transition book from basic to cursive italic. Basic writing practice themes: modes of transportation (automobile through zeppelin), days of the week, months of the year, and sentences. Capitals practice: cities of the USA. The simple transition to cursive italic is introduced. Includes numerals.

Long-time Customer Favorite
The Italic Handwriting Series was the first, and for more than 12 years, the only handwriting program we carried at Timberdoodle. Known for its beautifully legible appearance and natural flow, Italic Handwriting was a long-time favorite with our customers.

Alternative to Scripture-based Reason for Handwriting
We have since recommended A Reason for Handwriting, realizing that many of us would rather have our children copying Scripture than the meaningless sentences used in some secular handwriting programs. But there are also homeschooling families who either prefer not to use Scripture or have their curriculum funded through a public school system that won't pay for a Scripture-based program. For those families, and families who simply prefer the style and flow of Italic Handwriting, we are happy to reintroduce this series.

We Appreciate Legible Handwriting
We've always been fairly low-key about the need for a handwriting course. Being a mail-order business, we have seen handwriting of every description and realize good or bad handwriting is seemingly no hindrance to success in life. Back in the day when most of our orders actually came by mail, we undeniably appreciated good handwriting, and would comment amongst ourselves when an order form was particularly readable.

Smooth Transition from Printing to Cursive
The Italic Handwriting Series does more than teach fine skills. It resulted in something that was beautifully legible! This is the course we used with our children, and while the results admittedly varied depending on the child, Italic Handwriting was logical because the transition from printing to cursive was exceptionally smooth, and it is easy to write as it conforms to natural hand movements. Each Italic Handwriting book has the basics of how to form each letter and then age-appropriate exercises which students do in the workbook. New students should start the program at grade level.

From the Publisher:
Handwriting: It helps us learn, share ideas, and be creative.
Handwriting today is both a tool for learning and a professional skill. We need a handwriting style that keeps up with the demands of modern life. It needs to be legible and logical, easy to write, and easy to learn.

When it comes to being understood, handwriting still matters.
And yet, as authors Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay write, “American handwriting is in a woeful state. We have become a 'please print' nation. But there is hope. We can stop mumbling on paper and become legible writers. We can go italic.”

Keep the focus on learning.
For early learners, literacy and language development are foundations of readiness, and research suggests that handwriting is a key component. Learning to write letters and form words are powerful first steps toward academic success.

A seamless transition.
With the Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series, kids learn one alphabet — basic italic transitions naturally to cursive. In elementary school, handwriting is an important scaffold for basic literacy skills. For middle school students, fluent handwriting means more language arts success, and better preparation for high school.
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Author: Barbara Getty & Inga Dubay
Number of Pages: 68
Format: Softcover
Publisher: Getty-Dubay Productions
Edition/Copyright: 1994
Made In: USA
ISBN: 9780982776209
Reproducible: No
Faith-Based: No

Awards and Endorsements:
Homeschooling Parent Homeschool Friendly Stamp of Approval 2005 Seal of Approval 2006
The Old Schoolhouse EE Award Winner 2007
Practical Homeschooling Reader Award 2012

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Good series

I have liked this curriculum. I think it has improved handwriting and done a good job teaching handwriting to all of my kids.

Very easy to teach. Easy

Very easy to teach. Easy transition to cursive. Results are beautiful handwriting.

Good book to start with

I used Getty-Dubay writing books with both of my sons. I had actually started them out with another beginning writing program, and then switched to book C of Getty-Dubay. I stuck with this program from that point on, because I was pleased with the results. Book C is a good book to start with if they already know basic printed letter formation, it will just refine their letter style and build confidence. Then in later books, they will learn cursive in a very easy transition, since there is little difference between print and cursive in this program. It makes the process much less stressful, as the students are not learning everything twice. The writing is also clean-looking and simple, perfect for kids who like to avoid unnecessary extras (like mine)! Check it out, it might be just the style you're looking for.

We have used Italic Handwriting for 17+ years!!

We have used Italic Handwriting for years (17 and counting) on Timberdoodle's initial recommendation. People have always commented on how neat our children's handwriting is. It is very legible and moves into calligraphy easily with a chiseled marker. My older children complained a little that their friends and relatives were writing a different way so, after they were proficient at italic cursive, we went over conventional cursive and I told them they were free to adjust their handwriting if they liked. I have liked the results of Italic Handwriting and we are continuing to use it with the rest of our 11 children. A benefit to teaching it is that I have improved at calligraphy myself.

My son LOVED it!!

My oldest son was resistant to learning cursive. Someone suggested letting him try calligraphy. It made me remember the information I had read about Italic Handwriting in the Timberdoodle catalog. We switched over to italic manuscript and then the transition to italic script was painless. My son LOVED it and his handwriting improved greatly. I also find using the program helpful for my other son who is dyslexic. He can work very independently and the lessons are short.