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Italic Handwriting Book B Grade 1
Italic Handwriting Book B Grade 1

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Ages: 6-7
Grade Levels: First

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Product Code: 005-461

Timberdoodle's review
For the beginning reader, Italic Handwriting Book B Grade 1 presents lowercase, capitals and numerals. With a short word and lively sentence on each page, this book is a lot of fun for the student! Illustrated.

Long-time Customer Favorite
The Italic Handwriting Series was the first, and for more than 12 years was 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.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2016 First-Grade Secular Curriculum Kit!
Number of pages: 64 softcover
Edition/Copyright: 1994
Made in: USA
Reproducible: No
Faith-Based: No

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

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

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Short and Simple November 29, 2012
Reviewer: Mrs. Spartan  
I am impressed with the concise activities in this book. Other handwriting books we have used seem to "run together" and don't always offer a clear lesson or activity, but this one does. Each page is it's own activity, and the lessons continue in a logical order. The words are short and grade-level appropriate, so the beginning reader actually has the opportunity to read and understand what they are writing, rather than just copying random letters.

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Our handwriting of choice! June 2, 2012
Reviewer: Denice  
We have used every book in the Italic Handwriting series with multiple children (we are now on our fourth time through them). We love them! The pages are simple in design with nothing flashy to distract the student. We usually only do a page or two a day. Each of my children have different handwriting, but by the end of the Italic Handwriting series, they have been clear and legible and easily transition into cursive writing.

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We have used Italic Handwriting for 17+ years!! November 5, 2008
Reviewer: Mary S. from Wheaton, IL  
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.

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My son LOVED it!! November 3, 2008
Reviewer: Michelle L. from Broomall, PA  
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.

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Used this series with eight children! October 24, 2008
Reviewer: Kellyanne E. from Bryson City, NC  
I have been using this handwriting program for almost 20 years.  I have used it with eight children (so far!) and I have been very pleased with the results.  The children have been able to use the books without difficulty (or tears, a big plus).  Some of my children have really made the effort to duplicate the beautiful handwriting in the books and have even been inspired to try the calligraphic hand taught in book G.  Some of my children have not been as eager to emphasize their handwriting to that degree.  However, even those who took the "only what is required" attitude, have fine, legible handwriting.

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