Incorporated into the writing exercises in Daily Handwriting Practice, Modern Manuscript, are many other basic areas of learning important to developing minds. For example, as students learn to clearly write, "The gray ant is in third place, " they are reinforcing their understanding of colors and ordinal numbers. Students write letters, words, and sentences about a variety of content area topics appropriate for the primary classroom. Monday through Thursday, the weekly subjects for writing exercises range from nutrition to our solar system, pets to vehicles. On Friday, a full-page exercise draws the topic to a close by reviewing what was learned earlier that week. This book is a useful and effective teaching tool because each letter is introduced and practiced before students are asked to use it. Practice includes the following important vocabulary words: color words, number words, cardinal and ordinal, verbs, animal names, days of the week and months, sports, position words, family members. Curriculum topics addressed include:
nutrition, the solar system, the layers of the earth, recycling, fractions, the continents, geometric, shapes, money, and energy. Skills reinforced that help keep handwriting legible include the following: correct letter formation, letter placement, spacing between letters, and spacing between words. When students complete this book, they will take away a self-made learning tool, because the final four weeks of practice assemble into an Alphabet Book about vehicles. Engaging line art illustrations accompany every exercise. All 112 pages are reproducible for classroom use and perforated for easy removal.