Daily Handwriting Practice: Contemporary Cursive
Incorporated into the writing exercises in Daily Handwriting Practice, Contemporary Cursive, are many other basic areas of learning important to developing minds. For example, on the topic "What is Work?" students learn about simple tools and the physics applied in using them. Students write letters, words, and sentences about a variety of content area topics appropriate for the classroom. Monday through Thursday, the weekly subjects for writing exercises range from famous inventors to famous quotations, amazing hunters to the water cycle. 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. Curriculum topics addressed include the following: the alphabet, unusual animals, math, capital letter, owls as hunters, rhyming words, months of the year, whales, rivers of the world, days of the week, the water cycle, world alphabets, geography facts, synonyms, nonsense rhymes, the seven continents, color words, alliteration insects, weather, beavers, U.S. presidents, simple machines, famous quotations, unusual plants, Native American tribes, math, rhyming words, sports around the world, Kenya, prefixes and suffixes, candy around the world, games around the world. 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 insects. Engaging line art illustrations highlight various exercises. All 112 pages are reproducible for classroom use and perforated for easy removal.
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