Good handwriting is a valuable,
lifelong skill. It is a courtesy to the person who reads it and a source
of pride for the writer.
ADVANTAGES OF ITALIC
Italic is a distinctive and beautiful
It is a pleasure to read.
It is uncomplicated and simple
It can be written rapidly without
loss of legibility.
It is ideally suited to meet the
needs of today's elementary curriculum. It doesn't require a lot of tedious
drills. Italic is relatively simple for students to learn and, consequently,
simple for teachers to teach.
Students really enjoy Italic.
This approach enables the student
to acquire both printing skills as well as cursive writing skills - something
that is overlooked in many other curricula.
The learning sequence is logical
and simple. Nothing is ever discarded (as with the "ball and stick"
manuscript taught in many schools).
Success in Italic handwriting encourages
students to be conscientious in their other school work.
I have complete materials for teaching Italic
handwriting in all grades from Kindergarten through 4th Grade.
Each grade packet contains a teacher's guide and blackline masters for
a complete year's instruction.
Click on the link below to go to a sample mini-lesson.
NOTE: this lesson is only a very short sampling from the extensive instruction
It is not adequate for teaching Italic handwriting
to young children!
It is presented here solely for adults who are interested in Italic
This lesson requires frames.