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Friday, June 14, 2019

Learning Cursive in Narnia


One of my boys struggles with his handwriting.  I looked all over for a cursive book that would peek his interest. I know that the best learning happens when connected to something meaningful, instead of just rote memorization.

We ordered a book themed workbook, based on another children's book series, but when I received it, I could tell it was not written by a teacher.  It was fun for practice, but not really for learning the formation of each letter and joining letters. As a homeschooling mother with a degree in Early Childhood Education, I wondered if I could do better.

The workbook we created has large illustrations with arrows on how to create each letter. Each page combines repetition of tracing and copying with the meaningful words and phrases from our family's favorite subject, the world of Narnia.


The words chosen for tracing and copying are found all throughout C.S. Lewis' beloved books, including all the letters of the alphabet.  My boys helped me find many of the words, including "voyage" when I stumped for a v-word. The quotes for copywork are some of the most beloved in the novels, with many of our personal family favorites.

My amazing detail oriented husband did all my editing, especially the hours of formatting lines and quotes.

Once we completed, I wanted to share the book with more families. My workbook is now for sale on Amazon.  It is Cursive workbook features over 70 pages of Narnia related cursive learning and practice using D’nealian Cursive.



For 2nd to 5th grade, depending on if you want to teach cursive or just a fun review book. I am actually using it for my 6th grader , almost 7th grader, who forgot all the cursive he learned in 3rd grade.

Contents:
  • Suggested Use and Schedule
  • Part one: Letter Practice
  • Part two: Word Practice
  • Part three: Quote Copywork

BACK COVER
Book includes cursive practice of letters, words, and quotes.


The book is over 70 pages, including Cursive Alphabet Reference Chart, upper and lower case practice, Narnia related word practice, and Narnia quotes for copywork. This book is perfect for use in homeschool, classroom, during summer, or anytime your child needs handwriting practice.

 Skills learned:
  • letter formation
  • letter placement
  • linking letters
  • word spacing


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