Book Title: Copy the Sentence: Alphabet Handwriting Penmanship Practice Workbook
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Lisa Rivers-McCauley
Before beginning the "Copy the Sentence" workbook, students should understand and be able to recognize the differences between capital and lowercase letters. Preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade students should have already practiced tracing alphabet letters and be ready to move on to copying printed text. When preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade students practice handwriting on a daily basis, spacing between words becomes more consistent. As they continue to explore their understanding for the concepts of written language, they enjoy copying letters, words and sentences. Preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade teachers and parents can use the “Copy the Sentence” workbook to utilize hand-over-hand guidance techniques to help students make correct letter strokes. Guided lines have been provided in Sentence Copybook to help Preschool, kindergarten, and 1st graders with correct letter formation and spacing. Printed handwriting practice doesn't only have to occur on paper. Preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade teachers should use shapes and blocks to help students create letters. Students should also be encouraged to write letters in the air, in sand, in shaving cream, etc. The second half of this children’s alphabet handwriting copybook includes the Peter Pan Alphabet---witty drawings and short sentences for copying. All 26 upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet are presented. There are no tracing letters in this workbook. It is for level 2 writers who can recognize letters and are beginning to write on their own without tracing. The Copy the Sentence children’s handwriting book is perfect for teaching preschool, kindergarten and 1st graders handwriting and penmanship. The Copy the Sentence workbook is a great resource for public, private, homeschool classrooms. It’s also a great companion to printed alphabet handwriting programs such as Zaner-Bloser and Kumon. It’s superior to one-page online worksheets because it gives students a chance to get used to using a workbook format—the same type used in kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms.