Item description for Daily Handwriting Practice : Modern Manuscript by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers...
Overview Daily Handwriting Practice, Modern Manuscript, is more than just a handwriting book, it is a learning tool that helps developing young minds practice basic skills in an interesting and unique way. 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, 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 days of the week and months position words sports family members Curriculum topics addressed include: nutrition the solar system the layers of the earth recycling fractions the continents geometric shapes money energy Skills reinforced that help keep handwriting legible include: correct letter formation letter placement spacing between letters spacing between words Dimensions
Publishers Description Daily Handwriting Practice, Modern Manuscript is more than just a handwriting book; it is a learning tool that helps developing young minds practice basic skills in an interesting and unique way. 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 include nutrition, our solar system, pets, and 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.
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Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.
We strive to produce educational materials that are aligned with current standards and best educational practices—and with student interests and motivations. We pride ourselves on our ability to create products that not only build and reinforce basic and complex skills, but that develop a curiosity about the subjects in which those skills are taught.
When teaching colleagues and friends Joy Evans and Jo Ellen Moore created their first handwritten book to motivate struggling students in their classroom, they had no idea that they were embarking on a very successful career in educational publishing.
In the 1970s, Joy and Jo Ellen were team teaching in a Title I school in California and developing their own supplemental resources to inspire students in their classroom to learn basic skills. After multiple rejection letters from publishers, Joy and Jo Ellen decided to independently publish their first six titles. Partnering with Joy’s brother, Bill Evans, the trio founded Evan-Moor Educational Publishers in 1979.
Joy and Jo Ellen taught the first few years while Bill practiced law. Bill and Joy’s parents, Olive and Earl, volunteered their garage as a warehouse and shipping facility. Olive and Earl also served as the first sales team, visiting local stores and book clubs—and eventually the grassroots efforts took off.
Today, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers operates with the same family spirit and enthusiasm that the company was founded on nearly 35 years ago. While Evan-Moor sadly said goodbye to Joy Evans in 2012, the passion and energy that Joy, Jo Ellen, and Bill infused into Evan-Moor has propelled the company to long-term success.
Joy and Jo Ellen’s inaugural, hand-crafted book has led to more than 500 titles, as well as digital resources, e-books, center kits, RTI resources, and an interactive learning platform for 1:1 learning models. And today, as in the early days, Evan-Moor continues to develop resources and technologies with a clear, unwavering focus on the goal of helping children learn.
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easy to use Sep 30, 2009
As workbooks go, this one is pretty good. It's got some pictures to keep the pages interesting, and its very manageable from a kid's point of view. I especially like the use of "modern" manuscript -- basically, the letter shapes are made of curved rather than straight line segments, so when the child wants to start connecting their letters (i.e., writing in cursive) it's an easy step. By the way, my favorite series for cursive is Getty-Dubay modern italic, which would fit nicely with this book.