"A Walk in the Woods" Cursive Penmanship A-Z

Grade Levels
5th - 9th, Homeschool
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47 pages
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This copy book of beautiful, picturesque writing set amidst illustrations of natural beauty will delight kids from 4th grade through 12th.

Full of word-picture scenes of the beautiful and interesting things a forest holds. Written by a homeschooling mother and daughter with the goal of giving students ample cursive practice of each letter in the alphabet. On its page each letter is repeated up to 42 times, but in sentences that are sensible yet charming enough kids will gladly do any page twice. Delightful text worth reading aloud as examples of alliteration, with breathtakingly beautiful coloring pages and a special section at the end of illustrated nature craft ideas to try.

Here is a sampling of a sentence or 2 from over half of the delightful stories kids get to copy in this book:

A - Acorns scattered across the forest floor are destined to become great oak trees…
B - Birds bless the forest with their ballads, bringing the beautiful gift of song…
C - The chipmunk scampers away, scattering leaves, and cheats the hawk of an afternoon snack…
D - …They dine until satisfied. Then the deer detect danger. Suddenly, with a soft drum of hooves, they disappear into the woods…
F - A shaft of light filters onto the forest floor through the firs. I find a frilly fern and finger its feathery leaf…
L - Lacy leaves seem to laugh as they fall lightly to the forest floor…
M - At midnight, the mice are awake, meandering amid the many leaves and mosses…
N - Blind birdlings rest contentedly in a round nest in a branch high above the ground…
O - Old oak trees spread their strong boughs across the forest canopy, groping for light…
P - Picture-perfect pines among the peaks line the peaceful pathway…
R - The brush by the path rustles, and several rascally raccoons burst forth from amidst the branches…
S - In the sunlight glistens a sparkling forest stream…
V - Vivid violets quivering in the breeze thrive in their quiet place…
W - Wildflowers waving in the wind, whisper in the wilderness. Wisps of yellow petals break off and wander away in the wind…

43 usable pages of beautiful poetic prose to copy and pictures to color, plus nature craft ideas.

This is the second book in a series of outdoors penmanship books that also includes A Backpacker’s Alphabet, about the basics of backpacking for camping enthusiasts and anyone who loves the outdoors, and Have a Wonderful Walk!, telling how to make family walks exciting and varied.

The professional handwriting font set used in our penmanship books is used by public schools across the U.S. This book is reproducible for all students living in the same home as the book’s purchaser.

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This product is so much more than just copywork. My daughter and I take the time 3 times a week to read the poetry together and discuss what we think the poet is trying to convey with their words. There is a bit of knowledge included for each alphabet letter animal or object found in nature. We discuss the poetry, admire some of the illustrations that are drawn by a 13-year-old (can I just say, amazing!), color the pictures, discuss any unfamiliar words, learn a nugget of info about whatever the subject is for that alphabet letter, and practice our cursive handwriting. I printed out a copy for myself and my daughter so we could use them together and sneak in a little extra time together throughout our homeschool day. It's quite therapeutic for both of us to sit and color and practice cursive writing. I highly recommend "A Walk in the Woods" Cursive Penmanship A-Z for anyone who is looking for more than just seat work. If you have a child that is interested in animals and nature, they will love this cursive copywork.

by Brandy M. (03/19/2016)

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