The Historical US Documents handwriting series by Macy McCullough will introduce students to the text of some of the most important historical documents in the United States. Teachers and parents can introduce the documents alongside the handwriting workbooks during social studies and history lessons.
Before beginning the "Handwriting Copybook: Historical US Documents" workbook, students should understand and be able to recognize the differences between capital and lowercase letters. Students should have already practiced tracing alphabet letters and be ready to move on to copying printed text.
When 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. Teachers and parents can use the Handwriting Copybook: Historical US Documents workbook to utilize hand-over-hand guidance techniques to help students make correct letter strokes. Guided lines have been provided in this handwriting copybook to help with correct letter formation and spacing.
Printed handwriting practice doesn't only have to occur on paper, teachers should use shapes and blocks to help students create letters; encourage students to write letters in the air and in sand; and in shaving cream, etc.
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.
Some neurologists advocate writing to learn. One states, “The practice of writing can enhance the brain's intake, processing, retaining, and retrieving of information. Through writing, students can increase their comfort with and success in understanding complex material, unfamiliar concepts, and subject-specific vocabulary.”
This children’s handwriting book is perfect for improving handwriting and penmanship. The Handwriting Copybook: Historical US Documents workbook is a great resource for the homeschool classroom and those teaching kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade. It’s also a great companion to printed alphabet handwriting programs such as Zaner-Bloser and Kumon. It’s superior to one-page online penmanship worksheets because it gives students a chance to get used to using a workbook format—the same type used in classrooms.