This is a collection of lessons taken from the 100-page book, Italics: Beautiful Handwriting for Children written by Penny Gardner. This reproducible booklet contains lessons to learn all the lower case letters in basic italics. Besides being beautiful, a benefit of choosing italics over traditional printing is the close relation between the printed and the cursive forms. Other than serifs added to the beginning and/or end of the letter, all letters are identical except k. To learn cursive italics, purchase Part 2. Make copies as needed for your classroom with your purchase.