Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett

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Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
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Good handwriting is a valuable, lifelong skill -- a courtesy to the reader and a source of pride for the writer. I believe that the Italic style is superior to other styles both in terms of its educational soundness as well as students' success.
 
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By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
"You Can Do Calligraphy" part 1 (a fun way to learn) begins by covering pens, inks, and all the materials and supplies. Three lessons cover how to master the beautiful and practical Italic alphabet, including how to do decorative flourishes. This
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Handwriting
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Workbooks, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$19.95
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By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
Part 2 builds on part 1 and continues with 7 additional workbook lessons where the student can perfect his or her calligraphic skills. Part 2 covers 4 alphabets (Blackletter, Bookhand, Roman, and Uncial) and also explains how to use a dip pen and
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Handwriting
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Workbooks, Homeschool Curricula, Handouts
$9.95
3
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By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
A fun calligraphy book that teaches 2 pen lettered alphabets (Italic and Blackletter) and two drawn alphabets. Plenty of practice pages and suggestions for craft projects. This book is a bestseller on Amazon.
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Gifted and Talented, Handwriting
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$19.95
2
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By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
This set of guide scales which I created to accompany my calligraphy lessons, provide an easy way to draw guidelines on your paper. All that's needed is a pencil, drawing board and T-square. (See the illustration in the preview.) This set includes
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Handwriting
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff
$2.00
1
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By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
Note: the PDF file has a link where this TTF font can be downloaded. Italic handwriting fonts are not easy to find. Use this font to create your own Italic handwriting practice sheets. This is the Modern Italic Alphabet which I created several years
Subjects:
Handwriting
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts, Classroom Forms
$7.00
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By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
This is the complete Italic handwriting program which I created for an academically progressive school in the 1980s. This bundle includes all the student practice books covering grades K through Grade Four plus the teacher's guide. Over 300 pages in
Subjects:
Handwriting
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homeschool Curricula, Printables
$130.75
$100.00
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By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
Distinctive handwriting is a source of pride for the student. Italic handwriting is a "natural" handwriting style that is easy to teach and simple to learn. The alphabet is based on shapes that are natural to the human hand. The letters are first
Subjects:
Handwriting
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts, Printables
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.18 MB)
By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
This FREE teacher's guide, based on nearly a decade of teaching Italic handwriting, describes the Modern Italic Handwriting system in detail from the correct shapes of the letters, to the ways to make joins, to the most common errors. I developed
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Writing, Handwriting
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Printables
FREE
Digital Download PDF (34.65 MB)
By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
The main purpose of the Kindergarten lessons is to provide the students with a positive handwriting experience which is both an introduction to and a solid foundation for First Grade. The curriculum provides 15 - 20 minute lessons twice a week.
Subjects:
Handwriting
Grades:
Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Printables
$25.95
Digital Download PDF (42.45 MB)
By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
First grade instruction covers: posture, pencil hold, the printed Italic alphabet, and beginning cursive. This curriculum incorporates "check point" safeguards to insure that the students progress at a pace which is most conducive to the development
Subjects:
Handwriting
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables
$29.95
Digital Download PDF (44.54 MB)
By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
Handwriting instruction in Second Grade incorporates a review of handwriting skills from the first grade and also the building of new skills. In the beginning of the year, we concentrate on mastering the printed alphabet. Complete mastery of the
Subjects:
Handwriting
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Printables
$29.95
Digital Download PDF (40.82 MB)
By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
The emphasis in third grade is upon further development and refinement of fundamental skills. This is a critical stage for the students, because this is the time when they should begin writing smoothly and fluidly without having to premeditate the
Subjects:
Handwriting
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$24.95
Digital Download PDF (40.82 MB)
By Italic Handwriting by Jim Bennett
Handwriting instruction at this level is important, because it forms an essential part of a bridge between the beginning years of learning to write and the years in which the students will be expected to demonstrate a mature handwriting style.The
Subjects:
Handwriting
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$19.95
Digital Download PDF (31.35 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a teacher for over 40 years. I am the author of "Calligraphy For Dummies" and "Calligraphy for Creative kids." Early in my teaching career I created an Italic handwriting curriculum for an academically progressive private school in northern Virginia. I taught Italic handwriting to K through fourth grade for eight years (1980 - 1987). Today, many of my former students regularly receive accolades for their beautiful handwriting.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in combining the best elements of a classical education with contemporary methods. This is true in my approach to both teaching and my art. I am especially interested in Christian education, homeschooling, Waldorf education, and the unschool movement.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Virginia Artist Certificate of Distinction Southwest Ohio Art Education Association Educator of the year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Corcoran School of Art BFA Virginia Commonwealth University MFA University of North Carolina at Greensboro

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am married to his college sweetheart. My wife and I have four children and nine grandchildren. I am retired from teaching and am a full-time practicing artist and writer in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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