Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting is a simple step-by-step program for teaching your child to read well and write beautifully. It can be a primary or supplementary teaching tool. — 60 lessons — Phonics based — Italic handwriting, progressing from straight to slant and joined Perfect bound, consumable, 8.5 x 11", 218 pages. Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting
is the book for you if . . . . You would like to teach your four or five year-old to read perfectly and write in a simple, attractive style in sixty days time. Teaching your child these all-important skills will undoubtedly be one of the most rewarding experiences that you and your child will ever have together. The complete step-by-step program presented in this book will make it both simple and fun. . You have an older child who is experiencing difficulty learning to read in school. Most reading problems are caused by ineffective instruction methods used in the schools. This book uses the most time-tested, effective method possible—phonics. Your child will almost certainly be reading at his grade level or beyond within a matter of weeks of your tutoring him with the help of this book. . Your child can read well, but has poor handwriting skills. Most Americans have bad handwriting, and this due to poor instruction methods. The fact is, though, that everyone can have beautiful handwriting if only they are taught how! This book teaches Italic, the easiest to learn, fastest to write, most legible and attractive handwriting style possible. Within a few weeks of using this book, your child can have excellent handwriting, no matter what his writing looks like now. . You have always been frustrated with your own handwriting. You can teach yourself how to have fast, legible, and beautiful handwriting with this book. Within a matter of weeks, you will be delighted with your newfound skill, and will be amazed at how easy it really is. The ability to read and write is the foundation for your child’s future education. By helping him or her gain these skills, you will be giving your child one of the most priceless gifts imaginable. Whatever your reasons for using this book, you can be sure that it will be a valuable addition to your family library. . How to use Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting 1- Before beginning each day’s lesson, briefly review the previous lesson. 2- Introduce the letter or sound being learned. 3- For the alphabet, trace the letters in the lesson; then copy. 4- For other lessons, practice sounding out word families (at, bat, hat, cat, sat, mat, etc.). 5- Practice reading the story. 6- Use word families for spelling practice. 7- Use the model sentences as copywork; copying letterforms and spacing, and writing each word directly beneath the model. Users of Charlotte Mason methods will find it helpful to use the reproducible guide sheets for copywork and dictation, as well as other writing assignments. . Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting is easy to use. Because this is a book that students write in, it is simple to use — just do the next letter, word, or sentence. In many parts of the book, students write directly below the model, which is the best way to teach letterforms, slant, and spacing. Students don’t get distracted or lose their place as they can do when having to look back and forth from a text to separate paper. The reproducible guideline pages can be copied for additional practice.