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Laurelwood Books Patriotic Penmanship High School Review

Hi Neighbors!

I want to state up front, just how important I believe that the Patriotic Penmanship books from Laurelwood Books can be.  We seem to be lowering our standards in the public school system, which makes me very glad I chose to homeschool.  One are we have dropped the ball is in penmanship.  I have a friend who is a public school teacher in Florida, and she said they no longer teach classes like penmanship.  I am so grateful, that there are still courses like this available from Laurelwood Books.

Latin and Penmanship {Laurelwood Books  Review}

I received the Patriotic Penmanship for High School grades 9-12 for M.  They suggest a lesson a week, but you can base it on your child's ability.  I love that each lesson is a quote, poem or even a verse or hymn.  I like that it is not just copying a random paragraph.  Each lesson can start a discussion or study into deeper topics.  You can discuss the person, or an important thought or teaching.  These books are consumable and are designed for one student only.  My daughter loves the history part of the books.  To her the cursive practice is fine, but she loves facts and ideas she can learn and spring on others.

The first couple of pages in the book have the student practice the alphabet in cursive.  After the practice M moved on to the Introduction to the Declaration of Independence.  The practice lines alternate on the pages.  First line has the quote in dotted lines for her to trace, next line is blank and she writes it herself.  It alternates back and forth until the full lesson has been written.  This allowed a discussion of the Declaration of Independence.

We are of course watching her posture and having her slow down and concentrate on what she is doing.  I believe by the end of the book we will be able to see a large improvement in her writing.  I can see some now and I am sure she will continue.  I was also reminded in the beginning of the book of the proper way to grip her pencil.

This particular Penmanship book has 81 pages, with 30 lessons.  Laurelwood Books has several others in this series for younger grades, that I am sure will be just as well done as this one.  The first three books are manuscript writing and in third grade they move on to cursive writing.  The books are $13.95 a piece.

You can find Laurelwood Books on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/Laurelwood-Books-173789899339380/

I recommend that you take some time to check out these books from Laurelwood Books.  I was very impressed.

Be sure to click on the link below to see what other TOS Crew members had to say about the books they reviewed.  Many members reviewed other books from Laurelwood Books, like state facts, latin, and the Scripture Scribe Series, so you just might be interested in looking at one of the reviews on them.

Latin and Penmanship {Laurelwood Books  Review}



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