Learn Pre-Cursive and Cursive Handwriting with Bob Jones
- This helps your student’s transition to cursive penmanship much easier.
- The BJU Press Handwriting 1 Student Worktext is one of our favorites as a first homeschool penmanship book.
BJU Press Handwriting Grades 1-6
Handwriting Kit 1 (Teacher’s Edition and Student Worktext)
The Bob Jones Handwriting Kit 1 includes one of each of the following items:
- Teacher’s Guide 1
- Student Worktext 1
Grade 1 Student
Handwriting 1 Student Worktext 3rd Edition
Mini-review by Harriet Yoder
Here’s another one of our favorites! With the new third edition of the Bob Jones Handwriting 1 Student Worktext has made a remarkably homeschool friendly introductory penmanship course. Though it is listed for grade 1, this consumable workbook could be used with any child who needs to learn to print neatly and isn’t ready for cursive.
BJU Press has their own pre-cursive style which keeps the student’s pencil on the paper (unlike the “ball and stick” method) It is a bit slanted, and has a more natural curve to the letters. For example, when you end the a, there is a little curve at the end instead of the straight stick look.
The workbook has 330 pages consisting of 165 two-page lessons. Once again, like their new kindergarten math, the page layout and the graphics are well done. There is enough practice on each page to be beneficial without giving your student blisters on the fingers.
This is the kind of curriculum product we love because it is economical and easy for the busy homeschool mom (or dad!) to use. In the homeschool setting with one on one instant feedback and reinforcement, you could really use this as your manuscript printing curriculum and then move on to cursive–especially with the late bloomers.
- See Thoughts on Teaching Handwriting for more information about teaching penmanship to the homeschooled child.
Handwriting Kit 2 (Teacher’s Edition and Student Worktext)
“BJU Press Handwriting 2 reviews the Pre-Cursive letters and presents an easy transition to cursive writing by simply adding a stroke to the letter.”
The Bob Jones Handwriting Kit 2 includes one of each of the following items:
- Teacher’s Guide 2
- Student Worktext 2
Grade 2 Student
Handwriting 2 Student Worktext
The Bob Jones Handwriting 2 Student Worktext teaches both the precursive and cursive alphabet.
Handwriting Kit 3 (Teacher’s Edition and Student Worktext)
“BJU Press Handwriting 3 provides cursive models and practice activities for continued excellence in penmanship. Students learn details about punctuation, margins, and spacing.”
The BJU Press Handwriting Kit 3 includes one of each of the following items:
- Teacher’s Guide 3
- Student Worktext 3
Grade 3 Student
Handwriting 3 Student Worktext
The Bob Jones Handwriting 3 Student Worktext uses cursive penmanship. Writing practice includes poems, paragraphs, Bible verses, and writing compositions.
Handwriting Kit 4 (Teacher’s Edition and Student Worktext) 2nd Ed.
BJU Press Handwriting 4 “helps students maintain and refine their penmanship skills by writing paragraphs, outlines, journal entries, and hymns.”
The BJU Press Handwriting Kit 4 includes one of each of the following items:
- Teacher’s Guide 4
- Student Worktext 4
Grade 4 Student
Handwriting 4 Student Worktext
The Bob Jones Handwriting 4 Student Worktext uses cursive penmanship. Students will use ink pens to practice cursive in a variety of writing ac
BJU Press Handwriting Kit 5 (Teacher’s Edition and Student Worktext)
In BJU Press Handwriting 5 “emphasis is placed on refining and maintaining good penmanship skills. Students gain practical writing experience in each lesson as they review letter formation.”
The Bob Jones Handwriting Kit 5 includes one of each of the following items:
- Teacher’s Guide 5
- Student Worktext 5
Grade 5 Student
BJU Press Handwriting 5 Student Worktext
With the Bob Jones Handwriting 5 Student Worktext, your student will continue to improve handwriting skills while learning about other cultures and languages.
Handwriting Kit 6 (Teacher’s Edition and Student Worktext)
BJU Press Handwriting 6 “provides edifying penmanship experiences to encourage legible, attractive, written communication in all walks of life.”
The Bob Jones Handwriting Kit 6 includes one of each of the following items:
- Teacher’s Guide 6
- Student Worktext 6
- Calligraphy Pen-Chisel-point pen needed for the calligraphy lessons.
Grade 6 Student
BJU Press Handwriting 6 Student Worktext
With the Bob Jones Handwriting 6 Student Worktext, your student will continue to improve handwriting skills while learning about different professions and the Chancery style of calligraphy.