D'Nealian Handwriting Grade 2 Practice and Review Student Workbook contains worksheets provide extra practice for every letter. In the series, Grades 2–3 focus on cursive. Lessons are divided between two units: Writing Manuscript Letters and Writing Cursive Letters. Upper and Lowercase letters are practiced together for manuscript writing, and separately for cursive. In both chapters, regular "review and evaluation" sections are integrated and children learn by first tracing and then writing.
142 newsprint-like, perforated pages. Consumable, non-reproducible workbook. 2nd Grade. 8.25" x 10.75".
D'nealian Handwriting is known as the original continuous stroke handwriting program. The D'nealian method aims to make the transition from manuscript to cursive easier by adding a slant to the manuscript print and more similarity in the letter strokes between manuscript and cursive, and with less flourishes in general. It is based on a few simple connecting strokes, or tails, that children then use to transition into cursive writing. Manuscript print letters are learned with tails and written at a slight slant, so the change to cursive is simple; all you need to do is connect the "tails".
This series is an updated version of the classic. The Kindergarten book includes a section on correct sitting position and starts with readiness skills. Letters are first finger-traced, then copied. Numbers, lowercase letters, and uppercase letters (in that order) are introduced and practiced. Books progress sequentially through letter formation, word formation, and then sentence formation with special writing projects included (for instance, ordinal numbers, timed writing, addresses, postcards, and calligraphy in the Grade 6 book). Lessons typically include a review of letter formation, practice, review, evaluation, and editing. All of the grade level work texts are consumable and in full color.
Product Name: D'Nealian Handwriting 2008 Practice and Review Workbook Grade 2
Publisher: Scott Foresman - Pearson Education