The Good & the Beautiful handwriting courses include images, artwork, poetry, Bible verses, and quotes that support kindness, family, learning, imagination, nature, work, faith, and creativity. The courses also help children practice and improve their drawing skills. Each workbook includes one hundred sheets, which is 3-4 sheets per week for a normal school year.
Level 1: For children just starting to write letters, usually Pre K – K
Level 2: For children still learning correct letter formation, usually grades K-1
Level 3: For children cementing correct letter formation, usually grades 1-2 (introduces some cursive)
Level 4: For children ready to start learning cursive, usually grades 2-3 (introduces more cursive)
Level 5: For children with some cursive experience, usually grades 3-5 (about 85% cursive)
Level 6: For children with intermediate cursive experience, usually grades 4-6 (about 95% cursive)
Level 1 represents the level children should be on in pre-k or kindergarten. This level focuses on correct print formation of letters and numbers and, near the end of the course, introduces short words and sentences. The course starts with larger print, and near the end starts to reduce the size as children’s motor skills improve. At the beginning of the course and at different times throughout the course, children will do “overview” sheets. These sheets allow children general exposure to all letters and numbers. The rest of the course introduces 2-3 new letters at a time, going in the order of the most used letters. This approach helps child to focus on mastering letters before moving on, but, at the same time lets child have some experience with all letters, which may be helpful as child may be needing to write words and letters in other subjects. Handwriting 1 is top-bound.
Handwriting level 2 represents the level children should be on in kindergarten or first grade. The course is for children with some handwriting experience who are still working on correct print formation of letters and numbers. Words, sentences, scriptures (from the Bible) and poems are introduced part way through the course. The text size is reduced part way through the course as child gains the motor skills for smaller print. This course also helps children learn to spell colors and reviews the spelling of numbers.
Note: All handwriting books are currently being switched to top-binding. Level 2 has switched over to top-binding.
Handwriting Level 3 represents the level children should be on in first or second grade. The course focuses on cementing correct print formation for letters and numbers while introducing some cursive. The course also exposes children to poetry, Bible verses, grammar rules, alphabetizing, and drawing.
Handwriting Level 4 represents the level children should be on in second or third grade. The course focuses on refining print handwriting while introducing cursive. This course covers half of the alphabet in cursive, starting with the most used letters. Inspiring quotes, scriptures, and poems are included in the course and may be included more than once for repeated exposure. This course also helps children memorize grammar rules and definitions and learn the spelling of more difficult colors. Top-bound.
Handwriting Level 5 represents the level children should be on in third or fourth grade. The course mainly focuses on cursive, but some pages cover refining print handwriting in specific ways. Inspiring quotes, scriptures, and poems are included in the course and may be included more than once for repeated exposure. This course also helps children memorize grammar rules and definitions.
Handwriting Level 6 represents the level children should be on in fourth or fifth grade. The course focuses on cursive writing. If fourth or fifth grade children have no experience with cursive writing, they should start with the Level 5 handwriting course, which introduces cursive writing.
As children copy adages, Bible verses, skillfully written poetry, states and capitals, grammar rules, and presidents of the United States in order of presidency (the first six), children will be learning more than just cursive handwriting.
The text size for cursive writing gets smaller as the course progresses. Also, as the course progresses, instead of just copying cursive writing, children will write original sentences in cursive and convert manuscript print to cursive writing. This will help children to memorize the formation of cursive letters.
This workbook includes 100 sheets, which is 3-4 sheets per week for a normal school year.
This course provides opportunities for children to copy a variety of styles of drawings in addition to creating their own drawings, improving both their drawing and motor skills and exposing them to different drawing techniques. Also, many children enjoy handwriting sheets much more with the opportunity to do a little art along with the handwriting.
Prices for the curriculum downloads are for use within your home (for your own children or children that you personally teach in your own home). You can make as many copies as you would like of the curriculum for use within you own home. To make copies for schools or groups outside your home, you will need to buy copy permissions.
- Purchase the handwriting level(s) that you want.
- Purchase the number of copy permissions needed for those you are not teaching in your home. You may then have that many copies printed. For example, if you purchase 20 copies, you can make 20 copies of any handwriting courses your purchased (e.g., nine Level 1s, nine Level 2s, and two Level 4s–any combination).
You may only purchase copy permissions in the unit numbers offered. Our biggest discount is at 50 copies. If you need 100 copies, buy two sets of 50 permissions and so on.