Among the interesting variety of products Zeezok has to offer, our family received the Italic Style Complete Program CD from the Presidential Penmanship series. This was a perfect fit for us, as we use the Getty-Dubay Handwriting series workbooks in our homeschool. (Morgan has completed the whole series of Getty-Dubay workbooks and Taylor is currently working in level D. )
This supplemental handwriting skills program contains an eBook file for each grade level 1st through 12th. Each level has copywork at increasing skill levels beginning with manuscript and moving on into cursive , with the beginning levels having a section where the print is lightened to trace over, then empty lines below for the student to write it on their own.
The students copy a variety of writings and quotes of America’s founding fathers and presidents, famous documents, and speeches that can help reinforce good character traits, patriotism and good citizenship. These would be great for memorization!
While I would recommend the complete program, you can view what each grade level has to offer by viewing the individual eBooks here.
How did my family use this and did we like it?
First of all we LOVE this program. My girls both enjoy their handwriting workbooks, and I really loved having the availability to print these pages to unclude in their workfolders. I searched each eBook to find the level we needed to practice on, and for my 9 year old it was nice to have the quote written very lightly for her to trace over before writing it independently because she is working on making her letters uniform size. For my older daughter, she wasn’t thrilled to write the longer passages due to complaining of writer’s cramp, but did admit she enjoyed the content of the material. I printed a few pages from George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior which is labled 5th grade level but has some great content and includes a realted Scripture verse with it. She enjoyed these. Some of the other exercises she enjoyed were copying selections from the Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg Address, and various Inagural Addresses.
Each level includes extra lined pages to print in level appropriate sizes and lines.
****The Presidential Penmanship series has six different styles to match the various programs out there:
The Complete Program cd’s can be purchased for $39.99, or you may choose the Complete Program eBook for $39.99 as well as individual grade level eBooks for $9.99 each.
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**I received this product free as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew for purposes of review. No other compensation was received, and the opinions expressed here are my own honest thoughts and feelings.**