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Old 07-14-2010, 10:23 PM   #106
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Default Re: handwriting vs penmenship vs copywork

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Where do you start your letters? At the top!
I think that's a good start. Maybe it's all you need to know!

CM used a book by Mrs. Bridges that evolved into what we know as Italics (Getty Dubay), so you could look at that. You could just look at where they start their letters and what the letters look like; you don't have to purchase the program for your child for every grade they're in school. You might even be able to see all you need online.

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Here's the book she used: A New Handwriting by Monica Bridges. The link has page images where you can see the handwriting samples that were in the book; it looks very much like italics.

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Old 07-15-2010, 09:47 AM   #107
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Default Re: handwriting vs penmenship vs copywork

We have HWT and there are lots you can do with the manipulatives without actually "doing lessons."

Im not sure what CM suggests as far as a style of writing. I think any style (italics, not italics, etc) can be beautiful if they do it neatly. And I would guess that is all that matters.
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