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My research leads me to working with three different sets of materials:

American Cursive Handwriting by Michael Sull: a practical system of handwriting based on the Palmer Method. This was recommended in the Art of Manliness article How and Why to Improve Your Cursive Penmanship. Two reasons for this one. Palmer script is nicer looking, and this method book is highly recommended.

Improve Your Handwriting: Teach Yourself: by Rosemary Sassoon, G. SE. Briem. ISBN 10: 1444103792 ISBN 13: 9781444103793. This is a guide to handwriting analysis and developing an individual style.

D’Nealian school books: The D’Nealian method has supplanted the Palmer method in schools. The advantage is simplicity over Palmer and more common letter forms between printed and cursive handwriting. Since the 1960’s schools that teach handwriting have largely switched from Palmer to D’Nealian.

  • D'NEALIAN HANDWRITING FROM A TO Z: LOWERCASE CURSIVE PRACTICE
  • D'NEALIAN HANDWRITING FROM A TO Z: CURSIVE CAPITALS PRACTICE
  • DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 2008 TEACHER EDITION GRADE 3
  • DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 1994 PRACTICE BLACKLINE MASTERS GRADE 2
  • D'Nealian Handwriting Practice Blackline Masters for Grade 5
  • D'Nealian HANDWRITING 1994 PRACTICE BLACKLINE MASTERS GRADE 6

D'Nealian lowercase print

D'Nealian lowercase cursive

local Grade 3 workbook

Cursive methods

  • Spencerian script
  • Palmer Method
  • D'Nealian Method

Spencerian script

Palmer Method

D'Nealian Method

Palmer Method Resources

wikipedia.org/wiki Palmer Method

The method developed around 1888 and was introduced in his book Palmer’s Guide to Business Writing (1894). Palmer’s method involved “muscle motion” in which the more proximal muscles of the arm were used for movement, rather than allowing the fingers to move in writing. In spite of opposition from the major publishers, this textbook enjoyed great success: in 1912, 1 million copies were sold throughout the country.

Proponents of the Palmer Method emphasized its plainness and speed, that it was much faster than the laborious Spencerian Method, and that it allowed the writer to effectively compete with the typewriter.[4] To educators, the method’s advocates emphasized regimentation, and that the method would thus be useful in schools to increase discipline and character, and could even reform delinquents.[5]

The Palmer Method began to fall out of popularity in the 1950s and was eventually supplanted by the Zaner-Bloser method, which sought to teach children manuscript before teaching them cursive, in order to provide them with a means of written expression as soon as possible, and thus develop writing skills.[6] The D’Nealian method, introduced in 1978, sought to address problems raised by the Zaner-Bloser method, returning to a more cursive style. The Palmer company stopped publishing in the 1980s.[7]

palmermethod.com

palmermethod.com/online-handwriting-courses

palmermethod.com Improve your Handwriting – Improve your Life

Instructor

Monica Fortunato OTR/L is a licensed Occupational Therapist with over 25 years of experience. She has spent the last 7 years working with children, teens and adults to improve their handwriting skills.

D'Nealian Method Resources

Rosemary Sassoon

Improve Your Handwriting (Teach Yourself) 1st Edition by Rosemary Sassoon, Gunnlaugur S. E. Briem

        Series: Teach Yourself
        Paperback: 192 pages
        Publisher: Teach Yourself; 1 edition (June 25, 2010)
        Language: English
        ISBN-10: 1444103792
        ISBN-13: 978-1444103793
        

Handwriting: The Way to Teach It 2nd Edition by Rosemary Sassoon

        Paperback: 128 pages
        Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 2nd edition (April 22, 2003)
        Language: English
        ISBN-10: 0761943110
        ISBN-13: 978-0761943112
        

dnealian.com

Welcome to the wonderful world of D’Nealian Handwriting. Just wait until you see how easy it is to teach and how quickly children learn. You’ll be amazed and delighted with the results.

christianbook.com/Christian/Books D'Nealian Handwriting

dnealian.com/compare D'Nealian Manuscript

Compare the ease of D’Nealian letters to traditional circle-and-stick.

Try writing the word wake. First use the circle- and-stick letters. As you trace the letters, note how often it’s necessary to lift your pencil. The more times a beginning writer has to lift a pencil, the harder it becomes to make a legible letter. Now use the D’Nealian letters. Note how few times you need to lift your pencil and how smoothly the D’Nealian letters flow.

The D’Nealian manuscript alphabet cuts way down on common reversals too. For example, how many students reverse the letters b and d or g and p ? There’s no problem with D’Nealian letters–because there are no pencil lifts.

Scott Foresman books

        DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 1999 STUDENT EDITION (CONSUMABLE) GRADE 2
        Scott Foresman
        Published by Scott Foresman
        ISBN 10: 0673592154 ISBN 13: 9780673592156
        
        D'Nealian Handwriting, Vol. 3
        Scott Foresman
        Published by Scott Foresman
        ISBN 10: 0673285324 ISBN 13: 9780673285324
        
        DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 1993 STUDENT EDITION (CONSUMABLE) GRADE 2
        Scott Foresman
        Published by Scott Foresman
        ISBN 10: 0673285316 ISBN 13: 9780673285317
        
        DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 1999 STUDENT EDITION (CONSUMABLE) GRADE K
        Scott Foresman
        Published by Scott Foresman
        ISBN 10: 0673592138 ISBN 13: 9780673592132
        

D'Nealian Handwriting, Book 4/Student

        D'Nealian Handwriting, Book 4/Student
        Thurber, Donald
        Published by Scott Foresman & Co (1993)
        ISBN 10: 0673285391 ISBN 13: 9780673285393
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Book 3/Student

        D'Nealian Handwriting Book 3/Student
        Thurber, Donald
        Published by Scott Foresman & Co (1993)
        ISBN 10: 0673285383 ISBN 13: 9780673285386
        

Word Book (9780673384775)

        MY D'NEALIAN HANDWRITING WORD BOOK, KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 1
        GOOD YEAR BOOKS
        Published by GOOD YEAR BOOKS (1996)
        ISBN 10: 0673384772 ISBN 13: 9780673384775
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Student Edition (9780328211975)

        DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 2008 STUDENT EDITION (CONSUMABLE) GRADE 1
        Scott Foresman
        Published by Scott Foresman
        ISBN 10: 0328211974 ISBN 13: 9780328211975
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Student Edition (9780328211982)

        DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 2008 STUDENT EDITION (CONSUMABLE) GRADE 2
        Scott Foresman
        Published by Scott Foresman (2006)
        ISBN 10: 0328211982 ISBN 13: 9780328211982
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Student Edition (9780328211999)

        Dnealian Handwriting 2008 Student Edition (Consumable) Grade 3 (Paperback)
        Published by Pearson Scott Foresman, United States (2006)
        ISBN 10: 0328211990 ISBN 13: 9780328211999
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Student Edition (9780328212002)

        Dnealian Handwriting 2008 Student Edition (Consumable) Grade 4 (Paperback)
        Published by Pearson Scott Foresman, United States (2007)
        ISBN 10: 0328212008 ISBN 13: 9780328212002
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Student Edition (9780328212019)

        D Nealian Handwriting 5 (Paperback)
        Donald Neal Thurber
        Published by Pearson Scott Foresman, United States (2007)
        ISBN 10: 0328212016 ISBN 13: 9780328212019
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Student Edition (9780328212026)

        DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 2008 STUDENT EDITION (CONSUMABLE) GRADE 6
        Scott Foresman
        Published by Scott Foresman (2006)
        ISBN 10: 0328212024 ISBN 13: 9780328212026
        
christianbook.com/dnealian-handwriting D'Nealian Handwriting Student Edition Grade 6 (2008 Edition; Consumable)

D’Nealian Handwriting is the original continuous stroke handwriting program! It’s based on a few simple connecting strokes that children then use to write in cursive.

Three units are included in this Grade 6 workbook: Reviewing Manuscript Letters, Writing Cursive Letters, and Applying Handwriting Skills. Students will practice writing capital and lower-case letters (paying particular attention to the finer details of each letter’s strokes), copy the provided paragraphs, practice linking letters, complete editing exercises, and finish writing assignments based on real-life situations.

96 newsprint-like, perforated pages. Consumable, non-reproducible workbook. 6th Grade. 9” x 11”.

D'Nealian Handwriting Student Edition - Consumable (9780328211968)

        DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 2008 STUDENT EDITION (CONSUMABLE) GRADE K
        Scott Foresman
        Published by Scott Foresman (2006)
        ISBN 10: 0328211966 ISBN 13: 9780328211968
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Teacher Edition (9780328212071)

        DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 2008 TEACHER EDITION GRADE K
        Foresman, Scott
        Published by Scott Foresman
        ISBN 10: 0328212075 ISBN 13: 9780328212071
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Teacher Edition (9780328212088)

        DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 2008 TEACHER EDITION GRADE 1
        Foresman, Scott
        Published by Scott Foresman
        ISBN 10: 0328212083 ISBN 13: 9780328212088
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Teacher Edition (9780328212101)

        DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 2008 TEACHER EDITION GRADE 3
        Foresman, Scott
        Published by Scott Foresman
        ISBN 10: 0328212105 ISBN 13: 9780328212101
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Student Edition - Nonconsumable (9780328212057)

        DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 2008 STUDENT EDITION (NON-CONSUMABLE) GRADE 5
        Foresman, Scott
        Published by Scott Foresman
        ISBN 10: 0328212059 ISBN 13: 9780328212057
        
christianbook.com/dnealian-handwriting D'Nealian Handwriting Student Edition Grade 5 (2008 Edition; Non-Consumable)

D’Nealian Handwriting is the original continuous stroke handwriting program! It’s based on a few simple connecting strokes that children then use to write in cursive.

Three units are included in this Grade 5 workbook: Reviewing Manuscript Letters, Writing Cursive Letters, and Applying Handwriting skills. Students write lines of individual upper and lower-case letters, re-write paragraphs while editing them, work on letter combinations, and more.

Non-consumable; students are given assignments which are to be written on separate (not-included) pieces of paper.

96 newsprint-like, perforated pages. 5th Grade. 9” x 11”.

D'Nealian Handwriting Teacher Edition (9780328212125)

        DNEALIAN HANDWRITING 2008 TEACHER EDITION GRADE 5
        Scott Foresman
        Published by Scott Foresman (2006)
        ISBN 10: 0328212121 ISBN 13: 9780328212125
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Practice and Review Workbook (9780673576392)

        D'Nealian Handwriting Practice & Review Workbook, Grade 3
        Scott Foresman
        Published by Scott Foresman
        ISBN 10: 0673576396 ISBN 13: 9780673576392
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Practice and Review Workbook (9780673576408)

        DNealian Handwriting Practice and Review Workbook, Grade K
        ISBN 10: 067357640X ISBN 13: 9780673576408
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Practice and Review Masters (9780673592835)

        DO IT YOURSELF D'NEALIAN PRACTICE & REVIEW BLM GR5
        Foresman, Scott
        Published by Scott Foresman
        ISBN 10: 0673592839 ISBN 13: 9780673592835
        

D'Nealian Handwriting Practice and Review Workbook (9780673592859)

D'Nealian Handwriting Idea Book (9780673300430)

D'Nealian Handwriting Student Edition - Nonconsumable (9780328212040)

Uppercase Manuscript Readiness (9780673599575)

D'Nealian Handwriting ABC Book - Manuscript K-2 (9780673360205)

Lowercase Manuscript Readiness (9780673599582)

D'Nealian Handwriting Above the Chalkboard Alphabet - Manuscript K-3 (9780673360274)

D'Nealian Handwriting Manuscript Flashcards (9780673363084)

Cursive Capital Practice (9780673592354)

        D'Nealian Handwriting from A to Z: Capital Cursive
        By: Daniel Thurber
        Pearson Learning / 1987 / Paperback
        Format: Paperback
        Number of Pages: 64
        Vendor: Pearson Learning
        Publication Date: 1987
        	Dimensions: 11 X 8 1/4 (inches)
        ISBN-13: 9780673592354
        Series: D'Nealian Handwriting
        

D’Nealian(R) Handwriting from A to Z: Cursive Capitals Practice (Grades 2-4) Writing comes to life as children practice D’Nealian Handwriting cursive capitals, first with a whole page of letter practice, then with a whole page of practicing the letter as part of words. The manuscript and cursive forms are shown together for easy comparison.

Lowercase Cursive Practice (9780673592361)

        D'Nealian Handwriting from A to Z: Lowercase Cursive
        By: Daniel Thurber
        Format: Paperback
        Number of Pages: 64
        Vendor: Pearson Learning
        Publication Date: 2000
        Dimensions: 11 X 8 1/4 (inches)
        ISBN-13: 9780673592361
        Series: D'Nealian Handwriting
        

This uncomplicated reproducible D’Nealian Handwriting book allows for plenty of practice time. Directions for forming letters and a side-by-side manuscript vs. cursive comparison of words used help ensure students are writing correctly; most of the book contains room for students to trace and then free-write lowercase cursive letters alone, in words and in sentences. Intuitively designed, students will master each letter in natural, progressive stages. 63 reproducible pages, softcover.

D'Nealian Handwriting Practice and Review Workbook (9780673576385)

D'Nealian Handwriting Teacher Edition (9780328212118)

D'Nealian Handwriting ABC Book - Cursive 2-4 (9780673360229)

D'Nealian Handwriting Re-Write Cards - Cursive - 12 Pack (9780673363640)

D'Nealian Handwriting Practice and Review Workbook (9780673576378)

D'Nealian Handwriting Practice and Review Workbook (9780673592842)

D'Nealian Handwriting Teacher Edition (9780328212132)

D'Nealian Handwriting Teacher Edition (9780328212095)

Web crumbs

k5learning.com/cursive-writing Cursive Writing Worksheets

k5learning.com/workbooks/cursive-writing Cursive Writing Workbook for Grades 1-3

This Cursive Writing Workbook is a compilation of all of our cursive writing worksheets, suitable for grades 1-3. These worksheets are available free on our website, but are compiled here for your convenience. They cover:

  • practice cursive writing of letters
  • practice cursive writing of words
  • practice cursive writing of sentences
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book at amazon prime Cursive Handwriting Practice Workbook for Teens – September 14, 2013 - by Julie Harper

book at amazon prime Advanced Cursive Handwriting Practice Workbook for Teens – January 14, 2016 by Julie Harper

Stacey Coolidge's Fancy-Smancy Cursive Handwriting

        Stacey Coolidge's Fancy-Smancy Cursive Handwriting (Highlights Character's Handwriting Difficulty and Creative Writing Strength) (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses)
        Barbara Esham
        Published by Mainstream Connections Publishing (2008)
        ISBN 10: 1603364625 ISBN 13: 9781603364621
        

Language for Learning - Workbook A and B (Cursive Writing)

        McGraw-Hill Education
        Published by SRA/McGraw-Hill
        ISBN 10: 0076094286 ISBN 13: 9780076094288
        

Advanced Cursive Writing Drills. Book 4.

        Evelyn and Orville Rudolph
        Published by Hayes School Publishing Company, Inc.
        ISBN 10: 0883138492 ISBN 13: 9780883138496
        

simplycharlottemason.com/faq Zaner Bloser vs. D’Nealian

John Neal youtube Handwriting for adults

artofmanliness.com/2014/12/16 How and Why to Improve Your Cursive Penmanship

American Cursive Handwriting Loose Leaf – 2011

        American Cursive Handwriting Loose Leaf – 2011
        by Michael R. Sull (Author) 
        Loose Leaf: 349 pages
        Publisher: LDG Publishing (2011)
        Language: English
        ISBN-10: 0982868219
        ISBN-13: 978-0982868218
        Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.4 x 1.2 inches 
        

Monica Fortunato OTR/L i

Monica Fortunato handwriting

Spencerian Script Resources

books at amazon Spencerian Copybooks 1-5, Set, without Theory Book

books at amazon Spencerian Penmanship (Theory Book plus five copybooks) Package Edition

        ISBN-13: 978-0880620963
        ISBN-10: 088062096X 
        

These books, 5 copybooks and a theory book (available separately or as a set), may be used to introduce cursive writing to second or third graders or to improve the handwriting of older students or adults.

Zaner-Bloser Website

NHA continuos cursive: cure or curse?

vletter.com/help/font-faq History of Handwriting

desktoppub.about.com Cursive Handwriting in the US By Jacci Howard Bear Desktop Publishing Expert

Zaner-Bloser

donnayoung.org/penmanship ZB Cursive Handwriting Lessons