Handwriting Resources

In the age of computers and smartphones, penmanship is becoming a thing of the past. Adults can barely scratch out cursive; how do we expect children to fare any better when they've grown up wielding technology? Still, the need to be able to write isn't obsolete, and we neglect that element of our children's education at our (and their) own risk.

We really do recommend using a good penmanship course, like Getty and Dubay's Italic Handwriting or A Reason for Handwriting. Yet regular practice is a good idea, and some of these worktexts can keep methods and forms in kids' minds. Be careful, though! You don't want to end up giving your kids books following a different format than what they learned initially; that'll simply confuse and frustrate them.

If they demonstrate a natural talent for (or particular interest in) penmanship, you might consider having your kids learn calligraphy. It's a particularly demanding form of writing usually reserved for art or special occasions, but it can support the development of fine motor skills and even drawing ability like mere cursive and manuscript writing can't.

A popular program at Exodus Books is Startwrite, a Mac/PC compatible CD-ROM that lets you create your own handwriting sheets for your kids. Whatever resources you choose to use, we strongly encourage you to make sure your kids can write clearly and efficiently. Who knows? If the iPocalypse actually strikes, we may be using exclusively paper and ink again for a very long time.

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Bible Type
by Jackie Newbrough
from Centruth
for 7th-12th grade
in Typing Curriculum (Location: HAN TYP)
Calligraphy
Usborne Guides
by Caroline Young
from Usborne
for 6th-10th grade
in Calligraphy (Location: HAN-CALLIG)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Calligraphy
by Arthur Newhall & Eugene Metcalf
from Quarto Knows
for 4th-Adult
in Calligraphy (Location: HAN-CALLIG)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
CL Handwriting Practice Pads: 2nd-4th
from Christian Liberty Press
for 2nd-4th grade
in CLP Handwriting (Location: HAN-CLP)
$2.75
Claritas Cycle 3 Cursive Handwriting Sheets
from Claritas Publishing
for 2nd-4th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Cursive First
by Elizabeth FitzGerald
2nd edition from LITHBTH Educational Services
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Spell to Write and Read (Location: PHO-SWR)
Cursive Knowledge
by Jill Pike
from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 2nd-12th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$19.00
Cursive Practice Sheets
from Memoria Press
in Memoria Press Penmanship & Copybooks (Location: HAN-MPPEN)
$14.95
Getty-Dubay Italic Calligraphy
by Inga Dubay
from Getty-Dubay Productions
for 6th-Adult
in Calligraphy (Location: HAN-CALLIG)
$29.95
Handwriting by George Volume 1
by Cynthia Shearer
from Greenleaf Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
Handwriting by George Volume 2
by Cynthia Shearer
from Greenleaf Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
Handwriting by George Volume 3
by Cynthia Shearer
from Greenleaf Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$9.95
Handwriting by George Volume 4
by Cynthia Shearer
from Greenleaf Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$9.95
Handwriting Instruction Guides set
from School-Rite
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$20.00 (1 in stock)
Handwriting Program for Print
Preventing Academic Failure
by Eileen Perlman, Phyllis Bertin
Workbook from Educators Publishing Service
for 3rd-5th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$14.65
Handwriting Program for Print and Numerals - Teacher’s Manual
from Educators Publishing Service
for Adult
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$4.45
Hymns in Prose - Set
by Sonya Shafer, Lanaya Gore
from Simply Charlotte Mason
for 3rd-8th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
Italic Letters
by Inga Dubay & Barbara Getty
from Continuing Education Press
for 9th-Adult
in Getty-Dubay™ Italic Handwriting (Location: HAN-ITALIC)
$23.95 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Keyboarding & Document Processing - Quiz & Test Book
from A Beka Books
for 10th-12th grade
in Typing Curriculum (Location: HAN TYP)
Keyboarding & Document Processing - Quiz/Test Key
2nd edition from A Beka Books
for 9th-12th grade
in Computer Literacy (Location: ELE-COMP)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Keyboarding & Document Processing - Solution Key
by A Beka
from A Beka Books
for 10th-12th grade
in Computer Literacy (Location: ELE-COMP)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Keyboarding Skills
from Educators Publishing Service
for 3rd-6th grade
in EPS Writing (Location: WRI-EPS)
$26.45 $16.00 (1 in stock)
Learn Calligraphy
by Margaret Shepherd
1st edition from Broadway Books
for 6th-Adult
in Calligraphy (Location: HAN-CALLIG)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Learn to Letter with Raised Ruling Tablet
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Letters And Numbers for Me
by Jan Olsen
4th edition from Handwriting Without Tears
for Preschool-1st grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
Meaningful Handwriting
from Remedia Publications
for 3rd-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Medieval Calligraphy
1989 Dover from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Calligraphy (Location: HAN-CALLIG)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Modern Printing
from Teacher Created Resources
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
PAF Handwriting Program for Cursive (Left Handed)
Preventing Academic Failure
by Eileen Perlman, Phyllis Bertin
Workbook from Educators Publishing Service
for 3rd-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$16.75
PAF Handwriting Program for Cursive (Right Handed)
Preventing Academic Failure
by Eileen Perlman, Phyllis Bertin
Workbook from Educators Publishing Service
for 3rd-5th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$20.94
PAF Handwriting Program for Cursive - Teacher’s Manual
by Eileen Perlman, Phyllis Bertin
Workbook from Educators Publishing Service
for 3rd-5th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$4.30
PAF Handwriting Program for Numerals
Preventing Academic Failure
by Eileen Perlman, Phyllis Bertin
Workbook from Educators Publishing Service
for 3rd-5th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$12.75
Palmer Method of Business Writing
from Harding Press
for 10th-Adult
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$10.00
Print to Cursive Proverbs
by Sonya Shafer
from Simply Charlotte Mason
for 1st-4th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
Spencerian Penmanship - Copybook Set
by Mott Media
from Mott Media
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$21.99
Spencerian Penmanship - Theory Book
by Mott Media
from Mott Media
for 2nd-12th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$4.99
Spencerian Penmanship Copybook 4
by Platt R. Spencer
from Mott Media
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Spencerian Penmanship Copybook 5
by Platt R. Spencer
5th edition from Mott Media
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$4.99 $3.00 (1 in stock)
Spencerian Penmanship set
by Mott Media
from Mott Media
for 7th-Adult
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
Startwrite 5.0
5th edition from Start Write
for K-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
Startwrite 6.0
6th edition from Start Write
for K-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$39.95
Teaching Cursive!
by Linda L. Corson
Fir from PBC Press
for Adult
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$25.00 $15.00 (1 in stock)
Write-On Handwriting: Conquering Cursive (Left-Hand)
from Educators Publishing Service
for 2nd-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$12.15
Write-On Handwriting: Conquering Cursive (Right-Hand)
from Educators Publishing Service
for 2nd-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$12.15
Write-On Handwriting: Powerful Printing (Left-Hand)
from Educators Publishing Service
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$11.80
Write-On Handwriting: Powerful Printing (Right-Hand)
from Educators Publishing Service
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$12.15
Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Cursive 3
from Zaner-Bloser
for 3rd grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: HAN-REF)
$13.50 (2 in stock)