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Hymns in Prose Copybooks

Hymns in Prose Copybooks

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Companion copybooks to the beautiful reader recommended by Charlotte Mason. (Grades 2–3)

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Product Description

Beautiful thoughts for beautiful penmanship.

More than 200 years ago Letitia Anna Barbauld gave children a beautiful gift: Hymns in Prose for Children. First published in 1781, these hymns—written in prose, not in poetry form—encourage a love and reverence for God by drawing attention to His handiwork, His presence, and His protection. Now you can use these inspiring selections to also encourage good penmanship with Hymns in Prose copybooks.

  • Nourishes the mind while improving handwriting.—As your child carefully copies these beautiful hymns, he will contemplate great truths about God even as he develops the muscle memory needed for good penmanship.
  • Reinforces correct spelling and sentence structure.—Working with Mrs. Barbauld’s well-composed sentences will cultivate an excellent feel for good composition and a practiced eye for correct spelling.
  • Supports your choice of handwriting style.Hymns in Prose copybooks are available in a variety of popular styles. Choose from print or cursive in either Zaner Bloser or D’Nealian style.
  • Gently guides beginning writers toward standard notebook paper line width.—The first selections in the book present the words in a more spacious format with larger letters, as is fitting for beginning writers. As your child progresses through the hymns, the letters grow gradually smaller and the lines closer together.
  • Reviews words learned in reading lessons.—The selected hymns correspond to the Hymns in Prose for Children reader and optional teacher book. If you are using those resources for reading lessons, these copybooks will provide additional opportunities to review words your child is learning.
Beginning Reading and Writing Series

Delightful Reading Delightful Handwriting A Child's Copybook Reader Print to Cursive Hymns in Prose

Additional Information

Dimensions 11 x 8.5 x 0.31 in
Media Type

Printed Book, E-book (pdf)

Author

Mrs. Barbauld

Writing Style

D'Nealian, Zaner Bloser

Print or Cursive

Print, Cursive

Suggested grades

2–3

Pages

76

Reviews

  1. kristin

    :

    Do you have any copybooks available for Zaner Bloser cursive using three lined paper (I think it’s called primary paper) for those still new at cursive?

    • Sonya Shafer

      :

      We do not currently have cursive copywork on three-lined paper. Have you checked WorksheetWorks.com? They have a copywork generator that you can use. You type in whatever text you want and it’s supposed to give it back in the font you choose. The samples on the screen show the three-lined paper, so that might be a good resource for you.

      UPDATE: We now have cursive instruction available.

  2. Addy

    :

    Can I just put a request in for some italics handwriting books in the future. It is such a beautiful style of handwriting and I believe it is the one that Charlotte Mason recommend.

    • Sonya Shafer

      :

      It seems like the D’Nealian has the slants and curves styling somewhat like the intent of italic. Is that not the case, or am I missing the obvious? I’d love to learn more about the differences between the two.

      • Yvette

        :

        This looks wonderful, but the D’Nealian isn’t the same as Italics. It’s quite different, especially the cursive. I teach my children Italics, so I’d love to see this book in the Italic font. See a sample of italic handwriting compared with D’Nealian here (italic is listed as Getty-Dubay):
        http://www.cep.pdx.edu/samples/compare.pdf

  3. holyoakhs

    :

    I am not sure how long ago the request for italics was posted, but thought I would mention Penny Gardner’s Italics Copywork book. I have used it with my children and they enjoyed it very much.

    http://www.pennygardner.com/italics.html

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  5. shellyanglin

    (verified owner):

    If we do this book everyday, 5 days a week, how long will this book last??? And are we suppose to copy the whole hymn in one sitting or is it broken up??

    My dd age 10, still needs practice with her cursive handwriting and I thought this might be what we need. But, whatever I buy, I would like it to last a few months. We have your printing to cursive book and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. (and I’ve tried ALL the handwriting books out there…or at least it feels like it…)

    Thank you,
    Michelle

    • Sonya Shafer

      :

      I would not recommend copying an entire hymn in one sitting. Of course, it depends on the child, but it seems like about 1 page per day would be a good pace for the larger font in the front of the book. When you get to the smaller font presented in text blocks in the back of the book, one text block per day would probably work well. Since there are about 60 pages in the book, it should last several weeks.

      So glad you are enjoying Print to Cursive Proverbs!

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