Spelling Wisdom…first time user & Copywork

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  • Doug Smith

    Okay, here you go…

    Print to Cursive Proverbs — Helps keep up printing skills while learning and practicing cursive gradually. It uses passages from Proverbs and is available in either Zaner Bloser or D’Nealian style.

    A Child’s Copybook Reader, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 — A combo reader and copybook that uses the same words for copywork to reinforce skills. Each volume is also available in either Zaner Bloser or D’Nealian style.

    So they kind of fill in the gaps between some of the other things we offer. Here’s how we see everything fitting together. (Print to Cursive is only highlighted because the graphic came from that page.)


    Wow, looks great!


    They look wonderful! We’re just starting with Delightful Handwriting, and it is nice to know there are new resources available for later! The little chart posted above is very helpful. 


    OK, Now this might sound like a dumb question but What really is the difference between D’Nealian and Zanier Closer? 

       I haven’t notice much difference from how I write and I can’t tell.  I also have seen examples of Cursive and they don’t say D’Nealian so I was wondering if they must be Zanier?  Confused about the whole thing.

                                      Thanks for the wonderful new books I can’t wait to try them!

    Sonya Shafer

    It’s not a dumb question at all. The biggest difference is in the printing style. Zaner Bloser is straight up and down writing, sometimes referred to as “stick and ball.” D’Nealian printing has a slight slant and teaches the children to put little curves at the end of their letters, in preparation for joining those curves when they transition to cursive. 

    If you download the sample of Delightful Handwriting, you’ll see the variation in the printing. The cursive is a little more similar— still some difference between a few letters’ formation and Zaner Bloser has more of a slant—but cursive is pretty much cursive. 

    Does that help any? Don’t stress too much about which one to use. The main thing is to help your child write legibly. Smile

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