Rod and Staff Penmanship - Grade 3

Penmanship Grade 3:

Penmanship for Christian Writing

Good penmanship is a mark of Christian carefulness and courtesy because writing that is difficult to read will not be appreciated by those who must read it. Good penmanship is necessary for good communication and is an aid to efficiency because well-written messages are far less time consuming to read than those poorly written. Good penmanship will affect students' attitudes for doing their best work, and will leave a good testimony for our school program because penmanship is the first thing that impresses the critical eye of a visitor, before the quality of work done is apparent.

The penmanship course in Grade 3 is composed of 60 lessons in one workbook with tearout pages, and a 149-page teacher's guide that shows a reduced pupil's page and gives detailed teaching instructions for each lesson.

The course reviews the formation of slant print and cursive strokes. The child learns and practices a few basic strokes from which most letters are composed. Letters are grouped according to stroke formation for the teaching of cursive small and capital letters. The strokes for each letter are illustrated, and much practice is given in writing sentences using cursive letters. The sentences in Grade 3 give information about various birds. Formation of the numerals is also reviewed.

Throughout the lessons, much emphasis is placed on quality, which includes proper letter formation, correct slant, consistency of strokes, letter spacing, word spacing, size of writing, proportion, alignment, and neatness.

Each lesson has practice lines on the back of the tear-out sheet. An optional 1/2" 5-line penmanship tablet of 100 sheets ruled on both sides is also available for any writing practice or assignments. The lines help children proportion their letters properly.

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