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A Course in Handwriting. IV

Frank N. Freeman
1922 The Elementary school journal  
In this article a summary is given of the work in handwriting for Grades IV, V, and VI. The course does not include detailed directions for grades above the sixth, since it is believed that the fundamentals should by that time be mastered by the majority of children. Those children who are not up to a reasonable standard may be organized into special classes and may use the exercises designed for Grade VI. If the work of the seventh and eighth grades is differentiated, as it may be in the
more » ... may be in the junior high school, and special courses in commercial work are given, penmanship may be continued beyond the level attained by the ordinary sixth-grade child. Such advanced instruction is likely to be given by specialists, and it presents a rather different problem from that of the earlier grades. In the space of this article the exercises must be summarized very briefly. The reader is reminded that fuller illustrations of the form of the letters, their arrangement in the exercises, and the extensive use of reviews to introduce the new exercises may be found in the earlier articles. When a new letter is introduced, it is written three times, joined, and the three letters are spaced widely enough to cover about half a line. The teacher should add to the exercises given appropriate sentences or longer selections. The size of the writing is to be slightly reduced in each grade. GRADE IV Oljectives.-The vocabulary of the writing lessons should advance in general with the child's writing and reading vocabulary. ' This series of four articles will be reprinted under one cover. Reprints may be purchased after May 15, 1922, from the Department of Education, University of Chicago, for 35 cents each, postpaid; in lots of 25 or more up to 1oo, 30 cents each; in lots of ioo or more, 25 cents each. 597
doi:10.1086/455211 fatcat:spxviug5bbdglpg5jd3u2hktzu