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Daily Handwriting Practice: Traditional Manuscript http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/daily-handwriting-practice-traditional-manuscript/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/daily-handwriting-practice-traditional-manuscript/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:48:52 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/daily-handwriting-practice-traditional-manuscript/


Daily Handwriting Practice :Traditional Manuscript (Paperback)

By (author): Jill Norris, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Incorporated into the writing exercises in Daily Handwriting Practice, Traditional Manuscript, are many other basic areas of learning important to developing minds. For example, as students learn to clearly write, "The gray ant is in third place," they are reinforcing their understanding of colors and ordinal numbers.

Students write letters, words, and sentences about a variety of content area topics appropriate for the primary classroom. Monday through Thursday, the weekly subjects for writing exercises range from nutrition to our solar system, pets to vehicles. On Friday, a full-page exercise draws the topic to a close by reviewing what was learned earlier that week.

This book is a useful and effective teaching tool because:

Each letter is introduced and practiced before students are asked to use it.

Practice includes the following important vocabulary words: colorwords

number words

cardinal and ordinal verbs

animal names days of the week and months sports

position words family members

Curriculum topics addressed include: nutrition , the solar system, the layers of the earth,recycling fractions, the continents geometric shapes,money, energy

Skills reinforced that help keep handwriting legible include: correct letter formation, letter placement, spacing between letters, and spacing between words.

When students complete this book, they will take away a self-made learning tool, because the final four weeks of practice assemble into an Alphabet Book about vehicles.

Engaging line art illustrations accompany every exercise. All 112 pages are reproducible for classroom use and perforated for easy removal. $14.95 each.

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The Universal Penman http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-universal-penman/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-universal-penman/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:48:29 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/the-universal-penman/



"Very welcome . . . magnificent." — Graphis
"A valuable addition for art directors." — Advertising Age
This is the only complete edition available of one of the most famous and most useful books of commercial art ever printed. George Bickham, a noted engraver and calligrapher, first compiled this work back in the 1740’s, from the best specimens of 24 of the leading calligraphers of his day. Unfortunately, Bickham published his work in 52 separate parts, over a period of eight years. In Bickham’s own day it was difficult to get a complete set of the Universal Penman; today, apart from this edition, it is virtually impossible, for most surviving 18th-century copies lack certain rare plates. This Dover edition, however, contains every plate which Bickham engraved, and each is reproduced from an original so remarkably clear that these modern plates are actually better than most 18th-century originals.
This book contains more than 210 full-page plates, each crammed full of beautiful and interesting material. To list only part of its contents:
• Over 125 pictorial scenes, clear copperplates of drinking scenes, family scenes, commerce, rustic festivities, duels, more.
• Over 200 script pictures, male and female heads, busts, cherubs, griffins, birds, fish, etc.
• 19 complete alphabets: round hand, round text, Old English, florid, foliated, and others.
• 275 lettered specimens, overlaid with fine flourishes, swirls, spirals, featherings, volutes, etc.
• Over 100 panels, frames, cartouches, and other effects
Over 950 lettered specimens, with thousands of words that can be lifted right off for reproduction.
Individual items in this book are permission-free, and may be used (up to ten items per use) without permission, payment, or credit line. Calligraphers find Bickham the best source for English round-handwriting; commercial artists, advertising directors, and designers all find Bickham first-rate as a source for immediately usable pictures and script that suggests antiquity, quality, and reliability. Craftspeople have found it rich in unusual ideas and motifs, while libraries and art historians find it a wonderful collection of 18th-century pictures illustrating art-life.

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Beginning Cursive Handwriting, Grade 3 http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/beginning-cursive-handwriting-grade-3/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/beginning-cursive-handwriting-grade-3/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:48:04 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/beginning-cursive-handwriting-grade-3/



Beginning Cursive Handwriting Homework Helper provides children in third grade with extra help in learning important writing skills. Packed full of fun-to-do activities and appealing art, children will have fun completing the reproducible pages while learning handwriting skills at the same time. Answer keys are also included where needed. --Our cost-effective Homework Helpers workbooks are a must-have! They provide help for students who need extra practice with basic skills, for the accelerated student who enjoys an extra challenge, and for the young learner who is developing basic concepts and readiness skills. They also help boost self-confidence and reinforce basic skills with activities that are geared to the specific grade level. Collect all 48 titles for preschool to grade 3 covering topics such as the alphabet, numbers, shapes, phonics, math, reading comprehension, and much more!
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Handwriting Practice: Jokes & Riddles: 40+ Reproducible Practice Pages That Motivate Kids to Improve Their Handwriting http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/handwriting-practice-jokes-riddles-40-reproducible-practice-pages-that-motivate-kids-to-improve-their-handwriting/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/handwriting-practice-jokes-riddles-40-reproducible-practice-pages-that-motivate-kids-to-improve-their-handwriting/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:47:45 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/handwriting-practice-jokes-riddles-40-reproducible-practice-pages-that-motivate-kids-to-improve-their-handwriting/



Handwriting practice is painless with these rib-tickling reproducibles! Each page features some quick ?word warm-ups” plus a hilarious joke or riddle to copy with care. And here’s more good news: Kids can snip and staple the pages together to make an instant joke book to share with pals! Handwriting has never been so much fun! For use with Grades K?2.
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Handwriting: Cursive, Grades 2 – 4 http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/handwriting-cursive-grades-2-4/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/handwriting-cursive-grades-2-4/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:47:08 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/handwriting-cursive-grades-2-4/



Handwriting skills reinforce eye/hand coordination and Brighter Child Handwriting: Cursive offers just the right practice for children ages 7 to 9. This workbook offers 80 pages of cursive activities that also reinforce literacy skills by using words children need to read and write for school. With easy-to-follow directions children will have fun learning to write cursive! Features activities that teach: *How to write each letter of the alphabet in cursive *Combining letters to make words *Combining words to make sentences The popular Brighter Child Workbook series offers a full complement of instruction, activities, and information in 51 subject-specific workbooks. Encompassing preschool to grade 6, this series covers key subjects including basic skills, English & grammar, math, phonics, reading, science, and Spanish. This series is helping prepare children by giving them a solid foundation in key skills necessary for success in the classroom!
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Script and Cursive Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/script-and-cursive-alphabets-100-complete-fonts/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/script-and-cursive-alphabets-100-complete-fonts/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:46:46 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/?p=1144



This treasury of script and cursive fonts offers graphic artists and designers a broad range of type styles that richly convey the elegant intricacies of hand lettering.
Here, in one compact, inexpensive volume compiled by a leading authority on typography are type designs capable of producing a multitude of special effects. Leaf through and you will quickly discover the eye-catching appeal of each typeface: the flowing elegance of Liberty; the sturdy formality of Piranesi Bold Italic; the airy, Art Deco flair of Hannover; the monogram-like quality of Juliet; the dazzle of Boulevard Script; the classical appeal of Virginia Antique. These beautiful designs, and scores more, are reproduced in complete uppercase alphabets. Ninety-two of them include lowercase alphabets as well, and eighty-nine include numerals.
In all, Script and Cursive Alphabets is an invaluable resource of typefaces that will lend a distinctive character and mood to your message. Here in this rich collection of fonts, from Back Script and Virtuoso Bold to Khayyam and Poppl Exquisit, you'll find the letter-perfect way to say it.

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Cursive Writing Practice: Inspiring Quotes: Reproducible Activity Pages With Motivational and Character-Building Quotes That Make Handwriting Practice Meaningful http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/cursive-writing-practice-inspiring-quotes-reproducible-activity-pages-with-motivational-and-character-building-quotes-that-make-handwriting-practice-meaningful/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/cursive-writing-practice-inspiring-quotes-reproducible-activity-pages-with-motivational-and-character-building-quotes-that-make-handwriting-practice-meaningful/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:46:12 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/cursive-writing-practice-inspiring-quotes-reproducible-activity-pages-with-motivational-and-character-building-quotes-that-make-handwriting-practice-meaningful/



This collection of 40 quotes motivates students to practice cursive and sparks rich discussions that build character. Each practice page includes a memorable quote printed in DeNealian script and a lined guide for copying the quote. The bottom of the page is designed so that students can cut out and collect the favorite quotes they've copied to create a cursive quote mini-book. Includes famous words from historic figures like Ben Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr. For use with Grades 3Ð6.
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George Bickham’s Penmanship Made Easy http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/george-bickhams-penmanship-made-easy/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/george-bickhams-penmanship-made-easy/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:45:41 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/george-bickhams-penmanship-made-easy/



Unabridged reprint of extremely rare 18th-century manual offers helpful hints on forming letters, holding the pen, arm and wrist positions, and posture. Includes rich sampling of alphabets, maxims, didactic verses, and other words of advice. Charmingly illustrated instruction manual for calligraphers, commercial artists,and devoteés of fine penmanship.
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Handwriting: Printing, Grades Preschool – 1 http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/handwriting-printing-grades-preschool-1/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/handwriting-printing-grades-preschool-1/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:45:19 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/handwriting-printing-grades-preschool-1/



Handwriting skills reinforce eye/hand coordination and Brighter Child Handwriting: Printing offers just the right practice for children ages 4 to 7. This workbook offers 80 pages of printing activities that also reinforce literacy skills by using words children need to read and write for school. With easy-to-follow directions children will have fun learning to print! Features activities that teach: *How to write each letter of the alphabet *Combining letters to make words *Combining words to make sentences The popular Brighter Child Workbook series offers a full complement of instruction, activities, and information in 51 subject-specific workbooks. Encompassing preschool to grade 6, this series covers key subjects including basic skills, English & grammar, math, phonics, reading, science, and Spanish. This series is helping prepare children by giving them a solid foundation in key skills necessary for success in the classroom!
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The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-missing-ink-the-lost-art-of-handwriting/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-missing-ink-the-lost-art-of-handwriting/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:44:49 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/the-missing-ink-the-lost-art-of-handwriting/



The loop of an “l,” the chewed-on pen, letters tiny or expansive: what we’ve lost in the error of typing and texting

When Philip Hensher realized that he didn’t know what a close friend’s handwriting looked like, he felt that something essential was missing from their friendship. It dawned on him that having abandoned pen and paper for keyboards, we have lost one of the ways by which we come to recognize and know another person: handwriting.
     The Missing Ink tells the story of this endangered art. Hensher introduces us to the nineteenth-century handwriting evangelists who traveled across America to convert the masses to the moral worth of copperplate script; he examines the role handwriting plays in the novels of Charles Dickens; he investigates the claims made by the practitioners of graphology that penmanship can reveal personality.
     But this is also a celebration of the physical act of writing: the treasured fountain pens, chewable ballpoints, and personal embellishments that we stand to lose. Hensher pays tribute to the warmth and personality of the handwritten love note, postcards sent home, and daily diary entries. With the teaching of handwriting now required in only five states and many expert typists barely able to hold a pen, the future of handwriting is in jeopardy. Or is it? Hugely entertaining, witty, and thought-provoking, The Missing Ink will inspire readers to pick up a pen and write.

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Improve Your Handwriting http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/improve-your-handwriting/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/improve-your-handwriting/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:44:24 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/improve-your-handwriting/


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The Palmer Method of Business Writing http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-palmer-method-of-business-writing/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-palmer-method-of-business-writing/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:44:01 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/the-palmer-method-of-business-writing/


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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Handwriting Analysis http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-complete-idiots-guide-to-handwriting-analysis/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-complete-idiots-guide-to-handwriting-analysis/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:43:41 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/the-complete-idiots-guide-to-handwriting-analysis/


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The Willingness to Change: Twelve Steps to Transformation Through Your Handwriting http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-willingness-to-change-twelve-steps-to-transformation-through-your-handwriting/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-willingness-to-change-twelve-steps-to-transformation-through-your-handwriting/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:43:17 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/the-willingness-to-change-twelve-steps-to-transformation-through-your-handwriting/



***2nd edition*** Would you like to experience a new freedom in your relationships and interactions? Do you feel that you are not living life to your highest potential? Would you like to more readily recognize self-defeating patterns in your life? What is holding you back from living your highest potential? *The Willingness to Change* combines two proven technologies: the Twelve Steps (originating from AA) and the Vimala System of Handwriting. With this innovative approach, the Twelve Steps are enhanced by the cortical re-mapping (realignment of the neurological patterns in the brain) that occurs when handwriting patterns are altered. The result is an easy-to-follow method for identifying and releasing limiting patterns of thought and behavior. With pen in hand, the reader can apply this information to create and experience positive shifts immediately. People with no prior knowledge of the Twelve Step process will experience the profound miracles that take place by incorporating the Steps in their lives. Those familiar with the Twelve Steps will encounter new growth through the handwriting changes. This is the ideal combination for anyone seeking a more spiritually centered life--the perfect dynamic for those with the willingness to change.
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The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis: The Complete Guide to Interpreting Personalities, Detecting Forgeries, and Revealing Brain Activity Through the Science of Graphology http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-definitive-book-of-handwriting-analysis-the-complete-guide-to-interpreting-personalities-detecting-forgeries-and-revealing-brain-activity-through-the-science-of-graphology/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-definitive-book-of-handwriting-analysis-the-complete-guide-to-interpreting-personalities-detecting-forgeries-and-revealing-brain-activity-through-the-science-of-graphology/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:42:52 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/the-definitive-book-of-handwriting-analysis-the-complete-guide-to-interpreting-personalities-detecting-forgeries-and-revealing-brain-activity-through-the-science-of-graphology/



"Marc Seifer new book The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis is one of the best written on the subject in the last 10 years!"
--Dr. Robert O'Block, Founder, American College of Forensic Examiners

"The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis is a must for all serious students of graphology. Handwriting analysis provides human understanding and this comprehensive, yet easy- to-read, practical guide will surely become a classic."
--Iris Hatfield, Professional Graphologist, HuVista International

The ability to write by hand is a pinnacle of human achievement. As a form of self-expression, handwriting reflects a person's thoughts about the self and reveals aspects of a person's personality.

Written in a step-by-step fashion, The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis begins with the history of the field and then teaches you how to analyze any handwriting, starting with objective criteria, including variables such as organization, speed, size, shape, slant, and symbolic features. Then you learn how to combine these variables to create a full personality profile.

There are more than 100 handwriting samples, including those from Paul Newman, Bill Clinton, Marlon Brando, Donald Trump, Sigmund and Anna Freud, Thomas Edison, Osama bin Laden, Jacqueline Kennedy, Bruce Springsteen, Benito Mussolini, Napoleon, Michael Jackson, Robert Redford, Barak Obama, and Charles Darwin.

Part II discusses how handwriting is organized by the brain and includes many examples of the link between handwriting and various illnesses and brain disorders, from dyslexia and epilepsy to stroke and coma. It ends with a discussion of the link between different personality types, their brain organization, and their handwriting.

Part III is an in-depth look at the field of questioned documents, including such topics as free-hand forgeries, tracing, disguised handwriting, and anonymous notes. It features an in-depth discussion of how forgeries are created and how they are detected.

If you are interested in any aspect of this topic, The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis is definitely the book you need!
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Handwriting Analysis: The Complete Basic Book http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/handwriting-analysis-the-complete-basic-book/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/handwriting-analysis-the-complete-basic-book/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:42:18 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/handwriting-analysis-the-complete-basic-book/


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Write Now: The Complete Program For Better Handwriting http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/write-now-the-complete-program-for-better-handwriting/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/write-now-the-complete-program-for-better-handwriting/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:41:47 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/write-now-the-complete-program-for-better-handwriting/


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The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-new-drawing-on-the-right-side-of-the-brain/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/the-new-drawing-on-the-right-side-of-the-brain/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:41:22 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/the-new-drawing-on-the-right-side-of-the-brain/



When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book with a second revised edition.

Over the last decade, Dr. Edwards has refined her material through teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars. Truly The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this edition includes:

  • the very latest developments in brain research
  • new material on using drawing techniques in the corporate world and in education
  • instruction on self-expression through drawing
  • an updated section on using color
  • detailed information on using the five basic skills of drawing for problem solving


Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life—artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers—have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving. TheLos Angeles Times said it best: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is "not only a book about drawing, it is a book about living. This brilliant approach to the teaching of drawing . . . should not be dismissed as a mere text. It emancipates."

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Spencerian Penmanship http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/spencerian-penmanship/ http://palmermethod.com/bookstore/spencerian-penmanship/#comments Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:40:28 +0000 http://palmermethod.com/spencerian-penmanship/


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