About Memoria Press and New American Cursive
Memoria Press is an award winning classical curriculum company. Their full line of grade level packages are much beloved in the private school and homeschool communities. They are also well known for their electives and other miscellaneous curriculum. Some of the products in their electives and miscellaneous categories include their New American Cursive curriculum, Traditional Logic curriculum, and their Classical Composition curriculum.
New American Cursive 1
New American Cursive 2 (Scripture)
New American Cursive 2 (Famous Americans)
New American Cursive 3 (Famous Quotes)
New American Cursive 3 (Scripture)
The New American Cursive course is an easy-to-follow book for teaching beginning cursive. There is a presentation of letter forms in a simplified manner with little pictures and tips to help your child in remembering their letter formation. Because of this, children are able to start learning cursive at a much younger age.
Each book is self-contained and is spiral bound for an easier use for writing--especially for left handed children.
We chose to review the New American Cursive 2 (Scripture) with my 7 year old who has cursive experience. The New American Cursive 2 (Scripture) contains:
●an Eight-page Teaching Guide
●125 instruction exercises for excellent penmanship development
●Practice pages include Bible verses and character-building quotes
●Includes exercises to develop creative writing skills
●Blank reproducible practice pages
This book is ideal for a child who has some background with cursive and is ready to move forward with their practice and skills.
Our Thoughts on this Product
My youngest loves writing neatly. He also has always enjoyed writing cursive from the get go--but there are times he forgets how certain letters are formed. I thought this book would be an easy practice and review for us, especially over the summer.
|Initial alphabet practice|
|Working on Reading the Lesson 4 Paragraph|
As of right now we are on lesson 21. While we didn't do it every day, it would be very very easy to do so since the lessons are a mere one page. We will continue to work through one page a day for the duration of our summer school time.
Here are some examples of what were included in the lessons we did, and a few pages for future lessons:
|Practicing letter connections|
|an evaluation page for copywork|
|A fun page to practice writing in cursive. Can you tell we were working on adjectives in grammar?|
|Future Lesson on Capital Letters|
|Future Lesson for quotation w/o guidelines|
|Future Lesson reminding of paper slant|
For me, the greatest thing that would hold someone back from purchasing this book would be the price. It is currently $22.95 which seems a bit steep for a cursive practice book--but it really is an excellent book and would be worth the money for the time it takes to help your child have high quality cursive writing. I also love having the binding at the top instead of a stapled cover like many books are.
Want to Know More About Memoria Press Products?For the last few weeks, we have been reviewing the New American Cursive 2 (Scripture) book from Memoria Press. I encourage you to visit other members of the crew to read their reviews of other books in the New American Cursive line as well as books from the Traditional Logic and Classical Composition curriculum!
Once again, Memoria Press has come up with an excellent product! We've had a lot of success with their products, and I always enjoy using them when we are given them for reviews. Make sure you check out some other products from Memoria Press that I have done in the past!