DN Style Handwriting Practice
This style resembles D'nealian.
From wikipedia: D'Nealian is a style of writing and teaching cursive and print (block) handwriting for English. It is a derivative of the Palmer Method and was designed to ease the learning of cursive and print handwriting. D'Nealian was developed by Donald Thurber, who developed the system while teaching in a primary school, and was first introduced in 1978. The name of the script comes from Donald's first name contracted with his middle name ("Neal").
The Basic Layout of the Printable Lessons
Layout: There are two lessons on each printable worksheet. Each lesson in Set One, the 1/2 inch rule height set, involves both tracing and writing using a starting dot for each letter. Set Two, the 3/8 inch height rule set does not have a starting dot for the "write-your-own" parts of the lessons.
The first set has a rule height is approximately 1/2 of an inch tall. There are three parts in this set. Letter practice, number practice, and dolch word practice.
Dolch Words used in Set 1
am, an, as, at, be, by, do, go, he, if, in, is, it, me, my, no, of, on, or, so, to, up, us, we, all, and, any, are, ask, ate, big, but, buy, can, cut, did, eat, fly, for, get, got, had, has, her, him, his, hot, how, its, let, may, new, not, now, off, old, one, our, out, own, put, ran, red, run, saw, say, see, she, six, ten, the, too, try, two, use, was, who, why, yes, you, away, been, blue, both, call, came, cold, come, does, done, down, draw, fall, find, five, four, from, full, gave, give, goes, good, grow, have, help, here, hold, hurt, into, jump, just, keep, kind, know, like, live, long, look, made, make, many, much, must, once, only, open, over, pick, play, pull, read, ride, said, show, sing, some, soon, stop, take, tell, that, them, then, they, this, upon, very, walk, want, warm, wash, well, went, were, what, when, will, wish, with
Each file has two lessons -
The top part is uppercase letter practice and the bottom part is lowercase letter practice.
Dolch Words PracticeDolch Words up to Four Characters
Set Two practices writing words that are grouped by sound. Each lesson features seven words or, sometimes, 6 words and one sentence. Each pages has two lessons.
Short a #1 am, an, as, at, ax, rat, A rat sat on that hat., sat, cat, fat, bat, mat, pat, A cat sat on a mat.
Short a #2 bad, mad, pad, sad, gad, lad, tad, sap, gap, bag, gag, hag, lag, tag
Short a #3 ban, can, fan, pan, ran, tan, van, cap, map, nap, rap, jam, ham, Pam
Short e #1 bed, led, red, wed, beg, fed, Ed, Ted, hen, den, Ken, men, pen, ten, Ten hen were in a pen.
Short e #2 jet, let, met, net, pet, set, yet, fell, bell, sell, nest, zest, test, The bell fell. Test the bell.
Short e #3 pest, rest, jest, best, lest, west, zest, tent, rent, sent, went, felt, pelt, melt
Short i #1 if, it, is, bit, hit, sit, It is a hit! Please sit., rid, lid, sip, tip, nip, lip, The lid is bent.
Short i #2 him, rim, fix, six, din, pin, tin, dig, fig, big, pig, jig, rig, The big rig is hauling figs.
Short o #1 on, ox, got, cot, jot, lot, The ox left the lot., job, nod, pod, rod, log, hog, dog
Short o #2 box, fox, hop, mop, sop, pop, top, dot, jot, lot, pot, rot, not, This is not a lot.
Short u #1 up, us, cub, hub, rub, bud, mud, dug, mug, tug, jug, bug, sum, drum
Short u #2 bun, run, sun, rut, hung, rung, sung, bulk, hulk, gush, rush, dust, must, rust
Print, cut apart, attach to student's notebooks
April 25, 2012, Donna Young