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Draw Write Now is an eight-book series with step-by-step drawing instruction and short sentences for writing practice. Each Draw Write Now book is a unit study with 21 directed drawing lessons presented on two pages showing a colorful drawing, four sentences, and step-by-step drawing instructions. The units explore history, geography, natural science, and social studies. Lessons are flexible and easy enough for children to use independently. Created for primary grades, ages 5 to 9.

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  1. Draw Write Now Review by Paige C.
    Pros: combines art and handwriting & cheap
    Cons: they need to make more, with more complex subjects

    Grades Used: K-3rd

    I loved these books! Why? They didn’t look anything like handwriting books! They looked fun, and anything that can make ‘boys’ or just reluctant writers want to write is an awesome resource!! My kids also enjoyed picking from the various topics or themes that are individualized in each books. Plus, combining the drawing lesson with the copy work, I believe is a great way to refine motor skills and open them up to their own creativity.

  2. Draw Write Now Review by Susan
    Pros: easy to use, kid friendly
    Grades Used: K-6

    Have used these books for a once a week drawing/handwriting time for about 5 years now. My kids loved them when they were in the K-2 range and still like them as they are now in the 3-6 grade range. I make them a little more challenging by having them expand on some of the sentences and sometimes write them in cursive. The step by step drawing methods used are easy to follow and fun for the them. Their drawing ability has improved over the years.

  3. Draw Write Now Review by Angela
    Grades Used: K-5th

    We love these books! There are pictures with step by step instructions as well as a few lines of information to copy. The content includes, animals, American history, and more. Many times we have looked up how to draw something specific to go with our history or science. Draw Write Now is definitely worth the money if your child likes to draw.

  4. Draw Write Now Review by chris allred
    Pros: fun colorful books
    Cons: manuscript writing

    Grades Used: 1,2,3

    Really loved watching my kids make their own books.
    Only wish they had cursive writing as copy work as well.
    Loved each of the variety of books! Kids did too!!!
    When they want to draw and animal etc-they still use as a resource.

  5. Draw Write Now Review by Sally
    Pros: inexpensive; colorful
    Grades Used: 1-6

    My kids really enjoy these and often pull them out on their own and work on a drawing, sometimes combining several drawings into their own picture. There are step-by-step instructions and each drawing is brightly colored which is a big kid-appeal.

  6. Draw Write Now Review by Shera DeMay
    Pros: inexpensive; kids look forward to getting to draw with their writing practice
    Cons: some of the drawings are a little hard for younger ones

    Grades Used: K-4

    When our girls wer in their younger grades, the drwings were sometimes difficult, which made them frustrated when their picture didn’t look like the instruction. However when they got older, the drawing was great, but they were past the age for the writing samples. It was still fun for them, but not as educational. Still a good supplement for a “fun” supplement though.

  7. Draw Write Now Review by JulieCC
    Pros: inexpensive; full color
    Cons: no e-book option

    Grades Used: PreK-2nd

    I loved DWN for art lessons. We didn’t really use it for writing instruction. I loved the visual nature of the books, their price, and the step-by-step instruction. I love how each book is a theme so you can correlate it to other studies or student interest.

    I just wish they had an e-book option – or would have when I used it.

  8. Draw Write Now Review by Susan Washabaugh
    Pros: great instructions
    Cons: none

    Grades Used: K-3

    These are great to use. They provide step by step instructions that any child, artistic or not, can use. Then they give a full picture with background and colored for my ideas. Also there’s a page for copywork where the child learns about what they drew. Great product and kids learn a lot.

  9. Draw Write Now Review by Cavell Gronniger
    Pros: fun and easy
    Cons: none

    Grades Used: k, 1

    My son loves these books! I can’t draw, so they have really helped him learn to get ideas and since you do the drawings in stages, it makes it easy for him. He can’t wait to draw the next lesson. And I love the extra practice he gets with handwriting too!

  10. Draw Write Now Review by Lisa

    My kids LOVE these books! I have tried several other art books, and these are by far the easiest and the funnest for them to use. They get results right away and can’t believe how great their drawings look!

  11. Draw Write Now Review by Heather

    We only have the farm one but both my 9 and 7 year olds like it. they are always drawing and coloring so this adds the handwriting practice in. And the 2 yr old can join in.

  12. Draw Write Now Review by LaRee
    Pros: Encourages writing
    Grades Used: K+

    One of my daughters LOVES this. She doesn’t even seem to notice that she’s practicing her handwriting because she’s so excited to learn to draw something new each time!

  13. Draw Write Now Review by Cathie
    Pros: Well laid out. Reinforces following steps. Improves handwriting skills.
    Grades Used: 1-4

    My children have never been one for drawing or coloring. This is always an extra item I add into our year. I can usually find one or more books that will either compliment our science or history unit. My kids can’t believe how well they can draw when using these books.

  14. Draw Write Now Review by Heather Owens
    Pros: Builds Confidence
    Grades Used: K-3

    My Children addored these. They would make them into lapbooks and then enter them in our county fair every year winning blue ribbons.

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