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This eight book series, spanning K-6 and including a teacher’s guide, has been designed with what the publisher calls the unique “Look-Plan-Practice” approach to self-assessment.” This program teaches italic handwriting with no loops which makes the program legible, logical, easy to write and easy to teach. Each book is $8.75, the entire series is $65, and there are other materials like wall charts, desk charts and an instructional DVD available as well.

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  1. Getty Dubay Handwriting Review by Jennifer
    Grades Used: 6

    My dad made me do one of these books (book g) when I was in the 6th or 7th grade because my handwriting was hideous. I made it through all of the section on print and cursive but got bored when I got to the calligraphy section. Despite only doing part of one book, my handwriting has been legible, uniformly sized, and pretty ever since. I plan to use these books when my kids are old enough.

  2. Getty Dubay Handwriting Review by Jan
    Pros: Ease of use
    Cons: Consumable

    Grades Used: All

    My kids were using the computer more and more for writing. When they did need to write, it was very sloppy. I have one child who has done the complete program. His handwriting does not look like the book, but it is legible and neat. I don’t mind that it is not the conventional handwriting style.

    One con, is that I have had to teach them how to read other cursive handwriting, but this was not difficult or time consuming.

  3. Getty Dubay Handwriting Review by Renita
    Pros: easy to use
    Cons: consumable

    Grades Used: 5th, 6th

    We started using the Getty Dubay Italics for our daughter that has eye teaming problems. Her handwriting was terrible and she had an awful time with traditional cursive. As soon as we moved her to the Italics book, she started doing very well. Her handwriting improved and so did her frustration level.

    Each book is filled with practice and self-evaluation to give instant feedback. There is just enough practice to master the letters but not too much to be boring or frustrating.

    This is a great program to improve handwriting.

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