Written by Platt R. Spencer, this book explains how all the letters can be made gracefully and rapidly using various combinations of a few basic pen strokes. It explains Spencer’s philosophy of teaching which engages the mind as well as the hand, and details his teaching methods. One example is having students write rhythmically, in concert, as the teacher counts. The power of this method is being rediscovered today. Five copybooks are available separately.
The program is another in the series of “classic curriculum” published by Mott Media. The format and layout hark back to an earlier time; this historical authenticity is often one of the attractions of the program. It also means that some letters appear different from our modern versions. Parents may opt to use the more recognizable form instead of teaching the historically accurate version. 64 pp.
Theory of the Spencerian System of Practical Penmanship
Publisher: Mott Media
Author: The "Spencerian Authors"
Grade: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12