Despite what modern educators and technology wizards may think, legible handwriting is not obsolete. It brings a personal touch to our correspondence. The Spencerian form of penmanship is a highly-regarded and beautiful form of cursive writing. The very affordable series can be used to introduce cursive to elementary students, to improve the handwriting of older students and adults, or as an art form much like calligraphy.
The Theory 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 principles which engage the mind as well as the hand. It also details his methods for teaching classes of children. One of these is having the children write rhythmically, in concert, as the teacher counts. The power of this method is being rediscovered today.
Theory of Spencerian Penmanship
Page Count: 64
Author: Platt R. Spencer
Age: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, adult
Grade: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Topic: Penmanship, Handwriting