Italic handwriting instruction within a “Charlotte Mason” framework Suggestions for writing-readiness activities Overview of steps in teaching handwriting to children Use at all grade levels Good choice for elementary ages because printing and cursive are nearly identical Printing or basic italics is more formal and must be taught first; cursive is for everyday use Older students with poor handwriting may benefit from learning ‘calligraphy’ Lessons and practice in Basic Italics (printing) and then in Cursive Italics Articles on copy work Models (quotes) in handwritten basic italics and cursive italics to copy Typeset quotes to transcribe into basic or cursive italics Variations on copy work–ideas to make it more challenging and instructive Instruction videos demonstrate each lesson (see below) 100-page PDF workbook to print as needed for your immediate family for only $10 (no shipping) Total cost is $10 per family. What a bargain! Note: To save us all money, I manually fill every order. I check my email for orders at least 3 times a day. Instructional Videos for Basic Italics (printing): Instructional Videos for Cursive Italics: Example of cursive italics.