Rx for Handwriting Success

The Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series
by Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay



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includes all 7 books, Instruction Manual
& Desk Strips.

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A | B | C | D | E | F | G | Instruction Manual

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Supplementary Materials
including desk strips, blackline masters, alphabet cards
and DVD are also available.

A Comprehensive handwriting program for K-6th Grade (set includes one copy of each of the Books A-G, and the Instruction Manual.)

Even if you've never taught handwriting, you'll find the Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series easy to follow and full of step-by-step guidance, tips, and creative practice materials. Each of the eight books in the series has been designed to utilize the child's natural curiosity and thirst for learning. The unique "Look-Plan-Practice" approach to self-assessment enhances legibility while empowering the child—encouraging responsibility for his or her own progress.

Why Italic Handwriting?
In short, italic handwriting is:

  • Legible. Italic letterforms are uncluttered (no loops!), even when written rapidly.
  • Logical. The transition from printing to cursive is straightforward and intuitive. Letter shapes remain the same from basic italic to cursive italic, eliminating the abrupt leap from "ball and stick" to looped cursive seen in other programs.
  • Easy to Write. The elliptical shapes and strokes of italic conform to natural, rhythmic hand movements. The letters are formed easily and quickly.
  • Easy to Teach. The Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series provides a clear, concise, step-by-step approach with opportunity for lots of practice.
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Book A

Kindergarten.

With clever illustrations and plenty of space for writing and drawing on each individual letter page, this first book in the Series provides practice with basic shapes and introduces basic italic lowercase families and capitals, one letter per page. Includes numerals. (View pages)
Letter height 14 mm.
72 pages (ISBN 978-0-9827762-3-0).

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Book B

1st grade.

For the beginning reader, this book presents lowercase, capitals and numerals. With a short word and lively sentence on each page, this book is a lot of fun for the student! Illustrated. (View pages)
Letter height 11 & 9 mm.
64 pages (ISBN 978-0-9649215-6-6).

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Book C

2nd grade.

The transition book from basic to cursive italic. Basic writing practice themes: modes of transportation (automobile through zeppelin), days of the week, months of the year, and sentences. Capitals practice: cities of the USA. The simple transition to cursive italic is introduced. Includes numerals. Illustrated. (View pages)
Letter height 9 & 6 mm.
68 pages (ISBN 978-0-9827762-0-9).

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Book D

3rd grade.

Energizing writing practice for basic italic and cursive italic includes capitalization, vowel and consonant sounds, prefixes, suffixes, phonograms, homophones, tongue twisters and six poem forms. Cursive capitals are introduced with historical development of each letter. Illustrated.
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Letter height 6 & 5 mm.
88 pages (ISBN 978-0-9649215-7-3).

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Book E

4th grade.

This well-crafted book is a welcome complement to your entire curriculum. While practicing cursive italic, students explore the many facets of the world of science — the animal kingdom, DNA, photosynthesis, minerals, continents, biomes, our solar system and galaxy. Practice with capitals: cities of the world and history of letters. Illustrated.
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Letter height 6, 5, & 4 mm.
64 pages (ISBN 978-0-9649215-8-0).

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Book F

5th grade.

Figures of speech of the English language are used for cursive writing practice, including synonyms, antonyms, simile, metaphors, word origins, onomatopoeia, proverbs, homophones, homographs, analogies, oxymoron, tongue twisters, pangrams and palindromes. Capitals practice: Native American nations, tribes and communities. History of letters and numerals. Illustrated. (View pages)
Letter height 6, 5, & 4 mm.
64 pages (ISBN 978-0-9649215-5-9).

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Book G

6th grade.

The final book in the Series contains basic and cursive writing practice to acquaint the student with the history of writing. Content includes writing materials such as papyrus, parchment, paper and pens as well as eight scripts developed from the Roman Era to the 17th century. Cursive capitals practice shows the historical development of each letter. History of numerals. Part 3: edged pen writing. Illustrated. (View pages)
Letter height 9, 5, & 4 mm.
64 pages (ISBN 978-0-9827762-1-6).

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Instruction Manual

Designed for use with Books A–G, this invaluable guide contains detailed instructions for teaching letter families, capitals, cursive joins, assessment strategies, techniques for increasing speed and developing style, plus the history of writing. Complete information provided to effectively teach italic handwriting.
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112 pages (ISBN 978-0-9649215-4-2).

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Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series Supplementary Materials

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Blackline Masters

This CD is designed to be used as supplementary material in conjunction with the Getty-Dubay Handwriting Series. Each half sheet references the page number in the corresponding book. Writing practice contains single letters and short letter combinations for joins. Worksheets are in PDF format. Copyright free when used with the Series.

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DVD: Write Now! Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting

This DVD provides an ideal opportunity for modeling basic italic and cursive italic. Helpful for parents, teachers, and students who prefer visual instruction. 55 minutes.

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Getty-Dubay Basic Italic Alphabet Cards

Each card has the letter in both upper and lower case Basic Italic and a helpful picture. Use as an alphabet wall chart OR use as flashcards! Also contains numerals. For use with Books A & B. 28 - 5.5 x 8.5" cards, $12.75.

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Getty-Dubay Cursive Italic Wall Chart

Chart shows: capitals, lowercase and numerals, 8” x 19”, $8.75. Cursive Italic for use with Books D–G. 10 card set, 11” x 19” , $8.75.

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Getty-Dubay Desk Strips

The desk strip provides a constant reminder for the student of how italic letters are formed. May be attached to the desk or table top.

Basic Italic for use with Books A–C.
4” x 17”, $8.75 set of 30
Cursive Italic for use with Books D–G.
21/2” x 17”, $8.75 set of 30
2 Pack (one each Basic & Cursive), $2.25

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Getty-Dubay Laminated Basic & Cursive Strip

This Laminated Desk Strip is 18 x 6". Contains both Basic Italic and Cursive Italic in a single laminated strip!

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Distributor: Allport Editions, www.allport.com, 1.800.777.2844, Portland, OR USA

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