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Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series now available from Allport Editions!
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Excerpts

Reading Looped Cursive
rloop_compare.pdf - 252k (opens new window)

Comparison of Five Handwriting Styles
compare.pdf - 212k (opens new window)

Children's Handwriting Sample
childsample.pdf - 76.5k (opens new window)

Book A (Kindergarten)
booka15.pdf - 15k (opens new window)
booka61.pdf - 349k (opens new window)
With clever illustrations and plenty of space for writing and drawing, this first book in the series introduces basic italic lowercase and capital letters, one letter per page, including numerals.
Letter Height - 14mm
72 pages

Book B (1st Grade)
bookb2.pdf - 399k (opens new window)
bookb39.pdf - 412k (opens new window)
For the beginning reader, this book covers the entire alphabet and numerals. With its short words and lively sentences, this book is a lot of fun. Illustrated.
Letter height - 11 & 9mm
9mm blank ruled page - 328k (opens new window)
9mm blank ruled page (horizontal format) - 328k (opens new window)
64 pages

Book C (2nd Grade )
bookc21.pdf - 481k (opens new window)
bookc54.pdf - 676k (opens new window)
This is the transition book in the series. The first five joins of the cursive italic are initially introduced in the last section of the book. Illustrated. Letter height - 9mm & 6mm
6mm blank ruled page - 411k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page - 192k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page with capital line - 595k (opens new window)
9mm blank ruled page - 328k (opens new window)
9mm blank ruled page (horizontal format) - 328k (opens new window)
68 pages

Book D (3rd Grade)
bookd18.pdf - 441k (opens new window)
bookd29.pdf - 678k (opens new window)
Packed with meaningful and down-to-earth writing practice, this book introduces all the joins, vowel and consonant sounds, prefixes and suffixes, and 12 rules of capitalization. In addition, the introduction of cursive capitals includes the historical development of each letter. Illustrated.
Letter height - 6 & 5 mm
5mm blank ruled page - 494k (opens new window)
5mm blank ruled page with capital line - 489k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page - 377k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page - 411k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page with capital line - 595k (opens new window)
88 pages

Book E (4th Grade)
booke18.pdf - 135k (opens new window)
booke46.pdf - 718k (opens new window)
With writing practice on topics ranging from the solar system to plants and animals, this book is a wonderful complement to any homeschool curriculum. While practicing cursive italic joins, students explore the many facets of the world of science. Upon completion of the book, there are instructions on how to make a booklet and envelope.
Letter height - 6, 5 & 4mm
4mm blank ruled page - 603k (opens new window)
4mm blank ruled page with capital line - 705k (opens new window)
5mm blank ruled page - 494k (opens new window)
5mm blank ruled page with capital line - 489k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page - 377k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page - 411k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page with capital line - 595k (opens new window)
64 pages

Book F (5th Grade)
bookf17.pdf - 748k (opens new window)
bookf47.pdf - 695k (opens new window)
As they discover figures of speech, older students learn how our English language works. Writing practice includes: synonyms and antonyms, compound words, acronyms, analogies, metaphors, similes, idioms, euphemisms, vowel and consonant sounds, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations. A pop-up card and spiral writing pages complete this informative book. Illustrations.
Letter height - 6, 5 & 4mm
4mm blank ruled page - 603k (opens new window)
4mm blank ruled page with capital line - 705k (opens new window)
5mm blank ruled page - 494k (opens new window)
5mm blank ruled page with capital line - 489k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page - 377k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page - 411k (opens new window)
6mm blank ruled page with capital line - 595k (opens new window)
64 pages

Book G (6th Grade)
bookg10.pdf - 794k (opens new window)
bookg30.pdf - 753k (opens new window)
This final book in the series contains writing practice paragraphs acquainting the student with a brief history of the origins of our letters, from cave paintings to copperplate. The last few pages are devoted to edged pen writing. Detailed illustrations.
Letter height - 9, 5 & 4mm
4mm blank ruled page - 603k (opens new window)
4mm blank ruled page with capital line - 705k (opens new window)
5mm blank ruled page - 184k (opens new window)
5mm blank ruled page with capital line - 234k (opens new window)
9mm blank ruled page - 328k (opens new window)
9mm blank ruled page (horizontal format) - 328k (opens new window)
64 pages

Blackline Masters for Books A-G
Blackline Masters for Book A (Kindergarten)
BLM-A-1.pdf - 315k (opens new window)
BLM-A-2.pdf - 336k (opens new window)

Blackline Masters for Book B (1st Grade)
BLM-B-1.pdf - 451k (opens new window)
BLM-B-2.pdf - 451k (opens new window)

Blackline Masters for Book C (2nd Grade)
BLM-C-1.pdf - 590k (opens new window)
BLM-C-2.pdf - 533k (opens new window)

Blackline Masters for Book D (3rd Grade)
BLM-D-1.pdf - 549k (opens new window)
BLM-D-2.pdf - 653k (opens new window)

Blackline Masters for Book E (4th Grade)
BLM-E-1.pdf - 738k (opens new window)
BLM-E-2.pdf - 614k (opens new window)

Blackline Masters for Book F (5th Grade)
BLM-F-1.pdf - 754k (opens new window)
BLM-F-2.pdf - 612k (opens new window)

Blackline Masters for Book G (6th Grade)
BLM-G-1.pdf - 725k (opens new window)
BLM-G-2.pdf - 753k (opens new window)

The Blackline Masters are folders of supplementary practice sheets designed to complement the lessons in the books. Each practice page references the page number in the corresponding book of that particular lesson, making it easy to integrate the lessons in the book with the extra practice opportunity offered in the Blackline Masters. There is one set of Blackline Masters for each of the books A-G (K-6th grade).

NEW! The Blackline Masters are now available on CD.

Instruction Manual
booki22.pdf - 958k (opens new window)
booki23.pdf - 870k (opens new window)
booki56.pdf - 870k (opens new window)
Designed for use with Books A-G. This invaluable resource contains detailed instruction for teaching each letter and join; numerous assessment strategies; creative student activities; techniques for increasing speed, and developing a personal style; and complete information needed to effectively teach italic handwriting.
108 pages

Write Now: A complete self-teaching program for better handwriting
wnow17.pdf - 800k (opens new window)
wnow47.pdf - 876k (opens new window)
wnow66.pdf - 763k (opens new window)
Write Now was developed as a complete program in one volume for adults. It is designed to lie flat on the table for ease when writing and contains complete instructions as well as practice exercises and tips. It is the easy way to develop a better hand at your own pace. Just a few short weeks will have others admiring your new handwriting skill.
3mm blank ruled page - 282k (opens new window)
4mm blank ruled page - 555k (opens new window)
4mm blank ruled page - 526k (opens new window)
4mm blank ruled page with capital line - 603k (opens new window)
5mm blank ruled page - 184k (opens new window)
5mm blank ruled page with capital line - 234k (opens new window)
96 pages

Italic Letters: Calligraphy and Handwriting
itlet9.pdf - 708k (opens new window)
itlet51.pdf - 671k (opens new window)
itlet58.pdf - 660k (opens new window)
For professional and amateur calligraphers art teachers and anyone who wants to learn calligraphy, improve handwriting legibility, and use a broad-edged pen. Great for handwritten invitations, special letters, and decorative writing of any kind.
4mm blank ruled page - 526k (opens new window)
4mm blank ruled page with capital line - 603k (opens new window)
128 pages