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A Treasury of Bible Verses on Love (KJV) to Copy in Cursive - Digital Download Review by Nancy Mayes

Joymarie Dunlap
LightHome Publications sold via CurrClick

We have long felt that penmanship has become a lost art. In an attempt to develop what we believe to be necessary and beneficial handwriting skills, we have taught cursive handwriting in our homeschool. A Treasury of Bible Verses on Love (KJV) to Copy in Cursive was a welcome addition to our homeschool classroom and met many of our current penmanship needs. As a Christian family, we have been studying the Fruit of the Spirit and the verses within the copywork book were well suited to support those studies.

The Treasury of Bible Verses on Love is a 74-page instant downloadable pdf product retailing for $8.80 and contains over 70 bible verses (KJV) to learn, meditate upon and copy in cursive. Included within the 74 pages are a full-color cover page and introduction page, a scripture memorization how to page, 51 scripture copy work and question pages, twelve scripture poster coloring pages, a single page about the author, Joymarie Dunlap and seven additional pages containing other works available. We did not find a crossword puzzle for the student to complete that was mentioned within the introduction page.

Completed pages become a beautiful masterpiece created by the student as each copywork page includes a stained-glass coloring piece, the scripture to copy with standard penmanship lines for the copywork itself, and a well thought out question for the student to answer. The answer to the question is found within the scripture that was presented, encouraging students to think about and hopefully apply what they have written to their own life.

Colored printer ink is not a concern with this downloadable product as all but one copywork page is fully black and white, with the exception of two small images in the footer found on each page. The scripture poster pages are also primarily black and white with a colored shadow on the bubble letters. The coloring on the pages is minimal, allowing an individual to print in either color or black only without affecting the overall worksheet quality.

The website indicates that this product is appropriate for students age five through high school. The standard penmanship lines for the copywork seems adequate for most students learning cursive. It is not too big and not too small. It does seem to be slightly larger than natural handwriting and therefore awkward for older students as well as students that have already mastered cursive.

We used A Treasury of Bible Verses on Love (KJV) to Copy in Cursive in our homeschool as a daily handwriting exercise. I liked that the sheets could be completed in any order, allowing us to use the worksheet that coincided with our family devotions on the Fruit of the Spirit. Our oldest child (11) is highly artistic. She tends to treat penmanship like art and would often take approximately a half hour to complete a sheet. Our second child (8) is in the learning stages of cursive. Although in the beginning she would spend close to the same amount of time, she was still writing cursive slowly. Her penmanship has improved greatly with the daily practice and she is often finished with her worksheet in 15-20 minutes.

We found this copywork both easy and enjoyable to use. We will complete this workbook and keep the pdf saved in our resources folder so that we can utilize specific worksheets to reinforce things we are working on in the future.

-Product review by Nancy Mayes, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, April, 2017