Here's how this neat journaling book works - READ and think about each quotation (many famous ones grace this book). TRACE the cursive quote noting the cursive pointers. WRITE the quote for cursive practice, your own thoughts about the quote in your journal, a story that illustrates the moral of the quote.
This is great! Cursive is "not fun" to some homeschool parents but it can be fun. Not only that, it doesn't have to be "dead time" in a homeschool, particularly when you combine it with journaling. Penmanship, language arts, and creative writing all in one book!
I like this simple program. First, your child practices writing all of his/her letters in cursive and getting the "language" down. Tips are included throughout. Famous (and not so famous) quotes are used to practice handwriting and to inspire thought. Quotes for the most part are secular, which is not a problem. They provoke discussion (for example, a quote by Aldous Huxley), but all are good as far as "morality" goes. Examples of some
"You can not build a reputation on what you are going to do." -- Henry Ford.
"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." -- Sir Walter Scott.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." -- Helen Keller.
I think this is a wonderful little program; it builds solid handwriting and creative writing skills.