Catholic Heritage Handwriting, Level 2



Handwriting, Grade 2

This level of penmanship practice is perfect for a child making his First Holy Communion. Lessons build bit by bit until the student is copying out full prayers and poems.


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Catholic Heritage Handwriting 2 teaches manuscript handwriting skills without overwhelming the student with too much seatwork. Assignments will leave your student looking forward to the next penmanship lesson. Includes four penmanship assignments per week for 36 weeks. 

What makes Catholic Heritage Handwriting 2 so popular?

  • Spiral Top-Binding
    Each handwriting workbook is spiral bound at the top of the page, so it is equally comfortable for both “lefties” and “righties,” with no center or edge binding to get in the way of good penmanship.
  • Single-Sided
    Pages are single-sided, which means there are no grooves or holes from the other side of the page to write over. Every page is a fresh start, reducing frustration for your child and allowing you to remove any page easily for display.
  • First Confession and First Communion Reinforcement
    Catholic Heritage Handwriting 2 is a perfect fit for children making their First Confession and First Holy Communion. The lessons build bit by bit until, by the end of the year, the student is copying out full prayers, poems, and thoughts that reinforce preparation for the sacraments.

Product Code: CHH2
Format: Softcover
Binding: Top spiral bound
Page Count: 74 single-sided pages
Dimensions: 8.5″×11″
ISBN: 978090983683216
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? Yes, purchase one per student.
Answer key: None required.

Nancy Nicholson is one of the founding authors of Catholic Heritage Curricula. Equipped with an abundance of God-given talent, a major in Secondary Education–English, and years of experience homeschooling her own children, she has written over thirty educational titles, beginning with Little Stories for Little Folks. Her unique ability to develop programs and workbooks that “fit” both advanced and struggling students is due to her experience raising children of different ability levels and learning styles: two of her children are developmentally challenged, while another went on to graduate from Harvard and is now a college professor.

Q: My child is left-handed. Do you have any tips on teaching him to write? 

A: CHC’s Catholic Heritage Handwriting is designed with spiral binding at the top specifically to make writing easier for ‘lefties.’

Lefties often have difficulty with smudging as their hand passes over what has just been written. One way of reducing this problem is to avoid the softer-leaded #2 pencil, opting instead for a harder #3 pencil.

Another trick to facilitate writing is to tell the student to aim the top of his pencil at his left shoulder, keep his upper arm close to his body, and tilt his paper to the right. Also, he should grip the pencil about two inches away from the lead.

I know that this seems strangely high up on the pencil, but the grip moves the child’s hand up and away from what he is writing, which permits him to view the letters as he forms them. All of these tricks will improve the child’s penmanship.

“I snapped a picture of the unusual characters who showed up for school one morning.” —Allison, NY

I think because the handwriting lessons are short, my 7-year-old really tries harder to write well. Now, he's starting to write notes and letters to friends! I believe the ease of your handwriting program has encouraged him to want to write now that he feels he can write neatly without the stress of daily busy-work.

Photo submitted by Anne, MS.

Here is a photo of our son practicing his handwriting using the Catholic Heritage Handwriting Series. He is eight years old and finished his 3rd grade studies last week.

Photo submitted by Rosaria, FL.

We love your curriculum and books! My son especially loves your handwriting and phonics books!

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