Italic Italian humanists soon revolted against the heavy Gothic look by reverting to a more Carolingian script and inventing a cursive form of it, known as Italic. The first illustrated writing manual, La Operina, was published in 1522 by Ludovico. Elegant handwriting emerged as a status symbol, and by the 1700s penmanship schools had begun educating generations of master scribes.
Sound Reference Desk Charts are a great resource for programs like Jolly Phonics
The 4 Sound Reference Charts provide a visual reference to connect letters and sounds... a comprehensive resource for both staff and students!