In this complete cursive handwriting course students will be guided to learn how to write neat and beautiful cursive.
We will begin with an introduction, which will teach students the proper mechanics of sitting, holding a pencil, stabilizing your paper, and correct posture. Students will learn the four stars to super writing - slant, size, shape, and spacing. They will be introduced to the specific strokes that make up cursive handwriting. All of this will be explained in the videos. There are guided practice worksheets that accompany the video and worksheets for students to do independently for more practice.
After the introduction, we will move on to the lowercase letters. The letters are taught in a specific order so that it makes sense. Each lowercase letter is taught with a short video, a guided practice worksheet, and an independent worksheet. The guided practice worksheets also include an important vocabulary word that starts with the letter we are learning that day, along with a beautiful colored photo of the vocabulary word. Throughout the teaching of the lowercase letters there are three review lessons with six additional practice worksheets. These review worksheets also reinforce other important concepts like nouns, making lists, and idioms. Each of the 26 independent worksheets includes letters and words for the students to trace first and then try writing on their own.
Then we will move on to the capital letters. There are 26 videos and guided practice worksheets. Each capital letter is taught as a proper noun with a colored picture that goes along with the proper noun. Most are places around the world. Some examples are Africa, Peru, Rome, the Nile River, and Washington D.C. A short description of each place will be included in the video. There are 26 independent practice worksheets for additional reinforcement. They include letters and words for students to trace first and then try to write independently. Throughout the teaching of the capital letters, there are six review worksheets that that also help reinforce or introduce other learning concepts like writing invitations, facts and opinions, idioms, alphabetizing, and writing titles while they are practicing their cursive handwriting.
There are two final reviews - a guided practice with a short video and an independent practice worksheet where the students can demonstrate all that they learned throughout the course.
This course packs a lot of learning in, but it is done in a simple, quick way with a variety of activities and interesting and colorful pictures and graphics so students will remain interested. Concepts are reviewed so students can learn with confidence.
Continue the art of cursive handwriting!
This course includes:
- 63 videos (2 cursive introductory videos, 26 lowercase lessons, 3 lowercase review lessons, 26 uppercase lessons, 4 uppercase review lessons, 1 final review)
- 63 practice worksheets that go along with each video
- 63 independent practice worksheets for additional review and practice
- 3 quizzes for the lowercase letters
- 3 quizzes for the uppercase letters
- 1 final assessment
- Final assessment answer key
- Answer key for all quizzes
After completing this complete cursive handwriting course, students will understand the proper mechanics of handwriting and the main components of beautiful handwriting. Students will be able to write all lowercase and uppercase letters in cursive. They will know how to join letters together in order to write words and sentences freely and fluently. Students will feel confident in their handwriting and will have fun doing it!
This complete cursive handwriting course is primarily intended for students in grades two through six; however, it is appropriate for anyone who is interested in learning cursive handwriting.
Students taking this course should have a basic understanding of and experience with manuscript (printing) handwriting. They also should have some reading background.
Section 1 – Lowercase letters
Introduction to cursive handwriting I
Introduction to cursive handwriting II
Review of undercurve letters
Review of downcurve letters
Review of overcurve letters
Review of all lowercase letters
Section 2 – Uppercase letters
Review of downcurve letters
Quiz # 4
Review of forward curve letters
Review of overcurve and doublecurve letters
Review of undercurve slant and loop letters
Final review of all letters