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Teaching the Lost Art of Cursive

A number of school districts have eliminated cursive handwriting from the curriculum or are in the process of doing so. However, many teachers still see the value in teaching cursive. The resources contained in this collection include articles, blog posts, infographics and more to help make teaching cursive a little more straightforward.
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Teaching the Lost Art of Cursive
  • logicofenglish.com
    logicofenglish.com

    Logic of English - Why Teach Cursive First

    5 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    I like this article mainly because of the interesting perspective that it takes - that cursive should not only be taught but should be taught before print. It's full of great tips for teaching students to write in cursive, as well. This article is definitely worth the read!
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Teach Handwriting has provided a resource that is awesome for many different reasons. For example, the discussion on the benefits of teaching continuous cursive and the links to worksheets for letter practice. What I really love, though, are the videos for each letter showing how it is written. The visual reference to the sky, ground, and underground make letter formation intuitive for students. This resource is one you will want to bookmark, use in class, and share with colleagues and parents.
  • zaner-bloser.com
    zaner-bloser.com

    The Left-Handed Child in a Right-Handed World

    6 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This article addresses some salient points about teaching handwriting to left-handed students and with about 1/10 of all students being left-handed, it's a resource you'll need at some point. However, I also recommend it to anyone teaching handwriting simply because it does a great job of explaining how to determine hand dominance and some of the common challenges student face with handwriting in general.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This E-How.com video presents some excellent tips for teaching beginning cursive handwriting. From starting with letters that are similar in print and cursive to pen direction, the strategies provided in this brief video are logical and easy to implement.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Montessorium has created an infographic about cursive handwriting that is as interesting as it is compelling. It provides reasons for teaching cursive, including benefits for students with disabilities and the positive impact on reading abilities. Whether you print it, share it, or bookmark, this is one resource you'll want to have.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This resource is perfect for sharing with students for independent practice or review of lowercase cursive letters. Not only can students see what the letters look like, but mousing over a letter activates a demonstration of how it is written.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The worksheets provided by KidZone are great for student practice and review. I like that they are organized by difficulty/age as well as by type of letter (e.g., loopy letters like 'a' or 'o'; climb-n-slide letters like 'l' or 'I'). An added bonus are the links to other cursive handwriting resources like coloring pages.
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