- Cursive Warm-Ups facilitate easy transition from printing to cursive.
- Lesson plans incorporate letter review with words and sentences.
- Activity pages combine handwriting instruction with paragraph, poem, composition, and language arts activities.
When to Choose:
- Your child is in second class or functioning on that level.
- Your child is ready for cursive writing.
- Your child has never been introduced to cursive writing but is at the right age/ability level.
- Your child is older, but struggling with cursive handwriting.
Other Materials That May Be Used At This Level Include
- Blackboard with Double Lines
- 3rd Grade Cursive Teacher’s Guide
- Cursive Handwriting
- Regular Double Line Notebook Paper
- Cursive Wall Cards
- Cursive Alphabet Desk Strips
If Student Is Not Writing at Grade Level
Your student may need extra help with handwriting. Review the criteria listed above, decide which materials would be appropriate for your child, and begin at that level. The teacher’s guides will help you address letter formation, spacing, cursive connections, sentence writing, placement of letters on double lines, and more.
You may need to meet with your child’s teacher to determine the appropriate amount of written work from your child. When a child is learning a new skill, it may be necessary to decrease the amount of written work until your child masters handwriting. If overburdened with writing while having bad handwriting habits, your child will become very frustrated. Allow mastery of handwriting skills before expecting quantity in the work. The teachers’ guides can guide you with troubleshooting.
Products for a Child with a Learning Disability
Our materials are designed to teach handwriting in a developmental sequence. Teaching strategies encourage mastery of certain handwriting skills before progression to the next lesson. This strategy is appropriate for all children, including those children with special needs.
Review the criteria lists above and determine which materials would be most appropriate for your child. Based on developmental ability, an older child may use a workbook designed for younger children.