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How do I teach cursive handwriting to a first grade pupil?


He has not experienced cursive before.

He is able to write letters a-z without difficulty

Where should each letter's tail begin from?
In Topics: Helping my child with writing
> 60 days ago

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BarbK
Jun 23, 2014
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What the Expert Says:

Here is a great link that will help.  Click on Appendix D.  There is a page in that section that has a chart explaining the verbal path.  As your child is forming each letter, have them say the words that create that letter's path.  

If you want more information on the importance of handwriting, read the article Does Handwriting Matter?  See link below.

Hope this helps!
Barb
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lynellen
lynellen writes:
Cursive writing is so much easier taught according to strokes rather than in alphabet sequence.  These letters are divided into 4 major stroke groups based on Loops and Other Groups by Mary Benbow (available on Amazon or Therapro): Clock climbers: c,a,d,g,q, o         Loops: e,f,l,b,h,k  
hills and mountains:m,n,v, x,y,z                  kite tails: i,j,p,r,s,t,u,w,
Have fun!
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