Cheerful Cursive

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Item #: 018482
ISBN: 9780929223186
Grades: 2-4
Author: Mastery Publications Staff

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Publisher: Mastery Publications
Pub. Date: January 2004
Binding: Trade Paper
Language: English

About Cheerful Cursive

Category Description for Traditional Style Handwriting Programs - Multi-Grade

Customer Reviews

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Cheerful Cursive
I've been searching for a cursvie book with letters I learned as a child. I have found that many don't teach kids how to write each letter with a "tail" in front of the letter as well as in the back of the letter. If your looking for that, this is your book! My son enjoys practicing cursive now because this book helps keep the flow of the letters. I highly recommend C.C.
February 12, 2019
6 months ago
My son wasnt too happy too have to do learn cursive but as he started he wasnt so mad cause its was not as he was used to in traditional school
February 6, 2019
6 months ago
We love Cheeful Cursive!
From the pages to the binding, everything about this curriculum was so well planned. Easy and comfortable to do for our left handed son. The verses and quotes chosen for their copy work are so wise and rich- they led to many beautiful family conversations.
January 25, 2019
1 year ago
My daughter had a hard time with cursive. She hated it! Then I decided to buy Cheerful Cursive for a change, hoping it would be better than the last workbook. My daughter loves it and asks to work on her cursive! Unbelievable! I like the systematic approach of learning curves/motions and then the letters come from that. It makes sense, and it makes it easier to put letters together into words. I really like this workbook and highly recommend it!
September 25, 2018
10 months ago
Very Satisfied
This is the best!
August 20, 2018
over 3 years ago
My daughter loves it
I'm using this with my 10yo, 4th grade daughter. She learned D'nealian first, and this is perfect! She's able to do this independently, and her cursive is really progressing nicely! I enjoy how the lessons are a bit varied, but predictable, and how they incorporate so many skills into a penmanship program! Great value for the price!
June 28, 2018
1 year ago
Slow and Steady
This is a nice easy introduction to cursive and easy for my son to do on his own. I've found another book I tried to use very difficult for independent work. This is slow and gradual and even has sentences written in cursive for the student to circle the letter they are learning. Love that you can practice reading it in words as you are learning the letter. Highly recommend.
February 25, 2018
1 year ago
Works well
It's working well. I only wish there was a table of contents which told me where each letter was taught.
February 3, 2018
1 year ago
My DS looks forward to this everyday!
Great way to teach cursive! Just 1 simple page a day is just enough practice to keep then wanting more.
September 25, 2017
1 year ago
Love it! Very easy to use with little parent involvement needed
December 4, 2016
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
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It looked like my twins would enjoy this. Not as stressful as others but purposeful.
Jennifer S on Jul 8, 2019
It looks like a nice way to learn cursive. I have no experience with this curriculum, just found it browsing through Rainbow Resources.
Katie N on Jun 27, 2019
It looked like my twins would enjoy this. Not as stressful as others but purposeful.
Jennifer S on Jul 8, 2019
Three of my other children have used this book successfully.
Katherine S on Jun 29, 2019
It looks like a nice way to learn cursive. I have no experience with this curriculum, just found it browsing through Rainbow Resources.
Katie N on Jun 27, 2019
we've used it successfully with two other children.
Pamela W on Jun 17, 2019
To encourage beautiful handwriting
Melanie D on May 22, 2019
using for fun way to introduce cursive writing
kama m on May 8, 2019
My older daughter loves this!
Tammy R on Apr 29, 2019
friend recommended it
User on Feb 14, 2019
Its a positive aND HAS GREAT REVIEWS
Kara G on Jan 6, 2019
My daughters have loved this method! This is my third daughter to use it and she can't wait for it to come.
Justin L on Dec 11, 2018
Love this book!
Lisa H on Dec 11, 2018
Heart of Dakota curriculum
Amy D on Oct 10, 2018
Perfect for teaching beautiful cursive writing to 1st grade and up. Not overwhelming. Lets students feel successful. They enjoy turning in quality work.
Karen C on Sep 27, 2018
Read a review
Melanie R on Sep 16, 2018
I have heard great reviews of this book to easily teach cursive. My child is excited to get started with it.
Kristi B on Sep 9, 2018
We have had great success in the past with Cheerful Cursive, we're purchasing our fourth workbook for our fourth homeschooler!
Jeanne R on Sep 4, 2018
For homeschooling use with 4th and 6th graders.
Rebecca S on Aug 23, 2018
heard about if from Heart of Dakota
Glenda M on Aug 14, 2018
All the good reviews.
User on Aug 8, 2018
Recommended by a friend
Mara B on Jul 7, 2018
Recommended by a homeschool mom for my daughter's cursive practice this summer.
Elizabeth T on Jun 23, 2018
A friend recommended this. It teaches both how to write AND how to read cursive.
Jenny H on Jun 1, 2018
The reviews led me to purchase this cursive book for my 2nd grader.
Bethany N on Mar 11, 2018
I've used this program previously with my daughter. It was simple to teach and learn. Given the success we had I've decided to go through it with my son
Amanda F on Feb 19, 2018
Jennifer C on Feb 9, 2018
My grandkids do not learn cursive in school. I want them to know it.
Jill W on Jan 16, 2018
I need an open and go cursive book. this one also goes over the different styles so the student can learn to read different kinds.
Kristina D on Jan 4, 2018
Friend's recommendation.
Bethany M on Nov 4, 2017
I really liked this years ago when teaching my older children. It was easy and light hearted with large writing spaces so children weren't intimidated by learning cursive.
Jozlyn S on Sep 25, 2017
I chose this as I bought my son's curriculum used and the teachers manual says that this is needed...Oh and quite a few reviews I have read said that they really enjoyed this as well.
Teresa K on Sep 25, 2017
we liked it with my daughter and am now buying it for my son
Kim W on Sep 20, 2017
Easy independent approach to cursive - no prep work for mom. Both my kids (boy and girl) have enjoyed using this.
Tisha F on Sep 17, 2017
4th grader needs a gentle appoach to continuing with cursive.
Julie T on Sep 12, 2017
Our curriculum recommended it.
User on Sep 5, 2017
This is a recommended part of our curriculum for our HS and we have heard so many great things about it
C R on Aug 25, 2017
Had great success with this writing course for my now 14 year old son...So it was a no brainer to be the course that we use for my 9 year old daughter.
Steve M on Aug 23, 2017
My 8 year old is eager to learn cursive and this program gets rave reviews. I have used A Reason for Handwriting in the past and didn't particularly like the transition from manuscript to cursive.
Carrie D on Jul 6, 2017
This will be the third time I've purchased this for my children. It has been the favorite resource I've found for teaching cursive. It was originally recommended to me by a friend.
Tiffany U on Jun 26, 2017
loved happy handwriting
Druanna K on Jun 15, 2017
Recommended by fellow parents.
Jennifer E on Jun 6, 2017
need to work on cursive with my dyslexic/dysgraphic student
Chantelle G on May 24, 2017
Heart of Dakota curriculum
Sue Ann P on May 18, 2017
My older son used this and we really liked it. Although a few of the capital letters were not taught the way I learned them, I just showed him the alternatives. He much prefers writing in cursive. I purchased another copy for my younger son for when he's ready.
User on Feb 18, 2017
I am excited to teach my eight and nine year old cursive handwriting and I am hoping this will capture their imagination and make the process fun instead of work!
Kelli B on Feb 17, 2017
I read a review on it on a homeschool blog. This looks easier than the others.
Tracy H on Jan 31, 2017
suggestion from friend
Kevin D on Jan 18, 2017
Simple layout and fantastically encouraging to see day by day understanding of cursive in young learners.
Katie L on Nov 28, 2016
We were recommended this from a fellow homeschool mama and our oldest daughter loved looking at her friend's.
Tiffany L on Oct 25, 2016
I used this program previously with older children. It is excellent. Easy to follow and inexpensive. Now using it again with younger two children.
Lisa F on Oct 22, 2016
This is our second Cheerful Cursive purchase. My older son loved it because it made learning cursive fun. He learned well and has beautiful penmanship (when he wants to ;-). It was also easy on this homeschool mom. Now son #2 is excited to learn cursive and I'm confident it will be another great experience!
Rebecca G on Sep 29, 2016
Three of my other children have used this book successfully.
Katherine S on Jun 29, 2019
we've used it successfully with two other children.
Pamela W on Jun 17, 2019
Can I use this at the K or 1st grade level (he can read well for his age--likely ahead, but writing is more difficult)? Are the margins for writing substantial in size? I know from the sample pages that you write inside a word and listen/read some fun instructions; are other methods are employed? Did your child want to continue in cursive and began to write faster or did they revert to print?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You probably could. We used it for 2nd grade and my child absolutely loved it! He was also an above average reader for his age and didn’t mind the writing. There were a few letters that didn’t seem very cursive -like so I taught him the method I had learned instead but for the most part the curriculum just makes it fun and engaging. And yes he writes everything in cursive now and enjoys writing that way. I can’t say it made him write faster because he still likes to take his time and get it just right but it did help a little and I’m glad we used Cheerful Cursive. I would definitely recommend it!
How is this product for left handed students with probable dysgraphia? Debating between this and Handwriting without tears cursive
User on Jan 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: All of my children have dysgraphia. They have all used HWT as well and we love it; however, with child #5 we added Cheerful Cursive for two reasons: 1. He simply need more practice than what HWT had to offer in a single workbook, and 2. This workbook allows the student to write inside the given letter or cursive word. This was perfect for him. The spiral binding makes this book user-friendly for a left-handed student.
Which style of cursive is taught in this book. How is uppercase 'A' written in cursive in the book? Does uppercase cursive 'A' looks just like lowercase 'a' but bigger ?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Capital A and the lowercase a look the same except for size. The top of the cursive a comes to more of a point rather than being rounded. Modern Cursive (D'Nealian} is the closest in style. There are a couple letters (capital T and F) that are slightly different. They carry the stroke through the "stem" of the capital letter. Also they give two options for the capital letter Q.
Which style of cursive is taught in this book. How is uppercase 'A' written in cursive in the book? Does uppercase cursive 'A' looks just like lowercase 'a' but bigger ?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the capital "A" looks like a bigger, lowercase "a", but they do include a chart showing other variations so students will be familiar with them when reading cursive. It's a fairly simple style overall, without lots of little loops. For example, capital "X" looks like a backwards, tilted back "S" with a line across it, rather than the number 96, as it does in a style with loops. Hope that helps!
What cursive style does this workbook teach?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is considered a traditional style. The capital Q is O-shaped and shares other characteristics with a traditional program - slope, letter strokes, general appearance, etc.
can I duplicate pages for multiple students?
sheila b on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can. The copyright page in the book I have states "All purchasers may reproduce the workbook pages labeled 'reproduction restricted' for their immediate family only (not the general public/friends)." It also states "Public/private schools which charge tuition/receive funds may not reproduce any part of this workbook." Any page that your child would use to practice their writing is labeled 'reproduction restricted' allowing you to copy it for more than one homeschool student.
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