Rhythm of Handwriting Cursive Quick Reference
This colorful chart, organized by handwriting stroke, includes all the vital information for our Rhythm of Handwriting program. Complete and concise directions on how to form each of the lowercase and uppercase letters instruct students on where to begin each letter, which strokes to use, and where the letter sits on the lines. The short, rhythmic directions that make The Rhythm of Handwriting so effective are printed in bold. A fold-out flap includes each of the handwriting strokes needed to write every letter, completing this powerful teacher tool!
While the Quick Reference charts are designed as teacher tool to supplement the handwriting instruction in The Rhythm of Handwriting and Foundations, the information is so comprehensive that an experienced teacher may find them the only tool needed to guide students to fluid, legible handwriting.
Available in Cursive and Manuscript.
Printed on coated stock for long-term use and durability.
Folding reference chart, with four 8.5 x 11 sides plus a fold-out flap.
These materials span grades and include both instruction and practice.
Originally part of the Logic of English program, The Rhythm of Handwriting is now available as a stand-alone course that teaches motion mastery and reinforces phonemic awareness. Beginning students practice letters using large-motor movements first. While the author of that program prefers that students learn cursive first, books are available in both manuscript and cursive. Both use a style that minimizes fine motor articulation and develops rhythmic handwriting. Lessons include a variety of line sizes making them usable for students at different levels of fine motor development. Letters are taught in groups based on initial stroke; a logical approach that also encourages muscle memory. Supplements to the handwriting program include tactile cards and quick reference charts. Each 2-page reference chart has a fold-out flap demonstrating the 14 types of strokes needed to make all the letters. The body of the chart shows how to form example letters grouped by type of stroke. Letters are formed on a short line segment with midline, accompanied by written instructions. And, for the teacher, the 11 steps for teaching handwriting are included as a reminder.