Cheerful Cursive

Cheerful Cursive

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ISBN: 9780929223186
Grades: 2-4

Product Description:

A fun imaginary character based way to learning cursive

Mrs. Letz Farmer and her daughter Laura have teamed up again to help children learn cursive - and maintain a cheerful attitude while doing it. Somewhat similar to their first book in format, this book adopts the same encouraging instruction. It begins with lowercase letters for ease, introducing different strokes that can be used to make different letters. Several appropriately named characters represent these strokes and appear on related pages to offer tips.

Writing bible verses for cursive practice and character development

Bible verses appear on some pages, used for practice in reading cursive and identifying letters. Random words lining the bottom of the page are used for writing practice. The book then moves into lowercase letter combinations and finally words. When students are comfortable with their lowercase letters, it's time to move on to the capitals. As the letters are introduced, students begin practicing by writing printed Bible verses in cursive, and then a cursive verse back into manuscript. Here again on these pages, there are random words included for additional writing practice for the featured letter. Any difficult letter combination connections are featured with practice lines so students become comfortable with them.

Reinforcement of writing and grammar skills for homeschoolers

Grammar skills and alphabetizing are also incorporated into the lessons, which is a nice extra touch. - Melissa

These materials span grade levels and include both instruction and practice.


Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade Start
2
Grade End
4
ISBN
9780929223186
Binding
Trade Paper
Language
English
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Mastery Publications
Weight
0.95 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.0" x 0.5"
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This is an excellent resource for teaching children the art of writing in cursive! Cheerful Cursive makes it easy and fun!
Kara H on Aug 17, 2021
Highly recommended by a homeschooling mom of 5+teacher friend, so I can't wait to use with my first child!
Annelise D on May 25, 2021
This is an excellent resource for teaching children the art of writing in cursive! Cheerful Cursive makes it easy and fun!
Kara H on Aug 17, 2021
I used this with my oldest. It does a fabulous job teaching cursive and giving a small amount of practice each day. My second is excited to begin learning cursive, so I came back to pick up this book for him.
Elizabeth M on Jul 19, 2021
Highly recommended by a homeschooling mom of 5+teacher friend, so I can't wait to use with my first child!
Annelise D on May 25, 2021
Heart of Dakota
Debbie on Apr 16, 2021
My oldest daughter learned cursive with this book and loved it, now her little sister wants to use the same book.
Courtney M on Sep 1, 2020
recommended by heart of dakota curriculum
Bonnie G on Sep 1, 2020
My oldest son loved this cursive book. After struggling through a different penmanship program last year with my second son, we are trying this this year and hoping it will be a winner.
Gretta O on Aug 7, 2020
homeschool
jessica C on Aug 5, 2020
I used this with my son in 3rd grade. He loved learning cursive so I am ordering it again to use with my daughter.
Amanda T on Jul 24, 2020
My son used this to learn how to write in cursive. He absolutely loved it! Now I am getting one for my daughter who is also excited to learn.
April M on Jul 2, 2020
Recommend by Heart of Dakota to learn cursive
Phyllis B on Jun 22, 2020
I used this with my older two sons and am now purchasing for my third. The lessons are short, interesting, and cover a nice blend of forming letters and words as well as exercises reading cursive as you go on so students don't get bored with only copying letters. The letter formation characters help explain the aspects of the letters in a clear, entertaining way. I can say that they are simple enough for younger ones to enjoy, but not too "cute" that my older sons rolled their eyes at them.
Suzy K on May 28, 2020
worked great for my others<br />using for my third grader
Rachel W on May 4, 2020
I used this with my last kid and found it to be a really good cursive program!
Kate Z on Apr 23, 2020
Fun curriculum, older kids loved it, last child wanted the same book!
Peggy K on Apr 15, 2020
We used it this with our older son and loved it enough to use it with our younger son as well.
Leah P on Mar 3, 2020
Fun and easy way to practice handwriting. Have used this for several children.
User on Jan 24, 2020
My now 9yo son enjoyed this cursive book last year. Ordering another for my 7yo to start soon!
Amanda S on Oct 3, 2019
This was recommended to me by my sister.
John G on Sep 11, 2019
We are repeat customers. My oldest child used Cheerful Cursive successfully and we both loved it. The characters are cute, it has a variety of activities, Bible verses, and just the right amount of practice. Most importantly, the outcome was beautiful cursive writing. My second child is about to start now, and I'm confident we'll get the same result.
Sara S on Sep 4, 2019
We have used it before, and we love it!
Ana C on Sep 3, 2019
Love this program...kids love it too!
Stephanie M on Aug 30, 2019
Cheerful makes any mom smile!
Dena S on Aug 12, 2019
other parents like it.
Jennifer Y on Jul 25, 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
homeschool
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 used this with my oldest. It does a fabulous job teaching cursive and giving a small amount of practice each day. My second is excited to begin learning cursive, so I came back to pick up this book for him.
Elizabeth M on Jul 19, 2021
Heart of Dakota
Debbie on Apr 16, 2021
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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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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Happy
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very Satisfied
This is the best!
August 20, 2018
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it! Very easy to use with little parent involvement needed
December 4, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago


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