Cursive Practice Sheets III
Our Cursive Practice Sheets include pages for practicing each cursive letter, Scripture copy work, and blank practice sheets. Book Three is wide ruled for any older student who needs more practice. Since the most important objective of the NAC program is mastery, the more your student is able to practice, the better!
This resource provides detailed practice for students learning New American Cursive who need additional practice. The Cursive Practice Sheets books correspond to the New American Cursive Program levels. Books I and II feature lines with dotted middles (1/2” in Book I and 3/8” in Book II). Book III is wide-ruled (single lines about 3/8”). All three books start with all letters – upper and lowercase. Letters are practiced singly and then in multiples (i.e. Mmmm, Fffff) and finally used in words. In the first two books, the letters and words have starting points and dotted samples which allows the student to trace the letters and build muscle memory. Book III continues to have starting points for letter practice with upper and lowercase letters at the beginning of each practice sheet, followed by words.
Handwriting with a bit of a different approach will teach your child cursive skills beginning in first grade. There are fewer strokes, a natural right slant, and the strokes are simplified. The philosophy is that students have the motor skills to write cursive at the first grade level, and when we wait to teach them at about third grade, they literally go back to the speed of first grade writing as they transition from print to cursive.
Each book includes a 7-page teaching guide, followed by instruction and exercises, illustrations and practice sheets with quotes and Bible verses (a secular version of Book II uses quotes from famous Americans in lieu of Bible verses). Book II and III also include handwriting evaluations, review of paper placement and pencil position, review of letter and number formations, and progress reports and test pages. The books have an uncluttered, visual appeal with uncramped space to practice. Since the books are intended for elementary grades, the spacing is very important.
'Mr. Meerkat' guides your child through each book as he shows the way to draw each letter and encourages creativity. Before the 1940s, children were taught cursive in the first grade. This course provides the opportunity to use this simple technique to bring back the art of handwriting. - Donna
These materials span grades and include both instruction and practice.