Rhythm of Handwriting Cursive Book (2nd Edition)

Rhythm of Handwriting Cursive Book (2nd Edition)

# 054540

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Item #: 054540
ISBN: 9781936706709
Grades: K-AD

Product Description:

2nd edition also includes instruction on writing numbers 0-9 and handwriting strokes.

Publisher Description:

Logic of English wanted a custom font that was developmentally appropriate for young students and helpful for students struggling with handwriting. We worked with David Occhino Design to create the School LOE™ font, which they released in 2013 in both manuscript and cursive. The Rhythm of Handwriting Student Book guides you through all the steps needed to help your student develop rhythmic, fluid, comfortable handwriting.

Cursive Program Highlights

  • All lowercase letters begin on the baseline.
  • Uppercase letters only connect to the next letter if they end on the baseline.
  • The capital Q has been simplified to reflect the manuscript version.
  • Letter formation is closely matched to the manuscript font to facilitate ease in transition from one to another.

The Rhythm of Handwriting Cursive Student Book can stand alone as a handwriting curriculum, but we recommend supplementing the workbook with one or more of our Handwriting Supplements with the program.

If you are teaching Foundations, Rhythm of Handwriting instruction is completely incorporated into the curriculum, so you do not need to buy the handwriting book separately.

Category Description for The Rhythm of Handwriting:

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.

These materials span grades and include both instruction and practice.

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Logic of English
1.35 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.56"
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A wonderful sensory way to learn beautiful cursive that breaks letters down in a way that is accessible and helps make sense of them, step by step. They are also grouped together in a logical way - they also offer a video supplement! I'm excited to implement this program over the other one we were using!
Deborah S on Mar 24, 2023
friend recommended
George D on Aug 23, 2022
A wonderful sensory way to learn beautiful cursive that breaks letters down in a way that is accessible and helps make sense of them, step by step. They are also grouped together in a logical way - they also offer a video supplement! I'm excited to implement this program over the other one we were using!
Deborah S on Mar 24, 2023
to teach only cursive since beginning
Parul K on Jan 11, 2023
friend recommended
George D on Aug 23, 2022
This book worked well with my oldest child. I recommended to my sister-in-law for her daughter that wasn't being taught cursive in public and she did well with it too. This year I plan on my second and third child using it.
Nicole V on Jul 31, 2022
I used this with my oldest, and liked it enough to buy it again for my next!
Kelsey H on Jul 12, 2022
It worked great for my older kids, so now I'm buying a third copy for my younger son.
Jeremiah on Apr 23, 2022
My 5 and 7 year old want to learn cursive like their friend, they don't usually like handwriting so I'm hoping this will do the trick!
Katherine L on Apr 12, 2022
We loved the way these cursive letters are formed so I bought this book for my 2nd child as he starts learning cursive.
Erica on Nov 2, 2021
This was highly rated by my homeschool group over Handwriting Without Tears.
Erica on Oct 6, 2021
I love the font of this vs other cursive books I've looked at. Seems a bit more modern and how people actually write vs the older style I learned in school.
Sarah L on Aug 28, 2021
Used it before and liked it. Usually order directly from LOE website but shipping was almost the same price as the book!
Amanda B on Aug 20, 2021
Love this simple book for teaching cursive
Rachel E on Aug 9, 2021
We started LOE with manuscript, but one of my children declared she also wants to learn cursive. This is all you need for just cursive letter formation.
Elizabeth S on Aug 7, 2021
Like the way they teach cursive.
User on Jul 28, 2021
school curriculum
Haley S on Jul 18, 2021
Recommended by friend
Justine W on Jul 12, 2021
I have been looking for a cursive program I could start with kindergarten and this looks like it might be just what I need.
Dominique R on Jun 21, 2021
2021-2022 school year
VaLois on Mar 29, 2021
I have 1 book, and would rather not make copies, I want both my kids to have the book.
Jennifer on Mar 24, 2021
My student wants to learn
Dani N on Mar 22, 2021
I am working with child with dysgraphia, and I am hoping this helps. It is recommended by experts.
Jeanne M on Feb 14, 2021
Because I want my child to learn cursive and I heard this was a good curriculum!
Anna H on Nov 19, 2020
We taught cursive in 2nd and 3rd grade, but now as a 7th grader cannot write or read cursive. Hoping that this will remedy the situation.
Jennifer M on Aug 17, 2020
We have used LOE Cursive handwriting instruction for my oldest daughter--and I love the way it utilizes lines, then letters. Most cursive instruction moves too quickly to full letters without teaching basic LINE drawing first!
Catherine T on Aug 15, 2020
School Required
Haley S on Jul 16, 2020
send great results in other students and has a system to it
Tonya M on Jul 13, 2020
Required by homeschool tutorial
Sheena D on Jul 7, 2020
Impressed with how RoH groups like cursive letters. I didn't like how the other cursive workbooks have the child writing such long words on the same page as the letter introduction. My 7yo son is excited to start this book! (and so am I!)
Audrey S on Feb 11, 2020
Recommendation for my granddaughter.
JANIS R on Oct 18, 2019
I've been enjoying the Logic of English curriculum for teaching my younger son to read, but want his older brother (age 7) to improve his handwriting by learning cursive.
Rachel W on Oct 7, 2019
Cathy Duffy pick! Modern yet classic font.
Paige S on Sep 8, 2019
This is the second time I have ordered this workbook. I love the verbal instructions. They are like dance moves. My boys have a hard time reading and writing. My eldest's print is illegible. But his cursive handwriting is beautiful. My youngest struggles but the verbal cues are super helpful.
Krista B on Aug 27, 2019
Want to teach cursive to my 5 year old. Like the rhythm method idea.
Ashley R on Jul 31, 2019
same as above
Debbie H on Jul 9, 2019
Works so well for the oldest I'm going to use it with the next boy.
Casey H on Mar 7, 2019
It makes more sense than manuscript, and helps dyslexics and kids with reversal issues to solve part of those problems because cursive letters are hard to reverse!
Cortney P on Jan 10, 2019
We need the structured practice.
Julie S on Dec 5, 2018
Recommended by a homeschooling friend.
Maren L D on Sep 19, 2018
highly recommended
Collette B on Aug 29, 2018
My daughter started cursive last year and needs to continue -- I read a lot of good reviews of this workbook!
Lee A on Aug 29, 2018
I chose this book to introduce cursive to my dyslexic son
Nicole G on Aug 26, 2018
school requirement
Andrea S on Jun 25, 2018
It has precise instructions on how to form the letters and my daughter struggles with forming certain cursive letters.
Navine on Apr 25, 2018
Other kids used it, worked well
Bethany G on Apr 19, 2018
i like how LOE teaches cursive from the same starting point of all the letters 9most of them). It makes it easier to teach and easier to understand.
Katherine R on Mar 6, 2018
My older daughter used this curriculum to learn cursive and it went well. So, we're trying it again for our youngest.
Jennifer B on Feb 22, 2018
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Ashley S on Feb 6, 2018
Good reviews and research appears sound
Becca B on Aug 22, 2017
I have a struggling writer who can benefit from simple instruction in cursive.
Martha C on Jun 12, 2017
Was recommended for my dysgraphic son.
Kate on Jun 7, 2017
to teach only cursive since beginning
Parul K on Jan 11, 2023
This book worked well with my oldest child. I recommended to my sister-in-law for her daughter that wasn't being taught cursive in public and she did well with it too. This year I plan on my second and third child using it.
Nicole V on Jul 31, 2022
Is this fun? Also: does this rely on tracing or does it use other methods, are the margins substantial in size, and does anyone know how this compares to Cursive First?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This does not use a tracing method. It teaches the student a series of loops, swing-ups, etc., and then uses those movements to begin to form letters. My son has dysgraphia (a writing disability), and has struggled with all other methods of learning cursive. But this workbook finally did the job. He's writing beautifully, and I'm so thankful for this workbook! I would definitely recommend it.
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Rated 3 out of 5
I wouldn’t buy this for my next child. I like that there’s a specific number of spaces for them to write letters. My child thinks it’s just this huge page. Maybe til the year is over I will understand why others gave it good reviews.
October 7, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My Favorite Cursive Program
This is my favorite cursive program. I appreciate that it is one of the few cursive programs that still teaches the capital Q to look like a 2, which is how I was taught in school and how many older generations still write. I also teach my child the “new” cursive Q, that basically looks like a Q, but I like them to know both. This is a straight-forward program. All pages are black and white, with lots of room for practice in different sizes. It has lots of review. Overall, I like this program the best for cursive because it’s not overwhelming, simple, and effective.
March 13, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great method
This workbook makes teaching cursive easy. It presents the letters in groups based on the strokes used when forming the letters (so not alphabetically). It encourages saying the strokes as they are written. It also advises teaching cursive before print.
March 9, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Room for improvement in homeschool setting
I’ve used this book this year 2019-2020 to teach my 1st grader how to write cursive. She finds it very difficult to form the letters correctly since there are no traceable letters. All they give is one example letter in each size and she has to try to write the letter correctly by only looking at their letter. This only works if you are standing over them the entire time making sure that they are really forming the letters correctly. If I leave my daughter for even a minute I come back to find that she has started forming the letters in whatever way she likes. Since there was no traceable letters to trace, she hasn’t built the muscle memory to form them correctly before she’s on her own. I ended up having to write lines and lines of letters out myself in soft pencil for her to trace. I mean, if I stood there and gave the verbal directions every time she wrote the letter it was ok, but who has time to do that? Another problem I had with this book is that the verbal directions for writing each letter were on different pages from the practice pages, which meant I had to keep flipping back and forth to give the right verbal directions, or I had to memorize them all, or I had to write them out myself on each page. This book is not teach at home friendly.
March 11, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
It takes the stress out of cursive writing
Love their approach to cursive writing. We tried so many different cursive writing books to no avail. My daughter had trouble forming some letters and connecting them to write words. This books breaks the letter by categories and each category has special marks or characters associated with how to create various parts of that letter such as a roll or curve for letter a. But what I think helps too is they actually help the children see the paper as divided into parts topline, midline, and baseline which helps them to write neatly as they take in boundaries of those line. Kids also repeat the little sayings when writing the letter so it sticks example for letter i swing up to the midline, down to the baseline, pick up your pencil and dot.. My daughter is now so excited that she can write cursive with ease and stress free.
May 26, 2018
over 4 years ago

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