DK Workbooks: Handwriting: Cursive - 3rd Grade
DK Workbooks: Handwriting: Cursive, Third Grade helps kids learn to write in clear, easy-to-read script. From practicing lower and uppercase letters to copying a poem and writing a book review, this workbook is full of activities, exercises, and supportive illustrations that helps makes writing cursive easy for kids to learn.
Designed to support the Common Core State Standards, this series is developed with leading educational experts to build confidence and understanding. Each leveled workbook, for children ages three through nine, is packed with activities and challenges, offering the beneficial repetition and cumulative learning that lead to mastery. Fact boxes on each page give a simple overview of the topics being covered, helping children get their bearings, review the basics, and often see an example of the task at hand.
These workbooks can be a good introduction for more traditional print and cursive writing. There are only two books in this series, so Level K could be used for any grade at which you want to introduce printing and the 3rd grade book can be used for whatever grade you want to introduce cursive. Books are black and white and answer keys are found in the back of each book. Each book is 47 pages and includes 200 gold stars for rewards; Check off the pages in the front of the book.
The Printing book includes lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers and number words, copying words, writing simple sentences, copywork, coloring, and drawing. The letter formation is ball and stick and begins teaching straight and curved strokes, then tracing dotted letters on 1/2" lines, then writing letters and words on lines. Cursive begins with lowercase and uppercase letter formation, strokes, between letters, copywork, and writing your own creations. Only 3 pages of lowercase practice and one page of uppercase practice is done on 1/2" lines with dotted midline, all other practice is done simply by writing on a line. ~ Donna
These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited.