Cursive Classroom Bundle: Instruction, Practice, Teaching Guide, Wall Posters
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Italic Cursive is a simple method of learning cursive using the natural joining of printed letters and minimizing loops and flourishes. This process is easier to learn and easier to read than contemporary or traditional programs. Developed by a school-based occupational therapist, Italic Cursive utilizes a leveled cursive learning system. Easy to teach, this method allows students to learn through a steady acquisition of skills that include tracing, copying formations, remembering formations, writing words, and writing sentences. Open the preview to see the entire font and sample worksheets. If you would like more info check out this blog post.
Letters are introduced in groups based on the similarity of their formations. This strategy simplifies learning and helps build motor-memory of formations.
The workbook provides specific instructions for key skills, including slant, letter joins, lifts, bridges, and lowered bridges.
Go-dots, uniquely embedded arrows, and slant guides minimize student errors.
Large-print formation guides with embedded arrows clearly indicate the direction of movement.
Large-print formation guides allow parents or teachers to easily teach formations and utilize multisensory instruction.
Fun worksheets eliminate ineffective repetition while building a motor memory for common letter combinations and high frequency words.
Worksheets are consistent enough for students to clearly understand expectations, yet varied enough to hold students’ interest.
Instruction moves from the copying phase to the recalling phase, which is a critical step for using cursive in daily writing.
86 pages of worksheets provide both instructional and practice elements so students can easily look back at the directions to form any letters they may have forgotten.
A progress monitor of student learning is built into the workbook, after both lowercase and capitals sections.
A grading rubric provides clear guidance to both students and teacher of five discrete skills and one practice expectation.
A comprehensive and easy-to-follow Teaching Guide is included for both parents and teachers.
Six Essential Elements for Teaching Cursive
At-a-Glance Student Desk Models
Multisensory Methods and Options
Cut-out Slant Guides allowing students to assess their own progress
Scripted Path of Movement Language for explicit instruction of formations
Illustrated Lesson Plans for Teachers which includes 40 days (or one semester of instruction)
Summarized Lesson Guidelines for Parents with Illustrated workbook contents
Italic Cursive ABC Wall Card Posters
full-page wall cards are used to promote proper letter formation when children are learning cursive handwriting. This Italic Style alphabet includes Go-Dots and Directional Arrows. Vowel cards have gold frames, and consonants have aqua colored frames. Pictures are labeled and feature words that include multiple syllables, long vowels, and a variety of vowel-teams.
Cards can be printed in portrait on 8.5 X 11 sheets. Use the “print to fit” setting if you want the frames fully printed. For smaller posters, adjust your printer settings to fit two per page.
Matching Style Resources
Word Wall Number Wall Cards 0-50: Place Value, 10 Frame, & Number Name
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You can print unlimited copies for yourself and your students. However, you may not distribute copies to friends or fellow teachers.