Teaching cursive handwriting to middle school and high school teens has never been easier. The Cursive Handwriting Practice Copybook for Teens, provides extensive focus on cursive letter and sentence formation. This cursive handwriting workbook for teens contains more than 20,000 cursive tracing units. It includes a cursive alphabet chart with guided stroke/directional arrows; a paper position guide detailing appropriate writing posture; uppercase and lowercase cursive letter tracing and freehand cursive alphabet practice sheets; and finally, freehand cursive sentence practice sheets using text from Washington’s Farewell Address, The Monroe Doctrine, and Patrick Henry’s Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech. Teachers and parents are encouraged to pair these historic document cursive worksheets with social studies and history lessons. The introduction section features a full-page format that focuses on one uppercase and lowercase cursive alphabet per page—a method that allows for thorough practice when learning to write each letter correctly. Over 200 opportunities to trace each cursive letter is given before your teen is presented with a freehand cursive practice page.
When teaching cursive handwriting to teens, daily practice should be encouraged. Daily cursive handwriting practice allows spacing between words to become consistent. In order to make teaching cursive more effective, guided lines have been provided. Guided lines make cursive letter formation and word spacing simple and effective.
Why is the Cursive Handwriting Practice Copybook for Teens an important addition to your teen’s curriculum? According to a 2013 New York Times article, “Learning to write in cursive is shown to improve brain development in the areas of thinking, language and working memory. Cursive handwriting stimulates brain synapses and synchronicity between the left and right hemispheres, something absent from printing and typing. As a result, the physical act of writing in cursive leads to increased comprehension and participation. The College Board found that students who wrote in cursive for the essay portion of the SAT scored slightly higher than those who printed.”
These cursive writing worksheets are essential when helping teens to improve and perfect cursive penmanship. The Cursive Handwriting Practice Copybook for Teens is a great resource for homeschool, public, and private classrooms. It’s a great companion to other printed and cursive alphabet handwriting programs such as Zaner-Bloser, D’Nealian Cursive, and Kumon.