This program is used to help students improve their print writing and create a fun way to do cursive. This program begins with the print book. Once a student finishes the print book, they turn it in to be graded. I circle with a colored pen what letters they need to go back and change. Once they go back and fix things, they turn in the book again. This process continues until the teacher is satisfied with the student's print.
When the student is successful with their print, they then get to fill out a cursive permit application. That form is in this resource packet. If the form is accepted, then they get their cursive permit. I like to tape these on their desk and use a school picture that our school provides. Student are now on the next book, the Handwriting Cursive Book. In book 2, students are working on cursive letters and a few practice words. When students finish this book, they turn it in and get it approved, just like the Handwriting Print Book. The same procedure occurs for this book as it did for book 1. If they have this book approved, they get their Cursive License. Just like the permit, I tape this license on their desk next to their permit. Finally, students are on the final book, the Cursive Practice Book.. In this book, students are able to practice their cursive skills.
During this whole process, student’s can receive Speeding Tickets. These are stapled to work that is done fast, illegible, or have too many errors. It helps students be accountable for their work.