LETTER FORMATION - CURSIVE, Grades 2-3
LETTER FORMATION BEGINS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN GRADES PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 3.
IN GRADES PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 2, teachers use the Letter Formation for primary printing.
The important process the children learn about forming letters in these early grades transfers
over to cursive.
Cursive lessons begin with the LADYBUG LANGUAGE OF THE RAPPING LADYBUG. The
DIRECTIONAL language reinforces a VISUAL. Children refer to the visual when discovering
where to begin the letter. The RAPPING LADYBUG tells the children how to form the letter
when the children hear the RAPPING VERSES. It’s easy to quickly provide children with
information to master each cursive letter. The practice sheets in this book offer clues taught by
the RAPPING LADYBUG VERSES and provide interventions for each level.
The children quickly transition to story writing using lined paper. The house the RAPPING
LADYBUG lives in has a ceiling, a window, a floor and a basement. The LADYBUG lives on a
flower in the house. The lined paper matches the RAPPING LADYBUG cursive letter formation
using the house and flower as guides. These clues are evident on lined paper and help with
letter placement and directionality.
As the individual letter formations are being mastered, the teacher can begin to present the
connections between letters to form words in cursive.
LANGUAGE CRAFT INTERVENTIONS:
“How-To” Teach WRITING Using Interventions and Differentiated Instruction, 139 pages, PreK-3
Rap and Write Phonics Verses and Directions, 56 pages, PreK-3
Rap and Write Vocabulary Writing Words, 34 pages, PreK-3
Letter Formation, 74 pages, PreK-3
Predictable, Patterned Story Starters for Beginning of Year, 48 pages, PreK-3
Story Starters and Pre-Writing Graphing Activities, 141 pages, PreK-3
Copy a Story, 24 pages, Grades 1-3
Copy a Story, 22 pages Grades K-3