CursiveLogic - An intelligent new way to teach cursive
CursiveLogic is a 96-page, full color workbook that contains both the teacher instructions and the student practice pages. The first portion of each lesson teaches students to write each CursiveLogic letter string through a five-step process. After learning the string, student can move immediately to writing connected letter groups and real words. And, after finishing the four lessons, students will be able to write the entire lowercase alphabet and to connect letters fluidly.
While teaching the students to write the lowercase alphabet is the main purpose of CursiveLogic, the workbook also contains instruction in forming each capital letter. Students then practice cursive by tracing and then writing famous historical sayings.
In addition to consumable practice pages, the workbook contains three dry-erase surfaces that recap all of CursiveLogic's key exercises needed to learn and practice the four CursiveLogic letter strings. With these dry-erase pages, students can review again and again and will never need another cursive handwriting workbook.
For additional practice, subscribe the CursiveLogic newsletter, where we regularly send printable practice pages. To use these pages most effectively, have your student use the String Practice dry-erase page to quickly trace each string before beginning the practice page.
Letters grouped by shape ― Four foundational shapes underlie the entire lowercase alphabet. Rather than teaching the letters alphabetically, CursiveLogic groups the lowercase alphabet into four groups based on the shape of the initial stroke of the letters and teaches all of the similarly-shaped letters in a single lesson. Letters are also taught in a specific order that reinforces the pattern. By teaching all of the similar letters together, CursiveLogic captures the natural synergy of the alphabet itself, allowing each letter in the series to reinforce the proper formation of all the others.
Letter strings ― CursiveLogic captures the flow of cursive by teaching all of the similarly shaped letters in a connected string rather than as individual letters. CursiveLogic’s letter strings teach students to connect letters from the first lesson, allowing students to internalize the flow of cursive handwriting even before they have learned all 26 letters.
CursiveLogic also uses visual and auditory cues to reinforce the shape patterns:
Theme colors — Each shape string has a color that reinforces the formation of the basic common shape.
Verbal task analysis — Students learn a simple, rhythmical chant that describes the path of the writing instrument as the letter shapes are formed. The process of verbally describing a motor task while performing it aids the acquisition of new motor skills.
And CursiveLogic is fun! Students young and old love tracing and writing our shape strings. CursiveLogic is the only handwriting curriculum that has an “element of fun” that comes from the alphabet itself. No cartoon characters, songs, or gimmicks needed!