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Cursive Writing Tips


Cursive handwriting is a new experience that many students are excited about. for most students, they have seen cursive handwriting before from teachers or parents and are very excited about the opportunity to learn cursive handwriting. below, you'll find cursive writing tips to help harness that excitement in order to help students excel at learning to write in cursive. 

You will want to check out all of the cursive handwriting activities in our how to teach cursive writing series.

Try the cursive handwriting tips below to encourage students to start to learn cursive handwriting and for ideas to practice writing upper and lowercase cursive letters.

The cursive writing tips below can develop the skills needed to use cursive handwriting in a functional manner.


Use these tips to help kids learn to write in cursive handwriting. 




Cursive handwriting tips



Encourage students to practice cursive writing with these tips. 

1.) Provide a comfortable space to practice cursive writing. Students can learn and practice cursive handwriting in a place in my home or in the school where they are comfortable, the area is well lit, students are set up with appropriate seating and desk positioning. Use this these tips for desk positioning and positioning self-checks as needed.


2.) Encourage students to work at their own pace when learning cursive handwriting. Many children learn at different rates for variety of skills. Cursive handwriting is no different! Kids will learn cursive handwriting naturally and at their own pace. While students should learn cursive letters in a particular order for success, it is essential to practice the skills at the child's own pace.


3.) Display children's cursive handwriting work proudly! Students will be excited to see what they have learned and to show off their new cursive writing skills. Offer words of encouragement and praise for cursive handwriting efforts. A positive experience can encourage more effort and a proud awareness of what they are learning. Print off a certificate of completion when all of the cursive letters have been learned. You can print a certificate below.


4.) Offer words of encouragement when kids make mistakes in learning cursive handwriting. This is a new skill for many students. Some students may not have seen cursive handwriting or may struggle with the mechanics of handwriting in general. Celebrate the small successes.

5.) Provide students with a variety of sensory-based creative writing strategies to help with learning the motor plan for each cursive letter. It can go a long way in making learning cursive fun and memorable. 


Download the Cursive Writing Certificate Here.


This cursive writing certificate of completion can help kids be proud of the cursive writing they've learned. Use this cursive writing certificate when teaching kids to write in cursive.

This cursive writing certificate of completion can help kids be proud of the cursive writing they've learned. Use this cursive writing certificate when teaching kids to write in cursive.

This cursive writing certificate of completion can help kids be proud of the cursive writing they've learned. Use this cursive writing certificate when teaching kids to write in cursive.

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