Teach Cursive Writing

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So often, teachers are challenged to teach cursive writing without a curriculum or without training. Maybe they have students who struggle with printed handwriting, are challenged with difficulties such as dysgraphia or fine motor problems. These teachers may be trying to fit cursive handwriting practice into an already packed school day. That’s you will love the strategies for cursive writing alphabet tricks, all about teaching cursive letters in ways that kids will love.

Teach kids cursive writing with these tips and tricks to make cursive fun.

Teach Cursive Writing (the fun way!)

This cursive handwriting series will be a collection of articles on teaching cursive letters in easy steps, using hands-on activities, simple verbal cues, fun visual prompts, and with video tools. It will be an extension of previous cursive handwriting activities found here on The OT Toolbox. For now, start with this post on How to Teach Cursive Letters for resources and cursive writing activities.

The links below will be helpful for teaching cursive letters for use in the classroom, homeschool dining room, or as additional handwriting practice at home.

Teaching cursive writing is easy with these handwriting tricks, verbal prompts, visual cues, and writing strategies for learning cursive handwriting.

Teach Cursive Writing

One of the struggles that teachers have mentioned in the Sweet Ideas for Handwriting Help Facebook group is finding time in the school day to teach cursive handwriting. This teaching cursive letters series can help with that struggle. Each letter will have an accompanying video that can be played on loop while students complete worksheets related to that cursive letter. This is a nice morning work activity that students can complete on their own. Simply have the video playing as students walk into the room. They can then follow along to complete the practice sheets.

Start by grabbing this cursive writing order free printable sheet. There, you can read more about why this particular order is recommended.

Be sure to stop back for more cursive handwriting posts here as this series is completed.

This series will be addressed through our 31 days of cursive writing challenge. Letters will be added throughout the series. Join us each day over a 31 day span to learn cursive writing tips, tools, activities, and pre-cursive exercises.

Cursive Writing A-Z

Wave Family Letters

These cursive letters are part of the “wave family”. Each letter in this group starts with a curved upward line that looks like a wave. The pencil traces back down over that wave and curves to the bottom. Here are tips and tricks to teach wave cursive letters.

Lowercase cursive letter c 
Lowercase cursive letter a
Lowercase cursive letter d
Lowercase cursive letter g
Lowercase cursive letter q

Tree Family Letters

The cursive letters in this group are part of the “tree family”. These are letters that swing upward and then back down over that same line, like a tree or a stick. Here are tips and tricks to teach tree cursive letters.

Lowercase cursive letter i
Lowercase cursive letter t
Lowercase cursive letter p
Lowercase cursive letter u
Lowercase cursive letter w
Lowercase cursive letter j
Lowercase cursive letter r

Lowercase cursive letter s

Loop Family Letters

These cursive letters all begin with a loop, making them part of the “loop family”. Here are tips and tricks to teach loop family letters.

Lowercase cursive letter e
Lowercase cursive letter l
Lowercase cursive letter f
Lowercase cursive letter h
Lowercase cursive letter k
Lowercase cursive letter b
Lowercase cursive letter o

Bump Family Letters

All of these cursive letters are part of the “bump family”. The letters begin with a bump. Here are tips and tricks to teach the bump cursive letters

Lowercase cursive letter v
Lowercase cursive letter m
Lowercase cursive letter n
Lowercase cursive letter y
Lowercase cursive letter x
Lowercase cursive letter z

Teaching Upper Case Cursive Writing

Uppercase cursive letter A
Uppercase cursive letter C
Uppercase cursive letter O
Uppercase cursive letter U
Uppercase cursive letter V
Uppercase cursive letter W
Uppercase cursive letter X
Uppercase cursive letter Y
Uppercase cursive letter Z
Uppercase cursive letter P
Uppercase cursive letter R
Uppercase cursive letter B
Uppercase cursive letter H
Uppercase cursive letter K
Uppercase cursive letter N
Uppercase cursive letter M
Upperase cursive letter I
Uppercase cursive letter J
Uppercase cursive letter E
Uppercase cursive letter L
Uppercase cursive letter Q
Uppercase cursive letter D
Uppercase cursive letter T
Uppercase cursive letter F
Uppercase cursive letter G
Uppercase cursive letter S

Teaching cursive letters and need them in alphabetical order? 
a | b | c | d | e | f | g | h | i | j | k| l | m | n | o | p | q | r | s | t | u | v | w | x | y | z 
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Teach kids cursive writing with these cursive handwriting tips and tools.

More creative cursive writing practice

Looking for more ways to work on cursive letters? Try these cursive writing ideas:

Teach cursive writing a-z with these cursive handwriting tips.