Some uppercase cursive letters are not used as often as their lowercase counterpart. When kids learn to write their name in cursive and become proficient at their cursive signature the uppercase letter is just part of the motor plan becomes natural and a personal part of a personal style. There are many uppercase cursive letters that can easily be forgotten simply because they are not used very often!
Uppercase Cursive Letter Formation
If you look at the average adult handwriting you may notice that there is a mixture of printed and cursive letters. The goal being functional written work, this is fine for adults and individuals who are writing for speed such as high school students.
However, consistent and accurate formation is needed for formal written work in cursive.
Uppercase cursive letters
Uppercase Cursive Letter Families
D begins down followed by a loop to the left upwards with a curved back to the baseline and a big round curve to finish off the top.
Left curve start letters
Uppercase letter H is one of a few letters with two pencil strokes where the pencil picks up to continue a letter. Most cursive letters and all other cursive letters use only a single pencil stroke.
Uppercase letter K paragraph is a loop start letter. It begins at the top with a link to the right on the lease straight line down to the baseline. This is much like the uppercase letter H. However with the cake it’s second line starts at the top line and continues in to cross the first line with a small loop and then continues out again to the baseline.
The uppercase cursive letters described here are a combination of and mix of two cursive letter styles. The descriptions are designed to promote the easiest formation style of cursive letters, eliminating extra lines such as the beginning loop of uppercase cursive letter C. The letters that are exact replicas of their printed counterparts are designed to ease transition for letters that are not commonly used in written work. This is a tactic of the Handwriting Without Tears format.
For more cursive handwriting practice, try these ideas: