This book series uses the American standard cursive letter formations, whereas many others do not. Would you go to a lawyer for surgery? Then why would you want a book that teaches cursive writing written by someone who is not certified in education or who has never taught children in a classroom? Before purchasing another book that teaches cursive writing, investigate the credentials of the author. Dr. Melissa Caudle holds lifetime certifications as a K-12 teacher, principal, and superintendent, having earned a Ph.D. in Statistics and Curriculum and Instruction.
ABOUT THE BOOK
"Tracing and Writing the Cursive Alphabet in Lower and Upper Case from A – Z for Elementary Kids" teaches children in grades two - six to write cursive letters using directional arrows and dot-to-dot tracing each letter of the alphabet followed by independent practice.
It is the first book in the series. Using tracing and dot-to-dot methodology, children are guided through the alphabet and learn mastery over cursive writing having fun as they progress through the book. Filled with colorful images, which are motivating to children, they have fun with Blythe as she takes them on their cursive handwriting journey.
Part 1 – Learning Strokes - The first part of the book guides children through mastery of fine motor skills that correlate with the motions for cursive writing. They learn loops, waves, and roller coaster strokes, gearing them for cursive writing of the alphabet.:
Part 2 – Upper and Lowercase Mastery - Using the stoke motions learned in Part I, the child is guided through tracing and then copying each letter of the both in upper and lower case.
Part 3 – Putting it All Together - The child first learns to cursive write their first and last name before moving on writing single words and simple short sentences.
KEY FEATURES OF THE BOOK
Each letter of the alphabet is presented with exercises using the tracing pattern with arrows followed by the dot-to-dot patterns.
The book contains a completion certificate as a reward and is perfect for the classroom and parents who are homeschooling their children.
This is Book 1 of a four-part series.This cursive handwriting book series is divided into four books.
•Book 1 – Tracing and Writing the Cursive Alphabet in Lower and Uppercase from A – Z
•Book 2 – Cursive Writing Numbers, Colors, Seasons, Months, and Names
•Book 3 – Writing Short Words and Sentences in Cursive
•Book 4 - Lined Cursive Writing Practice Book
For teens and young adults, Dr. Melissa Caudle also authored "Learn Cursive Writing for Teens: From A-Z Using Leadership Quotes" and "Learning Cursive Writing for Young Adults: Using Words to Build Confidence."