Handwriting's Conquering Cursive Paper Workbook teaches letter
formation through easy-to-understand directions. Students
construct letters on writing lines that serve as start and
stop points. The underlying principle is motor memory. The
pattern of each letter is demonstrated to students in the
appropriate context - on writing lines. The associated drills
provide students with the opportunity to commit these patterns
to memory and so acquire the motor skills necessary to write
The workbook includes an instructor manual at the beginning - four pages
of handwriting tips, lesson plans and useful hand and finger
exercises for students. The heart of the workbook consists
of 96 step-by-step activity pages that teach cursive. Letters
are introduced in groups according to their initial pencil
stroke. For example, the "curve" sequence is similar
in the letters "o" and "d". By grouping letters of the same
basic pattern, the workbook reinforces important spatial and
sequential themes, thus facilitating the acquisition of the
necessary motor memory.
After each group of newly learned letters, students work through
additional drills on review pages. More drills follow at the
conclusion of the workbook on final review pages that cover
all letters. This thorough approach eliminates the need for
teacher-made practice worksheets.
The Conquering Cursive Paper Workbook teaches upper and lower case alphabet
letters and the numerals 0-9. The workbook is spiral wired
at the top for ease of writing, is available in left-hand or right-hand format, and includes an alphabet strip for reference.
It also incorporates other areas of learning by reinforcing
spelling patterns and knowledge of synonyms and state capitals. The paper workbook complements the Conquering Cursive Digital Workbook software.
See pages of Conquering Cursive Left-Hand Workbook or Right-Hand Workbook
See a workbook sample of Conquering Cursive™
See Table of Contents with letter groups for Conquering Cursive™
Conquering Cursive™ reviewed online in Curriculum Choice!
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