How To: Spell words in cursive handwriting

Spell words in cursive handwriting

Typically taught during the elementary school years, cursive writing builds on the letter formation of block letters or printing. The pencil doesn't leave the paper in cursive writing and letters flow together. If you don't know how to do this, check out this video tutorial. Learn to write cursive, step by step.
You Will Need
• Internet access
• Printer
• Paper
• Pencil
• Book
• Practice
• Tracing paper (optional)

Step 1: Study the alphabet
Find and download practice sheets from the internet. Study the cursive alphabet and examine how each letter is formed.
Place tracing paper over the practice sheet and trace the letters with your pencil. This will train you to mimic the flow of the letters and obtain the proper form.

Step 2: Practice the letters
Practice writing each letter of the alphabet. Write the letters over and over until they look like the letters on your practice sheets.
Rather than practicing letters in alphabetical order, group similarly shaped letters together. For example, write h, n, m, and x together.

Step 3: Expand your repertoire
Write your name in cursive, which is your signature. Practice copying short sentences from a book, until you can form the letters without thinking.

Step 4: Write paragraphs
Proceed to writing full paragraphs. Be sure to incorporate the more uncommon letters, such as the capital Q, X, Z, and F, in your writings in order to master them.

Step 5: Keep practicing
Keep practicing your cursive writing until it's second nature.

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