With parents finding themselves suddenly homeschooling during this pandemic, a mom emailed to ask me to help her as she was struggling to teach her son how to join cursive upper-case to lower-case letters. To help her, I created a little 5-page download which is also available for free right here ~ Joining Upper Case & lower case Cursive letters
How to join an upper-case letter to a lower-case letter
Most upper-case letters will have their own ending line that simply overlaps as the starting line for the next letter.
Only a few upper-case letters will require “an extra” line to start the new lower case letter at their base such as with B C D F H I O P S T V W I have drawn this line which will be the overlapping starting line as a dotted line.
Practice Joining Cursive Letters Sheets
- Laminate the following Joining Cursive Upper-Case to lower-case practice pages or place each page in a plastic page protector.
- Demonstrate and talk about where to start, how to form and end each letter.
- Then ask your child to trace over the letters with a whiteboard marker.
- Once your child knows where to start, how to form and end all the letters in lower- & upper-case, your child can start doing simple copywork as handwriting practice using the chart as a reference.
This download provides practice pages using every letter of the alphabet. Extended lines provide space to not only trace over the letters but also to copy and write out the joined letters on the coloured lines provided.
I have also included a detailed explanation of letters’ line placement as well as coloured dots for starting and ending points for each letter in this download.
I will post a detailed blog post on letter line placement in my upcoming post.
Please pop over to my Packages page to purchase the updated Teaching Cursive Handwriting Step-by-Step booklet.
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