Discussion in 'Elementary Education Archives' started by KiewiStyles, Aug 12, 2006.
Aug 12, 2006
Any ideas or suggestions, please?
We take a folder that has the brads in them and put in a page for each letter that has tons of letters to practice. Then each day we work on one letter. I start off by showing on the overhead and then allow them to work on the letter. I take a colored marker and walk around and circle the ones that don't look so hot. They then erase and re do that one. Then after we do each letter we work on bringing them together. They work on writing sentences and I do the same by walking around and making sure they all look good. Hope this helps.
I'm not sure the ins and outs of it (we don't teach cursive in 2nd grade) but I know the 3rd grade teachers in my school use a program called "Loops and other groups" which teaches cursive - here is more info:
Loops and Other Groups
I like to create my own texts using one of these tools:
I teach cursive in 2nd grade after the winter break. We use the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting book. I teach a letter each day on the overhead. Actually, I project onto a white board. THis seems to be easier for the children to see. I also have the cursvie letter s up from the beginning of the year so that they become familiar with them by the time we start practicing cursive.
Our Handwriting books teach the letters in an order of how the letters are formed. So, g, a, c, d, o, q, would probably be taught together since they all start from the same origination point.