This Method Works
Why Teach Cursive Today?
Middle and High School students can’t READ cursive! They are unable to read teacher’s assignments or comments on their papers. Historical documents, reading letters from Grandma, family love letters are lost to this generation. Studies have shown cursive writers score higher on SAT and AP tests and become quick note takers. They have a personal signature.
Quick Instructional Guide for Teachers
Teaching Cursive! is a quick, illustrated method that can be taught in only 56 days with short 10 to 15 minutes lessons per session. Written in script form, this guide introduces letters having like strokes and curves – introducing the easiest to the most difficult – not alphabetically. It is filled with teaching tips gleaned from Linda Corson’s thirty-six years of teaching the subject.
Each day’s lesson includes a review of yesterday’s letter, the introduction of a new letter, illustrations of how to form the letter and samples of what not to do. A daily assignment reinforces the lesson. Linda, the teacher, feels the two most important facets to her method are practicing words not letters and never practice words containing letters they have not learned .
This Method Works!
This Method Works because students build words from the third day using only letters they have previously learned. Connecting strokes are learned naturally and effortlessly. By practicing words instead of letters, the repetition associated with learning cursive writing is eliminated. It takes only 56 days to foster proficient, cursive writers. This program requires no workbooks, just a pencil, lined paper, this book and a KID!