What is it? • A type of handwriting where the letters in a word are joined The letters are joined.
How do I do it? • After learning each cursive letter, the last piece of each connects to the begging of the next letter in a word Letters in a word connect
Why do I need to know this? • Not only is cursive neater looking and more professional than printing out letters, it is also quicker and more efficient Cursive looks so nice!
When do I use it? • Cursive can be used in essays, letters, invitations or anything else you would like to look nice • It is also great to use when you have to write something down quickly. It is easy to write quickly with cursive!
Where have I seen this? • Most of the time, people use cursive to sign their signatures • Also, most celebrities use cursive letters to sign their autographs.
How does it work? • Each letter is continued from the letter before it in the same word. • In cursive, you do not pick up your pencil or pen in between letters of the same word. • Most of the letters look a lot like the print you are used to but you may retrace or loop around parts of the letter you have already written to keep from picking up the pencil
Interesting Cursive Fact: • The United States Declaration of Independence and Gettysburg address are written is in cursive.
Now we will watch a demonstration of how each letter is drawn!
Capital Letters: http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/uppercase.htm Lower Case Letters: http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/lowercase.htm Instructional video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJl_YvIxAQg&feature=related Capitals in Cursive Calligraphy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXsd4837mn0