Summer Break is almost here and it is extremely important that you practice writing in cursive over the Summer. Practice makes perfect, and on the flip side, if you don’t practice your cursive writing skills over the Summer you are likely to forget how to write several of the letters. So what I recommend is looking at the cursive writing chart and writing at least one word that begins with a capital letter and one word that begins with a lower case letter. Make sure you do that every day. You can start with the letter A and work your way through the alphabet. Then circle back around and start all over again. This extra practice will keep your skills sharp so you won’t forget how to write in cursive.
Here’s the cursive writing chart again for your reference.
The long Summer has come to an end and it’s back to school time! For many young grade school students that means it’s time to learn how to write cursive. We will be posting a tutorial of how to write all the letters of the cursive alphabet from A to Z including both lower case letters and capital upper case letters.
For those of you who have already learned the cursive alphabet here is an exercise for you to keep practicing your cursive handwriting. See the image below and write “back to school” in cursive.
Start out on the bottom line and write your cursive b. The letters a,c, and k should flow and then stop. The start at the bottom line and write the word “to”. Your pencil should only leave the page to cross your t. Then leave a space and start on the bottom line drawing your cursive s. The letter s should flow into the letters c,h,o,o, and end when you’re finished writing the l. Practice writing this phrase in cursive over and over until you have mastered it.
Spring is almost here. This is how you write Spring in cursive.
When writing any season in cursive always remember to capitalize the first letter. In the word “Spring” you need to capitalize the letter “S”. Since the cursive “S” ends up on the left side of the letter after you draw it, you do not have to connect the “S” to the next letter, the “p”. Start at the bottom line and draw the letter p and connect all the lower case letters ending with the “g”. Then dot your “i” and you are finished. Practice writing the word “Spring” over and over until you master it. Then for extra practice, try writing the words Summer, Fall, and Winter in cursive.
In the last cursive lesson we learned how to write November in cursive.
For this lesson, we will learn how to write the word Thanksgiving in cursive.
how to write Thanksgiving using the cursive alphabet
To write Thanksgiving in cursive you need to follow the same rules you do with all holidays. The first letter of Thanksgiving should use a capital T. The capital T will not be connected to the lower case h. After that, all letters will flow and be connected together. The lower case k should extend above the middle line but not all the way to the top line. Both lower case gees should drop below the bottom line down to the line below that. Your writing utensil shouldn’t come off the page until you are ready to dot the i’s. Practice this over and over until you are really good at it. Alternate writing the words November and Thanksgiving in cursive.
When you are learning to write the months in cursive, November can be one of the toughest ones to learn. Take a look at the image below.
To draw the word November in cursive you need to start with the capital N, flow into the lower case o, follow through with the v, to the e, the m, come up above the middle line but not all the way to the top with your lower case b, swing back through with the e, and finish with an r that curves back up to the middle line at the end.
Since November has a “v”, an “m”, and a “b”, I would consider it the hardest month to write in cursive. To master writing this word in cursive the best way to do it is look at the image above and write it over and over again. Practice makes perfect.
Here’s how to write September in cursive.
Writing September in cursive can be difficult for some people just learning their cursive letters. Like all other months, the first letter should always be capitalized. So you will want to start by drawing a capital S. The “S” is one of the upper case letters that does not attach to the second letter in the word. It ends on the outside left area of where you began drawing the letter. So draw your upper case S and then start at the bottom line for your lowercase cursive e and then connect each additional letter for the entire word September. Finish the word September by crossing your lower case “t” at the end. The only letter that should dip below the bottom line is the lower case “p”. As always, practice makes perfect so keep writing the full word September over and over until you achieve perfect cursive writing.
Writing August in cursive is fairly simple. I’m going to give instructions for how to write August in cursive in more detail, but first I want all of you to take a look at the image below and see if you can figure out what is wrong with it.
Have you figured it out yet? If not, here’s the answer: The letter A should be capitalized in the word August. Any month or day of the week should always start with a capital letter when you are writing them, whether they are being written in cursive or not.
So take a look at the image again and this time picture it with a capital cursive A. The capital cursive A is very similar to the lower case a. It flows into the cursive u the same way. When you get to the letter g you don’t have to make it dip down quite as far as is pictured above. When you finish writing the word August the last thing you will need to do will be to cross your letter t.
Practice writing the word August in cursive five times. Then back up to January and go through each month until you get back to August. See if you can write August at that point without looking at any charts or pictures for help. If you get it write you will be ready to move on to September in cursive.
Writing June and July in cursive is very easy compared to the other months. This is because there are only four letters. The capital J in cursive can throw some people for a loop but it’s actually one of the easier capital letters to flow into the remaining lowercase letters. If you can spell June in cursive you should have no problem writing July in cursive as well. Here’s an image of both months in cursive as a reference to go by.
Next month we will tackle how to write August in cursive. That one will be a little trickier to learn.
May is the shortest of all months with only three letters. Because of that, it is the easiest month to write in cursive. As with all months, the first letter needs to be capitalized. You can refer to the cursive chart to see how to draw a capital M. You need to connect your capital “M” to the “a” in a flowing motion. Then you connect your cursive “a” to your cursive “y” and loop back to the middle line. This should all happen in an even flowing motion and your pen or pencil shouldn’t leave the paper until you are finished with the entire word. Below is a picture of the word May in cursive.
Practive writing May in cursive over and over until you get comfortable with it. June is the next month on the calendar, and coincidentally it is one of the shortest and easiest months to write in cursive as well.
Writing the word October in cursive is actually pretty easy. The only tricky letter is the lower case b. Just remember to capitalize the curisive O. Do not connect the capital O with the lower case c. All other letters should be connected. The last thing you should do when completing the word October is to cross the lower case t.