Practice Writing In Cursive

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.

cursive alphabet chart

Here’s the cursive writing chart again for your reference.

Cursive K

Good morning class.  Today we will learn how to draw a K in cursive.

how to write a cursive K

Let’s begin with the capital K otherwise known as an upper case K.  The capital K in cursive is very similar to the standard English letter K.

capital K in cursive

The only difference is the hook at the top left and the hook at the bottom right.  To draw it start at the top left and make a slight hook up to the top line and then all the way down to the bottom line.  Then move over about a half inch to the right and bring a line back to the middle of the letter.  Then start in the same spot but go the other direction toward the bottom right and then hook up to connect to the next letter in your word.

cursive lowercase k

To draw a lower case k in cursive you start out at the bottom left and draw a slanted line up to the top line and loop it back down to the bottom.  Then retrace the line up to the middle line and hook it to the right making a tight oval that almost touches the retraced line but not quite.  Then take it down the other way and hook it around to connect to the next letter in your word.  Some people draw their lowercase cursive k without a loop and just with a flat line sticking up but that is not the correct way to do it.  Practice drawing it the correct way.  I hope everyone has a happy holiday today.  Tomorrow we will move on to drawing a curive L.


Learning How to Write in Cursive

Learning how to write in cursive was my biggest fear when I was in second grade.  But when I learned how to write my first cursive letter I had an enormous sense of pride.  Cursive writing was a big deal back then, much more so than it is today.  In fact, more and more states are now making cursive writing non-mandatory in elementary schools and are focusing on printing and typing skills instead.  I think that is a travesty and there is still a need for the art of writing in cursive.  With the lack of attention in schools I feel it is imparative that our children learn how to write the entire cursive alphabet on their own or with outside help.  That’s why I started this cursive handwriting blog, and that’s why I will continue to educate kids on proper cursive handwriting technique.  Time permitting, I will start with a cursive upper case A and a cursive lower case a and go through the entire alphabet all the way through cursive upper case Z and cursive lower case Z.   Please check back each day for new posts and I will cover each letter in detail.  Thank you and good luck with your cursive!

Here is a cursive chart you can reference in the mean time if you need any special help with any of the letters.

cursive alphabet chart

Most people have the most trouble with the upper case cursive G the Upper case and lower case cursive Q, the upper and lower case cursive S and the upper and lower case cursive z.  But just keep practicing and you’ll get them down pat in no time flat!