Book Title: How to Tutor Cursive Writing Practice Book
Publisher: Paradigm Company
Author: Barbara J. Simkus
This is the 2018 edition of HTT Cursive Practice Workbook REPLACES the previous edition. The CONTENTS are identical in both old and new versions. (To order new version go to Amazon ISBN: 9780941995382) New version is perfect bound (Glued pages, not comb bound). THE HOW TO TUTOR CURSIVE WRITING PRACTICE BOOK is designed to accompany the Cursive Handwriting Instructions in the How To Tutor textbook. It is an Optional Practice cursive handwriting workbook which includes exercises to accompany Cursive Handwriting instruction section of Samuel L. Blumenfeld's celebrated book: How To Tutor. It contains practice exercises for all the lesson material in handwriting instruction part of How To Tutor textbook. Parents, tutors and teachers find the Cursive Handwriting Workbook very helpful to reinforce the lesson work. The workbook contains no instructions (Instructions are found in the How To Tutor textbook) It is inexpensive, durable & reusable. The HTT Cursive Writing Practice Book contains cursive examples of all 26 letters of the alphabet in both capitalized and lower case versions. The hand-strokes, as described in the instruction material in the HTT textbook, are indicated for each letter. The examples are in wide-lined size that is best for young beginning eyes. The HTT Cursive Writing Practice Book includes 20 pages of blank wide-lined pages for teacher and student to use to practice creating the desired writing skills of the student. The Cursive Practice Book contains everything the Parent needs in accompaniment with the HTT text book to quickly, easily and successfully accomplish creating a good cursive handwriting student. Why should parents want to consider teaching CURSIVE to their children? Because most public schools (and many private schools) do NOT even bother to teach cursive anymore. They say in the digital age cursive is no longer needed. This is a big mistake for numerous reasons. The most significant reasons are, first, that writing cursively, rather than typing on a keyboard has been found in research to aid in learning the material being written. The student, when cursively handwriting material, is implanting the material in their brains far more thoroughly than when typing. They remember what they have handwritten better than when typing. A second is connected to taking notes from a lecture course. It has been proven that cursive handwriting is far easier on the hand muscles than the so-called ball and stick printing. In ball and stick printing the hand must pick up the writing instrument and put it down with every stroke needed to print. But in cursive handwriting the hand only has to deal with three simple strokes of the pen or pencil. The hand flows across the page, often without needing to raise up and go down for many complete words. This is much less tiring on the hand muscles than printing. This will be especially important at the high school and college level where taking notes in class is very important. Cursive allows the note-taker to have much more complete coverage of the material he/she is attempting to save for future study and exams. A special feature of Dr. Blumenfeld’s Cursive Handwriting instruction found in the How To Tutor Textbook: There is a special section covering how to teach the LEFT-HANDED student. A little known fact is that teaching children who have never learned to print make the best cursive writers. Teaching children to print is much easier after you have taught them cursive. Most people assume that the young beginner must learn to print before they learn cursive handwriting. This is not universally true. If you have a student who has not been taught either cursive or ball and stick, try cursive first. You might be very surprised to see how readily your student takes to cursive.