Looking at a few different school websites and queries from parents this week we found that some think that Cursive is just short for Continuous Cursive. In fact, they are two different handwriting font styles:
- The letters start at different points (the same as print letters).
- The finishing points for all the letters is at the writing line (with a small exit stroke); except for, o, r, v and w, which have a top exit stroke.
- The single letter formations are taught with just the exit strokes.
- When cursive is joined the first letter in the word does not have an entry stroke for example:
- The starting point for all the letters is the same; on the writing line.
- The finishing points for all the letters is also at the writing line; except for, o, r, v and w, which have a top exit stroke.
- The single letter formations are taught with the entry and exit strokes, this makes the transition from single letter formation to joined handwriting very straightforward and allows it to occur sooner.
- When continuous cursive is joined the first letter in the word has an entry stroke for example:
Be aware, some schools will say they are teaching a Cursive font when in fact they are teaching a Continuous Cursive font.