Dyslexia Help: Cursive (Cook T., 2020)

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Does your child struggle with handwriting? My suggestion for handwriting help is to teach your child Cursive because ‘It’s easy on the hand; It’s easy on the mind’!

CURSIVE- Always lower case at 90% mastery first! Begin with dry erase- teach cursive first, always get lower case to 90% until upper case. if doesn’t go well see below for block. For CURSIVE: learn the ”c, l, i, n” then you can learn many other letters. Start with marker and dry erase…easier for students. Note: Upper case is not written into this program, but you can be as fancy as you want as long as it resembles others uppercase. (google uppercase- cursive, pick font and stick with it). Practice on computer using https://www.whiteboard.chat/ (go to grids, or press primary lined) with her particular color overlay (I find students are either light yellow or blue-see which works best): https://www.aurelitec.com/colorveil/windows/download/.Thanks, Aurelitec & WhiteBoard.Chat.com (if surface dyslexia use grid page for practicing).

Practice HERE

3 rules to block3 rules to cursive
Never bottom to top
Longest/straight line first
Have to pick up pencil
Never top to bottom
No spitting- always have a front and back tail for transitions for when writing words
Never pick your pencil up
c- if you learn “c” you can do 6 morel-if you learn “l” you can do 6 morei- if you learn “i” you can do 7 moren- if you learn “n” you can do 6 more
c, a, d-g, q, o-   6 “curvies”l, e, h, b, k, f-   6 “loopsies”i, j, t,  -p u, w, y (7) “ups and downies”n, m, r- s, x,v,z (7)“humpies”
c- over rainbowa- shut the doord-then touch the skyg/q- then touch the groundo- is an a with a loopy tailh-is an ”l” with a humpb- is an ”l” with a shelfk-is an ”l” but you kick-in/outf-is an upside down ”l” and an eight side up ”l”Chunk learning in three or fourChunk learning in three or four
cad, cag, cod, cog, doc, dac, dag, qad, qoggochab, hob, bah, bab, baf, kab, kob, fab, fob,jit, jut, jip, jup, tip, tup, pit, put, wit, wij, yip, yupnim, num, min, mun, rin, sim. Sun xin, xun, vun, vin

Summary: master print…then, start cursive “the fancy” writing.

Progressive and 90% mastery go in the following order:

c- if you learn “c” you can do 5 more (see below) aka Is “curvies”:

c- over rainbow

a- shut the door

d-then touch the sky

g/q- then touch the ground

o- is an a with a loopy tail

l-if you learn “l” you can do 5 more (see below) aka 6 “loopsies”:

h-is an ”l” with a hump

b- is an ”l” with a shelf

k-is an ”l” but you kick-in/out

f-is an upside down ”l” and an eight side up ”l”

i- if you learn “i” you can do 6 more (see below) aka  (7) “ups and downies”:

n- if you learn “n” you can do 5 more (see below)  aka (6) “humpies”:


Week 1 c (90% mastery)

Week 2 a, d-g

Week 3 q, o

Week 4 l, e, h (90% mastery)

Week 5 b, k, f

Week 6 i, j, t (90% mastery)

Week 7 p u, w, y

Week 8 n, m, r (90% mastery)

Week 9 s, x,v, z

One rule for words: never pick your pencil up unless you finish writing also don’t dot your /i,j/ until you finish writing, or cross your /t/!

Words (non-sense included)

Chunk learning in three or four

Chunk learning in three or four

cad, cag, cod, cog, doc, dac, dag, qad, qog


hab, hob, bah, bab, baf, kab, kob, fab, fob,

jit, jut, jip, jup, tip, tup, pit, put, wit, wij, yip, yup

nim, num, min, mun, rin, sim. & sun, xin, xun, vun, vin


For more information, go to: www.myelbert.com

Practice WITH Me HERE:

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Published by Tricia Cook, MEd., Online Dyslexia and Behavioral Interventionist, RSP, AA O-G Tutor & Montessorian

My interest is in helping parents and teachers to understand learning and behavioral challenges and to love learning again. I graduated from Auburn in ECE in 1998. I have been a Montessori teacher here in Birmingham for almost 12 years and have lived in Birmingham for the past 19 years. As an early childhood teacher, I want continue to grow and develop as a constant learner. In 2012, I graduated from Secondary Education with a P-12 Reading Specialist certification the University of Alabama. As a Reading Specialist, I train on diversity and literacy development; I have a specialized knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating your literacy and neurodiversity behavioral, character development programing. Also, I have varying experiences designing instruction and environments for Montessori and Non-Montessori (OSR-Pre-K) environments. Therefore, I can consult for any environment or setting! In 2013, I attained my highly qualified status in ECE and Reading. In 2013, I also got my Orton-Gillingham AA tutor certification. I currently tutor full-time along with consulting. I have actually been tutoring since 2003. Along with other independent tutoring/interventionist experiences, I have brought dozens of students from an emergent to an advanced reading level! In addition to tutoring, I have provided the reading strengths and needs of my students and share that information to classroom teachers, parents, specialized teachers, and other stakeholders.  Lastly, I have also been a trainer/presenter, since 2008 and really enjoy this aspect of my career. As an experienced trainer, I have trained on many topics including: literacy (the five components), classroom management, positive discipline, diversity character development, Montessori Philosophy, policies and procedures, child development, and Alabama's Pre-k. Take note: Schools and families are desperately looking for an alternative type of affordable multi-sensory, hands-on, and interesting instruction. Currently, I am training and interested in writing on the following topics: A Comparison of Pre-K to Kindergarten; Adolescent Literacy (7th+); Assessment; Developing Readers; Children’s Literature; Classroom Management Techniques; Comprehension; Montessori Philosophy; Environmental Print & Early Writing; Family Attachment; Language and Literacy; Outdoor Classroom; Poetry Writing (7th+); Positive Guidance; Fine-motor Development; Cursive Writing; Creative Writing; Comprehension: Study Skills/Test Taking Strategies; Morphology; Phonics Instruction; Diversity Education; Neurodiversity Education; HandWriting; Reading Strategies; Best Practices P-12. Thank you, Tricia Cook, MEd., RSP, AOG; https://linktr.ee/tcooktutor

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