3rd Grade - Write Legibly

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd
Writing
Write legibly
Write legibly in cursive or joined italic, allowing margins and correct spacing between letters in a word and words in a sentence (penmanship)
Student is able to write all letters of the alphabet in cursive (lower case and upper case). Student is also able to keep proper spacing between letters and words. Student knows that one does not write in the margins.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is cursive?

(2)

What are margins?

(3)

What is the proper spacing between letters?

(4)

What is the proper spacing between words?

(5)

How do I write lower case and upper case letters in cursive?

Learning Tips

(1)

Appeal to the kinesthetic side of your child by having them practice cursive with different mediums. For example, they can make letters in sand using their fingers.

(2)

Make sure your child has the right paper to practice their cursive. It is difficult for a beginner to use white lined paper. The best paper to use is the manila paper with wide lines. The lines should have a dashed line in the middle.

(3)

Make sure your child uses a pencil to practice their cursive. Beginners will usually make mistakes and erasing mistakes will usually make for neater results.

(4)

Resist the urge to let your child write all assignments in cursive unless the teacher has given them the okay. It usually takes a while for a student to be proficient enough to write all assignments in cursive.

(5)

If your child is having a hard time learning cursive, let them know that the process will take some time. Encourage them by helping them be proficient with writing their names in cursive. Children usually enjoy being able to write their own signatures!

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Parents: use the link below to print out lined paper for cursive writing. You may also use the reference sheets to review with your child how to form cursive letters properly.


Write your first name in cursive.

(2)

Write your last name in cursive.

(3)

Write the days of the week in cursive.

(4)

Write the first six months in cursive.

(5)

Write the last six months in cursive.

(6)

Write the name of your school in cursive.

(7)

Write the name of your favorite book in cursive.

(8)

Write the name of a family member in cursive.

(9)

Write the name of your favorite television show in cursive.

(10)

Write the name of your favorite movie in cursive.

(11)

Make the cursive writing more kinesthetic by having your child complete the following problems with their index finger and sand.


Write letters a-e in upper and lower case.

(12)

Write letters f-j in upper and lower case.

(13)

Write letters k-o in upper and lower case.

(14)

Write letters p-t in upper and lower case.

(15)

Write letters u-z in upper and lower case.

(16)

Write your first name in cursive.

(17)

Write your last name in cursive.

(18)

Make the cursive writing more kinesthetic by having your child complete the following problems with a twig and a standard paper sized smooth slab of clay.


Write letters a-e in upper and lower case.

(19)

Write letters f-j in upper and lower case.

(20)

Write letters k-o in upper and lower case.

(21)

Write letters p-t in upper and lower case.

(22)

Write letters u-z in upper and lower case.

(23)

Write your first name in cursive.

(24)

Write your last name in cursive.

(25)

Write a friend’s name in cursive.

 

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