Cursive Handwriting

     Learning to write neatly and legibly in cursive is a major task for third graders.  In our class, we use the Zaner-Bloser handwriting program. Under this program, all cursive letters are made from four basic strokes: the undercurve, overcurve, downcurve, and slant.  Combinations of these strokes form all the letters.


    We also study the four keys to legibility, which are size, shape, spacing, and slant.  Students learn to assess their own writing for these attributes. 

Cursive Alphabet (Zaner-Bloser)

Cursive Stroke Descriptions for Individual Letters 1

Cursive Stroke Description for Individual Letters 2

Cursive Stroke Descriptions for Individual Letters 3

Lined Writing Paper


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