Donna Young's Cursive D Handwriting Lessons
The cursive handwriting worksheets on this web page use a handwriting style that is kind of like D'Nealian, however they are very plain and not very slanted. The cursive font that I used is one made by Bob Jones University Press. Despite using a font, I edited the letters when making the lessons for the purpose of joining the letters in ways that we join letters when writing cursive on our own.
The oddities and quirks of handwriting are allowed and practiced in these lessons. The student will learn to join letters by varying the way the letters are drawn. Many of the capital letters will be practiced joined and not joined. Sometimes the way the capital letter is drawn will be modified to join with the next letter. Lower case e and o are to be practiced in all of their variations. Several other letter modifications are practiced as well.
Examples of Handwriting Quirks that I Placed in the Lessons
|The high-joined e and the low e||An e joined high||o's Loopy and non-loopy|
|n joined high||o looped to join with s||Capital t joining with h and h is shortened.|
The Lessons Have Two Formats Pictured Here
Mostly Letter Practice
The Rest of the Lessons
The Printable Handwriting Lessons
Mostly Letter Practice
The + indicates this sheet has word practice. All of the files are PDF.
Some of the sheets below have the rest of the capital letters.
Two Letter Combinations
Mostly Word Practice
A few of these will have cursive animations that accompany the words or letters.
and other ing words
These words are used in this worksheet: running, walking, hopping, rolling, swimming, going, trotting
Senses words and some capital letters: S, T, C, H note that this capital t is a little different from the capital t that is taught in the capital letters worksheets.
These words are used in this worksheet: see, Senses, Touch, taste, Chew, smell, Hear, he
Animal Capital letter practice P, F, Z. Practice combining r with high letters (or) and (br)
Animations: Fish | F
These words are used in this worksheet: pets, Parrot, Fish, feline, dog, horse, zebra, Z, Zoo
Fastener Words These words are used in this worksheet: zipper, button, bows, ribbons, scarf, necktie, snaps... Practice combining ws and bb.
Clothes words with some capital letter practice: D joined and not joined; B joined and not joined.
Also practice combining o to a high letter (oc) and a low letter (oe)
Animations: shoes | D
These words are used in this worksheet: Dr, Dress, Blouse, socks, shoes, clothes, shirt
Theater Words These words are using in this worksheet: popcorn, soda, candy, seats, screen, dark, film, loud
Fruit Words This worksheet uses the words: apple, orange, banana, pear, peach, kiwi, grape, fruit.
For further sentence practice I suggest printing blank lesson sheets and assigning copy work.
Contains These words :
apple, fruit, pear, peach, autumn, winter, summer.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
We had peach pie for dessert.
We swim during the summer.
combining wi, umn, and umm, or
capitals: a and w
Just some basic sentences to trace and then write on the line underneath. Contains an assortment of practice with some of the hard combinations.
More basic sentences to trace and then write on the line underneath.
All of the handwriting sheets on this page were carefully made with Paint Shop Pro. School teachers and parents may use these sheets for their students/children. Like all of my files, my files and the printed sheets may not be copied for resell or added to any collection for redistribution of any kind without the permission from Donna Young.