Donna Young's Cursive Handwriting Worksheets
"Big" Cursive Handwriting Lessons
I made the Big Cursive handwriting worksheets with a font called schoolscriptdashed in my word processor. The worksheets were easy to make because the handwriting font has built in ruled lines. You can download the font [schoolscriptdashed] and make handwriting worksheets for your children.
Regular Cursive Handwriting Lessons - "Cursive Z"
The "regular" Cursive Lessons were harder to make. I made most of them with a font called Learning Curve. You can download it here: learningcurve.zip. This font has the appearance of the classic penmanship style, but, if you use it in a word processor, you will notice that the letters do not connect in the way they do in my handwriting lessons. I made "regular" Cursive Lessons in a drawing program using layers. Each letter was placed, corrected some way, trimmed or lengthened and connected by hand (mouse) . That is why future lessons with the Learning Curve font are slow to appear; they simply take more time to make than the other cursive handwriting lessons.
Worksheets using Learning Curve are at:
Cursive Handwriting Worksheets
Cursive Words [the unfinished set at the bottom of the page]
Cursive Animations [not worksheets, but useful to watch]
Cursive Handwriting Warm-Up
There are 3 warm-up printables, each one has two sections. They are not meant to "go with" any particular cursive style, they are just warm-ups. One | Two | Three
Note, One and Two are the same except that sheet two has more "try on your own" space.
Regular Cursive Handwriting Lessons -"Cursive D"
Over time I have been adding more worksheets in Cursive handwriting. Some are brand new and some were on my CD-Rom, YoungMinds. Cursive D, for instance, used to be only on my site-cd, but in 2009, I uploaded it to donnayoung.org. Just to be nice, I included the cursive word animations that go with a few of the Cursive-D worksheets.
Cursive-D is a little different from my other sets in that I have the student explore some of the more tedious letter combinations. For instance, in the word goose, pictured on the right, the two "o's" are slightly different, one is looped and one is not.
Ongoing Work In Cursive Handwriting
I have my entire website to work on, so all of my ongoing work seems slow in coming, but I try. There is only one of me and I am the only one who works on donnayoung.org.
There are two ongoing projects that I work on for Cursive Handwriting and those two projects are:
If it is of any consequence, both of the projects complement each other. I am using the same worksheet background and the same font group, although there might be minor differences in some of the letters.
The work is also slow going because this particular set is time consuming. Each letter in the font group has to be placed and connected manually in a paint program. I cannot type it all out and be done with it.
Page updated: July 16, 2011, Donna Young
ZB Cursive is a new set as of 2011. Currently it is a small set with 52 lessons. The handwriting style used in the ZB Sets resemble Zaner-Bloser.