Altering Cursive Capitals in Handwriting

The cursive lessons on this web page practice the capital letters that can be altered to connect with the next letter.

With the exception of the letters, P, V, W, and X, capital letters can be written so that the pencil does not have to be lifted to write the next letter in a word. The letters, F, H, and K require a pencil lift, but those letters can connect to the next letter. I suppose the uppercase letter X could connect, but I do not plan to make a worksheet for uppercase X for this set. Some letters are not altered much at all and others require minor loops or dips. Pictured below are examples of altering the capital letter F.

Cursive Z Letters

Example Featuring the Letter F

F unaltered unaltered

F - with a altered for a high connect

F connected with e altered for a low connect

The alterations to the capital letter F consist of looping the top instead of lifting the pencil to draw the letter in two steps. The bottom of the letter is dipped back to connect with the next letter in the word. In the examples, F is connected with a and e. Each one is slightly different to connect either high or low. Other low connections would be the vowels u and i. The letter o would be a high connection.

The Filespdf


Aa and Bb - Very little alterations
C and D - D has significant alterations
E and F - F has significant alterations
G and H - Both have alterations
I and K - No alterations *


J and L - Very Minor alterations
M and N - No alterations
O and Q - Major alterations
R and S - Minor alterations with S
T, U, and Z - T is altered to one-stroke

Blank Paper

color cursive paper
Color Cursive Paper
Blank paper for extra practice

color cursive paper
Grayscale Cursive Paper
Blank paper for extra practice

* The worksheet I and K have no alterations if the I is drawn from left to right instead of from right to left.

See DY's Paper for more choices in blank handwriting paper.

See Also

ZB Cursive
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.

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