cursive writing

This language lesson is designed for 6 to 12-year-old children to guide them on how to write English alphabets f and k in cursive.

What is the purpose of cursive writing?

Cursive writing refers to styles of writing in which characters are joined in a flowing manner, intending to make writing faster, as compared to capital writing.

Benefits of cursive writing 

  • It helps to improve handwriting and speed of writing.
  • It helps the child to develop and practice hand-eye coordination. 
  • It helps in strengthening the finger muscles and developing fine motor skills.
  • It helps in developing sensory skills as it teaches children the position of the pencil, strokes to apply, and where to apply pressure while writing.
  • It enhances memory and concentration.

Writing a lower case English alphabet in cursive is done by forming a loop. Therefore, we learn to write cursive letters according to the loop family.

 

How to write letters f and k in cursive?

This video guides us through writing lower case alphabets (letters) in cursive. Lower case letters are also known as close letters. Writing lower case letters starts by leaving a small gap.

The best way to begin writing letters f and k in cursive is to trace them on sandpaper and then write them on paper. In this video lesson, we will learn to write cursive f and cursive k belonging to the loop family. In this video, the letters f and k are introduced as Fred and Kelly.

  • To write cursive f: Begin with the baseline. Take your stroke upwards in the curved form towards the top line and make a loop back around the left. Now move straight down up to the bottom line. From the bottom line, again make a stroke back towards the right side and join the straight line above the baseline. After meeting the straight line, make a tail out towards the right side to end the letter or to join other cursive letters.
  • To write cursive k, Begin with the baseline. Take your stroke upwards in the curved form towards the top line and make a loop back around the left. Now move straight down up to the bottom line. Now from the same line, go up to half in between the middle line and baseline, make a loop towards the right, and join the baseline. Finally, make a curve, join the bottom line and move out.

 

This cursive writing f and k help in improving the child’s reading and writing ability for writing the most difficult letters in the English alphabet.  

Watch the video to learn more about how to write cursive letters f and cursive k using loop stroke. Repeat this activity by asking the child to practice f and k alphabets in cursive, as shown in the video.

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Video Created by: Jodi Qualters

 


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  • cursive writing
  • Elementary
  • English
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