cursive writing

This language lesson is designed for 6 to 12-year-old children to write English alphabets u and s in cursive.

Handwriting practice helps in strengthening the finger muscles and developing fine motor skills. It also helps the child to develop and practice hand-eye coordination. This cursive writing lesson helps in improving the child’s reading and writing ability. Writing a lower case English alphabet in cursive is done by forming a stroke. Therefore, we learn to write cursive letters according to the stroke family. 


How to write letters v and y 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 u and s in cursive is to trace them and then write them on paper. 

In this video lesson, we will learn to write cursive v and cursive y belonging to the up and down stoke family. Letters v and y are introduced as uncle and sally.

  • To write cursive u, begin the stroke from the bottom line, move up to the top line and then join the bottom line by falling down. Make a curve and again move up.  After reaching the top line, finish the stroke by taking it back to the bottom line and leave a tail out to the right to either end the letter or connect to your next letter, as shown in the video.
  • To write cursive s, begin the stroke from the bottom of the line straight up. Make a slope while falling down and connect it to the starting point of the letter as shown in the video. Finally, finish the stroke with a tail out to the right to connect to the next letter.

Watch the video to know more about how to write cursive u and cursive s using the up and down stroke. Repeat this activity by asking the child to practice the alphabet, as shown in the video.


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Video Created by: Jodi Qualters (Montessori in the Park, Goodyear, Arizona)

Elementary | Language | Cursive u and s: Uncle and Sally (English)


  • cursive writing
  • Elementary
  • English
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