Wednesday, July 8, 2015

CursiveLogic: CursiveLogic's Workbook Review - TOS Crew

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I take it for granted. When I pull out my checkbook to write out a check, instantly I sign my name in cursive. That is a signature after all.....but cursive writing is becoming a lost art. No longer is it taught in schools. No longer do kids learn how to sign their name to important documents. No longer can kids read some of our country's most precious and sacred documents.
I was so excited when I had the chance to review the CursiveLogic Workbook, from CursiveLogic. My youngest daughter being in Middle School, has not learned cursive and wanted to learn so badly. So we knew this review was for us.
CursiveLogic is simple and easy to understand.
How it Works:
Letters grouped by shape ― Four foundational shapes underlie the entire lowercase alphabet. Rather than teaching the letters alphabetically, CursiveLogic groups the lowercase alphabet into four groups based on the shape of the initial stroke of the letters and teaches all of the similarly-shaped letters in a single lesson.  Letters are also taught in a specific order that reinforces the pattern.  By teaching all of the similar letters together, CursiveLogic captures the natural synergy of the alphabet itself, allowing each letter in the series to reinforce the proper formation of all the others.
Letter strings ― CursiveLogic captures the flow of cursive by teaching all of the similarly shaped letters in a connected string rather than as individual letters. CursiveLogic’s letter strings teach students to connect letters from the first lesson, allowing students to internalize the flow of cursive handwriting even before they have learned all 26 letters.
CursiveLogic also uses visual and auditory cues to reinforce the shape patterns:

Theme colors — Each shape string has a color—orange ovals, lime loops, silver swings, and mauve mounds—that reinforces the formation of the basic common shape.

Verbal task analysis — Students learn a simple, rhythmical chant that describes the path of the writing instrument as the letter shapes are formed.  The process of verbally describing a motor task while performing it aids the acquisition of new motor skills.

And CursiveLogic is fun!  Students young and old love tracing and writing our shape strings.  CursiveLogic is the only handwriting curriculum that has an “element of fun” that comes from the alphabet itself.  No cartoon characters, songs, or gimmicks needed!
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How We Used The Workbook:
My daughter only knew very little cursive before using this workbook. I had her work in the workbook several times a week. I did notice an improvement in her writing and therefore would recommend CursiveLogic as a way of helping the young people of today NOT lose the fine art of handwriting.

My Bottom Line:
This handwriting curriculum is a winner! It is simple, straight forward, and easy to understand.
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