Here are some exercises that can help improve cursive handwriting:
Before starting to write in cursive, have the student do some simple warm-up exercises to loosen up their hand and wrist, such as making circular or figure-eight motions.
Have the student practice tracing letters, either using tracing sheets or by tracing letters you have written on the page. Start with the basic letters and gradually introduce more complex letters as they become comfortable.
Writing letters from memory
After tracing letters, have the student try writing the letters from memory, without the aid of tracing. Encourage them to focus on proper letter formation and spacing.
Once the student is comfortable writing individual letters, have them practice writing words in cursive. Start with simple words and gradually increase the difficulty as they become more skilled.
Practice connecting letters to form words and sentences. This is an important aspect of cursive writing and can help the student develop fluency and speed.
Once the student is comfortable writing in cursive, have them practice writing quickly to improve their speed and fluency.
Have the student practice writing passages in cursive, such as short quotes or sentences from a book. This will give them the opportunity to apply their newfound skills in a more extended context.
Remember to be patient and encouraging, and to celebrate the student’s successes along the way. With consistent practice, they will be able to improve their cursive handwriting and develop a more natural and comfortable writing style.