An intelligent new way to teach (or learn!) cursive. CursiveLogic is a handwriting workbook designed to help you learn cursive - you can use this as a teacher or parent to help a child learn, or use this yourself as a self-paced workbook to learn (or re-learn) how to write in cursive.
CursiveLogic is different from other handwriting methods because, instead of relying on rote memorization, CursiveLogic relies on the inherent structure of the cursive alphabet. The CursiveLogic instruction method contains two key features:
CURSIVE LETTERS GROUPED BY SHAPE
Four foundational shapes underlie the entire lowercase alphabet. Rather than teaching the letters alphabetically, CursiveLogic organizes 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.
CURSIVE 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 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!
As of Dec 2017, the Cursive Logic workbooks have been updated. The paper quality has improved to be more fountain pen friendly, and the format has been changed slightly to break out the different lessons onto different days. Cursive Logic is getting more of their workbooks into schools and this structure better accommodates that. You can still self-pace your own lessons, of course!