We received the CursiveLogic Workbook, a 97 page, spiral bound book that includes 3 dry erase pages, for review and practice.
The CursiveLogic Workbook is a parent guide and student workbook all in one. I really liked this about the product because we have so many books to track, its nice to not have to run and find the teacher’s guide if i want to reference something while we are going through the lesson. I really like this quality – and that it is spiral bound. I prefer spiral bound (top spiral bound) books for writing and love that this program took into account that there are right and left handed students utilizing this books as well as how much more durable a spiral bound workbook can be.
The CursiveLogic Workbook was easy to read and understand and after reading through the beginning instructions on how to use the book, we got started using it the program with our 10 year old. She is not new to cursive but has struggled some with connecting the letters. I was hopeful that this program would help her with this. I always feel that a fresh way of presenting a concept can do a student some good if they are having struggles. I was right.
Though we started in at the beginning, even though she had some cursive experience, the lessons were easy to understand and not time consuming. She enjoyed the lessons and I began to see some improvement almost immediately. Since the CursiveLogic program has the student connecting letters from the first lesson, this area that needed improvement in our daughters cursive was addressed immediately
Not only did we see immediate improvement, but the concepts were easy to understand making the lessons very easy for our 10 year old to do independently. I thought this was a nice bonus, as it can be difficult to fit in all the subjects that require individualized mama attention during the school day so it’s nice to have something the student can work on independently, especially when you are schooling multiple children.
We find cursive necessary and neat handwriting important and therefore this is an important subject for our family. I am happy to see a program that makes the presentation of cursive easy to understand, where it makes sens, and is in short lessons that are easy to get through but still show notable progress quickly.
Some of the key points on how CursiveLogic teaches cursive uniquely are:
- Letters are grouped by shape – Letters have been grouped into four basic shapes groups and all of the letters for each shape are taught at one time.
- Letters are taught in strings – Same-shaped letters are taught in a connected string instead of teaching each letter independently. The students learn how to connect them out of the box.
- Letters are color coded – The shape groups are color coded to help students remember the shape.
- Catch phrases are used – Catch phrases are taught to the students that they are to say while writing. This is aid in muscle memory.
- Real words are learned – Students begin connecting letter and creating words from the very first lesson because letters are taught by shape group.
The CursiveLogic Workbook is recommended for students age 7 to adult. You can learn more about CursiveLogic on their website. They are offering some practice pages for free. Just click here for your own downloadable copies. The CursiveLogic Wookbook can be purchased from CursiveLogic for $29.00 and includes all lessons and materials needed to teach/learn the CursiveLogic Method.
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