WHY CURSIVELOGIC WORKS
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:
LETTERS GROUPED BY SHAPE
Four basic shapes make up the entire lowercase cursive alphabet. CursiveLogic teaches all the similar letters in one lesson, greatly simplifying the learning process.
Rather than teaching letters individually, CurisveLogic teaches all the letters that share a common shape in a connected string. This allows the letters to reinforce each other and means students are writing cursively from the very beginning.
Our second graders were beginning cursive and struggling. I am impressed with the quick improvement they made when we introduced CursiveLogic! Their cursive is beautiful.Debbie Edwards, Primary School Director, West Dallas Community School, Dallas TX
FEATURES THAT ENGAGE
CursiveLogic appeals to every learning style. By seamlessly combining visual, auditory, verbal, and kinesthetic elements, CursiveLogic makes cursive enjoyment and cursive success possible for every student.
CursiveLogic uses color to aid memory and reinforce the shape categories. Each shape has a theme color that appears throughout the program, and students may enjoy completing their work with colored pencils or pens.
VERBAL AND AUDITORY CUES
The “catch phrase” is a verbal description the student repeats while forming each letter in the string. “Verbal task analysis,” or describing an action verbally as the action is performed manually, helps solidify muscle memory while providing the student with a mnemonic to associate with each letter in the string. In days and weeks to come, students easily return to the four catch phrases any time they need help recalling how to form a particular letter.
I like the chanting that goes along with each stroke. …This is a great tool to use for my fourth graders! They were all chanting the strokes at the same time as they were writing the letters. What a great method!Class Four Teacher, Dallas, TX
Learning cursive provides crucial benefit to children at an age when they need it most: a sense of involvement and ownership, hand-eye coordination, patience, and self-control. . . . I hope CursiveLogic can keep cursive in the school curriculum. Educators no longer have the excuse that cursive is too hard to learn and that they can’t find teachers who can teach it. Write on!Dr. William Klemm, Senior Professor of Neuroscience at Texas A&M University and author of "Why Writing by Hand Could Make you Smarter"
CursiveLogic is a great program! It is organized well and offers a sequential order that seems logical for students to use… and students improve greatly!Teacher, Tigard, OR
The logic of having similarly written letters taught in one group… makes it easier for students to begin connecting more letters together sooner.Teacher, Union City, CA
A core principle of CursiveLogic is muscle memory. Using a combination of fine and gross motor activities, students internalize the proper formation of the four basic CursiveLogic shapes and of the CursiveLogic letter strings.
IMMEDIATE RESULTS = MOTIVATION
Because CursiveLogic teaches six connected letters in the first lesson, students are able to write real words in cursive at the end of just one lesson. When students see this immediate payoff, they get excited! Rather than seeming like a daunting or frustrating task, cursive engenders feeling of success.
CursiveLogic is a system that students easily understand. When the system “clicks,” cursive letters no longer seem random. Students “get it” and feel empowered.
During my 42 years of teaching experience I’ve never witnessed such a unique . . . writing program. First year students attending out school in the fifth through eighth grades who had never been taught to write in cursive were excited and engaged in instruction. The results were Deborah Brown, Director, Sankofa Middle School of Creative & Performing Arts, Tulsa, OK
Students who didn’t enjoy cursive before began to love showing off their new skill! Many students were surprised at how many of the letters were formed beginning with similar movements. That gave them the confidence to keep going! 4th Grade Teacher, Tulsa, OK