Teach Kindness With Cursive

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“If you build it, he will come,”  a voice in a cornfield whispers to Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams.  And he does. And they do.

We all have fields of dreams. Mine is to see children create peace.

One way for them to do this is affirming it. With words. With art. With deeds.

Or with cursive. Why not teach  cursive writing while affirming peace? The book Cursive Writing Practice: Inspiring Quotes by Jane Lierman does just that.  With quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt and Gandhi, she helps children visualize a better world.

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If you want to do the same, you could buy her book on Amazon or create your own quotes with the following lesson. Either way, you will be instilling character and kindness in your students.

And that is what teaching is all about.

Objective: The learner will practice proper letter formation in cursive by writing kind sentences.

Materials: Class set of cursive reproducible, pencils, lined paper, board, chart paper or electronic whiteboard.

Procedure:

  1. This lesson should be done after the students have already learned the alphabet and how to connect letters.
  2. Review formation of some troublesome letters such as g & q or s.
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  4. Pass out worksheets. Have students read the kind sentences.
  5. Model how to write sentences.
  6. Allow students time to complete worksheets.

While the students write, watch them mumble the quotes. Knowing that they are internalizing positive sayings.

The following day, have students could invent their own kind sentences.    You’ll be amazed at what they come up with.

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3 thoughts on “Teach Kindness With Cursive

  1. Thank you for all your hard work and lovely materials!
    Would it be possible to get a copy of your cursive alphabet above? I love the way you have the red highlighting the first stroke. I would be willing to pay if it is on TPT.

    Thank you,
    Marlene Cherry

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