Second Grade - Handwriting
The McRuffy Press Second Handwriting Books do more than just teach handwriting. Our books feature letters and words following the phonics, and spelling sequence from the curriculum to provide a kinesthetic enhancement to learning to read and write. Handwriting books are available in five versions; Traditional (ball and stick style), Modern (slanted style), and Cursive. There are also versions that transition from Traditional to Cursive, and Modern to Cursive.
They feature colorful activities with tracing and writing exercises. Students will write letters, words, and sentences. Guidance arrows are provided when letters are introduced. A reference chart is printed in both the front and the back of the book. The laminated back cover includes a number chart on one side and blank lines on the other side. Letters can be practiced on the back cover using dry erase markers.
- The traditional style is the most familiar writing style. It features straight lines and round circles.
- The modern style is the pre-cursive printing style. Letters have slight curves and on the stems and ovals to more resemble cursive.
- The cursive style features connected letters.
- Transitional books practice a line of cursive letters each lesson, but the rest of the page reviews printing for lessons 1 to 80. From Lessons 81 to 160 students write in cursive only. I’m not sure why the last bullet is red. It should be black.