Third Grade - Handwriting

The McRuffy Press 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 three styles; Traditional (ball and stick style), Modern (slanted style), and Cursive. 

They each 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 on both inside the front and on 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.

Style Options:

  • The traditional style is the most familiar writing style. It features straight lines and round circles.
  •  Watch our YouTube videos for letter formation!

     A to M Handwriting video linkN to Z Handwriting video link
  • The modern style is the pre-cursive printing style. Letters have slight curves and on the stems and ovals to resemble cursive.
  • The cursive style features connected letters.

    Cursive Sample

    Modern to Cursive Sample

    Traditional to Cursive Sample