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.
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.
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.