4K Writing

The purpose of cursive writing in Four Year Old Kindergarten is to develop good writing habits from the very beginning.  The more traditional approach to writing strengthens the child's reading skills.  By joining letters, cursive writing reinforces the blending of sounds within words.  Students learn cursive writing in a program that is correlated with their phonics.  Writing also teaches character through learning to be careful, orderly, and neat (Ecclesiastes 9:10).  Children will acquire a foundation for learning the basic cursive writing strokes.  These skills will be perfected as students go on into 5K, first and second grade. 

  

Curriculum –

                  ABEKA

                             

Goals and Objectives -

                   To develop skills that will make writing legible

                  To practice correct cursive formation of lower case letters

                  To practice the correct slant for papers

                  To hold a pencil correctly

                  To recognize lower case cursive letters

                  To associate the cursive letters with the printed letters

 

Sequential Order of Lessons –

                   - writing position

                  - writing lower vowels - i, u, e, o, a

                  - writing lower case consonant – t, l, b, n, m, h, s, c, d, g

                  - connecting consonant and vowel blends

                  - connecting letters (blends and words)

                  - writing lower case consonants – r, f, j, k, v, w, y, p

                  - writing letters, blends and words learned in phonics

                  - writing letters, blends and words

                  - continued practice

                  - first name

                  - begin capital letters – A, T

                  - letters, blends and words

                  - continued practice

                  - capital letters – I, J, S, B, C, D, M, L, G, H