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Everything you need to teach manuscript or cursive with success

Rhythm of Handwriting helps students develop the muscle memory of how to form each letter and deepens their knowledge of the connection between letters and sounds.

Begin With Either Cursive or Manuscript.



Systematic instruction provided for every stroke needed to form letters and how those strokes are combined.
Systematic instructions for teaching how to form letters and how those strokes are combined
All lowercase letters begin on the baseline.
Most lowercase letters start on the top line or midline to minimize the number of starting places.
Letters are formed with minimal fine-motor skills and lifting of the pencil.
Students are instructed where to place the pencil to begin each letter.
Prevents reversals of letters such as b and d, p and q
Explicit, multimodal instruction helps to minimize reversals.
Since letters are connected, letter spacing is quickly mastered.
Clear directions and systematic practice help students master letter and word spacing.

Supplemental Video Instruction

“I loved the methods used to teach handwriting so much that I've begun using Rhythm of Handwriting to teach my 2nd grader cursive alongside my kindergartner. She tells me frequently how much easier learning cursive is now that we use ROH. This program has given all of us the confidence to grow in reading and writing!”

Amanda Goding
The Rhythm of Handwriting Quick Reference containing every stroke and explicit directions for each uppercase and lowercase letter.

Explicit Instruction

Easy, systematic instructions provide students with an understanding of how to write each letter and where it is placed on the lines.

Rhythm of Handwriting Classroom Wall Strips contain the visual reference on the front and the explicit sequence of strokes for both uppercase and lowercase letters.

Rhythm and Simplicity

Emphasize the rhythmic motions with short, memorable phrases for how to form each letter.

Durable, two-sided reusable student whiteboard used across multiple Logic of English programs.

Large-Motor Movements

Teach how to form each letter with large-motor movements before advancing to writing with a pencil.

Rhythm of Handwriting Student Book - Cursive introduces letters in groups based on similar strokes.

Logical Order

Letters are grouped by initial strokes to simplify the learning process and encourage the development of automatic muscle memory.

Rhythm of Handwriting Student Book - Manuscript introduces letters in groups based on similar strokes.

Writing for All

Each lesson includes a variety of line sizes so that students can use the size that is most comfortable for their hands.

Rhythm of Handwriting Student Book - Manuscript introduces letters in groups based on similar strokes.

Systematic Phonics

Support the development of reading and writing skills by reinforcing the sounds of the A-Z phonograms.

Lowercase a in cursive and manuscript.

Begin With Lowercase

By introducing lowercase letters first, students master the letters that comprise more than 90% of all that we read and write. This also minimizes students mixing upper- and lowercase within words.

Letter formation and instructions are closely matched to facilitate the transition between cursive and manuscript.

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Use Rhythm of Handwriting as a stand-alone program or add it to Essentials.

Rhythm of Handwriting content is already built into our Foundations curriculum.

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