Catch on to Cursive

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Overview

Grade 3-6

Mastering cursive letters can be lots of fun when you join Skeeter, Anna, and Susie on a fishing adventure! Your students will learn to make precise letters while discovering fishing and growing in their love for Christ. Catch on to Cursive is a 36-week, elementary-level course that includes two schedules, so younger and older students will both benefit from the material.

A Look Inside

SKU M244-8
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 3.30
Title Catch on to Cursive
Subtitle A Whole Child Approach to Cursive Penmanship
ISBN 13 9781683442448
Contributors Carrie Bailey
Binding Paperback
Page Count 528
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

There are so many benefits of learning to write in cursive! Cursive writing has been shown to have a positive influence on children’s spelling, their composition skills, motor skills, and word recall. It has also been shown to support the reading and writing skills of students with dyslexia. Catch on to Cursive is a 36-week, elementary-level course that includes two schedules, so younger and older students will both benefit from the material.

Your student will join Skeeter, Anna, and Susie on a fun writing and fishing adventure. Through full-color worksheets and exercises, your student will learn to recognize and create precise letters. This unique, whole-child approach is a fun and unforgettable way to learn cursive penmanship.

Within the course, your students will:

  • Earn badges for their work
  • Complete fun activities and projects to develop muscle control
  • Review each letter throughout the course
  • Learn attributes of Christ’s disciples as fishers of men
  • Grow spiritually
  • Experience the wonder of God’s creation

Every letter will be covered for three days. On the third day, there is a weigh-in section, and every few weeks, students will participate in a Fishing Derby or Gear Up activities where they review letters they have learned up to that point. This gives a fun way for built-in review and builds up their confidence. Watch for Weigh-In challenges throughout the course so they can complete the challenges.


Table of Contents

  • Note to the Teacher
  • Note from Skeeter
  • Suggested Schedule
  • Tackle Boxes
  • Activities for Older Students
  • Course Badges
  • Gather Your Gear: Complete Supply List
  • Gather Your Gear: Weekly List
  • Weigh-In Challenges
  • For Left-Handed Writers
  • Scope and Sequences
  • Cursive Letter Practice Chart
It did it's job
Review by Amber
This did teach my son cursive and for that I am thankful. I am, however, very disappointed that the scriptures used are getting farther and farther away from the King James version as new books are released. I originally chose all Master Books because it leaned more towards KJV but now my kids can't trace or copy or use what is in the books. They have to get their Bibles and write the real thing separately, which is doable of course but it's very aggravating for the kids.

Editor's Note: We allow our authors to use their preferred Bible version when writing a course - KJV, NKJV, ESV, NASB, NIV. However, we always encourage families to use their preferred Bible version alongside our curriculum.

You may view the Bible version used in each course in the product samples - just click on a product and scroll to the "Look Inside" heading. The Bible version is listed on the copyright page.

I would definitely recommend
Review by Candice
This had so helped my 3rd grader with her handwriting. She had such sloppy writing and no sooner we got her into the cursive she had improved her penmanship.
I also love how it’s not just repetitive work but exercises.
Catchy Cursive Curriculum
Review by Johanna
Catch on to Cursive was the perfect book for my 3rd grade son. He took an interest in cursive writing on his own around the end of his 2nd grade year. He tried to make words connect so they would look “fancy”. I purchased Catch on to Cursive to keep his interest in cursive writing going and he took to it right away!

I’m impressed with the thought put into the finger/hand/eye strengthening activities. Graphics and illustrations make the book inviting. The fishing theme is super cute! Our son enjoyed the activities in the book and he loved earning the badge rewards given after every few lessons.

Sometimes the Bible lessons at the beginning of each lesson are lengthy, but I just summarize it or we watch a short video on whatever the Bible lesson is about for that day.

We did not rush through this book because I wanted to keep it as a fun extracurricular activity (even though the book is certainly enough to count as a whole subject). We used the schedule for younger students, but we did it at a slower pace and it took our son all of 3rd grade and three quarters of 4th grade to complete the book.

In my dream of dreams, Master Books comes out with another cursive book called "Continue in Cursive" where students can review and practice all that they have learned so far in Catch on to Cursive. [drops note into the suggestion box ;) ]
A Favorite!
Review by Heather
We used this for our 3rd grader and 5th grader and it was a hit! We have tried several other cursive options over the years with our oldest son, but this is by far our favorite. Engaging with an easy to “catch on” to cursive style. Love the open and go style and Biblical content.
Fun cursive!
Review by marilyn
I love this curriculum, not only is my daughter writing beautifully in cursive, there is so much Bible teaching mixed in ,it is amazing!!
Great method.
Review by debbie
This has helped my struggling, dyslexia/dysgraphia son with his learning cursive - without the frustration!
Best Cursive Program
Review by J. C.
Would you believe that one of the biggest things that sold me on Master Books is this program right here? I write in cursive, and I'm a former teacher who has taught cursive. So naturally, I'm teaching my child cursive. I scoured the internet for a program I was happy with. This checks all the boxes where others fell short. There's plenty of practice while still respecting the developing writing stamina of an elementary student. Building coordination and strength? Only program I've seen that actively incorporates it. The warm ups actually make a difference and are fun. Cursive is more than just fancy writing, but it also doesn't have to be hard. The author gets that. It's a fantastic program with a fun theme.
Fun
Review by Tina
My son likes the fishing tips but not like too much warm up exercise. He learns cursives along way. Not bad!
Awesome
Review by Jennifer
We loved this!! She continues to use the extra work as guides. I would love to see a part 2 come out
Really love!
Review by Lara
So glad we got these cursive workbooks for the kids. They love it so much that they do extra lessons in their free time
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