Handwriting

Barbara J. Feldman

For children learning to write, practice is what makes perfect. And the Internet is a rich source of printable handwriting worksheets for all kinds of handwriting practice, including block letters, cursive, and D’Nealian script.

  • Amazing Handwriting Worksheet Maker5 stars

    In basic print, D'Nealian, or cursive, HandwritingWorksheets.com offers custom worksheets in just a few clicks. Start by choosing your font and trace style (dot, dash or hollow) and then simply input your word list. Be sure not to separate your practice words with commas (like I did) because the comma will show up as a missing image file. If you'd like to use a sentence in your worksheet, instead of a word list, choose the large-size dot-trace basic print font. It provides two sentence formats to choose from: repeat your sentence on all five lines of the worksheet, or just on the first one.

  • Donna Young: Handwriting Lessons5 stars

    For use with her book "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons" or on their own, Donna Young provides a humongous number of printable handwriting lessons. In addition to dozens of letter and word worksheets, Young has reproduced George Washington's "Rules of Decent Behavior" as a copy work assignment. It has Washington's pithy quotes on one-half of the page, with a blank ruled page for the student to copy the rules on the opposite site. This has nothing to do with handwriting, but I really liked this rule: "In the presence of others sing not to yourself with a humming voice, nor drum with your fingers or feet."

  • First-School: Handwriting Worksheets5 stars

    Visit First-School for their single-letter worksheets in block or D'Nealian font, blank printable writing paper, writing paper with seasonal themes, and printable story paper to encourage creative writing. They also have a big stash of pre-writing skill development, such as printable mazes and dot-to-dots. But best of all are the color words, number writing, days of the week, and months of the year worksheets.

  • Kidzone: Cursive Writing5 stars

    "Just like printing, cursive writing is typically not presented in alphabetical order. I've chosen to present the letters in groups that are formed in a similar manner (you'll find this is what most schools do)." These single-letter cursive worksheets are grouped into: Rockin' Round Letters (a,d,g,q,c), Climb 'n' Slide Letters (i,u,w,t), Loopy Letters (e,l,h,k,b,f,j), Lumpy Letters (n, m, v, x) and the Mix 'n' Match Letters ( p, r, s, o y, z) that have attributes from multiple categories.

  • Super Teacher Worksheets: Handwriting5 stars

    Super Teacher Tim provides worksheets for lower-case and upper-case letters that include single letter practice as well as words ("a,a,a,a, apple, and, mama"). His stash also includes worksheets for numbers and symbols such as the question mark, dollar sign, cents symbol, and the British pound sign. The site is also publishes seven kinds of printable primary writing paper in PDF. The variations include narrow lined, wide lined, with or without a box for a picture, and/or a place for the student's name.

  • Honorable Mentions

    The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!


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  • Feldman, Barbara. "Handwriting." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 9 Jun. 2009. Web. 23 Jul. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/handwriting/ >.


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