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Handwriting Practice Sheets - Cursive: Classic Poems

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Support pupils to develop fluency when writing using a cursive form by practising handwriting using this collection of classic poems.

Pupils can use the poems to study how letters are joined, tracing over these if necessary. They can then copy the poems to practise a range of letter joins. Examples of longer and shorter poems are available.

It is recommended that these resources are used once all of the letter joins have been taught but speed and fluency need to be rehearsed. Handwriting lines and lined paper are provided to support pupils when writing.

What is included in this handwriting resources pack?

  • Classic poems in cursive form
  • Classic poems to trace
  • Handwriting lines
  • Lined paper

What other handwriting practice resources are available?

Do your pupils need more support to form letters correctly in a pre-cursive or cursive style? We have two handwriting packs (cursive and pre-cursive) available for pupils to practise forming particular letters.

What poems are included in this pack?

  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Monday’s Child
  • The Crocodile, by Lewis Carroll
  • My Shadow, by Robert Louis Stevenson (first verse only)
  • From a Railway Carriage, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Months, by Sara Coleridge

  • Classic poems in cursive form
  • Classic poems to trace
  • Handwriting lines
  • Lined paper
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