Continuous Cursive Bottom to “c” Shaped Letter Joins
Continuous Cursive Bottom “e” Letter Joins
Continuous Cursive Top “e” Letter Joins
Continuous Cursive Top Letter Joins
How to Join Continuous Cursive Letters of the Alphabet
Only the top to “e” and top joiners need to be taught for continuous cursive, as the nature of the font style means that the lead-in and exit strokes needed to join the majority of letter combinations have already been taught.
To join letters all your child has to do is write the letters closer together, without lifting their pencil off the paper. The bottom, bottom to “c” shape and “e” bottom joiner animations demonstrate this.
The top joiners tend to be the ones that children find most confusing and difficult to remember.
The joins section of the pre-handwriting patterns has been designed to help children develop these individual joining stokes.
A Join Table for a continuous cursive font style shows the joins required to connect all the handwriting letter combinations of the alphabet.
Click on the letter joins below to see how they are formed.
Capital letters never join lower case letters.
The examples given below show letter combinations often taught in key stage 1 and 2 phonics and spelling.