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Cursive Handwriting Practice for Ages 13-18. FLEX Course No. 1: Poetry

Handwriting practice for learners who have completed "Tails and Curls: The Art of Cursive Handwriting" or have basic cursive handwriting skills.
Jennifer Howell
252 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year old learners
learners per class


per week
Charged weekly
Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings

Available times

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Cursive Handwriting Practice appeals to a wide variety of students, each with unique goals. The course is popular among learners who struggle to achieve legible handwriting and, therefore, usually dread having to practice. It is also an enjoyable, creative outlet for teen artists who gain much satisfaction from forming letters and punctuation symbols.

For a learner's handwriting skills to improve, practice is required. Extra, focused work is often essential for students with dysgraphia or other fine motor skills challenges, those of whom are left-handed, and those whose training in cursive has been sporadic. Handwriting exercise for these learners can also be very frustrating and tedious and, therefore, it is difficult to find the motivation to hone their skills.  For these reasons, great care has been taken to create a curriculum in which handwriting practice is enjoyable -- and perhaps even fun!! -- so that learners are more likely to practice often and for longer periods of time and so that all students – whether handwriting challenged or a budding calligraphy artist – will be inspired.
When I attended elementary school in the 1970s, neat, legible, printed and cursive handwriting was an important part of our education. I received good grades then and compliments throughout my life on my beautiful penmanship. In recent years, I have also dabbled in hand lettering and calligraphy art and have participated in events such as The Graceful Envelope Contest and IAMPETHvirtual2021.  I am a member of IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting).

I have taught 15 to 45 handwriting lessons and handwriting practice sessions per week ("Tails and Curls: The Art of Cursive Handwriting," "Penmanship Pals: Print," "Penmanship Pals: Cursive," and private tutoring) for almost five years on Outschool.  Your students will find me to be patient, cheerful, and fun.
Learners will need a pen or pencil and some paper. There are no other requirements for supplies; however, I recommend the following: ruled paper (preferably ½” ruled, or larger) ballpoint or gel pen It would also be nice to have basic art supplies handy to frame class projects for display at home or to create greeting cards and gifts using class projects.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There will be no formal assessment.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Jennifer Howell
Lives in the United States
Miss Jenny's Cool School
252 total reviews
343 completed classes

About Me

Jennifer Howell has a BA degree in Education, is special education certified, and her professional experience includes special ed (Grades K to 5 and 9) for 3 yrs.; substitute (Grades pre-K to 12; all subjects) for 10 yrs.; English for non-native... 
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