Life Skills

Penmanship Pals #4: Cursive & Fine Motor Skills Practice, Ages 13-18 FLEX

Cursive handwriting and fine motor skills practice for learners who have completed the Outschool course, "Tails and Curls: The Art of Cursive Handwriting," or have basic cursive handwriting skills.
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No live meetings

Over 4 weeks

13-18

year olds

3-6

learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Description

Class Experience

Penmanship Pals appeals to a wide variety of learners who enroll in the course 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 young artists who gain much satisfaction from forming letters and punctuation symbols.

For a student's handwriting skills to improve, practice is required. Extra, focused work is often essential for learners 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 students can also be very frustrating and tedious and, therefore, it is difficult to find the motivation to hone their skills.

The Penmanship Pals curriculum provides a variety of handwriting activities with the hope that each student will find some or most of the topics of interest. For example, if a learner is not excited about the horse breeds or folk song lessons; perhaps he or she will enjoy the Olympic sports or mirror letter handwriting activities. Great care has been taken to make handwriting practice fun so that students are more likely to practice often and for longer periods of time and so that all students – whether handwriting challenged or budding calligraphy artist – will be inspired.
When I attended elementary school in the 1970s, neat, legible, 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.

In addition, I have taught over 50 sections of "Tails and Curls: The Art of Cursive Handwriting" on Outschool.  Your students will find me to be patient, cheerful, and fun.

Please follow my Teacher Facebook page, Jennifer Howell - Independent, Online Instructor at https://www.facebook.com/Jennifer-Howell-Independent-Online-Instructor-100102958542539
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.

Teacher

Jennifer Howell
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Miss Jenny's Cool School
204 total reviews
241 completed classes

About Me

My goal is to provide lessons that are engaging, effective, and fun.
I have a BA degree in Education and am special education certified.
My experience includes: three years in special education (grades K to 5 and Grade 9); ten years as a... 
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