The Rhythm of Handwriting

A Concise, Easy-to-Teach Approach

Our innovative Rhythm of Handwriting curriculum provides handwriting instruction in manuscript or cursive. Designed to accompany Essentials or serve as a stand-alone writing course, Rhythm of Handwriting uses a multi-sensory approach that helps students develop fluid, natural, legible handwriting. A focus on the kinesthetic movement of each stroke and the use of rhythmic verbal cues that guide students through the formation of each letter make success in writing accessible and enjoyable for all types of learners.

Program Highlights
  • Clear and simple instructions
  • Teaches motion mastery
  • Reinforces phonemic awareness
  • Guides students to fluid handwriting with developmentally appropriate lessons
  • Requires minimal additional resources
  • Available in Cursive and Manuscript

The Rhythm of Handwriting student book can stand alone as a complete handwriting curriculum. You may also find it useful to use one or more of our Handwriting Supplements with the program.

Why do we recommend starting with cursive?
Why teach handwriting and reading together?

The Rhythm of Handwriting Approach

The Logic of English Rhythm of Handwriting program develops fluid handwriting in students of all ages. Students learn letters with a multi-sensory approach that begins with large-motor movements. By learning how to form each letter on a handwriting chart using the pointer finger, students are able to master the motions before advancing to writing with a pencil.

Rhythm and Simplicity
Clear instructions provide students with an understanding of how to write each letter and where it is placed on the lines. Shortened, bold instructions emphasize the rhythmic motions needed to develop fluid handwriting. Letters are grouped by initial strokes in order to simplify the learning process and encourage the development of muscle memory.

Tools for Teachers
Introductory pages are filled with tips, information, and resources for the teacher, allowing the Rhythm of Handwriting Student Book to stand alone as a course for teaching handwriting. Additional Rhythm of Handwriting products and resources are also available from Logic of English.

Writing for All
Each lesson includes a variety of line sizes so that students can use whichever size is most comfortable for their hands. The sounds for each of the letters are included to aid teachers in introducing the A-Z phonograms. This program is suitable for students of all ages who desire to master or improve their cursive or manuscript handwriting.

Support for Young Writers
Logic of English implements a style of handwriting that is developmentally appropriate for young students and that helps students who struggle with handwriting to increase legibility. Each letter is formed with minimal fine motor articulation and with attention to developing rhythmic handwriting.

Our Fonts
Logic of English has developed a style of handwriting that is developmentally appropriate for young students and helpful in aiding students who struggle with handwriting. Each letter is designed to require a minimal amount of fine motor skill, with attention to developing rhythmic handwriting.

Font designer David Occhino worked with us to create a beautiful custom font, School LOE, to match our requirements. Available in both Cursive and Manuscript, the School LOE font is used in both The Rhythm of Handwriting and our Foundations curriculum.

Curriculum note: The Rhythm of Handwriting is designed to accompany Essentials or serve as a stand-alone handwriting program. However, the Rhythm of Handwriting approach is built into our Foundations curriculum, so you do not need to purchase it separately if you are teaching Foundations.

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