Unlock the Door to Improved Second Grade WritingIn sports, coaches are fond of telling their young athletes, “There’s no substitute for practice!” The same can be said by parents and teachers to students with regard to education. This is particularly true when those students are second-graders and the educational topic is writing. Second-grade writing worksheets offer myriad options for improving writing proficiency, from interesting creative writing story prompts to refresher lessons on adjectives, adverbs, homophones, diphthongs, and more. After completing some of these worksheets, consider challenging your second-grader with some writing activities that are based on things happening in his life. For instance, have him hone his fiction-writing skills by writing a one-page letter to his favorite stuffed animal, then review the text and circle all the verbs. Another idea: After he watches his favorite cartoon, tell him to immediately grab a pencil and paper and summarize the episode with a four-paragraph essay, complete with an introduction and conclusion. Then have him go back over each sentence and underline the subject, circle the predicate, and put a triangle around every adjective. Not only will these worksheets and real-world activities make your child an all-around better writer, but he’ll slowly come around to the idea that writing doesn’t have to be a chore.
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Cursive Writing Worksheets
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All children develop as individuals. Parents and caregivers should use the age ratings below as a general guideline, taking the abilities, temperament and interests of their children into account.
- Ages 9+ Can complete without assistance.
- Age 8 Can complete with minimal assistance after directions are given.
- Age 7 Introduction to cursive writing concepts -- can complete with adult assistance.
Just like printing, cursive writing is typically not presented in alphabetical order. I've chosen to present the letters in groups that are formed in a similar manner (you'll find this is what most schools do). The worksheets build on one another so you'll want to begin with the letter a and add letters in the order listed. It is important to build when it comes to handwriting as the key difference between cursive writing and printing is that the letters flow together (connect).
Present lower case letters first -- you can quickly begin forming words so that cursive handwriting can be incorporated with other lessons such as spelling and social studies.
Note: Of course, the first thing every child I've ever met has wanted to learn to write is their name -- and I always approach learning as something fun, so by all means encourage them to do this. The worksheets on this page won't help you, but pop over to our customizable cursive tracer pages to type in your child's name (or anything else that tickles their fancy).
Also, check out the Cursive Alphabet Coloring Pages for some fun cursive practice pages to compliment these worksheets.
Rockin' Round Letters: a d g q c
The Rockin' Round letters are a group of letters that are formed using the same basic steps as the letter a.
Climb 'n' Slide Letters: i u w t
The Climb 'n' Slide letters are a group of letters that are formed using the same basic steps as the letter i.
Loopy Letters: e l h k b f j
The Loopy letters are a group of letters that are formed using the same basic steps as the letter e.
Lumpy Letters: n m v x
The Lumpy letters are a group of letters that are formed using the same basic steps as the letter n.
Mix 'n' Match: p r s o y z
The Mix 'n' Match letters have mixed attributes of two or more of the other categories.