Letter-join is an on-line resource for teaching cursive handwriting at home
and at school. It uses interactive animations to demonstrate joined-up letter formation and hundreds of worksheets for real handwriting practice.
Based on 7 classrooms.
£100 one-off registration fee also payable.
I have been busy collecting handwriting samples from teachers, showing progression over the course of the year and I am absolutely delighted with the results. The P2s also started this term and have picked it up really quickly.
Siobhan, P7 teacher, Belfast
Our handwriting policy is to introduce cursive script to reception classes, and there were so few suitable resources. I have been involved in the development of Letter-join from an early stage and it's great to see such a polished final product.
Maggie, reception teacher, Kent
As a private tutor, I teach children of all ages. I have used Letter-join for both Key Stage 1 children who were learning cursive script at school, and Key Stage 2 children who needed to tidy up their handwriting.
Sarah, private tutor
Every since I discovered Letter-join on the BETT stand our Primary teachers have been using it on the smartboard. They are very enthusiastic about the quality and yet simplicity that Letter-join offers.
Michiel, ICT coordinator
Thanks again, can't believe how fast you respond!
Really pleased with the whole package, making life much easier!
Fran, reception teacher, Lancashire
Jack and Daisy have been doing half an hour cursive letter writing practice each evening. We use the Letter-join program . . . which has really encouraged both of them to join in willingly.
Jayne B. - mother to Jack and Daisy
I think it's an amazing resource and the only thing close to the cursive script we use at our school.
Clare, Literacy Co-ordinator, Brighton
Elsie was awarded her handwriting pen today. Five months ago, in her old school, she was the cleverest in her class with the worst handwriting. Since joining the new school, with, I believe the aid of Letter-join and good teaching, she's the second in her class to get the handwriting pen!
Kathi, mum to Year 4 girl, Budleigh Salterton
iPad Edition now available with all school accounts
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Letter-join is now available on iPad. Pupils can watch and practice cursive handwriting on school iPads before practicing their real handwriting on one of the hundreds of printable worksheets.
The iPad Edition is available to new and existing subscribers to the School Edition of Letter-join. Find out more >
Try Letter-join on a desktop computer to see how it works . . .
Click on the buttons below to try each area of Letter-join: animations with audio, whiteboard practice facility and practice print-out sheets. Buying Letter-join will give you one year's on-line access to the complete range of Patterns, lower-case Letters and Words, the full set of ready-made worksheets and two worksheet generator options.
Ideal for pre-school and junior children (Foundation, KS1 and KS2)
Instant on-line access through most internet browsers
Ideal for whole-class teaching using interactive whiteboards*
Comprehensive range of ready-made worksheets for real handwriting practice
Worksheet generators for making your own cursive handwriting printouts
Alternative methods for writing the letters ‘f’, 'k', 'w', ‘x’ and ‘z’
Ideal for improving handwriting standards throughout key stages 1 & 2 and SEN
Also includes capital letters, printed letters, numbers and punctuation.
Letter-join can be used when teaching cursive script at pre-school level, or when children learn to join up letters at a later age. It is also beneficial to children with special educational needs and adult learners including ESL and basic skills training.
Recently added resources to help with handwriting practice
We are constantly adding to the Letter-join web site. Our most recent updates include:
iPad Edition launched in Summer 2014 for all existing and new school users.
Dictation and form-filling exercises to meet the new 2014 National Curriculum requirements.
Online worksheet generator for producing your own cursive handwriting worksheets.
Additional alternative letterform for the letter 'f' and a new alternative for the letter 'w'.
Animations and worksheets for numbers, punctuation and mathematical symbols.
IWB scoring system: trace over the patterns, letters and words on the whiteboard and see how well you've done!
A Printed Letters section demonstrating the alphabet in a printed format. All the letters are animated with the option of practicing them on the IWB. There are printable worksheets in 3 sizes for the printed alphabet and a set of 'labelling' worksheets suitable for all ages and abilities.
Lined writing paper with guide rules in three sizes.
Classroom banner - 24 A4 sheets to print out, each with a letter of the alphabet.
100 high frequency words printout sheets in three sizes for tracing and copying.
A4 alphabet sheet with all the characters in lower-case cursive and captal letters.
Patterns (the building blocks for letter construction)
Individual lower-case Letters with their joining ‘hooks’
Words, covering techniques in joining individual lower-case characters.
Patterns are drawn with accompanying sounds to aid recall, Letter are described as they are written and Words are spoken before being written.
2.Whiteboard practice* A moveable, pop-up window can be displayed where each Pattern, Letter and Word can be traced-over and rubbed-out using the whiteboard pen.
Designed for whole-class teaching, it encourages individual participation and is good for practising gross motor skills before progressing to the practice print-out sheets.
Each screen includes a 'scoring system' so children know how well they are doing.
3. Print-out worksheets A range of ready-made worksheets for all of the Patterns, Letters and Words. Pattern practice sheets have lines of patterns for tracing over, as well as a picture to 'colour-in'. The 3 sizes of Letters and Words worksheets show lines of letters and words for tracing and copying.
On-line Worksheet Generator lets you produce your own cursive handwriting worksheets using the Letter-join font.