New American Cursive Workbooks


Our Workbooks

New American Cursive Workbook 1
Grades 1-4)   $22.95


Research shows that when students do not begin learning cursive until the third grade, their levels of efficiency slow down to that of a first grader. By teaching cursive as early as the first grade, NAC helps students to excel in every subject as they advance to the upper grades.

The friendly Mr. Meerkat guides beginner students through Workbook One with fun illustrations and simple exercises as they take the first steps to learning basic cursive using NAC’s intuitive simplified alphabet.

  • NAC® Workbook 1 includes: 105 instructional lessons that only require 15 minutes a day!
  • Lessons on how to form each letter with starting dots and directional arrows
  • Fun artwork exercises to help build fine motor skills
  • Binding is at the top for ease of use by right or left handers
  • Lessons on the Three P’s of Penmanship: Posture, Pencil and Paper Position
  • Multi-sensory teaching methods
  • Teaching Guide
  • Reproducible practice pages
  • The NAC mascot, Mr. Meerkat, makes learning cursive fun!


New American Cursive Workbook 2
(Grades 2-4)  $22.95


The second workbook is available in two different versions: Standard, featuring inspiring quotations from famous Americans, and Scripture, which features quotations from notable historical figures and Bible verses. Both versions teach the same handwriting principals with different quotes. Workbook Two guides students as they continue to learn proper letter formation, connections, legibility, and fluency.

  • The NAC® Workbook 2 includes:
  • 130 instructional lessons that only require 15 minutes a day
  • Lessons on the 4 Keys of Excellent Penmanship: Shape, Size, Slant, and Space
  • Illustrations and exercises on connecting lettersNAC2_Spiral.jpg
  • Lessons on writing numbers
  • Fun art exercises to help further develop fine motor skills
  • Lessons on reading other cursive styles
  • 7 page Teaching Guide
  • Journal writing
  • Dictation exercises
  • Thank-you note practice
  • Reproducible practices pages


New American Cursive Workbook 3  
(Grades 3-4)  $22.95

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Scripture & Lessons on Manners

NAC Workbook Three meets the modern student’s needs with proven teaching methods to form a fast, legible script. In this book, students will build on the skills they have developed with workbook one and two and learn lessons on manners and correspondence protocol while further enhancing their developed cursive writing skills.  It is available in both versions:  Standard and Scripture. 

  • NAC® Workbook 3 includes:
  • Seven page Teaching Guide with practical teaching tips
  • 100 Lessons for excellent penmanship refinement
  • Practice pages include A-Z Scripture memory verses and character building quotes
  • Lessons emphasizing good manners and fun-filled activities
  • Practice exercises with correspondence protocol
  • Progress evaluations and test pages
  • Journaling pages
  • Decrease in writing line size until standard size is achieved
  • Flexible teaching method allows for the individuality of the student


Teach Yourself Cursive
Cursive that fits You! (5th grade to Adult)

With Teach Yourself Cursive, older students and adults can find a handwriting style that suits their needs. Teach Yourself Cursive is easy whether you’re learning for the first time, or fine-tuning your penmanship later in life.



Teach Yourself Cursive Includes:

  • Step-by-step lesson plan
  • Clear illustrations on how to form each letter properly
  • Lessons that help you develop your individual style
  • Correct pencil grip and paper position illustrations
  • Three keys to easy letter connections
  • Signature training lessons
  • Practical tips for style, size, space & slant
  • Exercises for practicing often used words
  • Writing tips for left-handers
  • Suggestions for keeping a journal
  • Fun writing exercises that help you read other cursive styles
  • Reproducible practice pages in various sizes
  • Handwriting improvement techniques for everyone

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Combinations of the NAC materials are also available. Check out our order page for a full listing of the combinations.