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Cursive Writing Practice

Jokes & Riddles


40+ Reproducible Practice Pages

Cursive Writing Practice Jokes & Riddles © Violet Findley, Scholastic Teaching Resources
That Motivate Kids to Improve Their Cursive Writing
Violet Findley

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Contents
Introduction................................................................................... 3
Using This Resource....................................................................... 4
Making a Joke & Riddle Booklet.................................................... 4
Meeting the 2–5 Language Arts Standards....................................... 4
Uppercase Practice Page................................................................. 5

Cursive Writing Practice Jokes & Riddles © Violet Findley, Scholastic Teaching Resources
Lowercase Practice Page.................................................................. 6
Joke & Riddle Practice Pages.......................................................... 7
Blank Booklet Page...................................................................... 47
Booklet Cover.............................................................................. 48

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ISBN-13: 978-0-545-22752-0

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Introduction
Welcome to Cursive Writing Practice: Jokes & Riddles! In the hustle and
bustle of a hectic school day, cursive writing often gets short shrift. With
reading, writing, math, science, and social studies to learn, few students
have the time or inclination to perfect the fine art of the loop-the-loop.
What a shame! Clear cursive writing is one of the best tools available to

Cursive Writing Practice Jokes & Riddles © Violet Findley, Scholastic Teaching Resources
kids for efficient note taking and self-expression.
That’s where these lively practice pages come in! In as little as five
minutes a day, you can spur students to spruce up their cursive writing.
Just reproduce and pass out a page, then sit back and watch kids move
their pencils with levity and care. Why? Because the simple act of
rewriting an amusing joke or riddle motivates them to master the shape,
size, spacing, slant, and curve of model script.
And here’s more good news: The completed practice pages can be
quickly bound into instant joke-and-riddle books to share with family
and friends. Can you think of a cooler way to showcase a child’s carefully
crafted script? I can’t.
Read on to discover more tips for using this resource to improve
your students’ cursive writing and, in so doing, their essential
communication skills.

Your partner in education,

V¡i¡o∞¬e¡t§ F¡i£n¡dle£y¶

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Using This Resource
This book has been designed for easy use. Before Making a Joke & Riddle Booklet
embarking on the joke and riddle pages, it’s a good
Once students have completed their pages, they
idea to review the basics. Do so by distributing the
can follow these simple directions to make personal
upper- and lowercase practice pages to students.
booklets. Note: The booklets can comprise as many
These sheets include arrows showing the standard
pages as you like. They need not include every page.
way to form each letter in cursive. As students
complete these pages, circulate around the room 1. Cut the pages along the dashed lines, discarding
looking for writing “red flags”—that is, kids who the top portions.
are forming their letters in nonstandard ways. If you
notice an error, approach the student and model
standard formation. This will help students rewire

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their cursive writing habits, which will improve both
the clarity and speed of their printing down the road.
Once students have reviewed the basics, they’re
ready to enjoy the joke and riddle pages. These pages
can be reproduced in any sequence you choose.
Here are some simple routines for sharing them:
Cursive Writing Starters Place a practice page
on each student’s desk to complete first thing in the 2. Optional: Photocopy the blank booklet sheet on
morning. page 47 to add original jokes and riddles to the
booklet.
Cursive Writing Center Stock a table with a
“practice page of the day” for students to complete 3. Photocopy the booklet cover on page 48.
independently. 4. Place the booklet cover on top of the stacked
Cursive Writing Homework Send home a pages in any order you choose.
page each night for students to complete in addition 5. Staple the book along the left-hand side.
to the rest of their homework.
Cursive Writing Folders Create personal
cursive writing folders filled with photocopies of
the pages for students to complete at their own pace.

Meeting the 2–5 Language


6. Color the booklet covers and interior pages.
Arts Standards
7. Share the booklet with family and friends.
 tandard 3. Uses grammatical and mechanical
S
conventions in written compositions
• Writes in Cursive
Source: Content Knowledge: A Compendium of
Standards and Benchmarks for PreK–12 Education
(4th Edition) (Mid-Continent Regional Educational
Laboratory, 2004)

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Uppercase
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
Letters
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Use your best cursive writing to copy each letter below. Tip! Use the
arrows to guide
you in forming
each letter.
B on u s
Chuckle!
What’s an
eight-letter word
that has only
one letter in it?
An envelope!
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Letters
¡a§ b¢ ¡c§ ¡d§ e§ f§ ¡g• h§ ¡i§ •£j k§ l§ £m§
£n§ ¡o∞ ¡p§ ¡q§ £r§ s§ ¡t§ ¡u§ £v¢ ¡w¢ £x £y• £z¶
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arrows to guide
you in forming
each letter.

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iona
Dict

B on u s
Chuckle!
What word is
always spelled
incorrectly?
“Incorrectly”!

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b¢o¢y •
h£o¢me™wo∞rk§ Tip: Check
your SIZE. Is
™te¡a£che™r§ each of your
letters the right
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resting neatly
W™˙£y• ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ b¢o¢y• e¡a™t§ ¡u™p§ ¡all§ ¡o∞ƒ§ h¡is§ h£o¢me™wo∞rk§? on the line?

Be£c¡a™use§ h™is§ ™te¡a£che™r§ s¡a¡i¡d§ ™i™t§ ¡was§ ¡a§ ¡p™ie¡ce§ ¡o∞ƒ§ ¡c¡ake§!

B on u s
Chuckle!
What school
supply is always
sleepy?
A nap-sack!

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C¡i£ n¡de£rell¡a§
s¡o∞c¡ce£r§ Tip! Check
your SLANT. Do
¡p¡u£m™pk™i£n§ all your letters
slant in the
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. same direction?

W™˙£y• ¡d™i¡d§ C¡i£n¡de£rell¡a§ l¡o∞ße§ e£v´£r£¶y s™i£n¡g•¬e§ s¡o∞c¡ce£r§


¡g•a£me§? Be£c¡a™use§ he£r§ £c¡o∞a¡ch§ ¡was§ ¶us¡t
£j § ¡a§ ¡p¡u£m™pk™i£n§!

B on u s
Chuckle!
What did Cinderella
say when her photos
didn’t arrive?
“Someday my prints
will come!”

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¡w˙¡i
¡ te§
b¬¡a¡ck§ Tip! Check
your SHAPE.
£ªzeb¢r¡a§ Are all of your
letters the right
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closed where
Wh¡a¡t§ ¡is§ b¬¡a¡ck§ ¡a£n¡d§ ¡w˙¡i¡te§ ¡a£n¡d§ s¡p¡i£ns§ ¡a£r¡o∞u£n¡d§? they should be?

A§ £zªeb¢r¡a§ s¡t¡u¡ck§ ¡i£n§ ¡a £re£v∞o∞¬£vi£n¡g¶ ¡d¡o∞o∞r§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
Why can’t
elephants ever
get rich?
Because they work
for peanuts!

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¡c¡o∞m™p™u™t
e™r§
s¡q™ue¡ak§ Tip! Check
your SPACING.
£m¡o∞use§ Are all of your
letters and
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. words evenly
spaced?
W™˙£y• ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ ¡c¡o∞m™p™u™te™r§ s¡q™ue¡ak§? Be£c¡a™use§ s¡o∞me¡o∞ne§
¡a¡c¡c™i¡de£n™t¡all£y¶ s™te™p™pe¡d§ ¡o∞n§ ™i™ts§ £m¡o∞use§!

B on u s
Chuckle!
What did the baby
computer call
his father?
Data!

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£m¡o∞ns™t
e£r§
¡w´£re¡w¢o∞¬f§ Tip!
Check your
£m¡u£m£m£y¶ SMOOTHNESS.
Do all of your
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the same line
Wh¡a¡t§ sh¡o∞ul¡d§ £y•o∞u§ ¡d¡o∞ ™if§ £y•o∞u§ f™i£n¡d§ £y•o∞u£rself§ ¡i£n§ ¡a§ £r¡o∞o∞m§ ¡w¢i¡th§ thickness?

¡a§ £m¡o∞ns™te£r§ , ¡w´£re¡w¢o∞¬f§ , ¡a£n¡d§ £m¡u£m£m£y¶ ? S™t¡o∞p§ ¡i£m¡a¡g¶i£n¡i£n¡g¶ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What do you
call a very smart
monster?
Frank Einstein!

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T¡a™r
£•z a£n§
¡g•o∞¬f§ Tip! Clear
your desk so
s¡w¢i£n¡g• you have room
to write.
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below.

W™˙£y• ¡d™i¡d§ T¡a™r£•z a£n§ s¡pe£n¡d§ s¡o∞ £m¡u¡ch§ ¡t¡i£me§ ¡o∞n§ ™the§ ¡•g o∞¬f§
¡c¡o∞u™rse§? He§ ¡w∞a£n¡te¡d§ ¡t¡o∞ ¡i£m™p™r¡o∞v´§ h¡is§ s¡w¢i£n¡g• !

B on u s
Chuckle!
Why did the golfer
bring an extra
pair of pants?
In case he got
a hole in one!

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£m¡a™t

bo∞o∞˚§ Tip! If you
have to break
¡p£r¡o∞∫¢¬e£ms§ a word at the
end of the line,
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. use a hyphen.

W™˙£y• ¡was§ ™the§ £m¡a™th§ bo∞o∞˚§ ¡al¡w∞a£y•ß§ s¡o∞ ¡u£nh¡a¡p¡p£y•?


Be£c¡a™use§ ™i™t§ h¡a¡d§ l¡o∞ts§ ¡a£n¡d§ l¡o∞ts§ ¡o∞ƒ§ ¡p£r¡o∞∫¢¬e£ms§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
Why was six
afraid of seven?
Because
seven eight nine!

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¡wi £n¡d¡o∞w∞ߧ
¡ce¡il¡i£n¡g• Tip! Practice
your cursive
£m¡ush£r¡o∞o∞m§ writing a little
each day.
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below.

Wh¡a¡t§ £r¡o∞o∞m§ h¡as§ £n¡o∞ ¡w∞alls§ , £n¡o∞ ¡wi£n¡d¡o∞w∞ߧ , £n¡o∞


¡ce¡il¡i£n¡g•, £n¡o∞ fl¡o∞o∞r§ , ¡a£n¡d§ £n¡o∞ ¡d¡o∞o∞r§ ? A§ £m¡ush£r¡o∞o∞m§!

B on u s
Chuckle!
What stays in
the corner, but
goes all around
the world?
A stamp!

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¡c¡a¡t §
£y•a£r£n§ Tip! For extra
practice, copy
£m¡i¡ t¡ te£ns§ your favorite
quotes in
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. cursive.

D™i¡d £y•o∞u§ he¡a£r§ ¡w¢˙¡a¡t§ h¡a¡p¡pe£ne¡d§ ¡t¡o∞ ™the§ fe£m¡ale§ ¡c¡a¡t§ ¡th¡a¡t§
¡a¡te§ ¡a§ b¢i¡¶g ball§ o∞ƒ§ •y a£r£n§? She§ h¡a¡d§ ¡a§ l¡i¡ t¡te£r§ o∞ƒ§ £m¡i¡ t¡ te£ns§!

B on u s
Chuckle!
Why are cats
good at video
games?
Because they have
nine lives!

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¡c£r ¡o∞ßs§
ªe¡a£ns§
£j Tip! Always
take your time
e£n£c£y•cl¡o∞pe¡d¡i¡a§ and do your
best.
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below.

Wh¡a¡t§ ¡d¡o∞ £y•o∞u§ ¡gªe™t§ ¡w¢˙e£n§ £y•o∞u§ ¡c£r¡o∞ßs§ ¡a§ ¡p¡a¡i£r§ o∞ƒ§ b¢¬¡ ue§ ªe¡a£ns§
£j
¡w¢i™th§ ¡a£n§ e£n£c£y•cl¡o∞pe¡d¡i ¡a§? A§ £re¡al§ s£m¡a£r™t£•y ¡p¡a£n™ts§!

B on u s
Chuckle!
Where can a
person always find
money when they
are looking for it?
The dictionary!

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¡c™i¡ t™ies§
£r¡i£v´£rs§ Tip! Check
your SIZE. Is
£m¡a¡p§ each of your
letters the right
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. height and
resting neatly
Wh¡a¡t§ h¡as§ ¡c™i¡t™ies§ ¡w¢i¡th¡o∞u¡t§ h¡o∞uses§ , £r¡o∞a¡ds§ ¡w¢i¡th¡o∞u¡t§ ¡c¡a£rs§, £r¡i£v´£rs§ on the line?

¡w¢i¡th¡o∞u¡t§ ¡w∞a¡te£r§, ¡a£n¡d§ f¡o∞res¡ts§ ¡w¢i¡th¡o∞u¡t§ ¡t£rees§? A £m¡a¡p§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What did one
map say to the
other map?
Atlas we are together!

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s™t£ r¡a™w¢∫´£r£r£¶y
£r™u™t¡ab∞a¡g•a§ Tip! Check
your SLANT. Do
f¡i¡•g ˙¡t§ all your letters
slant in the
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. same direction?

Wh¡a¡t§ ¡d¡o∞ £y•o∞u§ ¡c¡all§ ™i™t§ ¡w¢˙e£n§ £y•o∞u§ see§ ¡a§ s™t£r¡a™w¢∫´£r£r£¶y
¡p¡u£n£ch§ ¡a§ £r™u™t¡ab∞a¡g•a§? A f¡o∞o∞d§ f¡i¡•g ˙¡t§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What is the
funniest kind
of soda?
Joke-a-cola!

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P£r es¡i¡de£n™t§
s¡t¡a£n¡d¡i£n¡g¶ Tip! Check
your SHAPE.
Be£c¡a™use§ Are all of your
letters the right
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closed where
W™˙£y• ¡d™i¡d§ P£res¡i¡de£n™t§ Ge£o∞r¡ªge§ W¡ash¡i£n¡g¶t¡on§ ¡al¡w∞a£y•ß§ they should be?

slee¡p§ s¡t¡a£n¡d¡i£n¡g¶ ¡u¡p§? Be£c¡a™use§ he§ ¡c¡o∞ul¡d§ £ne£v´£r§ l¡ie§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What do you call
a gorilla
in a top hat?
Ape-aham Lincoln!

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¡ce£n™t
™i¡ pe¡de§
s¡ch¡o∞o∞¬§ Tip! Check
your SPACING.
b¢r¡o∞the£r§ Are all of your
letters and
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. words evenly
spaced?
W™˙£y• ¡was§ ™the§ ¡ce£n™t™i¡ pe¡de§ l¡a™te§ f¡o∞r§ s¡ch¡o∞o∞¬§ ? Be£c¡a™use§ he§
¡was§ ¡pl¡a£y¶i£n¡g• “¡th¡is§ l™i™t™tle§ ¡p™i¡•g •g •y ” ¡w¢i™th§ h™is§ b∞ab¢y• b¢r¡o∞the£r§.

B on u s
Chuckle!
What’s worse than
an alligator with
a toothache?
A centipede
with athlete’s foot!

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¡¶
g i£r¡affe§

he¡d¡gªeh¡o∞g• Tip!
Check your
¡t¡o∞o∞thb¢r¡ ush§ SMOOTHNESS.
Do all of your
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. letters have
the same line
Wh¡a¡t§ ¡d¡o∞ £y•o∞u§ ¡gªe™t§ ¡w¢˙e£n§ £y•o∞u§ ¡c£r¡o∞ßs§ ¡a§ ¡g¶i£r¡affe§ ¡w¢i™th§ thickness?

¡a§ he¡d¡gªeh¡o∞g•? A£n§ e£x¡t£re£mel£y• ¡t¡all§ ¡t¡o∞o∞thb¢r¡ush§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What insect
should never enter
the boy’s bathroom?
A lady bug!

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¡cl¡i £mb¢
£r¡o∞cke¡t§ Tip! Clear
your desk so
s¡p¡a¡ce§ you have room
to write.
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below.

W™˙£y• ¡d™i¡d§ M¡i¡cke£y• M¡o∞use§ ¡cl¡i£mb¢ ¡i£ns¡i¡de§ ¡a§ £r¡o∞cke¡t§ ¡a£n¡d§


b¢¬¡as¡t§ ¡o∞ƒf§ ¡i£n¡t¡o∞ ¡o∞u¡te£r§ s¡p¡a¡ce§? He§ ¡w∞a£n¡te¡d§ ¡t¡o∞ f¡i£n¡d§ Pl¡u¡t¡o∞!

B on u s
Chuckle!
What happens
when Donald
Duck flies upside
down?
He quacks up!

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b¢a¡c¡o∞n§

¡t¡o∞as¡t§ Tip! If you
have to break
e¡g••g a word at the
end of the line,
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. use a hyphen.

W™˙£y• ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ b¢a¡c¡o∞n§ ¡a£n¡d§ ¡t¡o∞as¡t§ b´¡g¶i£n§ ¡t¡o∞ l¡a¡u¡g¶˙§?


Be£c¡a™use§ ™the§ e¡g••g ¡c£r¡a¡cke¡d§ ¡a£n§ e£x¡celle£n¡t§ £y•o∞¬k§!

B on u s
Chuckle!
What do you call
cheese that does
not belong to
you?
Nacho cheese!

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f¡a£v¢o∞r
¡i¡te§
b¢r¡a£n¡d§ Tip! Practice
your cursive
F™r¡ u¡i¡ t§ writing a little
each day.
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below.

Wh¡a¡t§ ¡was§ K¡i£n¡g• T¡u¡t ’s§ f¡a£v¢o∞r¡i¡te§ b¢r¡a£n¡d§ o∞ƒ§


¡u£n¡de™r¡ w´¡a™r§ ? F™r¡u¡i¡ t§ o∞ƒ§ ™the§ T¡o∞mb¢!

B on u s
Chuckle!
What did King Tut
say when he was
scared?
I want my mummy!

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¡d¡i £n¡o∞ß¡a¡u£r§
¡ch¡i¡cke£n§ Tip! For extra
practice, copy
¡pe¡cks§ your favorite
quotes in
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. cursive.

Wh¡a¡t§ ¡d¡o∞ £y•o∞u§ ¡gªe™t§ ¡w¢˙e£n§ £y•o∞u§ ¡c£r¡o∞ßs§ ¡a§ f¡ie£r¡ce§ ¡d¡i£n¡o∞ß¡a¡u£r§
¡w¢i™th§ ¡a§ h¡u£n¡g¶r£•y ¡ch¡i¡cke£n§? A§ T£y¶r¡a£n£n¡o∞ß¡a¡u£r¡us§ ¡pe¡cks§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What’s the best
way to call
a T rex?
Long distance!

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h¡i¡ p¡p¡o∞p¡o∞t¡a£m¡us§
¡c¡a£r§ Tip! Always
take your time
¡the£m§ and do your
best.
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below.

Wh¡a¡t ’s§ h¡a£r¡de£r§ ¡th¡a£n§ ¡gªe¡t¡ t¡i£n¡g• ¡a h¡i¡ p¡p¡o∞p¡o∞t¡a£m¡us§ ¡i£n¡t¡o∞ ¡a


¡c¡o∞m¡p¡a¡c¡t§ ¡c¡a£r§ ? Ge¡t¡ t¡i£n¡g• ¡t¡ w¢o∞ ¡o∞ƒ§ ¡the£m§ ¡i£n¡t¡o∞ ¡a ¡c¡o∞m¡p¡a¡c¡t§ ¡c¡a£r§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
Where did the
hippo get his
shot?
In the hippobottomus!

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¡t e¡a¡che£r
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b¢i£r¡d§ Tip! Check
your SIZE. Is
¡c¡o∞nfe£re£n¡ce§ each of your
letters the right
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. height and
resting neatly
Wh£y• ¡was§ ™the§ ¡te¡a¡che£r§ ¡c¡a£r£r£•y i£n¡g• ¡a§ b¢i¡•g b¢a¡g• o∞ƒ§ b¢i£r¡d§ on the line?

see¡d§? She§ ¡was§ •g o∞i£n¡g• ¡t¡o∞ ¡a§ ¡p¡a£r£r¡o∞t§ - ¡te¡a¡che£r§ ¡c¡o∞nfe£re£n¡ce§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
Why did the
teacher go to
the beach?
She wanted
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A¡t l¡a£n¡t¡i¡c§
P¡a¡c¡if¡i¡c§ Tip! Check
your SLANT. Do
¡w∞a£v´¡d§ all your letters
slant in the
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. same direction?

Wh¡a¡t§ ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ A¡tl¡a£n¡t¡i¡c§ O¡ce¡a£n§ s¡a£y• ¡t¡o∞ ™the§ P¡a¡c¡if¡i¡c§


£j § ¡w∞a£v´¡d§ !
O¡ce¡a£n§? N¡o∞th¡i£n¡g•, ¡the£y• b¢o∞th§ ¶us¡t

B on u s
Chuckle!
What never
gets wetter
no matter how
much it rains?
The sea!

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¡te¡d¡d£y

b´¡a£r§ Tip! Check
your SHAPE.
¡c¡ake§ Are all of your
letters the right
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. shape and
closed where
Wh¡a¡t§ ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ ¡te¡d¡d£y• b´¡a£r§ s¡a£y• ¡w¢˙e£n§ he§ ¡was§ ¡o∞ƒfe£re¡d§ ¡a§ they should be?

sl¡i¡ce§ o∞ƒ§ ¡c¡ake§? “N¡o∞, ¡th ¡a£nk§ •y o∞u§ , I ’£m§ ¡t¡o∞t¡all£y• s¡t ¡uffe¡d§ !”

B on u s
Chuckle!
How did the teddy
keep his house
cool?
He used a bear
conditioner!

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s¡p¡a¡ce§

¡al¡ie£n§ Tip! Check
your SPACING.
¡w´e¡de£r§ Are all of your
letters and
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. words evenly
spaced?
Wh¡a¡t§ ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ s¡p¡a¡ce§ ¡al¡ie£n§ s¡a£y• ¡t¡o∞ ¡the§ fl¡o∞w´£r§ b´¡d§?
T¡ake§ £me§ ¡t¡o∞ £y•o∞u£r§ ¡w´e¡de£r§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
Why did the
Martian get a
ticket?
Because he forgot
to put money in the
parking meteor!

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l¡a¡d£y

¡ch¡a£n¡gªe§ Tip!
Check your
¡w´¡a¡the£r§ SMOOTHNESS.
Do all of your
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. letters have
the same line
W™˙£y• ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ l¡a¡d£y• s¡t¡a£n¡d§ ¡o∞u¡ts¡i¡de§ ¡w¢i™th§ he£r§ ¡p¡u£rse§ ¡o∞pe£n§? She§ thickness?

¡w∞a£n¡te¡d§ ¡t¡o∞ see§ ¡if§ ¡the£re§ ¡was§ ¡a£n£y• ¡ch¡a£n¡gªe§ ¡i£n§ ¡the§ ¡w´¡a¡the£r§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
Why did the lady
put lipstick on her
forehead?
She need to make up
her mind!

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fl¡a£m¡i
£n¡g•o∞ߧ
s¡t¡a£n¡d§ Tip! Clear
your desk
¡w¢o∞ul¡d§ so you have
room to write.
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below.

W™˙£y• ¡d¡o∞ fl¡a£m¡i£n¡g•o∞ߧ l¡if¡t§ ¡o∞ne§ le¡g• ¡w¢˙e£n§ ¡the£y• s¡t¡a£n¡d§?


If§ ¡the£y• l¡if¡te¡d§ b¢o∞th§ le¡g•ß§ , ¡the£y• ¡w¢o∞ul¡d§ f¡all§ ¡d¡o∞w¢n§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
Where does a
peacock go if it
loses its tail?
A re-tail store!

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¡o∞c¡t ¡o∞p¡us§
h¡o∞¬¡d§ Tip! If you
have to break
h¡a£n¡d§ a word at the
end of the line,
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. use a hyphen.

Wh¡a¡t§ ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ b¢o¢y• ¡o∞c¡t¡o∞p¡us§ s¡a£y• ¡t¡o∞ ¡the§ ¡g¶i£rl§ ¡o∞c¡t¡o∞p¡us§? I ¡w¢a£n£n¡a§
h¡o∞¬¡d§ £y•o∞u£r§ h¡a£n¡d§ , h¡a£n¡d§ , h¡a£n¡d§ , h¡a£n¡d§ , h¡a£n¡d§ , h¡a£n¡d§ , h¡a£n¡d§ , h¡a£n¡d§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What do you
call a fish
with no eyes?
Fsh!

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s£n¡o∞w¢m¡a£n§

b¢ab¢y• Tip! Practice
your cursive
¡c£r¡ib¢ writing a little
each day.
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below.

Wh¡a¡t§ ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ s£n¡o∞w¢m¡a£n§ ¡a£n¡d§ h¡is§ ¡w¢ife§ h¡a£n¡g• ¡o∞v´£r§


¡the¡i£r§ £ne¡w¢ b¢ab¢y•’s§ ¡c£r¡ib¢? A§ s£n¡o∞w¢m¡o∞∫¢ile§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What do you call
a snowman
in the summer?
A puddle!

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he£n§

¡ce£me£n¡t§ Tip! For extra
practice, copy
b¢r¡i¡ck§ your favorite
quotes in
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Wh¡a¡t§ ¡d¡o∞ £y•o∞u§ ¡gªe™t§ ¡w¢˙e£n§ £y•o∞u§ ¡c£r¡o∞ßs§ ¡a§ he£n§ ¡w¢i™th§
¡a§ ¡ce£me£n¡t§ £m¡i£xe£r§ ? A b¢r¡i¡ckl¡a£yªe£r§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What did the
duck say when he
dropped his dish?
“I hope it did not
quack!”

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™te¡a£che™r
§
¡cl¡ass§ Tip! Always
take your time
b¢r¡i¡¶g ˙¡t§ and do your
best.
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below.

W™˙£y• ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ ™te¡a£che™r§ ¡w´¡a£r§ ¡a§ ¡p¡a¡i£r§ ¡o∞ƒ§ s¡u£n¡g¶¬¡asses§ ¡w¢˙e£n§ she§
e£n¡te£re¡d§ ™the§ ¡cl¡ass£r¡o∞o∞m§? Be£c¡a™use§ ™the§ k¡i¡ds§ ¡w´£re§ ¡all§ s¡o∞ b¢r¡i¡¶g ˙¡t§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
Why did the boy
bring a ladder to
school?
To get into high school!

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se£v´£n§

le¡t¡ te£rs§ Tip! Check
your SIZE. Is
£ref£r¡i¡ªge£r¡a¡t¡o∞r§ each of your
letters the right
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resting neatly
Wh¡a¡t§ se£v´£n§ le¡t¡te£rs§ ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ bo∞y• s¡a£y• ™w¢˙e£n§ he§ on the line?

¡o∞pe£ne¡d§ ¡u¡p§ ™the§ £ref£r¡i¡ªge£r¡a¡t¡o∞r§ ? “O I§ C§ U§ R§ M§ T!”

B on u s
Chuckle!
What do you
call a fly with
no wings?
A walk!

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b∞aske¡t
b∞all§
¡d£r¡o∞o∞¬s§ Tip! Check
your SLANT. Do
¡d£r¡ib¢∫¢¬es§ all your letters
slant in the
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. same direction?

Wh¡a¡t§ ™is§ ™the§ ¡d¡iffe£re£n¡ce§ b´¡t¡ w´e£n§ ¡a§ b´¡a¡g¶¬e§ ¡a£n¡d§ ¡a§
b∞aske¡tb∞all§ ¡pl¡a£yªe£r§ ? O£ne§ ¡d£r¡o∞o∞¬s§ ¡a£n¡d§ ™the§ ¡o∞the£r§ ¡d£r¡ib¢∫¢¬es§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What kind of
cats like to go
bowling?
Alley cats!

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¡c¡a£r £r¡o∞ts§
£r¡ab¢∫¢i¡ ts§ Tip! Check
your SHAPE.
¡g¶¬¡asses§ Are all of your
letters the right
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closed where
Ho∞w¢ ¡d¡o∞ £y•o∞u§ k£n¡o∞w¢ ¡c¡a£r£r¡o∞ts§ ¡a£re§ ¡g•o∞o∞d§ f¡o∞r§ £y•o∞u£r§ e£yªes§? they should be?

Be£c¡a™use§ £y•o∞u§ £ne£v´£r§ see§ £r¡ab¢∫¢i¡ ts§ ¡w´¡a£r¡i£n¡g• ¡g¶¬¡asses§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What do you call
a bear with
no teeth?
A Gummy Bear!

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b¢¬¡ a¡ck§
¡w¢˙¡i¡ te§ Tip! Check
your SPACING.
sk¡u£nk§ Are all of your
letters and
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. words evenly
spaced?
Wh¡a¡t§ ¡is§ b¢¬¡a¡ck§ ¡a£n¡d§ ¡w¢˙¡i¡ te§ ¡a£n¡d§ £re¡d§ ¡all§ ¡o∞v´£r§ ? A b¢ab¢y¶
sk¡u£nk§ ¡w¢i™th§ ¡a§ £v´£r£¶y b∞a¡d§ ¡c¡ase§ ¡o∞ƒ§ ¡d¡i¡a¡pe£r§ £r¡ash§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What did the little
porcupine say to
the cactus?
“Is that you, Mommy?”

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b¢a ll§
¡te¡a£m§ Tip!
Check your
¡a£r¡o∞u£n¡d§ SMOOTHNESS.
Do all of your
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. letters have
the same line
W™˙£y• ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ s¡o∞c¡ce£r§ b¢all§ ¡de¡c¡i¡de§ ¡t¡o∞ ¡q¡u¡i¡t§ ™the§ ¡te¡a£m§? thickness?

I¡t§ ¡was§ s¡i¡ck§ ¡a£n¡d§ ¡t¡i£re¡d§ ¡o∞ƒ§ b´¡i£n¡g¶ k¡i¡cke¡d§ ¡a£r¡o∞u£n¡d§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What should
never be eaten
after it is served?
A tennis ball!

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e¡i¡• g ˙¡tee£n§
fl¡ies§ Tip! Clear
your desk so
b¢aseb¢all§ you have room
to write.
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below.

Wh¡a¡t§ h¡as§ e¡i¡•g ˙¡tee£n§ le¡g•ß§ ¡a£n¡d§ l¡o∞v´s§ ¡t¡o∞ ¡c¡a¡t¡ch§ fl¡ies§?
A b¢aseb¢all§ ¡te¡a£m§!

B on u s
Chuckle!
Why did the coach
go to the bank?
He wanted to get
his quarterback!

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¡¶
g ree£n§

le¡af£y• Tip! If you
have to break
El£v¢is§ a word at the
end of the line,
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below. use a hyphen.

Wh¡a¡t§ ¡is§ ¡g¶ree£n§ ¡a£n¡d§ le¡af£y• ¡a£n¡d§ l¡ikes§ ¡t¡o∞ ¡w¢i¡•g •g ¬e§ ™i™ts§
h¡i¡ ps§ ¡w¢˙e£n§ ™i™t§ s¡i£n¡g•ß§ ? El£v¢is§ P¡a£rsle£y• !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What green
and croons
romantic songs?
Frog Sinatra!

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h¡o∞use§

£r¡i¡¶g ˙¡t§ Tip! Practice
your cursive
lef¡t§ writing a little
each day.
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below.

If§ ™the§ £re¡d§ h¡o∞use§ ™is§ ¡o∞n§ ™the§ £r¡i¡¶g ˙¡t§ ¡a£n¡d§ ™the§ b¢¬¡ ue§ h¡o∞use§ ¡is§ ¡o∞n§ ™the§
lef¡t§ , ¡w¢˙e£re§ ™is§ ™the§ ¡w¢˙¡i¡te§ h¡o∞use§? I£n§ W¡ash¡i£n¡g¶t¡o∞n§ , D.C§., o∞ƒ§ ¡c¡o∞u£rse§!

B on u s
Chuckle!
What is the color
of a burp?
Burple!

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skele¡t
¡o∞n§
¡d¡a£n¡ce§ Tip! For extra
practice, copy
b¢o∞d£y• your favorite
quotes in
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W™˙£y• ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ skele¡t¡o∞n§ s¡t¡a£y• h¡o∞me§ f£r¡o∞m§ ™the§ ¡d¡a£n¡ce§?


Be£c¡a™use§ he§ h¡a¡d§ £n¡o∞ b¢o∞d£y• ¡t¡o∞ •g o∞ ¡w∞i¡ th§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What do
monsters order
at McDonalds?
French frights!

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¡pe£n¡c¡i

¡c¡i£r¡cles§ Tip! Always
take your time
¡p¡o∞i£n¡t§ and do your
best.
Use your best cursive writing to copy the sentences below.

Wh¡a¡t§ ¡d™i¡d§ ™the§ ¡pe£n¡c¡il§ sh¡a£r¡ pe£ne£r§ s¡a£y¶ ¡t¡o∞ ¡the§ ¡pe£n¡c¡il§?
S¡t¡o∞p§ ¡g•o∞i£n¡g• ¡a£r¡o∞u£n¡d§ ¡i£n§ ¡c¡i£r¡cles§ ¡a£n¡d§ ¡gªe¡t§ ¡t¡o∞ ¡the§ ¡p¡o∞i£n¡t§ !

B on u s
Chuckle!
What school
supply is king of
the classroom?
The ruler!

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