New American Cursive 1


New American Cursive 1 Sample
New American Cursive Classroom Work Samples

New American Cursive is an easy-to-follow resource for teaching beginning cursive. It presents simplified letter forms, using multi-sensory methods to aid in the learning of motor skills necessary to write well. Developed by Iris Hatfield, with over 35 years of experience in the handwriting field, the book improves the process of teaching handwriting and allows students to start at a younger age.

New American Cursive 1:

  • Designed with the first grader in mind
  • Unnecessary strokes are eliminated; NAC alphabet has 26 fewer strokes than the top three most common cursive programs.
  • Letter forms are simplified but retain the classic form for legibility.
  • NAC natural right slant is easier for beginners and left-handers. If the slant is too far right, it can be difficult for lefties. Writing absolutely vertically is tiring and can slow down the writing.
  • NAC program was created to be simple, clear, and effective. It focuses on accuracy and increasing legibility.
  • A teaching guide is included. It takes students only twenty minutes of their day to practice in their NAC book.