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Zaner-Bloser Handwriting

Cursive Stroke Descriptions

UNDERCURVE OVERCURVE Downcurve Downcurve Undercurve Slant


Touch the baseline; curve Touch the baseline; Undercurve Undercurve Loop back, slant Downcurve, loop
under and up to the curve up and right to Slant, undercurve Slant, undercurve Undercurve Downcurve,
midline. the midline. undercurve

UNDERCURVE OVERCURVE Undercurve Undercurve, slant Undercurve Slant, curve forward


Touch the baseline; curve Touch the baseline; Loop back, slant Retrace, curve Loop back, slant and right, (lift)
under and up to the curve up and right to Undercurve forward, loop Loop forward Doublecurve, curve
headline. the headline. Checkstroke Curve forward and Undercurve up
back Retrace, curve right,
Retrace, curve right (lift)
Slide right

DOWNCURVE SLANT Downcurve Slant Downcurve Undercurve, loop,


Touch the midline; curve Touch the midline; Undercurve Downcurve Undercurve curve forward
left and down to the slant left to the Undercurve Slant Doublecurve, curve
baseline. baseline. Loop back, overcurve up
Retrace, curve right

DOWNCURVE SLANT Downcurve Doublecurve Undercurve Curve forward, slant,


Touch the headline; curve Touch the headline; Undercurve Loop, curve down Loop back, slant (lift)
left and down to the slant left to the Slant, undercurve and up Overcurve, slant Curve back, slant
baseline. baseline. Loop, curve right Undercurve Retrace, loop, curve
right
Undercurve Overcurve Overcurve, slant Curve forward, slant Undercurve Undercurve, loop
Slant, undercurve, (lift) Curve down and up Overcurve, slant Overcurve, slant Retrace, curve down Curve down and up
Dot Retrace, curve right Undercurve Undercurve and back Retrace, curve right
Undercurve

Undercurve Overcurve Downcurve Downcurve Undercurve Slant, curve forward


Slant Slant Undercurve Undercurve Slant, undercurve, and right, (lift)
Loop back, overcurve, Loop back, overcurve Checkstroke Loop, curve right (lift) Doublecurve, curve
(lift) Slide right up
Dot Retrace, curve right

Undercurve Curve forward, slant, Undercurve Undercurve, slant Undercurve Curve forward, slant
Loop back, slant (lift) Slant, loop back Retrace, curve Slant, undercurve Undercurve
Overcurve, curve Doublecurve Overcurve, curve forward and back Slant, undercurve Slant, undercurve
forward, curve under Curve forward, back
Slant right, undercurve undercurve Undercurve

Undercurve Undercurve Downcurve Curve back, Overcurve, slant Curve forward, slant
Loop back, slant Loop, curve down Undercurve overcurve Undercurve Undercurve
Undercurve Loop, curve under Slant Curve down, retrace Checkstroke Overcurve
Loop forward, Curve forward, curve
undercurve under

Overcurve, slant Curve forward, slant Undercurve Undercurve, slant Undercurve Curve forward, slant
Overcurve, slant Overcurve, slant Slant right Retrace, curve Slant, undercurve Undercurve, slant
Overcurve, slant Overcurve, slant Slant, undercurve forward and back Slant, undercurve Undercurve
Undercurve Undercurve Curve forward, Checkstroke Overcurve
undercurve
Overcurve, slant Curve forward, slant,
Undercurve, (lift) undercurve, (lift)
Slant Slant

Overcurve, slant Curve forward, slant


Undercurve Undercurve
Slant Slant
Loop back, overcurve Loop back, overcurve

Overcurve, slant Curve forward, slant


Overcurve Overcurve, curve
Curve down down
Loop, overcurve Loop, overcurve