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Curve under, loop back, slant down, curve under.
b b Formation –––––––––– Focus
Curve under, loop back, slant down, curve under. Sidestroke right.
Formation Focus
ELL Support
Write it out! Explain to learners that the lowercase cursive b is essentially a continuation of the lowercase cursive letter l. Consider having learners write a series of
l’s before going back and rewriting some of them as b’s.
Sidestroke right.
Trace and write.
ÇàçŸÇúÇúÇñƧÅüâóÏ üéûë Äë ÇàçôÅì᥈ìÇúÑïë
b b b b b b b b b b b b b –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Practice joining b and other letters you have learned. This letter joins with a sidestroke right at the midline. What other letter have you learned that joins this way?
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Practice Masters
• Then focus on the cursive form of the letter, and ask questions that can be answered by viewing the letter. Where does the lowercase cursive letter b begin? (at the baseline) What stroke is made after looping back at the skyline? (slant down
to the baseline) With what kind of stroke does lowercase cursive b end? (sidestroke right)
• Model the formation of the cursive letter while verbalizing the formation strokes. Then ask students to use the pointer finger on their writing hand to make the letter on their desks as you state the formation strokes.
• Have students look at the top of
the page. Ask a volunteer to read
the formation directions. Then ask specific questions regarding the formation, and have students refer to the directions for the answers.
• Read the label below the art and discuss.
• Have students complete the three rows of practice. Encourage them
Çàåïë Çàç´í á´äàí Çàçêë Çàçôë Çàè§ë Çàç´í
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Çàçôáêë Çàåïáêë á´åïÇàí áêáŸÇàí Çà矆ßë ÇàçôáêÑïë
Keep the Focus
Strokes Does your lowercase b end with a sidestroke right at the midline to join?
• Ask students to look at the manuscript and cursive example letters. Have them compare and contrast the two forms.
to think about and refer to the formation strokes. Remind them to begin each letter at the starting dot.
• Explain the joining stroke used for the letter. Remind students that the lowercase cursive letter w also has a sidestroke right joining stroke. Have students use their pointer fingers to trace the letter groups provided. Then have them write the letter groups provided on the following lines.
• Have students identify any two- or three-letter groups that are real words. Which real words have the short-e vowel sound? (bet, web) Which real word has the short-u vowel sound? (bus) What vowel sound do you hear in bit? (short i) In be? (long e)
Time Out to Evaluate
Ask students to consider the following questions to evaluate their formation of the new letter.
Does your b sidestroke right to join?
Does your b match the size of the model?

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