Welcome to Dragon’s Eye View 2018 A to Z Challenge! Bookwyrm, a book-loving dragon, received a letter from his Grand Aunt Amphitere — but he couldn’t read her cursive handwriting! Every day in April you can download a new dragon-themed cursive practice sheet for the little dragon-lovers in your life — scroll to the bottom for the link.
An Amphitere is a type of dragon with two wings and no legs found in European Heraldry. The word comes from the Greek “amphi-“ meaning “both sides” or “around” (think amphitheater), and “-tere” meaning “guard”.
Multiple variations on spelling exist including amphiptere, amphithere, and even phipthere.
According to William O’Connor, author of Dracopedia: a guide to drawing the dragons of the world, the Amphitere is a “beautiful and elegant animal with colorful patterning.” Yes! That describes Bookwyrm’s Grand Aunt perfectly.
Of course, Auntie Amphitere has beautiful and elegant cursive handwriting — and Bookwyrm has been so busy reading and typing up his book reviews, that he has never bothered to try cursive before…but now he wants to learn! Cursive Wyrm (not an amphitere, no wings!) is here to help Bookwyrm and you learn to read and write in cursive.
Look at the parts of the cursive worksheets:
Download your dragon-themed “cursive a” practice sheet for the little dragon-lovers in your life here.
Going forward, all the cursive sheets will linked individually on the A to Z Challenge page.
See you tomorrow with the cursive letter b!
PS Bookwyrm pronounces his grand aunt’s name “AM-fih-TEER-ee” — How do you pronounce amphitere?
PPS Are you participating in the A to Z Challenge? Leave a comment so Bookwyrm can learn something new from you every day!