My class is learning to write in cursive. I found a page of the lower and upper case cursive alphabet written on paper of the same size that the students use. I copied this onto transparencies so that each two children have one to share. As they practice learning individual letters they can pause from time to time and put this transparency over their own cursive writing to see how it compares. It's a more immediate and less subjective corrective tool than my comments to them about their handwriting. They ask me to pass the transparencies out if I forget!