What Does The Death Of Cursive Mean?

As someone who dreaded Penmanship class, and who always–and I mean always–got poor grades in it, let me just say if writing in cursive  goes away I’ll be right up there in front mourning the loss.  (Cursive: flowing letters all connected to make one word. What we used to call “handwriting”.)We learned the Palmer Method in grade school, where every letter had to follow a pattern and fit between the lines, and where loops and curlicues had to loop and curl, but not too little or too much. Just right. ...more
According to the article, there are 41 states that don't require it.  My grandkids aren't ...more

"You Confounding Kids!"

By Mike Laursen A lot of people complain that teaching cursive handwriting is disappearing from our schools. ...more
Weird, I can see your comment on my phone, but I couldn't from my laptop. Sometimes it does make ...more

My Favorite Part About Writing

I had a bit of a long day today, so I'm going to go with one of the NaBloPoMo prompts from a couple of days ago for inspiration for today's post. On November 1, 2011, the prompt was "What is your favorite part about writing?"...more