March 26, 2013

Can you read this?

Filed under: Uncategorized — mvervinck @ 2:52 am




  1. I can read your cursive. I prefer reading print . In my classroom I usually print for my students.

    Comment by storykeeper.ferris — March 26, 2013 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

  2. I like your cursive! (and I’ll have to check out that app…) We teach cursive in third grade (only) in my district. It is one of those parts of the day that the children LOVE because they feel so grown-up. However, it is not reinforced or required at all above third and therefore is becoming a lost art. I think it is something to keep up – but we are running out of time in the school day.

    Comment by pinkieup — March 26, 2013 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

  3. To be completely honest, looking St every minute of my day, I’ve chosen bot to emphasize cursive, and instead to spend the time reading and writing…?the topic ignites a lot of opinions however!

    Comment by Nicole F — March 26, 2013 @ 1:02 pm | Reply

  4. Great question! I love to use and read cursive for hand-written notes. I will admit it took a little more focus to read cursive on a laptop simply because I’m not used to seeing it. That being said, students are simply not used to reading it and so I wonder can they ever get better at it if they don’t use it?

    Comment by Rissa Zimmerman — March 26, 2013 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

  5. I love reading cursive and wish I could do it better. Teaching printing in my classroom has made me a better printer…I wish I taught cursive!

    Comment by erinjohnson7 — March 26, 2013 @ 2:45 pm | Reply

  6. I love using cursive, but I print at school as many of my students cannot read cursive. This also reminded me about my high school English teacher who was left handed but wrote the most beautiful cursive on the board as right handed.

    Comment by Jaana — March 26, 2013 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

  7. I think cursive writing is becoming a lost art and that saddens me. When I was 5, I couldn’t wait to learn cursive. I am left handed so I was still learning when I started teaching 3rd grade! I finally did learn to write as pretty as the examples in our Scott Foresman writing book. Now days kids can’t read it or write it. I struggle to print, but I can type like a machine. Anyway I think cursive writing is an important way to communicate.

    Comment by Patricia Holloway — March 27, 2013 @ 1:49 am | Reply

  8. I almost always write in cursive. Our school teaches it in third grade, and they review it in fourth, but after that, the kids usually choose to print. I think the kinesthetic nature of handwriting, either print or cursive, helps students learn information more effectively.

    Comment by Catherine @readingtothecore — March 27, 2013 @ 2:26 am | Reply

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