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Old 08-14-2014, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Cali BassMan View Post
Just read a post from a teacher (in a different forum) that said she does'nt teach cursive anymore, how wide spread is this?
and on a funny note, when did we start calling it cursive? I remember it called handwriting and printing....
I regret that day that I tried soooooo hard to train myself not to write cursive. I admit it's coz of peer pressure in high school. I went to private Catholic school from kindergarten to HS. So I write cursive. Until in HS, I had a classmate who came from public school and she was like making fun of us who write cursive, she said it's boring.

Now, I have to concentrate REALLY hard to write cursive all the way. So most of the time my handwriting is bipolar... LOOOL. Mixed personality of cursive and non cursive Ugh.

I remember when I actually saw my old handwriting all in cursive, I had tears in my eyes.

Coz for one, my cursive writing is very readable now my handwriting is barely readable...
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:22 AM
Location: Ohio
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to my knowledge its not taught was much these days.

I am teaching my children though because i find it important.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:04 PM
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Should be taught but the handwriting should not be graded. However , it should be learned and use other forms of reward for good handwriting skills. Such as allow that student to assist the teacher in putting notes up on the board if handwriting is good relative to the class. Then tell other students they can ask to be called for the next day if handwriting deemed by teacher to be satisfactory enough (lunch break/recess/after class students can go to teacher one on one) and if not good handwriting , teacher to help student fix the handwriting area needing improvement and try again
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:42 PM
Location: Virginia
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It is taught in our son's private school in loudoun county. He likes it much. He practiced it during this summer.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:52 PM
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Catholic schools here still teach it, my daughter learned it last year in 3rd grade.
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:46 PM
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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When I was in school I was taught cursive brginning I think 3rd grade. I believe my former school still teaches it but haven't heard otherwise.
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