By tj1R1p3Nj4kiTm03. Word Scramble. At Sunday, April 12th 2020, 03:48:55 AM.
Cursive writing is rapidly disappearing from school curriculums. Print and television newscasts have reported on this trend, and as someone who learned to write with the Palmer Method, I was surprised. How will kids sign their names on legal documents? Will they be baffled if they receive a letter from Grandma in cursive writing? Actually, kids who have not learned this writing are unable to read it, and to them, it looks more like scribbles than communication. A Wall Street Journal article, "The New Script for Teaching Handwriting is No Script at All," says handwriting is "going the way of the quill pen." Students are learning keyboarding instead, a skill my generation calls typing. Many of us use a combination of print and cursive, and that makes our handwriting even more individual.
Cursive writing flows across the paper like a magical song reverberating through the strings of a harp. Cursive lettering is more difficult than block lettering (or casual style writing). Lines, loops, spirals and swirls work rhythmatically in slants and rollercoaster hoops. The formality of cursive writing was used in professional correspondence before the development of the typewriter in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Cursive connected words in a single stroke are quite distinctive from "printing" or block lettering. "Joined up writing" is a common phrase for cursive writing in British English. "Running Writing" is the term sometimes used in Australia.
When you are teaching your student to write, there are a whole host of worksheets online that you can use. Many of these include clipart that will help the students learn the sounds of letters and letter combinations. There are other sheets that help the student learn to write his or her numbers. Itis helpful having printable worksheets for something like this, because parents often go through quite a few of these before the child masters writing the numbers or letters correctly.