Although handwriting is both kinesthetic and visual, some strongly polarized visual and kinesthetic learners struggle with the legibility of their handwriting. To address this problem, Stephen Guffanti, M.D., has compiled three activities for visual and kinesthetic learners.
At times, we encounter students who, for various reasons, genuinely struggle with handwriting. This occupational therapist-designed program is a great resource for teachers trying to reach 100% student success in the area of handwriting.
This helpful and comprehensive website provides a number of K-5 curricular resources for teachers wanting to keep cursive in their classrooms. From free classroom downloads to paid workshops and resources, this website has it all.
No collection would be complete without a competing argument, and this brief article by an assistant professor of education makes his case for letting handwriting instruction in the classroom go the way of the dinosaurs.
Sure, younger students are often malleable to the concept of cursive writing. But does handwriting actually end up being a valuable skill for older students? Does it help them get ahead? This writer makes the case.
When answering nay-sayers, generally parents or students themselves, it can be difficult to boil down the reasons for maintaining cursive instruction into a straightforward argument. This simple list can help.