Handwriting still counts

Get ready to celebrate, January 23rd is National Handwriting Day! In this age of emails, text messages, and word processing programs handwriting may seem obsolete. According to Steve Graham, a Vanderbilt professor, students who do not master handwriting may face setbacks throughout their education. Read more about this important skill at VUCast.

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  1. Andrea

    I couldn’t agree with you more! As a fourth grade teacher, I am sometimes appalled at the lack of handwriting skills that some of my students have, and am equally appalled at the lack of writing materials we are given to continue their development! I’ve even started buying handwriting workbooks from http://www.dedicatedteacher.com for my students (I buy them in ebook format so I can reprint the exercises). I just don’t think we emphasize handwriting enough, since good handwriting leads to good spelling and grammar, as well as a better understanding of the English language.

    Anyways, thanks for the great post!
    Andrea

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