A recent article in The Orlando Sentinel made me smile. The gist of the piece was the fact that cursive writing is being added back into the curriculums of schools across the country. Hard to believe there’s a whole generation of students who are familiar only with typing on a keyboard, texting or printing their alphabet letters in block style.
Can you imagine if one couldn’t understand documents written in cursive longhand, such as a letter from Grandma? Not to mention having the inability to sign one’s name on a legal document.
The article went on to say some script skeptics are anti-cursive, wondering if valuable instructional time was being taken away from the students by teaching cursive writing over printing.
I, for one, was so happy to read how the third-graders beamed when it was time for their cursive lesson. One student even gushed about how he preferred cursive writing to printing ” ’cause it looks fancy.”
And, your grandmother would always appreciate receiving your hand-written note in cursive!!!