Cursive Writing

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Adults today are still very familiar with cursive writing but there is concern cursive writing may become a lost art as writing goes digital. Some also make an argument that learning cursive is a waste and educators should focus on other topics, such as programming. This links section provides resources about cursive writing and resources for teaching children how to write in cursive.

Benefits of Learning Handwriting in School
This article from Family Education describes six benefits of learning handwriting.

Biological and Psychology Benefits of Learning Cursive
William R. Klemm Ph.D.argues that learning cursive provides biological and psychological benefits in this article for Psychology Today

Cursive Handwriting Practice Worksheets
The Education.com site offers over 50 cursive worksheets from A to Z to help kids practice writing cursive letters.

Cursive Writing Not Included in Common Core State Standards
This article from PBS Newshour investigates why cursive handwriting was not included in the Common Core State Standards.

How and Why to Improve Your Cursive Penmanship
The Art of Manliness explains the importance of cursive handwriting and provides tips for improving your handwriting.

KidZone Cursive Writing Worksheets
A collection of cursive writing worksheets targeting children of different ages.

Students Would Do Well to Learn Cursive
An article from the L.A. Times explaining why experts think cursive writing needs to be taught.

Technology Killing Cursive Handwriting?
Mashable weighs in on cursive writing and its future in a technologically advanced world.

The Lost Virtue of Cursive
Mark Oppenheimer pens an article for The New Yorker about cursive writing, which may be on its way to becoming a lost art.

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades
This New York Times story investigates what is lost from learning if cursive writing goes away.

WikiHow Cursive Writing
The WikiHow page provides cursive writing basics and sample lowercase and uppercase alphabets.

Wikipedia: Cursive Writing
Wikipedia's entry for cursive, which is also known as script or longhand.

YouTube Cursive Writing
YouTube is home to many videos that provide tips for improving your cursive writing.