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The Case For Cursive


It's a high tech world. Facebook, Twitter, I Pads and Smart Phones. However, some students at All Saints Catholic School in Davenport are still making their case for cursive.

Third grade teacher Donna Vinar leads the way. Students put pencil to paper. Learning how to write in cursive. Some say they like the loops and the dots. The cursive alphabet is posted in the classroom.

Students indicate they might use cursive writing to correspond with their grandparents. It's the kids way of being able to communicate with older relatives who primarily write in cursive.

Donna shows her students a few of the letters she wrote in cursive to her grandparents years ago. She says cursive is a great way for children to focus on what they are writing, while formulating their thoughts at the same time.

Cursive writing is incorporated into the curriculum at the school. The students practice it several times a week. The kids say there really is something personal about getting a hand written letter.


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