Is Cursive Worth It?

For years, my handwriting was mostly printed with a smattering of cursive tossed in. Then I took a dive in some platform heels and sprained my thumb. Subsequently, my printing became awkward and painful so I decided to brush up on my cursive, assuming that it would be easier on my hand. I was right….

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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Please don’t require every student to write a poem this month. Please, please, please. Okay, I take that back. Maybe writing poetry is part of your curriculum and this is a necessary assignment. If you have the flexibility, and I hope you do, I suggest you celebrate National Poetry Month…

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A Love for Writing

Recently, I saw that there was an unofficial holiday in November titled, “I Love to Write Day.” Now I know that as a teacher you want every single day to be “I Love to Write Day!” And that’s tough, because many youngsters find writing to be frustrating and/or dull. Fortunately, we have lots of writing…

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