Journal: In your neatest handwriting, copy this onto the next blank page in your Writing Notebook:

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."

Write now...right now: Describe your handwriting. Do you think it is a reflection of your abilities or intelligence? Is handwriting important in a world in which keyboards and keypads seem to be the predominant forms of text generation? What good does it do to have legible or very fancy handwriting? Is handwriting a lost art? Discuss handwriting. Fill the page!

Handwriting: Lost Art or Vital Skill?
"It's called cursive because it makes you curse."


Keeping Lost Art Alive (1/14/2007)

Mrs. Koroulis's Script (11/10/2009)

How Writing By Hand Makes Kids Smarter (10/6/2010)

Cursive Being Dropped (11/26/2011)

Don't Let Cursive Die (12/21/2011)

Cursive Cartoon (12/21/2011)

Some States Preserve Penmanship (11/24/2012)

Utah School Board Wants to Preserve Cursive (04/8/2013)

Does Cursive Need to Be Taught in the Digital Age? (07/22/2013)

Five Reasons Kids Should Still Learn Cursive (June 2014)

Ten Reasons People Still Need Cursive (February 2015)

Grammarly: Does Cursive Still Matter? (December 2015)

Cursive is Obsolete (February 2015)

Why are will still teaching kids cursive? (June 2016)

The argument continues... Want to make a computer font out of your own handwriting?

National Handwriting Association