Cursive Writing Workshop
Have you ever wondered what has happened to cursive handwriting? Is it obsolete? In this age of technology, can we justify the time and effort required to teach cursive handwriting? Are there any benefits to acquiring this skill? Join us for the fourth annual Augustine Literacy Project Cursive Handwriting Workshop to explore these questions as well as learn how to teach cursive handwriting.
Educators, parents, grandparents, and volunteers wishing to help students learn the important skill of cursive will benefit from attending this workshop. Cursive improves letter recognition, spelling, reading, as well as composition and expression. Cursive is a connection to our past, without which we would not be able to read the original text of our founding documents, grandma's letters, or family records.
Workshop Topics: A short history of cursive handwriting, the importance of cursive in today's society, how to instruct students, the formation of cursive letters, an explanation and simulation of dysgraphia, and handwriting helpers (paper, pencil grips, multisensory tools, etc.).