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Science of Reading – Aligned Handwriting

In June 2011, Carmel Bozarth, a Title 1 First Grade Level Specialist, reached out to me via email regarding the potential purchase of Handwriting Heroes for the Washington County School District. She wrote that “Handwriting Heroes goes hand in hand with the Simple View of Writing presented in our LETRS training. It meets all the criteria.” Intrigued, I …

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10 Reasons to Teach Handwriting in the Digital Age 

There is no question that the world has entered a new age of technology, we do everything digitally now, hand written letters have become charmingly quaint rarities, and the idea of submitting a school essay or work article in cursive ink on paper seems archaic, even unprofessional.  We shouldn’t be so hasty though to relegate …

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Brain Science and Handwriting: Precise Practice Make Perfect

“That’s coming along great. You’re getting so much better, keep doing what you’re doing. You’ve really improved!” It is wonderful watching our students use their handwriting skills every day and seeing them go from carefully forming a letter to writing it with automaticity. As letter formation gets easier, and recognition and recall improve, writing as …

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