5 - CURSIVE VS. PRINT AT THE PRIMARY LEVEL

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5 - CURSIVE VS. PRINT AT THE PRIMARY LEVEL

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When children begin to show an interest in writing letters, should we teach them to write in cursive or print?  Should we start with the cursive sandpaper letters and simply skip the letters in print?  The answers to these questions are not simple, because there are two different schools of thought among Montessori educators.  Since the consequences of following one approach or the other are quite extensive, I think it worthwhile to ...

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When children begin to show an interest in writing letters, should we teach them to write in cursive or print? Should we start with the cursive sandpaper letters and simply skip the letters in print? The answers to these questions are not simple, because there are two different schools of thought among Montessori educators. Since the consequences of following one approach or the other are quite extensive, I think it worthwhile to discuss this often debated issue, so that the teacher, who ultimately must decide the issue, may do so after careful consideration.

 

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