I would hope that in Canadian schools, cursive writing is still being taught. I still have a laminated sheet of cursive samples that one of my children used in elementary school. Thank goodness for journals and diaries that encourage us to write, to record feelings and events. Hopefully, they will have great value for our descendants in many years – if they are able to read them! Suggested book: The Story of Writing by Donald Jackson. A wee review: http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/dg/dgView.jsp?thread=5953.


Update: This topic is covered by CBS News on June 28/13 in a story entitled “IsCursive Writing Dead?” At the George Zimmerman trial, witness Rachel Jeantel was asked to read a letter in court but was embarrassed to have to confess she didn’t read cursive.

If you are lucky enough to have been taught how to write properly when you were in school, your value to society has just soared overnight because this is fast becoming a lost skill — in America at least. Cursive writing, aka handwriting, script or longhand, has lost out to the keyboard.

An article appearing in the Revere, MAJournal last week states that the Building Department Clerk found something amiss.  http://bit.ly/WPCvsl An increasing number of files were in the wrong place because one letter had been confused for another: P’s for B’s, or L’s for I’s. This had been the work of conscientious high school interns who were…

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About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother, Grandmother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel in 2011 under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, community volunteer, Archives and Records Management graduate, and long-time IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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  1. shewrite63 says:

    Yes, its seems that cursive writing may be dropped from Canadian curricula. Darn. It may become a lost skill, practised only by arts students, monks and single cat ladies.

    I caught this on the TV news last night (yes, I still watch TV too).

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