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Spalding question - confused about when to add cursive


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Do you add cursive after all single phonogram sounds are learned and correctly written in manuscript? Or do they need to know and write the multi-letter phonograms first also?


Found you. :-)


When your dc can write manuscript well--all the time, everything they write, all words, not just during spelling--then you teach connected writing. You don't "add cursive." :-)


I would require manuscript for the first spelling notebook (8yo/3rd grade), then allow cursive for the second.


Their manuscript must always be good, because they will use it every.single.time they fill out a form, because most forms say "Print legibly." :-) Also, when labeling maps they should use manuscript.

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