Canadian school teaches cursive to help with reading and spelling

12/11/2009 | Toronto Star, The

Students at a Canadian school are learning cursive through a method known as Handwriting Without Tears -- a system that teaches students proper handwriting habits to help students develop a connection between letters. Educators say that learning cursive helps improve student reading and spelling, and experts say cursive writing is often easier than print for students who have trouble with fine-motor or spatial skills.

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