Cutting to the Common Core Sticking to the Script

Shanahan, Timothy
October 2014
Language Magazine;Oct2014, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p24
The article reassesses the role played by handwriting in literacy development, and mentions the failure to include handwriting in the U.S. Common Core State Standards (CCSS). A study conducted by Ginger Berninger which found a close relationship between reading and writing is discussed. It notes that the teaching of keyboarding is encouraged in the CCSS. Also stressed is the important role played by handwriting in children's writing across the elementary years.


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