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Due to Illinois passing a law that cursive has to be taught my district is loooking at purchasing either handwriting without tears or saner-bloser for print and cursive. Anyone use these programs and can offer some insight to them?


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Handwriting without Tears may be more expensive but likely more useful.

Since you haven't had a true program previously, it may be easier to transition into for the older kids.

They have a lot of resources online if you want to look it over. It is very simplified compared to the Traditional cursive handwriting.
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Did you see the Handwriting without Tears cursive? It’s horrible!

HWT is an effective program for those kids who need it, but in my opinion, it’s really lowering the expectations for most of the kids who don’t need it. The cursive is atrocious and looks watered down. We’re supposed to be raising the bar.
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I am not a fan of Handwriting Without Tears
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Our district was using D'nealian for years. When we started using Zaner Blozer, we implemented it one grade level at a time starting with kindergarten. In that way students in fifth grade and such did not have to relearn how to write. I'm not sure if you have that option, but it would be a better transition.
That bring said, our teachers like the Zaner Blozer program. You do not have to buy all the bells and whistles to implement the program.


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Our district abandoned Handwriting without tears It caused too many tears with cursive.

We adopted D'Nelian and it has been good.
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