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Hi,I would appreciate hearing from those who have taught either of these manuscript styles. Our school is considering a change to D'Nelian, but I have concerns.Thank you for your advice!
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treetoad our special education teacher requested we use zaner-Bloser because it was easier for her students so we switched back.
Aug 28, 2014
Barbara D'Nealian was the adopted handwriting program in our district when I started 20 years ago until just last year. It is a disaster for kindergarteners. Not only do they mix up k and R, i and j, l and J, but their little hands have trouble forming the "monkey tails" at the bottom of most letters. They just don't have the fine motor skills for it yet. ...See More
Aug 30, 2014
jacque/WA/K-1/nbct 2006 I do not understand why your school would even consider this since there was a recent study debunking any value to Denealian...here in WA, no one teaches it anymore.

On 8/26/14, Homelight wrote: > Hi,I would appreciate hearing from those who have taught > either of these manuscript styles. Our school is considering > a change to D...See More
Aug 31, 2014
SeussFan Years ago, the district I student taught in adopted D'Nelian, and they only kept it for 2 years before switching back. There was a lot of instructional time wasted on trying to get little children to print with the curves, and the parents HATED it.

On 8/26/14, Homelight wrote: > Hi,I would appreciate hearing from those who have taught ...See More
Sep 1, 2014
Kdgtn56 On 8/31/14, jacque/WA/K-1/nbct 2006 wrote: > I do not understand why your school would even consider this > since there was a recent study debunking any value to > Denealian...here in WA, no one teaches it anymore. > > > On 8/26/14, Homelight wrote: >> Hi,I would appreciate hearing from those who have taught >> either ...See More
Jan 1, 2015


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