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Here is another great article explaining the importance of handwriting in supporting learning to read as a 'multisensory' activity:
https://www.understood.org/en/community ... erstoodorg
The Unexpected Connection Between Handwriting and Learning to Read
Expert Corner blog post by Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D.
Sep 24, 2018
Just because keyboarding is faster doesnâ€™t mean itâ€™s better. Yes, students with dyslexia and other learning issues may be able to write more easily on a computer than by hand. But that doesnâ€™t mean we should abandon handwriting.
My view: Letâ€™s give our kids every opportunity to thrive as readers and writers. They can use screens and devices and all sorts of technology. But letâ€™s also keep pens and pencils handy. Doing the slow, often difficult work of practicing handwriting can help kids become better readers and writers.