One hot topic with the arrival of Common Core State Standards is the lack of handwriting. We’re already producing generations of students who are unable to read and write cursive. In my book, a crime is being committed!
The Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest encourages students to write legibly. Participating schools should hold a school wide contest to determine grade level winners. These winners will compete against students throughout their own state and eventually nationally to determine EIGHT winners, one for each grade level, K-8. K-2 students compete with manuscript while grades 3-8 compete with cursive handwriting.
National winners receive a $1,000 cash prize and trophy
Teachers of national winners receive a trip to the 2016 International Literacy Association Conference in Boston.
School of national winners receive educational materials valued at $1,000
Winners of the school competition must be sent to Zaner-Bloser before January 23, 2016 to compete nationally.