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Re: drawing and handwriting connection


From: dawn stien (dawnstien_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Mar 17 2003 - 16:46:53 PST

There are some teacher store books that are based on
this assumption. They are are called Draw,Write, Now.

I think that where this theory falls apart is that a
letter a is always going to have the elements that
make "a." When you introduce Step-by-Step drawing
books like these, creativity is nil; it teaches only
"one way" of drawing the "thing." A child can
successfull mimic the lines and shapes that make
"cow," but are left frustrated when standing cow need
to be a frontal view instead of side...

--- June McLeavey <> wrote:
> Does anyone have any experience with the connections
> between drawing and
> handwriting? I am doing some action research on
> this subject and would
> welcome any suggestions from all of you dedicated
> art educators. I'm
> presently focusing on printing skills but
> information on cursive would be
> helpful as well. Many thanks!

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