One of the super nice things that I discovered on Gutenberg was the McGuffey readers in PDF form.
Mr William McGuffey
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Mr Alexander McGuffey
I noticed in the first reader yesterday that the slate work was done in cursive handwriting. Did they used to teach cursive in Grade 1 back then?
Have you ever heard of "Cursive First"? What do you think of teaching cursive handwriting once the basic letters can be formed?