D’Nealian

Once, I was trying to describe the handwriting method I learned in gradeschool. I don’t know how the conversation started, but I’m sure it was somehow related to my completely crappy handwriting.

Anyway, when I was growing up in IL, we were taught the D’Nealian handwriting method. No one had ever heard of it, and I was starting to think I made it up. Well, thanks to Google, I’ve found a few things about it. Here’s a link to a school’s page that is using the system. Be sure to check out the image of the sample script.

What did you learn as a kid?

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  • I thought everybody learned D’Nealian. That’s funny. It’s not print, and it’s not cursive. What was that all about. Then we had to learn Cursive. To make matters worse for me, I had to learn to make block letters in my college drafting classes. I’m through with all of that curvy stuff.