Does anyone grade handwriting? We have no curriculum, standards, or materials for this, but are expected to teach cursive (this is 3rd grade). It is not stressed at all; in fact, no one seems to care about it. A few of my kids still have barely legible manuscript. What are the standards (manuscript or cursive) in your district? How do you judge the quality, or are you not supposed to? Should I crack down on those kids who have messy handwriting? How? Do you count handwriting as part of spelling tests and other assignments, or do you just grade on the content? Does anyone else think this is important!?!? Thanks for your input!