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Why is handwriting important?. A brief history of writing. The Egyptians used hieroglyphics over 4,600 years ago. By 800BC (about 2800 years ago) the ancient Greeks had adopted a Phoenician alphabet 22 phonetically-based symbols. In 146 BC the Roman Empire conquered Greece. .

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a brief history of writing
A brief history of writing

The Egyptians used hieroglyphics over 4,600 years ago

By 800BC (about 2800 years ago) the ancient Greeks had adopted

a Phoenician alphabet

22 phonetically-based symbols

in 146 bc the roman empire conquered greece
In 146 BC the Roman Empire conquered Greece.

The Romans adopted the 23 letter Greek alphabet.

This alphabet spread across Europe and to England.

in the 10 th century the letter u was created
In the 10th Century the letter u was created

In the 12th Century the letter w was created

In the 15th Century the letter j was created

j

u

w

This brought the alphabet to 26 letters

A b c d e f g h I j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

when might you need to write rather than type use a computer or send a text
When might you need to write?(Rather than type, use a computer or send a text)

Taking notes at school or college

Exams

Shopping lists

Filling out forms

Birthday Cards or Love letters !

During a power cut

your handwriting 3 key points
Your handwriting – 3 key points

1. Legible

2. Speed

3. Comfortable

neat or quick
Neat or Quick?
  • Neat
  • Sometimes you need neat handwriting
  • Best work for folders
  • Letters
  • Birthday cards
  • This may take longer
  • Quick
  • Sometimes you need to write quickly
  • Exams
  • Notes in lessons
  • Story plans or drafts