A Reason for Writing A - Grade 1

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Timberdoodle's Review
A Reason for Writing A - 1st Grade
Handwriting, especially in this era of word processors, is a fairly low priority compared to other subjects. However, if you are going to make handwriting a part of your curriculum, here is something to think about. For over a dozen years we sold and used another handwriting program. The end result for us was less than stellar, even if the children's handwriting had duplicated what was pictured in the exercise books, as I would question the time spent on copying meaningless sentences. Because we know that handwriting is a learned motor skill requiring regular practice, doesn't it seem that if your child is going to labor over something with his mind and hands, he should also engage his heart? A Reason for Writing does all three.

Includes scripture border sheets
With each 10- to 15-minute daily lesson built around Bible verses, content is not only instructional, but also inspirational. Plus, at the end of each week your children will be given the opportunity to apply excellence to their work as they copy their verse-of-the-week onto their choice of "Scripture Border Sheets." Done with care, these completed sheets are worthy of sharing with friends and family.

Living Bible Paraphrase
A Reason for Writing uses a Living Bible paraphrase for its verses. For those dyed-in-the-wool KJV-only families, let me suggest that even this Scriptural rendition is better for your child to toil over than the trivial sentence about the environment, common in other handwriting programs. Each workbook is full color.
View a sample lesson

Verses are taken from Psalms and Proverbs.

Author: Carol Ann Retzer, Eva Hoshino
Pages: 160
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2001
ISBN: 9780936785387
Publisher: The Concerned Group
Consumable: Yes
Reproducible: No
Faith-Based: Yes

Customer Reviews

Based on 41 reviews
Jennifer C.
best of both

We used this for handwriting and Bible. We spent the week memorizing and discussing the Bible verse for that week, and she got to practice her handwriting too! The daily sections are short, so they don't overwhelm new writers or make their hands hurt. I do wish they would practice words from that week's Bible verse all week though instead of random words.

Kelly P.
Good Handwriting Curriculum

This is a good curriculum to use to continue practicing handwriting. This does not teach handwriting, but has letters for the kids to trace and replicate. I really like the memory verses at the end of each lesson. My kids love learning to read the verses by practicing the words in their handwriting lesson.

Jill W.
A Reason for Writing A - 1st Grade

My daughter has loved this book. She wants to know all about the verse she writes and colors the page when she is done. I don't focus on handwriting when we do our spelling so this has been a great way to do that.

Kathy K.
A reason for handwriting

My daughter loves practicing her handwriting in this workbook! It doesn't get any better than practicing handwriting by writing out scripture! I absolutely love this resource!

Love this handwriting!

I love that these handwriting lessons are short and sweet and have a purpose. My daughter loves it and loves giving her handwritten scripture to friends and family each week.