A Reason for Writing E - Grade 5
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.
Verses taken from the Psalms.
Author: Carol Ann Retzer, Eva Hoshino
Publisher: The Concerned Group
I was looking for something for 6th and 8th graders who wanted more experience with their penmanship...this is good - was hoping for more mature look like the Italic series offers - but girls aren't complaining, so I won't either!
These books are excellent for teaching children how to print and to write in cursive! User friendly and effective. I highly recommend them!
We LOVE A Reason for Writing curriculum! Our daughter had some room for improvement in her penmanship. She has greatly improved in her print and has also learned cursive through this curriculum! Our family loves the choice in words and verses to practice, very uplifting. We will be buying again and again!
I agree that A Reason for Writing would not be enough remedial instruction for a struggling student, but the Christian content and the digestible, repetitious, nature of the simple program has its merits. I use this with another support program for my struggling student, but it is quite sufficient for my typical students.
Excellent handwriting program! Each child works on memorizing and writing out one verse each week. The handwriting practice is divided by four days. By the end of the week the student should be able to write out the verse in its entirety. I like this program because my son can work on it on his own and it is not overwhelming.