A Reason for Writing - Transition
Our price: $18.95
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.
This book should replace either book B or C. There are extra exercises for both manuscript and cursive. If your second-grader is ready for cursive, then you should use this book and follow it with book C. If your third-grader needs more work on manuscript before tackling cursive, use this book, and then follow with book D. Scripture verses are taken from the Gospels and New Testament Epistles.
Author: Carol Ann Retzer, Eva Hoshino
Publisher: The Concerned Group
I love this simple and straightforward handwriting book to help my 7yo with his penmanship. He enjoys making the beautiful verses.
Great curriculum for transitioning to cursive. Enjoyed the Bible verses.
We are all about easy to use in my house. I am NOT a planner. I fail miserably at planning. I love being able to use this as a time filler when one kid is finishing up a subject and we still get things accomplished at the same time.
Just like the product is for, this really helped my daughter transition smoothly into cursive writing. Of course she loves the Bible verses and coloring a picture at the end of the week.
My daughter was excited to begin cursive, lessons were easy and doable.