A Reason for Writing A - Grade 1
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 are taken from Psalms and Proverbs.
Author: Carol Ann Retzer, Eva Hoshino
Publisher: The Concerned Group
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!
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.
We love the bible verse at the end of the week in A Reason for Writing A - Grade 1.
I have tried other programs, but I end up switching back to this one. All 4 of my kids have done it. I tried to do it without the teacher's manual for the 1st child and that was not nearly as effective.
Week 2 complete. We selected for the scripture basis. For this we will use all year. However, I am finding this combined with the spelling is mored writing than is necessary.