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Reason for Handwriting A Student Workbook

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Item #: 011079
ISBN: 9780936785387
Grade: 1
Author: Carol Ann Retzer

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Publisher:The Concerned Group
Pub. Date: January 2004
Binding: Trade Paper
Dimensions: 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Language: English
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4.9 / 5.0
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A Reason for Handwriting series is a great way for children to practice their handwriting It works wonderfully for various learning styles using tactile (writing practice and art) audio (listening to the lessons which are very interesting) and visual (art) The books are easy to use I also like how God is incorporated into the lessons and scripture in the various books My older kids really enjoyed the creative outlet while learning These products are very worth the cost For anyone wanting to teach manuscript style writing I do not think there is a better workbook out there The only negative (in my opionion) is that it teaches manuscript and I decided to go with Getty-Dubay (italic) Even so I am going to use it with my other children and have them practice italic writing on their sheets Although I am teaching my children a different style of handwriting I prefer the well done lessons in A Reason for HandwritingThe Level A student workbook is basically a penmanship practice workbook with daily practice and review of a weekly scripture and ending the week by writing that scripture on the special border paper that is provided at the end of the workbook (a variety for the student to choose from) Students are encouraged to write their very best on these border sheets and give them to people as gifts helping to make the tediousness of writing practice worthwhile Teacher involvement at this level amounts to watching for correct letter formation checking the final product and giving suggestions on how to improve if necessary You do not need level A to practice handwriting but it does the work of putting together daily manuscript practice for the teacher The border sheets helps give the child more incentive to do their writing practice too
January 7, 2004
Very easy to use
Good quality paper, printing and content. Perforated pages. East to use. Doesn't need TM at this level. Simple manuscript. My DS5 loves it.

Downside. Nothing remotely similar to this in Australia (severe lack of good quality resources here across the board) and postage is a bomb.
September 15, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
strong program
We used this AFTER my daughter completed HWOT 1 . Since my daughter is a younger writer (5) we decided to give her more practice before moving to the next level. This offers plenty of practice. Love the scripture copy work.
August 27, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
My girls loved this book!
No fuss handwriting practice. The lessons each day are minimal, but enough for children to practice and build on what they already know. For my girls, their favorite part was getting to learn a new verse each week, and then picking who to give their nicely decorated and printed verse to on Fridays. I'd recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good Kindergarten writing program.
October 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Love this curriculum
I definitely recommend this curriculum! I've used it now with 2 children and it's simple and effective.
September 16, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Love this Handwritting program!
November 5, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Having my kids write and become familiar with a new verse per week is a wonderful thing BUT I went with this over some other popular handwriting programs because of they easy format. My boys know what they need to do each day and are able to do it independently (normally while I am getting the first cup of coffee down). We have used it for several levels and have been happy!
March 6, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
This book was recommended to me by a friend that had previously used itI love the fact that each day my son is practicing writing a portion of a inscription verse The final day (day 5) he copies the entire verse onto a page in the back colors it and we laminate it for a giftHe getting handwriting practice inscription memorization and also working to bless someone else with a gift What could be better?
July 25, 2012
My 5-year-old daughter loves this handwriting program! Handwriting is now usually the first thing she wants to do each day When she first started writing we were using a different program and she found it boring and frustrating "A Reason for Handwriting" holds her attention and keeps her focused on God's word in addition to helping her improve her handwriting She is so proud of her finished border pages each week and loves giving them away to friends and family as gifts
June 10, 2007
We used this program for the first time last yearmy daughter's 1st grade year I LOVED that God and His Word were integrated into a handwriting assignment What made it even better is that there was virtually no prep necessary My daughter even looked forward to doing her handwriting I prefer the style of writing (compared to italic) taught in this curriculum and appreciate the small steps it takes to make the transition to cursive easier (writing a lowercase a b d etc in one step) We also purchased the A Reason For Handwriting Manu/Cursive Wall Sheets and put them in plastic sheet protectors in a "handwriting binder" so my daughter could flip through and remember what to do when she got stuck on a letter We purchased the Student Desk Card to have something similar to the wall sheets in a portable/travel size Every week my daughter would look forward to finishing her week by picking out a "special page" out of the Reason for Handwriting Border Book and doing her very best printing and then coloring the border picture We saved all her special pages in a report cover and it was fun to look back over the year and see her progress We will be doing A Reason For Handwriting again this year for second grade and I know we'll both be looking forward to it!
September 1, 2009
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
We used A Reason for Handwriting K and it worked well.
Sandra R on Jan 20, 2018
This painless and easy approach to handwriting makes it easy to work through together.
Taleah N on Jan 4, 2018
We used A Reason for Handwriting K and it worked well.
Sandra R on Jan 20, 2018
Recommended by a friend.
Manda M on Jan 12, 2018
This painless and easy approach to handwriting makes it easy to work through together.
Taleah N on Jan 4, 2018
I have a 1st grader who needs to improve his handwriting.
Shelly E on Oct 31, 2017
This is a nice workbook to practice handwriting. It does not have a lot of actual instruction on letter formation unless you buy the teacher book to go with it. The teacher book is totally not needed though. As long as you teach you children to start their letters at the top (well at least most of them, those pesky letters e, M,& N) the rest works itself out.
Michelle B on Oct 16, 2017
Have used Reason For...with my two older children. Just finishing the K level and now moving forward with level A. LOVE the scriptures used and the handwriting technique. Great product!
Marie Y on Oct 4, 2017
I needed a little extra practice for my son with his penmanship. I like how it is a 5 day plan, working a little at a time, practicing letters and words leading to writing a bible verse to give to someone at the end! I like the paper they provide for the verses that they can color too!
Rachel W on Sep 24, 2017
I needed an easy way for my children to practice penmanship. I like how this program uses scripture and I think my children will love to decorate scripture and share it with others or make a book of it.
Elizabeth O on Sep 14, 2017
I've used it in the past
Jaime J on Sep 9, 2017
Reason For Handwriting is a wonderful writing program! It teaches correct handwriting and correct principals at the same time. My kids love the graphics and I love the Bible verses they are learning along the way!
Kristina F on Aug 29, 2017
I love the incorporation of Scripture into handwriting and spelling.
Joel W on Aug 21, 2017
Same as the other handwriting (T) I got. Just for a different age level kid. :)
Joshua J on Aug 20, 2017
My daughter really enjoyed K Workbook so hopefully this will go well too! I'm going to use it in conjunction with Getty-Dubay though because she needs extra practice.
Erica H on Aug 18, 2017
Homeschool
Jacob W on Aug 16, 2017
I like the verses they write in here.
Vivian S on Aug 15, 2017
Love the writing style and also the Bible verses they learn while practicing handwriting skills.
Jason D on Aug 6, 2017
I love that my son has been writing Scripture while improving in his handwriting, so we are starting this series with my daughter.
Lora W on Jul 8, 2017
Love this curriculum!!
Amanda S on Jun 15, 2017
bible based
Shawn B on May 31, 2017
We did k and it worked well.
Dawn L on May 29, 2017
I like the fact that my son will be practicing his hand writing while copying scripture.
Jackie J on May 14, 2017
I used this with my first child, and it was such a blessing for us...I still have some of these framed, and other family members were blessed by receiving them, too. I want to use this again with my second and third children.
Jessica H on May 1, 2017
I used this particular series of penmanship books when I homeschooled. Now my 5 year old son uses it, he does about 3 pages a day 10-15 minutes and his handwriting is great for his age! I really like the lined pages for printing. Easy to tear out, and great pictures to color on the back of the page corresponding with the letter.
Mary K on Apr 17, 2017
My son now enjoys handwriting after using level K this year; we will continue to use this series.
Tracy S on Apr 10, 2017
my child writes his letters incorrectly and needs work in this area. I like that this work bood uses Bible scriptures.
User on Mar 23, 2017
I've used this biblically based handwriting curriculum with all 4 of my homeschooled children. They enjoy writing scripture verses, coloring the pictures, and putting them on the fridge at the end of the week for others to see.
Kathleen J on Mar 2, 2017
I have used this program before and feel it is a good choice for our family. It especially pairs nicely with the order of phonics based reading in The Reading Lesson.
Kara S on Jan 10, 2017
I love that scripture is used for practice. I love to incorporate Gods word anytime I can.
Ashley M on Jan 7, 2017
Good tool
Daniela L on Jan 5, 2017
My 5 yo daughter is almost finished with A Reason For Handwriting K and is ready for the next book. This program is very easy to use and my daughter is writing very well.
User on Dec 8, 2016
This is our second child learning her handwriting with ARFH and we really enjoy it.
Caryn D on Dec 7, 2016
This curriculum is the best. Excellent handwriting course.
Andrea S on Nov 3, 2016
Have used this series in our homeschooling for years, consistently effective and the kids enjoy it.
Andrea P on Nov 3, 2016
Read many good reviews.
Andrea C on Oct 6, 2016
I wanted a good writing program with a Christian influence that also didn't cost a fortune. This fit the bill and so far my son is liking it. It's not too hard for him at just a page a day. And he is starting to pay attention to his letter formations.
Erin A on Sep 28, 2016
I have heard great things about this book.
Cathy H on Sep 19, 2016
Used A Reason for Handwriting for my two oldest children and now using it for my youngest. Appreciate the usage of scripture.
Michael M on Sep 18, 2016
Used it before, impressed. I have used Getty Dubay in the past but I've decided I like this better due to having more practice and more traditional cursive and the practicing of writing Scripture. Switching all of my kids to this handwriting curriculum.
sarah jean j on Sep 17, 2016
My 5 year old finished the K level last year and is into All About Reading Level 1. He has started copying out words that I write, so I feel he is ready for the level A Handwriting Book.
Nannette J on Sep 11, 2016
I used this with an older child during a very stressful school year, instead of our normal copywork schedule and it helped me perfectly. I excited to use it again during another stressful school year.
Dollie F on Sep 6, 2016
I purchase a slightly used copy of A Reason For Handwriting K Student Workbook at a used curriculum sale and my son and I both loved it. I decided to stick with it.
Kina S on Aug 26, 2016
I like my kids writing Bible verses.
Amy J on Aug 18, 2016
handwriting practice at home
Jennifer D on Aug 15, 2016
I love using A Reason for Handwriting. I like the coloring pages, the way they teach letter placement using the image of the tree houset. And especially the scripture, and using it to bless grandparents,, neighbors, and friends.
Rachel Z on Aug 12, 2016
teacher choice
Steve H on Aug 11, 2016
We love it
Nicholas G on Aug 5, 2016
I like this book because it has verses for copywork for K or 1st grade. Worked well for my son.
Anthony M on Aug 4, 2016
Using this for my second son because it was successful for my first son.
Jessica P on Aug 3, 2016
I love this handwriting curriculum and how they use Bible verses.
Jenna K on Jul 29, 2016
required by school
Sharee H on Jul 22, 2016
Recommended by a friend.
Manda M on Jan 12, 2018
I have a 1st grader who needs to improve his handwriting.
Shelly E on Oct 31, 2017
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    A Reason for Handwriting series is a great way for children to practice their handwriting It works wonderfully for various learning styles using tactile (writing practice and art) audio (listening to the lessons which are very interesting) and visual (art) The books are easy to use I also like how God is incorporated into the lessons and scripture in the various books My older kids really enjoyed the creative outlet while learning These products are very worth the cost For anyone wanting to teach manuscript style writing I do not think there is a better workbook out there The only negative (in my opionion) is that it teaches manuscript and I decided to go with Getty-Dubay (italic) Even so I am going to use it with my other children and have them practice italic writing on their sheets Although I am teaching my children a different style of handwriting I prefer the well done lessons in A Reason for HandwritingThe Level A student workbook is basically a penmanship practice workbook with daily practice and review of a weekly scripture and ending the week by writing that scripture on the special border paper that is provided at the end of the workbook (a variety for the student to choose from) Students are encouraged to write their very best on these border sheets and give them to people as gifts helping to make the tediousness of writing practice worthwhile Teacher involvement at this level amounts to watching for correct letter formation checking the final product and giving suggestions on how to improve if necessary You do not need level A to practice handwriting but it does the work of putting together daily manuscript practice for the teacher The border sheets helps give the child more incentive to do their writing practice too
    January 7, 2004
    Very easy to use
    Good quality paper, printing and content. Perforated pages. East to use. Doesn't need TM at this level. Simple manuscript. My DS5 loves it.

    Downside. Nothing remotely similar to this in Australia (severe lack of good quality resources here across the board) and postage is a bomb.
    September 15, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    strong program
    We used this AFTER my daughter completed HWOT 1 . Since my daughter is a younger writer (5) we decided to give her more practice before moving to the next level. This offers plenty of practice. Love the scripture copy work.
    August 27, 2016
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    My girls loved this book!
    No fuss handwriting practice. The lessons each day are minimal, but enough for children to practice and build on what they already know. For my girls, their favorite part was getting to learn a new verse each week, and then picking who to give their nicely decorated and printed verse to on Fridays. I'd recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good Kindergarten writing program.
    October 17, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Love this curriculum
    I definitely recommend this curriculum! I've used it now with 2 children and it's simple and effective.
    September 16, 2017
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Love this Handwritting program!
    November 5, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Having my kids write and become familiar with a new verse per week is a wonderful thing BUT I went with this over some other popular handwriting programs because of they easy format. My boys know what they need to do each day and are able to do it independently (normally while I am getting the first cup of coffee down). We have used it for several levels and have been happy!
    March 6, 2016
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    This book was recommended to me by a friend that had previously used itI love the fact that each day my son is practicing writing a portion of a inscription verse The final day (day 5) he copies the entire verse onto a page in the back colors it and we laminate it for a giftHe getting handwriting practice inscription memorization and also working to bless someone else with a gift What could be better?
    July 25, 2012
    My 5-year-old daughter loves this handwriting program! Handwriting is now usually the first thing she wants to do each day When she first started writing we were using a different program and she found it boring and frustrating "A Reason for Handwriting" holds her attention and keeps her focused on God's word in addition to helping her improve her handwriting She is so proud of her finished border pages each week and loves giving them away to friends and family as gifts
    June 10, 2007
    We used this program for the first time last yearmy daughter's 1st grade year I LOVED that God and His Word were integrated into a handwriting assignment What made it even better is that there was virtually no prep necessary My daughter even looked forward to doing her handwriting I prefer the style of writing (compared to italic) taught in this curriculum and appreciate the small steps it takes to make the transition to cursive easier (writing a lowercase a b d etc in one step) We also purchased the A Reason For Handwriting Manu/Cursive Wall Sheets and put them in plastic sheet protectors in a "handwriting binder" so my daughter could flip through and remember what to do when she got stuck on a letter We purchased the Student Desk Card to have something similar to the wall sheets in a portable/travel size Every week my daughter would look forward to finishing her week by picking out a "special page" out of the Reason for Handwriting Border Book and doing her very best printing and then coloring the border picture We saved all her special pages in a report cover and it was fun to look back over the year and see her progress We will be doing A Reason For Handwriting again this year for second grade and I know we'll both be looking forward to it!
    September 1, 2009
  • Q & A
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    We used A Reason for Handwriting K and it worked well.
    Sandra R on Jan 20, 2018
    This painless and easy approach to handwriting makes it easy to work through together.
    Taleah N on Jan 4, 2018
    We used A Reason for Handwriting K and it worked well.
    Sandra R on Jan 20, 2018
    Recommended by a friend.
    Manda M on Jan 12, 2018
    This painless and easy approach to handwriting makes it easy to work through together.
    Taleah N on Jan 4, 2018
    I have a 1st grader who needs to improve his handwriting.
    Shelly E on Oct 31, 2017
    This is a nice workbook to practice handwriting. It does not have a lot of actual instruction on letter formation unless you buy the teacher book to go with it. The teacher book is totally not needed though. As long as you teach you children to start their letters at the top (well at least most of them, those pesky letters e, M,& N) the rest works itself out.
    Michelle B on Oct 16, 2017
    Have used Reason For...with my two older children. Just finishing the K level and now moving forward with level A. LOVE the scriptures used and the handwriting technique. Great product!
    Marie Y on Oct 4, 2017
    I needed a little extra practice for my son with his penmanship. I like how it is a 5 day plan, working a little at a time, practicing letters and words leading to writing a bible verse to give to someone at the end! I like the paper they provide for the verses that they can color too!
    Rachel W on Sep 24, 2017
    I needed an easy way for my children to practice penmanship. I like how this program uses scripture and I think my children will love to decorate scripture and share it with others or make a book of it.
    Elizabeth O on Sep 14, 2017
    I've used it in the past
    Jaime J on Sep 9, 2017
    Reason For Handwriting is a wonderful writing program! It teaches correct handwriting and correct principals at the same time. My kids love the graphics and I love the Bible verses they are learning along the way!
    Kristina F on Aug 29, 2017
    I love the incorporation of Scripture into handwriting and spelling.
    Joel W on Aug 21, 2017
    Same as the other handwriting (T) I got. Just for a different age level kid. :)
    Joshua J on Aug 20, 2017
    My daughter really enjoyed K Workbook so hopefully this will go well too! I'm going to use it in conjunction with Getty-Dubay though because she needs extra practice.
    Erica H on Aug 18, 2017
    Homeschool
    Jacob W on Aug 16, 2017
    I like the verses they write in here.
    Vivian S on Aug 15, 2017
    Love the writing style and also the Bible verses they learn while practicing handwriting skills.
    Jason D on Aug 6, 2017
    I love that my son has been writing Scripture while improving in his handwriting, so we are starting this series with my daughter.
    Lora W on Jul 8, 2017
    Love this curriculum!!
    Amanda S on Jun 15, 2017
    bible based
    Shawn B on May 31, 2017
    We did k and it worked well.
    Dawn L on May 29, 2017
    I like the fact that my son will be practicing his hand writing while copying scripture.
    Jackie J on May 14, 2017
    I used this with my first child, and it was such a blessing for us...I still have some of these framed, and other family members were blessed by receiving them, too. I want to use this again with my second and third children.
    Jessica H on May 1, 2017
    I used this particular series of penmanship books when I homeschooled. Now my 5 year old son uses it, he does about 3 pages a day 10-15 minutes and his handwriting is great for his age! I really like the lined pages for printing. Easy to tear out, and great pictures to color on the back of the page corresponding with the letter.
    Mary K on Apr 17, 2017
    My son now enjoys handwriting after using level K this year; we will continue to use this series.
    Tracy S on Apr 10, 2017
    my child writes his letters incorrectly and needs work in this area. I like that this work bood uses Bible scriptures.
    User on Mar 23, 2017
    I've used this biblically based handwriting curriculum with all 4 of my homeschooled children. They enjoy writing scripture verses, coloring the pictures, and putting them on the fridge at the end of the week for others to see.
    Kathleen J on Mar 2, 2017
    I have used this program before and feel it is a good choice for our family. It especially pairs nicely with the order of phonics based reading in The Reading Lesson.
    Kara S on Jan 10, 2017
    I love that scripture is used for practice. I love to incorporate Gods word anytime I can.
    Ashley M on Jan 7, 2017
    Good tool
    Daniela L on Jan 5, 2017
    My 5 yo daughter is almost finished with A Reason For Handwriting K and is ready for the next book. This program is very easy to use and my daughter is writing very well.
    User on Dec 8, 2016
    This is our second child learning her handwriting with ARFH and we really enjoy it.
    Caryn D on Dec 7, 2016
    This curriculum is the best. Excellent handwriting course.
    Andrea S on Nov 3, 2016
    Have used this series in our homeschooling for years, consistently effective and the kids enjoy it.
    Andrea P on Nov 3, 2016
    Read many good reviews.
    Andrea C on Oct 6, 2016
    I wanted a good writing program with a Christian influence that also didn't cost a fortune. This fit the bill and so far my son is liking it. It's not too hard for him at just a page a day. And he is starting to pay attention to his letter formations.
    Erin A on Sep 28, 2016
    I have heard great things about this book.
    Cathy H on Sep 19, 2016
    Used A Reason for Handwriting for my two oldest children and now using it for my youngest. Appreciate the usage of scripture.
    Michael M on Sep 18, 2016
    Used it before, impressed. I have used Getty Dubay in the past but I've decided I like this better due to having more practice and more traditional cursive and the practicing of writing Scripture. Switching all of my kids to this handwriting curriculum.
    sarah jean j on Sep 17, 2016
    My 5 year old finished the K level last year and is into All About Reading Level 1. He has started copying out words that I write, so I feel he is ready for the level A Handwriting Book.
    Nannette J on Sep 11, 2016
    I used this with an older child during a very stressful school year, instead of our normal copywork schedule and it helped me perfectly. I excited to use it again during another stressful school year.
    Dollie F on Sep 6, 2016
    I purchase a slightly used copy of A Reason For Handwriting K Student Workbook at a used curriculum sale and my son and I both loved it. I decided to stick with it.
    Kina S on Aug 26, 2016
    I like my kids writing Bible verses.
    Amy J on Aug 18, 2016
    handwriting practice at home
    Jennifer D on Aug 15, 2016
    I love using A Reason for Handwriting. I like the coloring pages, the way they teach letter placement using the image of the tree houset. And especially the scripture, and using it to bless grandparents,, neighbors, and friends.
    Rachel Z on Aug 12, 2016
    teacher choice
    Steve H on Aug 11, 2016
    We love it
    Nicholas G on Aug 5, 2016
    I like this book because it has verses for copywork for K or 1st grade. Worked well for my son.
    Anthony M on Aug 4, 2016
    Using this for my second son because it was successful for my first son.
    Jessica P on Aug 3, 2016
    I love this handwriting curriculum and how they use Bible verses.
    Jenna K on Jul 29, 2016
    required by school
    Sharee H on Jul 22, 2016
    Recommended by a friend.
    Manda M on Jan 12, 2018
    I have a 1st grader who needs to improve his handwriting.
    Shelly E on Oct 31, 2017
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