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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I love this book...
... my son not so much, only because he doesn't like handwriting. Using this as a supplement to his main handwriting program.
March 11, 2019
9 months ago
Good instruction
Nicely broken up into do-able portions, with lots of good instruction on how to form the letters and practice in both lower case and upper case letters.
January 5, 2019
10 months ago
No direction for actual stroke
Maybe it is in the teacher book, but there is no actual explanation or even arrows to show how to form the letters. That aside I really like the set up of the book and the boarder sheets are fun for the kids to color. Now if you will actually will be able to use them to witness to others is to be seen. I have had 3 kids at a time using the workbooks at different levels that is 54 worksheets to save up and give away some where. For a while my church was feeding the homeless in our area and we put them in the bags we passed out, but then the church stopped doing that so I needed to find somewhere else to give these "masterpieces" to. Guess I could have saved them up and dropped them at a nursing home or something, but who wants all that clutter around the house? So if you are buying it on the decision you are going to have your child use them to witness have an outlet ready and a place to keep them safe until you pass them on. I use them because I like my kids reading scripture and the boarder pages are fun to color at the end of the week. If that doesn't excite you go with any old handwriting book, because this one is not very extraordinary.
November 20, 2017
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
1 year ago
Love this Handwritting program!
November 5, 2016
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
over 2 years ago
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
over 2 years 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
over 3 years ago
So Far We Love It
Provides just enough structure and lessons are not too long, but give her a chance to thoroughly practice her writing for the day.
March 16, 2016
over 3 years 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
over 3 years ago
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Swan D on Aug 12, 2019
Stefanie S on Aug 7, 2019
FPA required 1st Grade book list
Swan D on Aug 12, 2019
I like the way the letters are formed in this series
Molly M on Aug 11, 2019
Stefanie S on Aug 7, 2019
We have used this series with our older kids and they have really liked it - so we are excited to continue it with the next up and coming student in our home. My kids like the fun pictures and I love the simplicity of using a workbook that has everything laid out and I also love that they are learning scripture as they practice their handwriting. :)
Bessie K on Aug 5, 2019
I love that this curriculum has scripture as the handwriting practice!
Amber H on Jun 30, 2019
Bible themed handwriting - have used them for years.
Virle G on Jun 12, 2019
A fun busy book for my 4 year old
Melanie D on May 22, 2019
Great, easy curriculum.
Ashley V on Apr 8, 2019
Love that the lessons are based on Scripture. The border sheets are a great end-of-week reward for kids who love to color!
Jordan B on Apr 4, 2019
We used level K and loved it!
Shannon B on Apr 2, 2019
The A Reason For program is very simple and easy to use. I have been homeschooling for years, and have tried other programs in the past that were not nearly as effective (and it shows in my kids' handwriting!). I would never use anything other than A Reason For for handwriting practice and instruction.
Sarah C on Jan 8, 2019
Recommended to me from a couple fellow homeschool moms with older children. Looking forward to seeing how it works for my son. He started reading very early and knows all the letters, but we are needing some real shaping practice before we can move on so I can read the letters he is writing.
Stephanie P on Nov 2, 2018
This is to supplement handwriting without tears, for more practice and more biblical exposure.
Paula N on Oct 17, 2018
An easy way to reinforce scripture memorization while learning to print correctly
Natalie P on Oct 16, 2018
We've used this series of books for several children, and they like the simplicity and the practice coloring pages to put on the wall for their "best work!"
Marley N on Oct 13, 2018
Handwriting without Tears didn’t seem to be working for us so we are trying this program.
Keesah H on Sep 24, 2018
I like that the writing is centered on scripture. My older two enjoyed sending or giving their finished weekly project to friends/relatives. Hope my youngest does too!
Heather W on Sep 20, 2018
I've used this program with our older two children, and really like how it teaches handwriting. I tried to switch to a cursive-first curriculum with my current first grader this year, but she lacks the fine motor strength necessary to form the letters and is getting frustrated. Back to A Reason For Handwriting!
Peter O on Sep 4, 2018
I liked the handwriting style and this is the next book in the series we are using.
Jeanette W on Aug 24, 2018
Its was recommended.
Laura Y on Aug 20, 2018
I homeschool and wanted handwriting lessons with Scripture for my first grader.
Jenifer V on Aug 8, 2018
Great series
Carrie H on Aug 4, 2018
good practice for early writers. Good content for Bible verses, too.
Teresa J on Aug 1, 2018
We love this program for all of our children.
Jasmine J on Jul 30, 2018
our school been using this for several years already.
Travis J on Jul 3, 2018
I have used this handwriting curriculum for all four of my children, some years as their only handwriting, and some years as a supplement or break alongside other choices. This has always been a favorite - for them as well as for grandparents to whom they gift their finished products....
Lisa P. B on Jun 12, 2018
I love that they use scripture.
Dystrey P on May 29, 2018
We used this book when my older daughter was preparing for kindergarten and it prepared her well!
Amara L on May 27, 2018
Good reviews
Kristi R on May 8, 2018
I have been using A Reason For Handwriting with my older children and am continuing to do so with my Kindergartner! He just finished the K book and is ready to move on to A!
Amber P on May 8, 2018
My son finished the first book and needed the next one.
Kelly B on Mar 28, 2018
I love encouraging the kids to use their best writing for something as special as sharing God's Word with others!
Americia G on Mar 19, 2018
Continue from previous year. Easy to use. Kids enjoy it.
AMBER I on Mar 16, 2018
Grand blessings
Mrs. Walter S on Feb 28, 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
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 like the way the letters are formed in this series
Molly M on Aug 11, 2019
We have used this series with our older kids and they have really liked it - so we are excited to continue it with the next up and coming student in our home. My kids like the fun pictures and I love the simplicity of using a workbook that has everything laid out and I also love that they are learning scripture as they practice their handwriting. :)
Bessie K on Aug 5, 2019
Is there a difference in line size between book K and book A? Thanks!
A shopper on Apr 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is. Book K has wider lines than Book A. Lines in Book A are 9/16" with dotted middles.
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