Reason for Handwriting K Student Workbook

Reason for Handwriting K Student Workbook

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Item #: 011078
ISBN: 9780936785370
Grades: K

Publisher Description:

A Reason For Handwriting Level K begins with exercises to practice the mechanics of handwriting (such as making circles and straight or slanted lines). After eight such lessons, the student work text then proceeds to lowercase letter formation and practice, followed by upper case. There are 52 two-page lessons focusing on each letter of the alphabet in upper and lower case, with nine two-page review lessons appearing periodically through the course of the work. The book concludes with four two-page review lessons.

Category Description for A Reason for Handwriting:

An appealing, full-color Christian handwriting program that provides instruction and practice in handwriting (traditional style) with about 30 lessons per level (except for K which has 49). Each level has a letter designation, with a whole book for transition from manuscript to cursive in between B and C. The Transition book contains content from both Book B (print) and Book C (cursive) and you can use in place of either Book B or Book C, depending on your student's needs (see PDF sample for more information on using the Transition Book). Starting in Book C, all handwriting is cursive. In the more advanced levels, discussion questions accompany the weekly Bible verse. One more change to note is the height of the lines; they are smaller in the cursive section of the Transition Book or Book C (3/8") than in the previous books (manuscript books have 5/8" lines). The manuscript and cursive border sheets are also revised, and are now included with the workbooks. These nicely bordered lined papers challenge students to write their scripture verses on them "in their best handwriting." (Scripture verses are taken from the Living Bible.) The student desk card shows manuscript and cursive letters on a personal-sized card, or you can put the big letters up on the wall using the alphabet wall sheets. One comprehensive teacher's guide covers the whole series. Please note that sets are also available, which include the student book and teacher guide at a discount. ~ Melissa

These materials are graded specifically and include both instruction and practice.

Primary Subject
Trade Paper
Carol Ann Retzer
Softcover Book
Brand Name
The Concerned Group
0.875 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.38"
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I used this as a child and LOVED it! This was the best workbook by far.
Elizabeth H on Sep 1, 2022
Great introduction to handwriting. Gentle, colorful, fun. Using it for the third time.
Hilary S on Jul 11, 2022
I used this as a child and LOVED it! This was the best workbook by far.
Elizabeth H on Sep 1, 2022
We love the layout of this writing curriculum and the content.
Amanda T on Jul 20, 2022
Great introduction to handwriting. Gentle, colorful, fun. Using it for the third time.
Hilary S on Jul 11, 2022
Good balance for Kindergarten handwriting
Jessica R on Jun 27, 2022
To use with Heart of Dakota
Elizabeth K on May 21, 2022
System works well for my daughter, and it's about time for my son to start
Paige A on Aug 16, 2021
I love that there are Bible verses that students get to practice and the border pages that they get to color.
Diana d on Jul 29, 2021
required by school
Robin E on Jul 16, 2021
Giving my child summer writing to maintain handwriting skills.
Mark v on May 26, 2021
I'm going to start my youngest out on this and loved the book my older son did. I also love that they begin by writing scriptures!
Kari F on May 3, 2021
We used the level K and throughly enjoyed it. This handwriting is an easy pace for starting a formal academic journey. I love how it incorporates Biblical truth in each lesson alongside teaching fun animal facts.
Alexandria M on Apr 2, 2021
Have used for years and like that it results in producing neat handwriters.
Cynthia D on Mar 2, 2021
We love this curriculum - I used it with my older son and will be with my next
Dawn W on Jan 11, 2021
This system has been HUGH for my family. I have all boys and some lefties, handwriting is something I have put a LOT of emphasis on. These books are gold!!!
Stephanie P on Jan 5, 2021
love the simplicity of this and the beauty of them writing out scripture throughout the week!
Christina J on Sep 5, 2020
It is a required workbook from my daughters school.
Amanda M on Sep 4, 2020
I am working on my fifth and last student with handwriting K! I am so excited about it. This has been a low pressure curriculum allowing for regular practice that has improved my other student's writing. I have never used their teacher's manual. This is great! And it looks so cute for my little one. I also have really enjoyed that the kids are practicing God's word weekly.
Kent J on Aug 20, 2020
We love these books! They are simple and teach handwriting and word of God at the same time.
Shauna S on Aug 18, 2020
have used this for 5 years with my other kids. love the scripture verses.
tiffany n on Aug 10, 2020
My children love this homdwriting! My 4 yr old is excited to get started!
Danita T on Aug 8, 2020
familiar to our family... used with older three
Valerie g on Aug 5, 2020
jessica C on Aug 5, 2020
I love, A Reason For Spelling. It is a great way to teach handwriting. Have used it with my oldest 6 children. Getting ready to start children 7 & 8!
Sarah S on Aug 1, 2020
Required for FreedomProject Academy. We love it.
Jennifer N on Jul 25, 2020
I have been using this penmanship series for my children for over 10 years because it is simple to use and gives us good results.
Cheryl Z on Jul 22, 2020
I used this with my daughter and we loved it
Jana C on May 20, 2020
we love the scriptures to practice handwriting
Jennifer L on May 13, 2020
I have used this for my other four children and they have all loved it.
Helen J on Apr 17, 2020
Have used successfully with my other children
Jamie W on Mar 28, 2020
I'm needing to teach my youngest handwriting and I'm hoping this will be better than other ones that I've used in the past.
User on Oct 14, 2019
I used this series with all 5 of my bigger kids and loved it, so now using it with my 3 littles.
Deborah P on Sep 19, 2019
For homeschool handwriting curriculum for my kindergartener
Kristin H on Aug 23, 2019
Previously used by and requested by our teaching staff
pnaylor on Aug 21, 2019
Highly Recommended
Marci D on Aug 2, 2019
I used these with my other kids and they liked it.
Lianne on Jul 22, 2019
Straightforward, classical approach to handwriting instruction with fun, colorful practice sheets.
Hilary S on Jul 18, 2019
Thorough and self contained handwriting curriculum
Hollis L on Jul 10, 2019
I have used this program before with an older child
Paulina F on Jul 7, 2019
Simple, easy to follow, and great Scripture references.
Jennifer W on Jun 23, 2019
Good practice for my 6 year old
Melanie D on May 22, 2019
User on May 1, 2019
We have used this with my others two kids and we enjoy it.
Becca S on Apr 16, 2019
This is our favorite curriculum! Great color and nice pages.
Stephanie H on Dec 7, 2018
Heart of Dakota Curriculum
Makenzey G on Nov 9, 2018
I have used these with my first three children and continue to stay with it for my upcoming ones. Simple, easy to use and the kids love choosing their coloring page to accompany.
Lee B on Sep 6, 2018
I always have liked using A Reason for Writing with students. I appreciate the use of scripture verses to practice writing skills for the children. It is an excellent program.
Judy M on Sep 6, 2018
Our Kindergarten teacher loves this handwriting book.
Nieves J on Aug 27, 2018
This book has been a fun way to learn to write the ABCs for my older six children! Now our next little one is excited to enjoy it as well!
Rachel G on Aug 10, 2018
Recommended by friend
JULIA D on Jul 27, 2018
I used it with my oldest and really liked it so I am buying it for #2
Samantha C on Jul 18, 2018
We love the layout of this writing curriculum and the content.
Amanda T on Jul 20, 2022
Good balance for Kindergarten handwriting
Jessica R on Jun 27, 2022
How many lessons are in this book?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The book has 52 lessons, each one page front and back. The front page is practice printing the letter, the back has a word to trace and picture to color, i.e. lesson 34 is Ff, the back has the word fish to trace and a picture of a fish to color. Throughout the book there are many review pages in addition to the regular lesson pages.
4.9 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect to build confidence and begin learning letters
My son doesn't like sitting still for long but enjoys using this book for a few minutes a day.
October 26, 2022
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter is five and loves her new Handwriting book. I love how she is learning how to write lower case letters so well.
March 12, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love this handwritting program!
November 5, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
very pleased
My 4 year old is not overwhelmed by the amount of work each day so be is able to do his best without getting frustrated or tired. Also, it is very easy to follow and teach for me.
August 9, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Sweet intro to handwriting
This is a very gentle and sweet introduction to handwriting. Each letter is given a page of practice on nice, wide lines. The back has a drawing of an animal that begins with that letter for the child to color. I would not use any other program for young children just learning to write.
October 31, 2015
over 7 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Short lessons are a plus.
My Kindergartner loves to do this class first thing in the morning all on his own. The lessons are short enough to not become tiresome. The only reason I did not give this 5 stars is because the handwriting lines provided are giant. I do wish the lines were more practical in size. My boy loves this book and is breezing through it.
October 21, 2015
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We are using this program for the first time this year We are currently doing the K (kindergarten) and the Manu B (2nd grade)books I love that the teacher's guide covers all levels of the course I decided to purchase ARFH because of the way God and scripture are both incorporated into the lessons We love the colorful pages and the blank scripture sheets in the back of the Manu A & B books My daughter enjoys getting to choose which sheet she will use to write her weekly Bible verse My kindergartner loves the coloring page that accompanies each lesson along with the lesson about that particular subject She does struggle a bit with the "tree house" method of learning to write letters She has a very short attention span and I think it's a bit much for her to comprehend I think the method used in Handwriting Without Tears may be a better fit for her Overall I would recommend this product
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
LOVE this Have been using this year for my K-4 son Boys typically develop fine motor skills (necessary) for good handwriting later than girls and one thing that I really like with this curriculum is the sizing It was about 1 1/2 times larger than the leading textbook company's K4 book we tried first There is a picture to color on the back of the pages and that provided a good incentive for my son to do the workpage!The Teacher's Edition covers all the grades K-6 so it's a one time purchase I would recommend it for K level students as there is a lot of helpful handwriting information as well as additional information about the pictures - almost makes it a cross-curriculum resource I would also recommend the Student Desk Card for each student to reference
January 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
A Reason for Handwriting K provides wonderful exercises for pre-writing by practicing circles in the correct direction before you get to writing actual letters The teacher guide is very helpful giving good hints for both teaching and supervising the mechanics of handwriting things like good posture and paper positioning Also one teacher's edition covers all levels of the program My only criticism of this program is that there is no practice of writing numbers However if the math program you use covers this like Saxon does then you won't miss it
Rated 5 out of 5
I am using A Reason for Handwriting K with my 4 year old daughter It is working pretty well for us It is a traditional "ball and stick" type of handwriting program The workbook starts off with a short introduction to basic pencil strokes - circles diagonal lines etc It then introduces the beginning writer to proper way to write the different letters of the alphabet both upper and lower-case It uses the concept of a treehouse to teach children how big or little to make the letter (ie a capital "D" touches the roof of the treehouse while a lower-case "a" does not) Unlike the other workbooks in this series this one does not have the children copying scriptures Instruction is limited to writing the letters One of the best features of this workbook are the coloring pages As each letter is introduced there is a corresponding picture of an animal or object that begins with that letter of the alphabet My daughter enjoys coloring the pictures and it is good motivation for her to try her best I do recommend this book We have found it pretty easy to use although probably helps that my daughter has about a year of previous handwriting practice If your child gets easily frustrated you might want to look into the Handwriting Without Tears series instead This one is working for us and I like the emphasis on scripture that is found in the more advanced workbooks
August 13, 2007

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