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A Reason for Writing - Transition
A Reason for Writing - Transition


 
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A Reason for Writing - Transition
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.

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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
Pages: 240
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2001
ISBN: 9780936785400
Publisher: The Concerned Group
Consumable: Yes
Reproducible: No
Faith-Based: Yes

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Good product November 2, 2015
Reviewer: Kimberly  
My daughter learned d'nealian shortly after block and began cursive by the age of 6. The Handwriting Transition book is good, but a bit below where my daughter is at. She breezed through the first 74 pages, enjoying the colorful pages and Bible verses. We approach handwriting as finding your own penmanship. So for our purposes, it is a good guide.

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Awesome Sauce March 5, 2015
Reviewer: MandyJHoffman  
This is the perfect transition curriculum. It gives enough lessons for both handwriting and penmanship to make it easy for the parent to decided the exact amount that will be right for their student. The format is still simple which makes it easy on the parent and child since they are able to do a considerable amount independently. Thsi book is a well rounded approach to learning cursive while maintaining simple penmanship. It's simple awesome!

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Excellant Handwriting Book! March 12, 2014
Reviewer: Nathan M.  
I really like A Reason For Handwriting - Transition. It gives a good overview of print handwriting before it jumps into cursive. I like the Biblical aspects of the book. It seems so much more profitable to work on Bible verses and words from those verses, rather than just random word lists. I also like having the decorative sheet each week for the final writing of the verse. It is a good motivation to do their absolute best, rather than just get the verse written yet again. All-in-all, it is a practical and efficient handwriting book.

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A Great Handwriting Program October 26, 2011
Reviewer: Cara Jagitsch from Beverly, NJ United States  
We used A Reason for Handwriting last year.  My son really liked decorating the pages and the people he gave them too really enjoyed them.  People commented on his beautiful handwriting which greatly improved with this program.  When it came to ordering a handwriting program this year he specifically asked to do A Reason For Handwriting again.  It is an excellent program.

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Great Handwriting Book!! October 25, 2011
Reviewer: Nicki from IA United States  
I really like this book.  I don't feel you need Handwriting B if you are coming from Handwriting A because Transition gives you both a review of Handwriting B and then introduces them to cursive writing. I will be able to use this book for 2 years! This is definitely a great book and awesome buy!

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