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A Reason for Writing - C/3rd Grade


 
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A Reason for Writing - C/3rd Grade
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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Verses are taken from the New Testament Epistles. Does NOT include transition or manuscript lessons.

NOTE: The Transition Book will replace either book B or C. The Transition Book includes extra exercises for both manuscript and cursive. If your second-grader is ready for cursive then you should use The Transition Book and follow it with book C. If your third-grader needs more work on manuscript before tackling cursive, use The Transition Book and then follow with book D.

Author: Carol Ann Retzer, Eva Hoshino
Pages: 144
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2001
ISBN: 9780936785417
Publisher: The Concerned Group
Consumable: Yes
Reproducible: No
Faith-Based: Yes

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Solid program September 26, 2011
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Sicklerville, NJ United States  
I agree that A Reason for Writing would not be enough remedial instruction for a struggling student, but the Christian content and the digestible, repetitious, nature of the simple program has its merits.  I use this with another support program for my struggling student, but it is quite sufficient for my typical students.

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Excellent handwriting program! November 5, 2008
Reviewer: Debbie from Inlet, NY  
Excellent handwriting program!  Each child works on memorizing and writing out one verse each week.  The handwriting practice is divided by four days.  By the end of the week the student should be able to write out the verse in its entirety.  I like this program because my son can work on it on his own and it is not overwhelming.

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So straightforward in teaching October 24, 2008
Reviewer: Julie K. from Salem, OR  
We started using this from the very beginning. It is so straightforward in teaching printing and then transitioning to cursive, that my children wanted to do more than the necessary amount for the day. I love the Bible verses it reinforces and the kids love the illustrated characters that show up throughout the books.

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Dramatic improvement upon use! October 21, 2008
Reviewer: Tracy F. from El Paso, TX  
I trusted Karen Andreola's review of Getty-Dubay Italic in the CBD catalog, but when my 8th and 6th graders still couldn't READ cursive, and couldn't read their own italic, I knew something was lacking.  Because I've never been dissatisfied with a recommendation from Timberdoodle, I took their advice and switched to A Reason...  Within a week both were dramatically improved.  I've used this for three years now with my seven children.    (It should be noted in the catalog that the Transition book contains all of the exercises/material found in Book B)

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A perfect way to work on penmanship! October 18, 2008
Reviewer: Erin M. from Pendleton, Indiana  
This program was recommended to us and we loved it!  My girls were able to learn cursive painlessly.  What surprised me most was how much they enjoyed doing the copywork of bible verses.  They would always put their best effort into their handwriting, color the pictures on the paper provided, and have it ready for when their Daddy came home from work.  It definitely put a smile on his face and some warmth in his heart.  What a perfect way to work on having beautiful penmenship!

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