When you can combine handwriting and scripture copywork, with memorization, they become an easy decision why A Reason for Handwriting is a great way to go!
A REASON FOR HANDWRITING BOOK A
REVIEW SUMMARY: 4 out of 5 stars
- Grades Used: Grade 1
- Pros: Bite-sized amounts each day, Bible verse memory.
- Cons: Too repetive
WHAT’S IN A REASON FOR HANDWRITING LEVEL A?
A Reason for Handwriting comes in a kit, which includes the student book and the teacher’s guide. You can also buy each part as needed.
One teacher’s guide covers all levels of A Reason for Handwriting. From my point of view, a teacher’s guide isn’t necessary for the earlier levels, but the benefit might be noticed later on when your child is doing higher levels of the curriculum (cursive).
I read the teacher’s manual to get an idea of how my daughter was to digest the book for the full year.
- A Lesson a week. A lesson a week focuses on the letter of the week, both in uppercase and lowercase. It was really bite-sized, which was great.
- There are 28 lessons. Each lesson is on one sheet of paper, double-sided, with something to do each day.
- Scripture was fairly easy to memorize. The idea is to memorize scripture by saying it each day. For the most part, my daughter took to memorizing the scripture each week fairly easily. We would repeat the scripture 3 times each day for 3-4 days. By the 4th to 5th day, it would be memorized.
- Combines handwriting and memorization. The less busy work, the better by incorporating three components at once. Such as practicing handwriting, copywork and memorizing scripture.
- Outreach (Border Sheets). My daughter really looked forward to the 5th day (the border sheet). This sheet she could color and then give it to someone she was thinking of. It really gave her a sense of accomplishment.
- Curriculum too repetitive. Although my daughter really took to this form of handwriting and scripture memory work, she also got bored two-thirds of the way through it.
Have you tried the A Reason for Handwriting series? How did you and your children enjoy it?
I’d like to know what your successes and challenges were with the curriculum. Feel free to leave a comment below.
Anchored in Jesus,