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Old 02-22-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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If you have used Handwriting w/o Tears

Can anyone tell me what the major difference between the K and 1st gade books are?

DD can already write all upper and lower case letters, as she learned all that in the a beka preschool curriculum. Is the HWOT K books going to just be a duplicate of that? I am trying to figure out if we should go straight to the 1st grade books.


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Old 02-22-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about the 1st grade book but I have the K and it does go through writing capital and lowercase letters first. About half way through the book they start words and sentences. So it's a lowercase letter on one page and some words with letters they've learned on the opposite page. At the very end it goes through numbers 1-10.
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I used hwot k and seems to me you would need 1st grade. K was basically a letter a day and tracing it with your finger on the wooden letter, then writing it on a chalkboard then in a square box. I think if she already knew that letter, the K system would drive her nuts. She'd be bored! Zaner Bloser, rod and staff and reason for writing are all good too in case or stick with Abeka.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #4
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Re: If you have used Handwriting w/o Tears

I've done K and we're working through 1 now. You should get 1, I think. It has a couple of pages that review all the letters, upper and lower case. Then, it will have one page of say j and the opposite page will have sentences.
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