writing and seatwork provide an absolutely essential foundation to your
students’ education. In writing class, students learn cursive penmanship and
then apply those skills to creative writing. Seatwork is written work students
complete independently at their seats while another reading group is having
Reading Circle. Seatwork helps them develop good work habits while reinforcing
concepts learned in arithmetic, phonics, spelling, language, penmanship, and
creative writing. The variety of seatwork activities holds their interest and
builds their confidence as they practice new concepts. In turn, scanning
seatwork papers (no grading required) will help you know in which areas your
students are excelling and which areas need more emphasis. Use these lesson
plans (already included in the Grade
1 Curriculum Teacher’s Guide) to
find success in teaching both writing and seatwork!
Ease of use. This easy-to-use volume includes bold headings,
charts, numbered steps, diagrams and illustrations, and a contents page for
each of the two sections. Find just what you need quickly. The spiral binding makes
it easy to keep open just the page you want.
Course overview. A “scope and sequence” chart
for both subjects gives you a sequential overview of concepts covered in the
170 lessons. You can know where you are headed!
Clear, simple instructions. Even a first-year teacher can seem like an
experienced one with these clear instructions for preparation, review,
procedures, and application! Includes teaching tips, time allotted, and wording
and specific examples to enable you to communicate new concepts effectively and
Sample graded penmanship tests: Unsure of how to grade your students’ penmanship
tests? Samples of 18 graded tests with teacher comments show you how to do it!
Suggested writing comments: It can be challenging to come up with
fresh ways to motivate and encourage your students with their penmanship. Let
our suggested writing comments page help!
Biblical perspective. Whether it’s copying a Bible verse during
seatwork or learning in writing class how George Washington Carver studied
God’s design in plants, your first grade students view concepts from a biblical
worldview with the A Beka curriculum.
Writing with Phonics 1 Cursive
Cursive Formation Flashcards (1-2)—Revised
Seatwork Charts (Cursive)—Revised
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