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Writing / Handwriting Homeschool Curriculum

The companies and publishers listed here offer commercial writing and handwriting curricula to homeschoolers. You will find everything from supplemental materials to complete curriculum packages. Some of these companies provide printed materials, while others make materials available online through paid memberships. For additional resources, be sure to check out our compilation of websites offering free printable writing and handwriting materials and interactive activities and games.


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A Reason For Handwriting®
A complete K - 6th curriculum, A Reason For Handwriting® offers student desk cards, alphabet wall sheets, letter formation charts, vocabulary lists, daily lesson plans, and much more. Every weekly lesson in A Reason For Handwriting® is built around one carefully-selected Scripture verse. Verses are chosen not only for proper letter combinations, but also inspirational content. Click here to find a variety of books on Amazon.
Handwriting Books for Kids
Nest Learning carries a large selection of handwriting books for homeschoolers. You'll find A Reason for Handwriting Curriculum, Bob Jones Homeschool Handwriting Books, D'nealian Handwriting Curriculum Books, Mcgraw Hill Handwriting Workbooks, Horizons Penmanship Books, School Zone Handwriting Books, and others.
Handwriting Without Tears
Handwriting Without Tears is a complete handwriting curriculum for all children and aims to make legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill that students can master. Their dynamic curriculum design, teaching strategies, and compelling lessons make it easy for parents to teach Handwriting Without Tears in the home, in only 15 minutes per day.
One Year Adventure Novel
The One Year Adventure Novel Writing Curriculum guides students (grades 8-12) through the process of writing a novel over the course of one school year. The course is taught on DVD by award-winning novelist Daniel Schwabauer. It includes an in-depth textbook, a student workbook, and a teacher's guide.
Quick & Easy Essay Writing for Kids
The fastest, most effective way to teach students essay writing. You will CREATE the SKILLS that will put your students in complete control and mastery over the paragraph, how paragraphs fit together within the essay, and the relationship between paragraphs and the introduction and conclusion.
Time4Writing
Time4Writing provides online writing courses that help elementary, middle and high school students build writing skills through one-on-one interaction with a certified teacher. For eight weeks, students study a new topic each week through interactive exercises, lessons, readings, and written assignments. A personal writing teacher reviews and provides feedback on each assignment the day after it is submitted.
Winning with Writing
Each level in the Winning with Writing series is based on a 36-week school year. Each lesson has space provided within the workbook for the student to complete all writing assignments. The lessons are clearly divided into five separate days, with a review lesson every five weeks. The writing assignments gradually become longer with each subsequent level and the material (subject matter) for each level is grade level appropriate. Many different types of writing assignments are covered throughout the program.
WriteShop
Award-winning WriteShop offers quality, parent-approved writing resources for kindergarten through high school, helping new and veteran homeschoolers alike teach writing with confidence. Engaging, step-by-step lessons present students with the building blocks of the writing process—pre-writing, brainstorming, writing, and revising—and help you edit and evaluate their work.
Writing Strands
Writing Strands provides high quality writing materials for elementary through high school students. The books use a step-by-step, structured format to help students master composition techniques, a process which prepares them for college-level writing. Throughout its nine levels, the series organizes writing into four strands: creative, argumentative, report and research, and expository writing. The books also allow students to learn the mechanics of writing: syntax, spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Click here to learn more about Writing Strands at Learning Things.