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    I'm considering using T4L for my first grader this fall. Does T4L include any handwriting? What about spelling? Is there anything written or is it all computer based?

    I am trying to decide if it is worth the subscription, if I have to supplement so many other things. I believe that it is a great program for math and language arts. I just need to find out exactly what is included in the language arts. I have looked at the lesson plans, btw, and I didn't find an answer.

    Thanks for your help!
    Joy B

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    Hi, Joy, I am going to point you in a few directions to help answer some of your questions. My daughters have used T4L for over 5 years now and they have just tested and they were above average. I will list some links below for you to check out.

    Writing
    https://www.time4learning.com/teaching-writing.shtml
    https://www.time4learning.com/writing-software.shtml

    First Grade Curriculum
    https://www.time4learning.com/educat...st_grade.shtml

    Language Arts
    https://www.time4learning.com/language-arts.shtml

    Spelling
    https://www.time4learning.com/spelli...ng-words.shtml
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    Joy,
    Carol had some great suggestions, I just wanted to add that if you felt like your child needed more vocabulary or spelling than were included in the T4L curriculum, then you could check out:
    English Vocabulary Games which has a great number of games for practicing spelling, vocabulary, and parts of speech, and Vocabulary and Spelling City, which offers games, spelling lists, and the ability to load your own lists from books your child reads, or other sources.
    We have used T4L for 4 years now, and absolutely love it, wouldn't trade it for the world. Some people use only T4L, others (like my family) use it as our core curriculum, and suppliment where needed. Our supplimenting consists mainly of enrichment type activities: Foreign language, music, art, riding lessons, etc. Handwriting would be something you would have to add.
    I don't know if any of that helped you, though I hope it did in some way.
    Best of luck with first grade and beyond!
    Linda
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    I just wanted to add that there are resources that you can print out and write out the answers by hand. If you look at the lesson icon, under it there will be a link that says resources if there is one available for that lesson. We have used t4l for four years now. We use Handwriting Without Tears to supplement handwriting. I don't think you need all the fancy extras. Just the basic workbook which is under $10.00. Or you can print out the vocabulary lists from Spelling City to use for handwriting practice. There are so many free resources online that I really don't think you would have to pay for handwriting practice.
    Kathi Homeschooling Mama to Twelve year old Dakota

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