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Copywork ~ What is it REALLY? Until this past year I thought copywork was strictly for handwriting practice. Since my daughter mastered beautiful, cursive handwriting in 1st grade, I never gave it a second thought. In comes Queen Homeschool Supplies.

I was introduced to this Charlotte Mason Style Curriculum by my friend Sarah. It seemed too easy…almost like not “doing” school at all. Then I learned the benefits of copywork, totally not what I had thought!

Charlotte Mason taught that a child learns grammar (capitalization, punctuation, spelling, etc.) best by doing copywork – that is copying over selections from fine literature into a notebook. The child is forced to pay attention to the details of writing, and corrects his work when through, by comparing it to the original (taken from Queenhomeschool.com).

How We Do Copywork
My daughter (seventh grade) copies a selection of text. She has to pay careful attention to detail and copy it EXACTLY as it is. If she messes up even once, I have her re-copy the ENTIRE selection. Let’s say that only happend once or twice, LOL.

We use copywork that goes along with American History, because that is what we are learning this year. You can use copywork from any subject/source: character building copywork, thematic copywork, scripture copywork, historical copywork, basically anything!

Since we have always struggled with spelling in our homeschool, we opted to transition over to Queen Homeschool Supplies’ Spelling through Copywork. We are also using Words of the Week Vocab and I have her copy that too. I have seen a DRAMATIC improvement in her spelling and vocab skills, as well as her attention to detail.

Considering the Language Lessons for the Secondary Child also includes a copywork selection every now and then, she does A LOT of copywork….but she never complains because they are short nuggets.

I love the information on copywork here.

You Can Create Your OWN Copywork Selections

WorksheetWorks.com provides a manuscript & cursive handwriting practice page generator–you type in the text and it comes out as a practice page. Perfect for making your own copywork to go along with what you are learning!

This worksheet generator usees sweeping lines instead of static fonts. This results in natural curves that match how cursive lines are actually written.


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Cursive
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Pre-Cursive Handwriting

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This is a FREEBIE by Jeannie Fulbright (Apologia Elementary Science Author) Click here to get it!

Because copywork has been shown to improve not only handwriting, but spelling and grammar, many are seeing amazing benefits from consistently adding copywork into the school week. However, the benefits of memorizing Scripture are useful for building character, a love for God and faith in Him.

The Psalm 91 copywork eBook allows children to obtain all the benefits of copywork and Scripture memory, using one of the most wonderful verses in Scripture of God’s protection and care for us.

This daily copywork eBook takes your child step-by-step through Psalm 91, teaching reading fluency, spelling, grammary, handwriting, writing and the Word of God. By the end of the year, your child will be able to recite and write the entire verse from memory.

Included in the introduction are instructions for using the Charlotte Mason method of copywork and dicatation to improve spelling, grammar and language usage.



Other great resources & posts

Queen Homeschool Supplies: Charlotte Mason Style Curriculum with FREE Shipping!
CurrClick ~ FREE & Inexpensive Copywork
NotebookingPages.com
Guesthollow.com:  Free copywork and handwriting printables are available in the following fonts: Zaner-Bloser style manuscript, D’Nealian style print, Zaner-Bloser style cursive, D’Nealian style cursive, Getty-Dubay style Italic print and cursive, and Handwriting Without Tears style cursive
Free Copywork Printables: Pledge of Allegiance, Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, Books of the Bible, States and Capitals, & more!
Bible Copywork Sheets ~ (For youngers) These Bible copywork sheets are perfect for children who are ready to start scripture memorization. Children can read the verse from their Bible, and copy it accordingly onto these Bible worksheets.
Free Printable Bible Verses for Handwriting and Copywork
Sabbath Schooling – How it saved my homeschool from burnout!

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Simply Charlotte Mason Freebies
Scripture Memory Verse Cards ~ Twelve verse packs contain about 50 verses each in a mixture of long passages, short passages, and single verses from both the Old and New Testament. Simply download the file—in your choice of either King James Version or English Standard Version—print it, and cut the cards apart. Their handy Scripture Memory System explains a great way to use the cards to encourage your whole family to memorize and review God’s Word together!
FREE eBook ~ Smoooth and Easy Days By Simply Charlotte Mason
FREE eBook ~ Getting Started in Homeschooling By Simply Charlotte Mason
FREE eBook ~ Education is Free By Simply Charlotte Mason
FREE Manuscript Copywork from Simply Charlotte Mason

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Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She is also the Operations Manager for Build Your Bundle – a once a year HUGE homeschooling sale. She has been homeschooling for ten years, has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.

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