What is Copywork?
When you hear the term “copywork” you might think that just means handwriting practice. But copywork is more than that. Copywork is work that is copied from an excellent model. This exposes the child to proper grammar and language usage. Copywork helps a child learn spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary all while exposing the child to great ideas. It also helps the child with reading skills and reading comprehension.
So, I think you can see why I use copywork with Boobear regularly!
There is something for everyone at Homeschool Copywork. Whether you are secular or not, you’ll find something useful for your homeschool. For example, are you doing a dog unit study or just need some notebooking pages that are fun for a dog lover? You’ll find a set of 30 pages of various layouts.
Or perhaps you’d rather do a study of Monet or Van Gogh? You’ll find images for picture study as well as quotes to copy.
You’ll find notebooking pages and copywork about holidays, Christmas carols, poetry, and historical figures, so I doubt you could run out of copywork!
We’ve been using the Wilbur and Orville Wright copywork pages. In this set are 177 pages with quotes from both of the Wright brothers. There are also airplanes and other graphics to color. There are five line styles to choose from. Here are a few examples of pages:
As you can see, there’s quite a variety of fonts and lines, making this an excellent product for any age.
Boobear was quite interested in using this one because it has planes. He has a fascination with planes, both because it’s simply an interesting subject and because his great-grandfather flew planes in the Air Force. He loves to look at his great-grandfather’s plaque from the Air Force and asks if great-granddaddy flew every plane that he sees.
I like that the copywork is on something that is really interesting to Boobear. It’s not something that is just pulled from a book or that is someone else’s idea of interesting. He’s interested in planes – this is about planes, flight, and two of the people who made it possible. Boobear has never been the biggest fan of handwriting in any form (unless it’s for one of his own stories) so this was a big help.
I chose quotes that were on the same page instead of having Boobear look at a different page to do his copywork, like the ones pictured above. Boobear not only found these easier to use, but he also found that there was sufficient space for him to write.
I also love the variety of copywork that is offered. We’re currently studying birds and there is a set of copywork pages with quotes from John James Audubon and bird coloring pages. There are ninja themed notebooking pages, perfect for those days when he just needs a fun page for something since Papa Bear is a blackbelt and much admired.
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