Sunday, January 31, 2010

Do-it-Yourself Copywork

I never bought my daughter an actual penmanship curriculum, I simply taught her how to write her letters and then sentences.  She does get some copywork in with "Writing with Ease 1" but that is not a penmanship course but rather a preparation for composition writing later on.  One day is copywork, the next narration, etc.

For penmanship copywork daily, I simply write (in pen) KJV Bible verses on the special lined paper you can get at Wal-mart or download for free online, and then I write a verse and she copies it.  I've seen some free copywork online but haven't found KJV Bible verses yet - so I do it myself.  You can also write sentences from the classics or other good literature.

Here is an example of mine in case you choose to do your own.

7 comments:

  1. I love neat penmanship and I always notice how people write/print.

    :)

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  2. How did you teach her to write letters? Alex is a leftie so even the way he holds the pencil is different.

    Marie-Anne

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  3. Katie is a leftie too! :-) I taught her the strokes and then I let her write the letters over and over again in a workbook I had gotten that had the letters. You can get them at the dollar store, etc. She also loved writing on her draw/erase alphabet board.

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  4. That's neat. I have some of those workbooks. I do need to work on his handwriting. It's getting even sloppier.

    Marie-Anne

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  5. Bev,

    I am so glad to come across your blog. I think I posted a few post back. I for some reason didn't realize it was you. I so missed your writings from a previous blog you had. I also was so touched and still this day changed in my heart from a podcast you did.

    Have a great week.

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  6. Thanks! Yes I had remembered you and I thought maybe you didn't know this was my blog since I hadn't put my pic up till the other day. I decided to keep this one but the other I just stopped doing. I kept it but not sure if I will ever bring it back - homeschooling keeps me pretty busy! :-)

    So nice to hear that one of those podcasts helped someone! Thanks for sharing and stopping by! ;-)

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