Use your imagination and come up with your own gift ideas. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, copy work was the norm. Kids copied poetry, prose, quotes, and excerpts from great literature. It was a simple method for them to ...
Author: Brenna Jordan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Revisit the lost art of writing with these fun prompts, worksheets, exercises—and more!—and experience the many benefits of writing by hand, including increased focus and memory, relaxation, and creative expression. Writing by hand may seem passé in the digital age, but it shouldn’t be dismissed as simply an activity for grade schoolers—it offers countless benefits that have been studied by researchers, brain neurologists, therapists, educators, and others who are invested in helping handwriting thrive in an age of advancing technology. Handwriting may be slower than typing—but this gives your brain more time to process information, and stimulates neurological connections that aid in memory, focus, and composition. The process of handwriting can also have a soothing, calming effect and can even serve as a great form of meditation. And of course, it’s a great way of expressing your individuality and personal style. The Lost Art of Handwriting explores the history of writing longhand, and reintroduces proper stroke sequences, letter forms, and techniques for evaluating and improving your handwriting. You will discover how the amazing variety of letter forms provide endless opportunities for making these alphabets your own, and how to choose alternatives that fit your preferences while keeping your writing neat, consistent, and unique to you. You’ll learn how to connect letters in cursive writing to help you write more smoothly, and with practice, more efficiently. Learn how easy it is to apply what you’ve learned into your everyday life with tips for integrating handwriting practice into already jam-packed schedules. Soon, you’ll notice a steady increase in the relaxation, value, and joy that handwriting offers to everyone who persists in putting the pen or pencil to paper.
If an elementary student is doing regular copywork, dictation, narration, and summary-writing in history, science, and literature, he is learning the basics of writing. Parents who are comfortable with the writing process do not ...
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"If you're a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy."—?Washington Times The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to ?understand?, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using this theory as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. This newly revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance-learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges.
Copywork and dictation can also be drawn from the student's work across the curriculum. You can pick sentences from good literature (E. B. White, C. S. Lewis, Lynn Reid Banks), from the child's history, or from science.
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.
Who wouldn't want these benefits for their children? So many children these days have not been exposed to many of the classic nursery rhymes. This book will introduce them to many of the fun and often-silly poems.
Author: Kim Vernon
Introduce your children to beautiful, classic nursery rhymes that will add whimsy and wonder to handwriting practice and copywork! You might be asking yourself, "What exactly IS copywork?" Copywork is simply when someone copies a well-written selection of literature. Studies have shown that copywork can help: fine motor skills handwriting strengthen spelling and grammar skills improve vocabulary memorization concentration attention to detail exposure to beautiful literature As you can see, the benefits of copywork are huge! Who wouldn't want these benefits for their children? So many children these days have not been exposed to many of the classic nursery rhymes. This book will introduce them to many of the fun and often-silly poems. The nursery rhymes included are: Little Miss Muffet Humpty Dumpty Hey! Diddle, Diddle Deedle, Deedle, Dumpling Jack and Jill Mistress Mary Quite Contrary Little Boy Blue Little Bo-Peep The Man in the Moon To Market, To Market Little Tom Tucker A Diller, A Dollar Jack Be Nimble Cock a Doodle Doo Read the poems to your child before they begin writing and talk about the characters in the poems, the setting, and anything else they notice. You may choose to memorize the poems as you go along. This tracing copywork notebook is perfect for children in kindergarten through third grade and is meant for kids that are not ready for just looking at a piece of text and copying it. The font is dotted to allow for children to trace the words. The notebook includes: 14 classic nursery rhymes The full poem printed on a left hand page The right side page has a line of reference text for the child to see what it should look like, then beneath it a line of dotted tracing text for them to copy/trace. A sketch page after each poem for your child to draw what they think of when they hear the poem. Do you remember hearing these rhymes when you were little? Share those special memories with your child while instilling a love for writing and literature by ordering this tracing copywork book today!
Copywork The idea here is to familiarize children with good writing—composition, spelling, and punctuation— by having them copy it down. It can be anything from poetry or Bible verses to great literature. The sky is the limit!
Author: Durenda Wilson
Giving your child a quality education experience for a life of happiness and purpose is possible--and it only takes four hours a day or less! We want our kids to have the best education, but less-than-ideal school environments and concern about our kids' specific needs have parents uncertain about traditional schooling. Trusted homeschool expert with 25 years of experience homeschooling her own eight children, Durenda Wilson offers a better way and promises that you already have what it takes to give your child a healthy, successful future. In The Four-Hour School Day, she unpacks the lifelong advantages of home education, both for the health of your family and your child's future. With inspiring stories about parents just like you, she demystifies homeschooling and addresses common fears like, what if I'm not qualified, how can I homeschool as a single parent, and what if I don't have enough time? Packed with encouragement and practical advice, this resource equips you with all the information you need to create a sustainable homeschooling plan customized to your child's needs. Wilson will help you to: Work with your child's interests and passions for an enjoyable learning experience Cultivate independent learning in your child so you have more time and your child develops more curiosity Navigate the different schooling stages your child will go through Find an engaged community so that you can start this adventure with all the support you need. Explore the rich and wonderful world of homeschooling because it's not only more doable than you think, but far more beneficial than you can imagine.
Practice Cursive Handwriting with Quotes from U.S. Presidents Learn about the Presidents of the United States of America through their own words while improving your cursive handwriting.
Author: Ruth Lestina
Practice Cursive Handwriting with Quotes from U.S. Presidents Learn about the Presidents of the United States of America through their own words while improving your cursive handwriting. Copywork is the best way to learn basic grammar, spelling, and composition skills, so why practice penmanship with random words and sentences when you could be exploring the history and wisdom of all 44 Presidents, including: George Washington Thomas Jefferson Abraham Lincoln Theodore Roosevelt Woodrow Wilson Dwight Eisenhower John F. Kennedy Ronald Reagan Bill Clinton ...and many more This copybook includes 43 passages, each suitable for tracing, and then copying directly under the modeled words. Each passage is also provided in typed form to allow easy reading and copying on to notebook paper if desired. Suitable for any age to practice cursive handwriting.
Advocates of copywork believe children can likewise learn to emulate great writers and thinkers — while improving their spelling , grammar , vocabulary , punctuation and handwriting — by copying selections from great literature .
Author: LauraMaery Gold
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
A comprehensive homeschooling resource provides a step-by-step, question-and-answer format that explains how to deal with the legal issues involved, select a personalized educational approach, create an effective curriculum, keep youngsters socialized, find support, and more. Original.
The Rules of Civility book posted on this site is useful for copywork lessons. Literature. IN THIs section on literature—which could easily be expanded to a book of its own—we locate resources for teaching children to comprehend and ...
Author: LauraMaery Gold
For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending Are you considering homeschooling your child, but don't know where to go for the best educational resources? The Internet is an open door to the biggest library/laboratory the world has ever seen—and it's all at your fingertips for free! This never-ending source of information, adventure, and educational experiences for the entire family is now compiled in a complete curriculum for any age in Homeschool Your Child for Free. This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond. You'll discover: ·Legal guidelines and compliance requirements for home educators ·Complete curriculum plans for a comprehensive education, for preschool through high school ·Online lesson plans arranged by subject, from American history to zoology ·Teaching tips and motivators from successful homeschoolers ·And much, much more! "Wow! Everything I have been trying to organize—all in one book! This is going to be part of my resource library for the support group I lead. Thanks, ladies."—Kimberly Eckles, HIS Support Group Leader, Home Instructors I'm impressed! There are more sites and links than I knew existed. A great resource for homeschoolers."—Maureen McCaffrey, publisher Homeschooling Today
Author: Baltimore County (Md.). Board of School CommissionersPublish On: 1921
Letter cards , early in year making words , phrases , sentences from copy ; without copy . Work for unity and coherence ... Copy from book the sentence or sentences liked best ; the paragraph liked best ; the paragraph which tells you ...
Author: Baltimore County (Md.). Board of School Commissioners
Through copywork, students practice penmanship and passively learn grammar, punctuation, and usage rules while practicing their reading and spelling. The copywork books have 1-2 pages of copywork for most of the stories in each level.
Author: Kathy DeVore
Give your students extra practice with their spelling words through copywork rather than busywork. Through copywork, students practice penmanship and passively learn grammar, punctuation, and usage rules while practicing their reading and spelling. The copywork books have 1-2 pages of copywork for most of the stories in each level. Each workbook is available in five different handwriting fonts: vertical cursive, slant cursive, basic italic, cursive italic, and manuscript.