I'm interested in using copywork as a method for teaching language arts, handwriting, and spelling all in one :-). Does anyone have any great sources for copywork? I'm looking for secular text that would be appropriate for a 2nd and 4th grader.
Created an instant family (7/89 and 5/91) in 1997. Made a baby boy 12/05 adopted a baby girl 8/08. Ask me about tandem adoptive nursing. Now living as gluten, dairy, cane sugar, and tomato free vegetarians. Homeschooling and loving it.
My boys are younger than your children. I've been using the nursery rhymes book Pocket Full of Posies
We also use non-fiction books that interest them-- so there might be facts of dinosaurs or space to copy. Shel Silverstein poems (or other poems as interest your family) would be another good place to look.
Just use what you like. We've done parts from favorite stories, science facts, character building quotes, Shel Silverstein poems, etc. You can make free worksheets at the zaner bloser website too. :) http://zanerbloser.com/educator/products/handwriting/index.aspx?id=4296
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