Simply Classical Copybook Manuscript: Book Two
Ages 5-8 (chronological age or skill level)
Copybook is a time-honored activity in which students copy Scripture, maxims, poetry, and other literature selections. Through theSimply Classical Copybook series, students strengthen penmanship, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, and memory. Students learn habits of accuracy, neatness, and patience. Even more, they receive truth and comfort from Holy Scripture.Shorter selections help accommodate for writing difficulties while providing the full benefits of copybook exercises for all beginning writers.
Book 2 starts with a review of letters as you trace and copy the upper and lower case alphabet. There are 11 Bible verses (John 1:1, Genesis 1:3, Matthew 14:27, Luke 18:13, etc), the days and months, 3 phrases from Aesop fables, followed by blank practice pages with lines (reproducible.) There is still a place to draw a picture for each phrase. 64pp manuscript, 56pp cursive. ~Sara
Copybook is the forgotten but valuable practice of copying Scripture, poems, maxims, and other worthy literature. By doing this, children learn penmanship as well as spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and grammar, and reading comprehension. These copybooks are designed as a place for students to practice their neatest, most accurate writing while memorizing valuable Bible verses (KJV), poetry, or other literary works. Copybook lessons consist of seven steps: reading the verse from the Bible and writing it on the board as the memory verse; using the verse or selection as the foundation for a language lesson in which you study unfamiliar words, punctuation, and grammar; memorizing the verse; carefully copying the verse in the copybook; proofreading and correcting the copied work; illustrating the verse or passage on the space provided on the opposite page; and reviewing the verse along with all previously memorized verses. Although the (approximately) thirty lessons are designed to be completed in the same number of weeks, you may easily adapt the program to cover the material at your own pace. ~ Steph
These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited.