Copywork is something that we need to do regularly in our homeschool. Our kids have writing challenges, and copywork is a great way for them to practice writing. Our copywork usually consists of my writing something on the white board, and they copy it. It’s not ideal because they have to keep looking at the board. So when I was presented with the opportunity to Homeschool Copywork, I was definitely excited!
For our review we received the Lifetime Membership, which includes instant access to all eBooks. The eBooks vary in age and ability from Preschool with basic letters to older students with unlined print and cursive.
Homeschool Copywork Review
After receiving my membership, I logged in and took a look around. The website can be accessed via the internet, and the eBooks can be downloaded as PDFs. There are so many great eBooks to choose from that I wasn’t quite sure where to start. The dashboard is really easy to use. All the functions are on the toolbar at the top, and it solved my problem with where to start! In the toolbar you can select Junior High – Highschool Copywork, Upper Elementary and Early Elementary.
All the Active Resources are also available on the page, but I found the grade divisions were a great place to start. Each eBook is then listed by title with a basic description. I did decide that rather than mixing them up, we would choose one eBook to start and stay with that one until we finish it. After looking at and reading about all the options, we decided to start with Dragons of the Bible.
The style of the eBooks have a similar format as Dragons of the Bible. All eBooks have a theme. On the page is a Bible verse (or poem or other script) that relates to the theme with dashed lines of the same size below the verse. There is also a picture on the bottom that fits with the theme as well. For Dragons of the Bible there are various Bible verses that have “dragon” in them as well as a picture of a dragon. The verses are written in the King James version.
I love that there are a variety of eBooks available and even writing styles. There is so much freedom with copywork. You can stick to one eBook like we’re doing or do a page or two from different eBooks. We generally stick to one page per day because our oldest son’s hand does start to hurt while writing, but this has been a great way to practice writing. Plus, it’s easier for them because the words are right there on the page to copy rather than having to look at the board.
Because the Dragons of the Bible is in the King James Version it has been harder for our kids to understand. After looking through the other eBooks, though, I discovered the eBooks that have Bible verses are not all in the Kings James Version. The other more common version is the ESV.
Some of the eBooks (including the Dragons of the Bible) have coloring pages as well, and many of the eBooks have different styles available as well. For example, some of the artist studies in print, d’nealian manuscript, lined cursive, regular cursive, and regular print.
Overall, Homeschool Copywork has been a great addition to our homeschool. Our kids can practice writing in a way that is easier while also learning Bible verses. Plus, as they progress they can practice different writing styles.
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Sarah L says
Looks like a great program for kids to learn to write well.