Great Literature Copywork

Author: Ruth Lestina

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Page: 72

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Practice Handwriting with Excerpts from the Great Books Experience some of the great moments in classic literature and history while improving your cursive handwriting. Copywork is best way to learn basic grammar, spelling, and composition skills, so why practice penmanship with random words and sentences when you could be exploring amazing stories and poems by authors including: Shakespeare Homer Aristotle Robert Frost Mark Twain Edgar Allen Poe Abraham Lincoln Jane Austen James Joyce Robert Louis Stevenson Rudyard Kipling and many more This copybook includes over 40 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.

Classic Children's Literature Copywork

Author: Ruth Lestina

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Page: 90

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Practice Handwriting with Excerpts from Classic Children's Books Explore favorite passages from some of the most-loved children's books while improving your handwriting skills. Copywork is the best way to learn basic grammar, spelling, and composition, so why practice penmanship with random words and sentences when you could be enjoying excerpts from amazing stories including: The Wizard of Oz Alice in Wonderland 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Treasure Island The Hobbitt Swiss Family Robinson Pippi Longstocking The Little Prince Charlotte's Web Winnie the Pooh Peter Pan ...and many more This copybook includes over 30 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 printing and writing skills.
Art

The Lost Art of Handwriting

Author: Brenna Jordan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Art

Page: 192

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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.
Education

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)

Author: Susan Wise Bauer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Category: Education

Page: 864

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"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.
Education

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)

Author: Susan Wise Bauer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Category: Education

Page: 880

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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.

Cursive Handwriting Practice with Tales and Legends Grades 1-4

Author: Piper Maria

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Page: 154

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No more boring handwriting books - A creative, adventurous way to practice handwriting! Replace handwriting tears with tales of bravery and adventure in this beginner's cursive handwriting practice workbook. Classic adventure stories replace meaningless copywork writings to engage and enthuse even the most reluctant 1st-4th grader. Beginning with letter formation review and short words and ending in writing large vocabulary literature with morals, your student will grow in their handwriting ability and everyday confidence. Each story page has a corresponding creative drawing page with prompts to inspire and excite your student's imagination. A "Talk about it" question is also included on most of the doodle pages for ① reading comprehension, ② empathy building and emotional regulation, and ③ growing the bond between teacher and student. The book is organized in three main parts: Letter formation and practice Words from 2-letters up to 13-letters! Sentences building into well-known classics Writing, moral-based classic literature, drawing, and talking prompts is a winning combination for the confident and creative boy in your life!

Cursive Handwriting Practice with Fairy Tales Grades 1-4

Author: Piper Maria

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Page: 152

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No more boring handwriting books - A magically fun way to practice handwriting! Replace handwriting tears with tales and whimsy in this beginner's cursive handwriting practice workbook. Classic fairy tales replace meaningless copywork writings to engage and enthuse even the most reluctant 1st-4th grader. Beginning with letter formation review and short words and ending in writing large vocabulary literature with morals, your student will grow in their handwriting ability and everyday confidence. Each story page has a corresponding creative drawing page with prompts to inspire and excite your student's imagination. A "Talk about it" question is also included on most of the doodle pages for ① reading comprehension, ② empathy building and emotional regulation, and ③ growing the bond between teacher and student. The book is organized in three main parts: Letter formation and practice Words from 2-letters up to #-letters! Sentences building into well-known fairy tale classics Writing, moral-based classic literature, drawing, and talking prompts is a winning combination for the confident and creative goy in your life!

Creative Copywork Journal ~ Do-It-Yourself Homeschooling

Author: Sarah Brown

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Page: 100

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Creative Copywork - 100 Pages - 50% OFF SALE! Normal Price $22.50 The Creative Copywork Journal lets you and your child choose what passages to copy. This beautiful journal will give your child a place to put all their copywork for a wonderful keepsake! Throughout the journal there are illustrations to color because coloring relaxes and reduces stress which in turn can help your child really cement what he's learning through copywork. After the brain had a bit of a workout with copywork your child can color for a bit to help his brain settle in all that learning it just did. There is also space for spelling and vocabulary words for those hard to remember words. Creative Copywork brings fun to school because when your child is having fun learning, your child will remember more too. Fun-Schooling equals fun-learning. When you give your child a blank piece of writing paper and expect them to be creative and write but they just stare at it and says, "I don't know what to write" he really might be communicating, "I don't know what to think." That's where copywork comes in. It takes the stress out of having the child think up stories and/or ideas to write. Copywork gives your child the chance to "see" great literature and analyze it without even realizing what a workout they are giving their brain. It's actually quite amazing what our brains are up to when we copy word-for-word someone else's writing. Whether a beginning writer or a reluctant teen, copywork is a great way to get them writing. Your child will gain confidence with copying someone else's thoughts and writing because he will become familiar with words, sentences, structure, and punctuation. Copywork helps your child in the process of learning to articulate his own thoughts which leads to communicating them on paper. And if that's not enough it also improves spelling & vocabulary, it will train your child to pay attention to detail, and it can be done independently too! The Thinking Tree, LLC Made in the USAFunSchoolingBooks.comBy Sarah Janisse Brown
Education

The Four-Hour School Day

Author: Durenda Wilson

Publisher: Zondervan

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Page: 224

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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.

Reading Lessons Through Literature Level 3 Copywork

Author: Kathy DeVore

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Page: 88

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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.