Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Good Books Copywork - at, on, a, it

Here are this week's copywork pages.  If you frequent this blog, you might remember that I am putting together copywork pages for each of the spelling words we are learning this year.  These sheets are a marriage of two resources, The Writing Road to Reading and the 1000 Good Books  list at Classical Christian Homeschooling.  The spelling words are taken in order from the Writing Road to Reading and I have paired each one with a sentence from one of the books on the 1000 Good Books list.

If you missed last week's pack (me, do, and, & go) and would like it, you can download it here.  

The four words in this pack are at, on, a, & it.  You can download the pack here

These sheets are a great way practice the daily spelling word, gain greater proficiency in writing letters, and start to learn basic sentence structure (capital letter in the front, lowercase almost everywhere else, punctuation at the end, space between words, etc.)

I have seen great improvement in Trevor over the course of just a week or so.  I'll show you the picture of the first sheet he did and also his most current on so you can see the improvement =)  Keep in mind that this is mostly an independent assignment for him.  We go over the spelling word together and then I read the sentence to him (prompting him to read the words he might know), but after that I pretty much let him do the writing himself.  I try not to hover too much, letting him have the satisfaction of accomplishing the writing himself, and hope that the errors will work themselves out as we copy more and more sentances.

This is the first page he did.  The letters are pretty crazy and definitely not the right size for the lines!
Here is yesterday's page.  I didn't make him do the second line of 'on' because I thought he did so great on the first line!  This time his uppercase letter is the right size and so are his lowercase letters (well, except for that last, backwards 'e')!  And I guess he missed two letters, but I was pleased with his work and the progress he has made in such a short time.

Happy Writing!


  1. I love kids writting at this age. It may not be perfect, but it makes me smile =-) I would love for you to come link up at

  2. Thanks for the comment, Beth. I just love how much little ones WANT to learn and how much their little brains can soak up!

    Thanks for the invite to link up...I just went over and did it =)

  3. Very sweet. We are struggling to make writers out of our kids right now. Hopped over here from Living Life Intentionally Linky Party.

  4. I love that you didn't make him do the second line because the first was so good. No point in doing busy work!

  5. We recently found some copy work from years ago when my 17 year old was young. Be sure to keep back a page or is lots of fun to look back :). Enjoy these little ones today!!!
    Mrs. T.

  6. Mrs. T's thought to save some of your children's work is such a good one! We still pull out some old memory boxes from time to time and laugh, reminiscing over the early years. The children really enjoy talking about when they were young.
    Also, 2 of our children consistently reversed their bs, ps, gs, and qs, as well as their ds :) It did go away at about 9 for one and occasionally it came back when they were tired.
    Happy teaching; and thanks for sharing these great ideas!

  7. These are awesome printables- and great way to practice sight words! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

  8. What a great resource! Thank you for sharing!!!

  9. Mrs. T and Ms. Jaqueline, I definitely will hang on to some of it! Thanks for the reminder to do so.

    Thank you to all of you for your encouraging comments!


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