Friday, February 10, 2012

Good Books Copywork-no, now, man, ten

Here is this week's installment of my Good Books Copywork.  The spelling/writing words for this week are 'no' 'now' 'man' and 'ten.'   In case it is your first time visiting, let me explain what these pages are... 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.

I thought today I'd take the time to mention (in response to a few questions I have received) that in The Writing Road to Reading these words are designed for 1st graders.  It says they can be used with kindergartners at a slower pace if needed.  They recommend doing about four words a day.  What I have made is designed for preschoolers, so it is taking it at a much slower pace.  My goal with my preschooler is to solidify phonics as well as letter formation.  These sheets have been working great for these goals.  Hopefully one day I post on how our entire reading/writing time goes so you can see how it all fits together.

In response to another question I received:  Each page says on it which book the sentence is taken from.  If you notice the fuzzy little writing at the bottom of the picture above, that's it!  When you download the pages you can read it clearly.  This way, if you'd like to read the book along with doing the copywork or even come up with any other fun learning activities to go with the book, you can make a whole lesson plan our of it (Five in a Row style)!

Previous weeks copywork packs:

This week's copywork pack:

If you teach your children with the Charlotte Mason or Classical Education styles, how do you do copywork and dictation?  What sentences/passages do you use with your children?  I'd love to know if those of you with older children still use it and if so, how it looks different than doing it with younger children.

Happy Writing!

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  1. It's my first time visiting but what a neat gift you give here, thanks.

  2. Well, I'm glad you enjoy it =) Thanks for visiting!

  3. What a great lesson!! Thank you for sharing it at Sharing Saturday!! Have a great week!

  4. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
    Hope to can join us again tomorrow


  5. Another great copy page--thanks so much for sharing it at Teach Me Tuesday! "No" was one of the first words my daughter read, and it's still one she enjoys spotting!


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