Copywork, simply explained, is looking at a model of good writing and using your best penmenship to duplicate it. During copywork, students' attention is drawn to proper letter formation, capitalization, spacing, punctuation, and spelling.  Our youngest students can begin by tracing and writing letters, moving onto words, and then simple sentences.  As they progress, they can write longer sentences.  We have utilized copywork throughout homeschooling.  Our children have copied quotations from famous historical figures, historical facts, a small section from a literature book, and my favorite - Scripture!   

Copywork Index

Bible Passages
Proverbs 31:10-31 (The Virtuous Woman)   Manuscript & Cursive
Exodus 20:1-17 (The Ten Commandments)   Manuscript & Cursive
Ephesians 6:10-18  (The Armor of God)      Cursive
Philippians 1     Manuscript & Cursive
Psalm 100  Manuscript & Cursive

Individual Bible Verses
Old Testament Verses
New Testament Verses

Verses to Copy onto Your Own Paper
ABC Bible Memory Verses
The Ten Commandments  (shortened)

Other Subject Areas
My Bird Notebook


Bible Passages

Proverbs 31:10-31 (The Virtuous Woman)   Manuscript & Cursive

Handwriting Sheets        Manuscript
Sight Words    Manuscript
Copywork   Manuscript 
Copywork   Cursive
Bible Memory Cut Aparts    Manuscript

Exodus 20:1-17  (The Ten Commandments)      Manuscript and Cursive

Handwriting Sheets        Manuscript
Sight Words        Manuscript
Copywork    Manuscript
Copywork    Manuscript (with smaller lines)
Copywork    Cursive
Bible Memory Cut Aparts      Manuscript

Ephesians 6:10-18  (The Armor of God)     Cursive

Ephesians 6:10-18    -  Cursive


Philippians 1     Manuscript & Cursive

Philippians 1       Manuscript & Cursive


Psalm 100    Manuscript & Cursive

Psalm 100  (a packet with 3 styles - including cursive)


Verses to Copy onto Your Own Paper

The Ten Commandments  (shortened)


Other Subject Areas

My Bird Notebook

3 versions of copywork pages to coordinate with the Burgess Bird Book

Print
Cursive
Lined Manuscript 
(much simpler version with bird outline to color)


Additional Resources

Please see the Bible Memorization page for MANY bible verses and lined pages ready for you to print and use with your children!

Printable Handwriting Paper - various sizes from DonnaYoung.org
Handwriting Lessons - Lots of free printables from DonnaYoung.org!