Thursday, January 26, 2012

Good Books Copywork - run, the, in, so



I'm so happy to finally be done with Christmas thank-yous and back to doing our Good Books copywork!  I briefly considered not coming back to this, because Trevor can sound out all the words left on the list, but I decided to keep with it, because it will hopefully help him get more familiar with the words and start to be able to recognize them without sounding out each letter (or letter combo).  Also, I do believe that there is something to be said about the method in The Writing Road to Reading, so I really do want to stick it out!

In case it is your first time visiting or you just need a reminder after a few months off, here is what these pages are all about...

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.

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.)  Then you can sit down and enjoy reading the book that the sentence is taken from and have your child try to spot the sentence they just copied!

Previous weeks copywork packs:

This week's copywork pack:

Happy Writing!


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10 comments:

  1. This is a great resource! So glad I found ya...

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  2. I'd like to know more about, "The writing road to reading" let me know what you think!

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    1. I really love it so far. I only recently saw that you can get teacher's guides and lots of extra stuff to help which I think would be helpful since the main book really is a lot to sort through. You are welcomed to take a look at my book if you'd like! We can chat about it next time we get together, but it's a phonics based program that teaches letter and letter combination sounds and spelling from there. You write your spelling words and read them from the book you've written them in. Trevor is really doing well with it!

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  3. I will have to look into this "Writing Road to Reading" thing. It sounds interesting. What age group would you suggest using this with? Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

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    1. They suggest starting it in K or grade 1. I'm using it with my 3 yr old, but at a much slower pace.

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing this great resource with us at Sharing Saturday :)

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  5. I'm so glad you shared this on Monday Madness. I would love to try this out with my 3 and 5 year olds.

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  6. Writing Road to Reading is new to me too! Thank you for sharing your copy pages and linking up to Teach Me Tuesday--this is great! I hope we see you again next week!

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  7. Thank you for visiting, ladies =)

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