Monday, July 16, 2012

McGuffey's Primer Copywork


Each of the following pages correlates with a lesson in McGuffey's Eclectic Primer (Revised Edition).  Each page has sentences from a particular lesson typed clearly for your beginning reader/writer to easily follow and has ruled lines directly underneath to easily copy.  You can print these pages out for your child to write on.

This copywork is designed with a beginning writer in mind.  Your child will start writing on half inch lines and as the pages progress, the lines slowly get smaller, ending at a quarter inch.  This will gently prepare your child to write on standard wide-ruled paper.

Every fifth lesson in McGuffey's Eclectic Primer is a review lesson.  The lesson in the primer is simply a few sentences for your child to read that incorporate the previously learned words.  I recommend using these review lessons for dictation.  Dictation is reading a sentence to your child and having him write it from memory (not looking at the words and copying them).  I did not write any sentences on these pages, instead provided just blank lines so your child can write whatever you choose to read aloud to them.

Copywork is a fantastic way to help your child master reading, penmanship, grammar, and spelling all at the same time simply and subtly. 

Sample Pages: (click on an image to enlarge it)



$1.00 - 52 copywork pages, one for every lesson in McGuffey's Eclectic Primer.       

To purchase, please visit Classical Copywork!
 

*** If you do not already have McGuffey's Eclectic Primer (1881 Revision) it can be purchased at amazon here.  Since it is a public domain title, it can also be accessed digitally for free on Project Gutenberg here.***
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9 comments:

  1. Great Value! The Primer is a great compliment to any reading program.

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  2. I am such a fan of McGuffey--we use the readers and also the Ray's Arithmetics, I cannot say enough about these wonderful books--thank you for encouraging others to use them and helping to make it a bit easier!

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    1. Sherry, I've been a fan of your site for a while, so I'm excited to see you here =) Thank you for your encouraging words! We use Ray's too =)

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  3. Hi, Amy! How wonderful that you are offering these.. I just made my purchase, but am not sure now how to access them.

    I also LOVE McGuffey's.. I bought Ray's Arithmetic last year and ended up caving in to a workbook curriculum, but I'm going back to Ray's this year : )

    Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Tanya

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    1. I'm glad this is something that you could use! I'm planning on making more for the other readers as well. I just sent you an email about downloading the copywork, so be on the lookout for that!

      I hope you have better luck with Ray's this year =)

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  4. Hi, Amy! How wonderful that you are offering these.. I just made my purchase, but am not sure now how to access them.

    I also LOVE McGuffey's.. I bought Ray's Arithmetic last year and ended up caving in to a workbook curriculum, but I'm going back to Ray's this year : )

    Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Tanya

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  5. Hello! I just bought a copy of this. Anything else I have to do to get it?

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    1. I'll send you an email. Paypal is supposed to direct you to the place to download it, but sometimes it doesn't seem to work right.

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