Thursday, April 14, 2016

Homeschool Copywork - A Schoolhouse Review Crew Review!

Homeschool Copywork Review
Let me tell you a story. It is a sad, sad story of two boys, brothers in fact, named Joshua and Jacob. Poor Joshua and Jacob both had learning problems. Their learning difficulties were different, but they had one thing in common. They both had small motor problems. Their father, who was the major teacher in their homeschool, you see, they were both homeschooled, tended to use a delight oriented approach in teaching. Since writing, naturally, was not one of their favorite things to do, he tended to let them off of the hook when it came to that task. Well, lo and behold, the dear, loving father was taken aback when one day Joshua came to him and asked for something that would help him with his writing. He said that he really needed to learn how to write correctly so his writing would be legible. So, the father set out looking for a fun way to help not just Joshua, but Jacob as well. One day, through a Schoolhouse Review Crew opportunity, they were given a Lifetime Membership to Homeschool Copywork and their lives were changed forever. Here was a fun way for both boys to practice their writing and learn at the same time. They loved it and lived happily ever after! The End.
As you probably figured out, the above story is about us. Almost everything in it is true. One part that isn't exactly true is the "loving it" part. Joshua and Jacob still don't exactly love to write, but Homeschool Copywork has helped make the task a little more fun and a little more palatable. Let me tell you about what all they have to offer and what we did with it.
Homeschool Copywork is amazing. They have dozens of great copywork pages, really whole books, that cover an amazing array of topics. You can download copywork for famous composers, famous authors, and famous poets. There's Bible copywork, hymn copywork, and holiday copywork. They have copywork that can be used as a supplement for many subjects such as science and history. Both print and cursive copywork is available for all ages from kindergarten through high school. They even have notebooking and coloring pages. And more is being added all of the time!
When we first received our membership, I looked over everything and chose two that I thought would really interest Jacob and Joshua. Jacob loves history and, in particular, loves learning about presidents. When I saw the poem, O Captain! my Captain!, a poem written by Walt Whitman about the death of Abraham Lincoln, I knew this would be something that would interest him. I was correct. He really enjoyed discussing the poem with me and we have been doing the copywork part of it in small doses. This particular book could also be used for even lower elementary kids because they have some of the main words from the poem in the elementary block letter form with numbers and arrows showing where to start and how to print each letter. We have been using the more advanced pages where he just traces over the dotted outlined letters. In this book there are copywork pages for two different types of print and also cursive as well as the lower elementary pages. There are also blank pages for students to who are advanced and can write on their own. Joshua needs more practice in correctly forming letters so I used the trace pages.

Although Jacob loves history as well, his big interest is in animals. When I found the Animal Alphabet Copywork Pages with pictures of animals and short sentences for each animal to be copied, I knew this would be perfect for him. I was correct again. Although writing still isn't one of his favorite things to do, this has made it easier. The block print words for him to copy have been great for him.
As I mentioned before, Homeschool Copywork is fantastic and has something for every student of any age that has almost any interest. I am excited that we received the Lifetime Membership so that I can turn to this great site over and over again. To find out more about Homeschool Copywork just click on any one of the highlighted links above. To discover what other members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew thought of this company just click on the banner below. Happy Homeschooling!
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