Australian Cursive Writing Practice – Advanced
Copywork can be used for cursive writing practice. We used it for over 10 years in our homeschool. It’s been crucial to developing my children’s handwriting skills but it also exposes them to quality literature in the process.
They spend a little time every school day practicing writing from their handwriting books.
Copywork encourages good penmanship and also gives a subtle lesson in spelling, grammar and punctuation as children write from good models.
Selection Of Copywork
In my early days of homeschooling, I found selecting copywork for my child to be quite time-consuming. My young son also found it hard to copy from a book. Small letters, and books that wouldn’t stay open meant he kept loosing the spot he was copying from. He became quite frustrated with this. So I tried typing the passages out or highlighting them in a book. This worked but it was a time waster, and I ruined a few books.
My solution was to use pre-done copywork books.
Whilst using these copywork books a friend, Margaret, and I were bemoaning the fact that there were no Australian literature (or spelling) copywork books. This began our resolve to put together a collection of quality Australian and New Zealand literature for children to use.
Pre-Done Copywork – It’s Such a Timesaver
Our Australian Cursive Handwriting Practice ebooks:
- save you the time needed to select the copywork and present it in a suitable format
- have passages that are thoughtfully selected using, quality, age appropriate, Australian and New Zealand literature
- help you fulfilling the Australian National Curriculum Australian literature requirements
- include poetry, fiction and factual texts which provide a good variety
- give you a choice of handwriting styles—manuscript or italics
- ebook pdf format & copyright means these copywork books can be used multiple times within the family.
Australian Cursive Writing Practice Lesson Ideas
- Select the cursive writing practice copywork font that best suits your child’s ability.
- Print of the selected ebook in one go and fasten them together.
- Put them with your child’s other homeschool work.
- Instruct them to copy one page of the copywork book per day (if this is too difficult then work towards a page a day).
It’s that easy, it requires minimal forward planning and it’s something they can do independently.
Advanced Cursive Writing Practice – Downunder Copywork eBook 3
This Cursive Writing Practice ebook is specifically for those making the transition from printing to cursive. It begins with tracing the font and then progresses to a smaller font that can be copied on lines below the text.
Available in Manuscript Cursive or Italics Cursive (foundation style)
Age range: 9 -12
Literature Selection Includes:
- Advance Australia Fair
- The Singing Wire
- Banjo Patterson
- Charlotte Barton
- The Story of Shackleton
- Thistle Harris
- Samuel Marsden
- The Eureka Stockade
- When McDougal Topped the Score
- Flynn of the Inland
- Captain Cook’s Journal
- Valley of Heavenly Gold
- Seven Little Australians
- K Langloh Parker
- Amy Mack
- The Wild Colonial Boy
- Henry LawsonMutiny on Board HM
- Caroline Chisolm</>
Covering The Australian Curriculum
- Children produce texts in the desired handwriting font from good models.
- Basic spelling and punctuation rules are used when reproducing different texts.
- Vocabulary is increased with exposure to different texts.
- Produces texts clearly, effectively and accurately, using the sentence structure, grammatical features and punctuation conventions of the text type.
- Uses knowledge of letter-sound correspondences, common letter patterns and a range of strategies to spell familiar and unfamiliar words.
- Variety of text types used using Australian literature .
PDF ebook: 70 pages
Recommended Age: Ages 9 to 12
Curriculum Suggestion: Year 4 to Year 6
Note: You do not need to buy this if you have purchased Year 5 My Homeschool Curriculum package.