Copywork with Homeschool Copywork
The site has copywork for a variety of topics including artist appreciation, poetry, history, and scripture. Several artists are highlighted on the site such as Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh. The artist copywork includes examples of the artist’s work along with facts about the artist and questions to consider when studying the artist’s pieces. The copywork itself is a quote spoken by the artist like this quote from Claude Monet, “No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.”
I chose to introduce the girls to copywork by using the Armor of God workbook. This one is written in all five styles including tracing manuscript for early writers this made it possible to choose the correct style for each of my daughters. My youngest daughter used the cursive with dotted lines while my oldest used the copywork without. This was the first time my youngest daughter experienced reading full passages of text written in cursive which I think is a skill everyone should have since many of our historical documents are written in cursive.
The Armor of God is separated into nine scriptures which can make for several weeks of copywork by doing only one page a few times each week. Each page has one scripture from Ephesians 6:10 to Ephesians 6:18a and a picture to be colored. The girls completed their copywork three times each week, and it took them maybe 20 minutes to do along with coloring their picture if they chose to color it.
Using copywork in our homeschool has been a nice addition. I am able to introduce them to new ideas or people without adding additional book work or lessons. This gentle introduction also opens the door for them to explore these new topics and people on their own.