Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review of Homeschool Copywork

Homeschool Copywork Review
Copywork. Homeschooling moms typically love that word. Some homeschooling kids love it, but others...well, not so much. Personally, I don't care if you like it or loathe it (talking to my kids here!) - there is something so satisfying about copywork! It probably helps that I am a pen junkie - copywork is one of the best ways to play with beautiful pens (because who says copywork is just for kids?). How happy was I, then, to receive a Lifetime Membership to Homeschool Copywork? Here's a hint: I was pretty dang excited! The best news is, though, that my kids were excited, too!

Homeschool Copywork has so many great things on their website that it is hard to overemphasize just what a great site it is for both boys *and* girls. Quotes from Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte? Yes. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"? Check. Quotes from Mozart? That, too. If you're looking for more "curriculum content," though, that's there, too! How about Human Body notebooking pages? A hymn study of "All Creatures of Our God and King"? They are all included in the Lifetime Membership, along with anything that creator Amy Blevins adds in the future. And these aren't just *any* notebooking/copywork pages. They are top-quality. Not all of the pages are done in the exact same way - there are choices for every age and every need. From coloring pages that coordinate with the copywork/notebooking pages, to pages that include both cursive and print, to pages that include different kinds of lines for writers at different stages, there are different pages for all different kinds of notebookers and copyworkers.

In our family, I knew right away what each of my children would want to work on. Michael (11) is drawn to the work of Mozart, so I gave him Mozart's quotes. This book of copywork features dotted lines, full black lines, D'Nealian script, and cursive. Michael is working hard to perfect his cursive, so that was the copywork he worked on. This is one of his pages in progress:

Mary-Catherine (11) loves Jane Austen, so she wanted to start with her book of copywork, but then she decided that she wanted to save Jane Austen and start with Charlotte Bronte instead. So that's exactly what she's done. She has plowed through the Charlotte Bronte copywork and is ready to move onto Jane Austen!

For Nicky (12) it had to be Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade" - a great poem and great writing for him to hopefully emulate! He has very much enjoyed copying the poem.

With Homeschool Copywork there really is something for everyone. Each of my kids has made it either all the way through or almost all the way through a copybook, but we haven't even begun to scratch the surface of the offerings on the site. The variety is tremendous, the site is easy to navigate, and the copywork pages are attractive and fun to work on. What more could you ask? My kids are really enjoying using these pages. To see how other Crew members' kids have been using them, be sure to click the banner below!

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