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Aesop's Fables Classic Copywork ebook -Book Four

Aesop's Fables Copywork

Start Your Children's Handwriting With Copywork

The earliest practice in writing proper for children of seven or eight should be, not letter writing or dictation, but transcription [copy work], slow and beautiful work…Transcription should be an introduction to spelling. Children should be encouraged to look at the word, see a picture of it with their eyes shut, and then write from memory…. A sense of beauty in their writing and in the lines they copy should carry them over this stage of their work with pleasure. Not more than ten minutes or a quarter of an hour should be given to the early writing lessons. If they are longer the children get tired and slovenly.’ Charlotte Mason

Aesop's Fables Classic Copywork - Character Training Copywork

Aesop’s fables are full of character lessons for children that impart wisdom without being preachy. Each short fable tells a story that illustrates a particular life lesson. The animal characters are often personified with human characteristics which appeal to children.

Aesop's Fables appear on many children's reading lists because of their cultural relevance to western culture. They're where many expressions, such as "sour grapes" and "slow and steady", originate.

Even if you have read these to your children before they can still enjoy them again as they use them for their copywork. This cursive copywork book is the final book in our Classic Copywork Series. It follow Garden Verse Classic Copywork.

It is intended for children who have already mastered the basics of cursive handwriting.

Sample Pages Aesop's Fables Classic Copywork Download

PDF ebook 92 pages Age Range: 10-11

Pre-Done Copywork – It’s Such a Time Saver

Our Classic Copywork books:

How to Use Our Copywork eBooks

  1. Select the copywork ebook that best suits your child’s ability.
  2. Print of the selected ebook in one go and fasten them together.
  3. Put them with your child’s other homeschool work.
  4. 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.

Choosing Your Font

Manuscript Handwriting Font Styles This style is characterised by its easy to learn vertical letter forms. The child has only four simple strokes to learn and mastery is quickly accomplished. The printed letters are easily read and are often used in books.

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Modern manuscript (D’Nealian) is a slanted form of manuscript. It still has two different styles for print and cursive but the slant, in theory, makes the transition to cursive easier. Italics Handwriting Font Styles It is a slightly slanted font that looks similar to cursive. The same alphabet is used from printing to cursive. There are more strokes for a child to learn initially than with manuscript print. Letter formation taught to beginners evolves seamlessly into joined-up (cursive) writing. The letter formation never changes. Since italics cursive is just an extension of italics printing the difficulty some children experience when transitioning from printing to cursive using manuscript almost disappears. My sons prefer this font. Italics font include:

handwriting font italics printhandwriting font italics cursive

Sample Pages Aesop's Fables Classic Copywork

This copywork ebook is subtle character training for you child. Each fable, though written before Christ, illustrates a particular life lesson that is still relevant today.

Use this ebook for cursive copywork practise with children who have already mastered the basics of cursive handwriting.

Age Range: 10-11

Australian and British spellings used for this ebook.

Manuscript Cursive (Old Fashioned Font) Australian Spelling Version $6.95 AUD

Italics Cursive (Foundation Font) Australian Spelling Version $6.95 AUD