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Laying the foundations for excellent writing using classic Australian and New Zealand literature that will educate and inspire.
Our literature extracts are chosen from Australian and New Zealand classic fiction, poetry, songs, biographies, studies of nature and explorers’ journals which date from 1700’s-2007.
It’s so easy, it requires minimal forward planning and it is something your children can do independently.
Easy worksheets mean no more losing their place or books closing suddenly.
Our quotes are set out in bite sized chunks. Just one page per day is usually achievable.
Space is provided underneath the text so the children can easily model the handwriting.
Printing, cursive, italics and manuscript editions are available.
This resource can be used again and again within the family. Print off as many as your children need.
This copy work book assumes a basic level of competence in letter construction for the student. It begins with tracing the font and then progresses to a smaller font that can be copied on lines below the text. It has a place for your students to make their own illustrations and a few pictures to colour in.
Age range: 7-8.Read More...
Book Two 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.
Age range: 8-10 years old. Read More...
In Book Three we have a great collection of literature full of adventure. We used a more advanced cursive style, based on the foundation font, with loop joins for some letters.
Age range: 9-12 years old. Read More...
Age range: 8 to 12 years old. Read More...
“Yesterday my 8yo daughter composed this beautiful, little poem. It got me wondering where the ability and know-how had come from, because I really don’t believe it has come from me as I have done very little poetry with my kids. She has a natural talent in language and creativity, and has also been the one to spend the most time of all my children with your copywork book 1. She loves to read out her copywork passages and she ‘plays’ with the words and phrases.
Thank you so much for putting your time, energy and effort into these resources – I’m so grateful for the high quality literature found in the workbooks and the tangible inspiration they have been to this daughter, in particular!
Today, I printed off Workbook 2 - because now she is really keen to learn cursive writing – and I look forward to the time my daughter can have to soak up more inspiration from some of the best Australian writers.
Greets from sunny Amsterdam! Michelle 14/10/08
“We began using the copybooks yesterday – and even my 12 darling son said he really liked them. Not only was his writing neater, he really enjoyed reading what he was writing and reading the extra’s I copied from your website. He can’t wait to see what he gets today. I am very impressed with both the copybooks and Wonderland of Nature book and discovery pages and shall be recommending them to everyone I see.
Thanks for putting together such fabulous Australian resources. I will be very interested in any of your future resources.” Sandi