copywork for kindergarten

Beatrix Potter Copywork

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(4 customer reviews)

$10.00

Use for a child who has mastered individual letters in the alphabet and is ready to begin simple copywork.

Age range: 5-6 Beatrix Potter’s stories and illustrations are a delight.

This 50 page eBook has the complete text & illustrations from four of her stories:

  • The Story of Miss Moppet
  • The Story of the Fierce Bad Rabbit
  • Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes
  • Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes
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Product Description

Beatrix Potter Classic Copywork eBook

Beatrix Potter Classic Copywork

Use for a child who has mastered individual letters in the alphabet and is ready to begin simple copywork.

Age range: 5-6 Beatrix Potter’s stories and illustrations are a delight.

This 50 page eBook has the complete text & illustrations from four of her stories:

  • The Story of Miss Moppet
  • The Story of the Fierce Bad Rabbit
  • Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes
  • Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes

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.

  • Zaner-Bloser and Ball and Stick are basically the same manuscript font with a different name.
  • Manuscript cursive is fancier; in fact it is quite different to the printing style. It was the style I used at school back in the 1970s. My daughters prefer this font.

handwriting font ball and stick or Zane -bloserhandwriting font mauscript cursive

Modern manuscript 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 (or Foundation Style) 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.

handwriting font italics printhandwriting font italics cursive

Testimonials

“Thank you for offering the Beatrix Potter Classic Copywork. My daughter will love this because she has several learning disabilities and fine motor delays and this will work perfect for her to practice her handwriting. I love how the print is on the larger size and nicely spaced which is great for kids that have reading/writing disabilities like my daughter. I am so excited to start working on this book with her tomorrow and when we are finished she will have a beautiful Beatrix Potter book which I am going to put in a 3 ring binder.” Cindy W

“I really love these copywork sheets from Homeschooling Downunder. As explained in the introduction, the editors corrected the outdated grammar and punctuation contained in the original poems, so as not to confuse kids who have been taught modern grammar rules. The child progressively works their way through each step of handwriting, first with tracing inside a thin outline of each letter (21 pages), then tracing over the well-known dotted font (25 pages), and finally moving onto copying words with no tracing (28 pages). Many of the pages even have blank sections for the child to draw a picture to go along with what they have written.” Amy, Heart of the Matter

Sample Pages form Beatrix Potter Copywork

Covering The Australian Curriculum

English Outcomes:

  • Children produce texts in the desired handwriting font from classic literature and poetry.
  • 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.

PDF ebook: 50 pages

Recommended Age: Ages 5 to 6

Curriculum Suggestion: Kindergarten (Foundation) to Year 1

Additional Information

Handwriting Font

Ball & Stick Print, Italics Print, Manuscript Cursive, Italics Cursive

4 reviews for Beatrix Potter Copywork

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I started the Beatrix Potter copy work book with my five and a half year old boy today. I asked him to do two lines. He wasn’t happy but did it. When I told him that the story is about a little cat called Miss Moppet and a mouse he was intrigued. I told him I would read whatever he was able to trace. Well after he did the two lines and I read him that simple sentence he was hooked and said excitedly that he wanted to finish the page so I could read the rest. He can’t wait to trace some more words tomorrow to see what happensI was so happy he was interested. Thank you, thank you, thank you for such great resources.

  2. :

    Thank you for offering the Beatrix Potter for Beginners copy book. My daughter will love this because she has several learning disabilities and fine motor delays and this will work perfect for her to practice her handwriting. I love how the print is on the larger size and nicely spaced which is great for kids that have reading/writing disabilities like my daughter. I am so excited to start working on this book with her tomorrow and when we are finished she will have a beautiful Beatrix Potter book which I am going to put in a 3 ring binder.

    Rating:
    [5 of 5 Stars!]

  3. :

    I really love these copywork sheets from Homeschooling Downunder. As explained in the introduction, the editors corrected the outdated grammar and punctuation contained in the original poems, so as not to confuse kids who have been taught modern grammar rules. The child progressively works their way through each step of handwriting, first with tracing inside a thin outline of each letter (21 pages), then tracing over the well-known dotted font (25 pages), and finally moving onto copying words with no tracing (28 pages). Many of the pages even have blank sections for the child to draw a picture to go along with what they have written. I highly recommend all of Homeschooling Downunder’s copywork booklets.

    Amy, Heart of the Matter team

  4. :

    Perfect for my daughter’s reading and handwriting lessons. Excellent content and graphics, and easy-to-transition-to-cursive italic font. We are very pleased! 5 out of 5 Stars

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