Beatrix Potter Classic Copywork eBook
Use for a child who has mastered individual letters in the alphabet and is ready to begin simple copywork.
Printing Age range: 5-6 Beatrix Potter’s stories and illustrations are a delight.
Cursive First: For those of you introducing cursive to younger children our Foundation cursive option is a popular choice.
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
- Select the copywork ebook that best suits your child’s ability.
- Print of the selected ebook in one go and fasten them together.
- Put them with your child’s other homeschool work.
- 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.
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.
“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 from Beatrix Potter Copywork
Covering The Australian Curriculum
- 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