Australian & New Zealand Copywork, Spelling, Grammar & Dictation
Laying the foundations for excellent writing using classic Australian and New Zealand literature that will educate and inspire.
Downunder Copywork Saves You Time.
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.
How Much Copywork?
Our quotes are set out in bite sized chunks. Just one page per day is usually achievable.
Choose Your Preferred Handwriting Style
Space is provided underneath the text so the children can easily model the handwriting.
Printing, cursive, italics and manuscript editions are available.
Great For Large Families.
Downunder Copywork and Dictation Set Includes:
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…
Use this resource to complement an existing curriculum that needs some Australian content. It includes lessons ideas on text types, some Charlotte Mason grammar lessons, spelling rules and punctuation guide.
Age range: 8 to 12 years old.
This dictation, text types, punctuation, grammar and spelling guide includes:
- 32 Australian and New Zealand literature passages for you to use with your child – passages increase in difficulty,
- tips on using dictation for comprehension, vocabulary and identifying literary genres,
- text type examples and definitions so you can expose your children to a variety of literary styles,
- common spelling rules checklist for reference when explaining spelling mistakes,
- marking and word study chart,
- Charlotte Mason grammar lesson examples so you can see how she taught this subject quite simply.
Downloadable PDF ebook: 66 pages
Grade Level: Year 4 to Year 7
Recommended Age: Ages 9 to 13
Curriculum Suggestion: Year 4 to Year 7