Laying the foundations for excellent writing using classic Australian and New Zealand literature that will educate and inspire.
Our literature extracts are chosen from material which dates from 1700’s-2007. It includes classic fiction, poetry, songs, biographies, studies of nature and explorers’ journals.
“From someone who has just purchased the complete set of copy work books for the varying ages of our children, I'd just like to say how impressed I am with them, with the specific and classic Australian and NZ literature used - I can identify with some of the poetry and extracts used that take me back to my dear school days .... ahhhhh! Or should I say AHHHHHHH!!!!!! My enthusiastic five y/o loves the Beatrix Potter Classic Copywork , too. Certainly worth a look, I've never been so excited about copy work before!” Leesa Homeschooling Mum in Queensland
This will save you a great deal of time and energy (something every homeschool mum needs!)
It makes organizing your copywork simple.
“The copywork books that I purchased from you are used every day by my 7, 11 and 13 year olds! It is so nice to have copywork readily available to use, especially on those days where I can't seem to get organized (too many days!) The passages that you have chosen are excellent. “ Kind Regards, Jacqui
I use pre-packaged copywork books most of the time. It’s so easy, it requires minimal forward planning and it is something they can do independently.
“By the way, though I'm sure you know it already - your copybook materials are tremendous. They have saved me mountains of time searching for suitable copybook material, particularly for my high school students. My older children, aged 12 and 14, have thoroughly enjoyed the content.“ Jennifer
Since the Copywork is already prepared all you have to do is; select the ebook that you want, download it and print off the pages.
We know what you need!
Copywork passages are in the handwriting style that your children will use.
Space is provided underneath the text so the children can easily model the handwriting.
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 and Spelling
Printing, cursive, italics and manuscript editions are available.
There are also spelling options.
Great For Large Families.
This resource can be used again and again within the family. Print off as many as your children need.
You Can Start Right Away!
You could start copywork tomorrow. After your purchase your ebook will be available for Instant Download.
Using fine literature for copywork provides rich writing practice. Your student learns the essence of grammar (capitalisation, punctuation and spelling) whilst being challenged to expand their vocabulary and broaden their literary knowledge. These copywork ebooks are full of virtue and charm.
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.
Available in Manuscript Print (ball &stick font) or Italics Print (foundation style)
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.
Available in Manuscript Cursive(ball &stick font) or Italics Cursive (foundation style)
In Book Three we have used a more advanced cursive style, based on the foundation font, with loop joins for some letters.
Age range: 9-12 years old.
Available in Manuscript Cursive or Italics Cursive (foundation style)
Sample Copywork Advance Australia Fair Manuscript Cursive from Book Three
Sample Copywork Advance Australia Fair Foundation Cursive from Book Three
“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