What is copywork?
Copywork is a strategy that is as simple as it sounds! Made popular by the Charlotte Mason style of education, copywork is simply copying a selection from another text. The text will vary based on the age of the student, but it can range anywhere from a line out of a favorite picture book to a passage of Scripture to a paragraph from a great work of literature.
You might think that this sounds like little more than handwriting practice. While it can be combined with handwriting lessons to help a student practice, it’s also much more than that. Copywork impacts learning in spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, great literature, reading, and comprehension.