Episode 65: Copywork, Cursive, and Comprehension

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Episode 65: Copywork, Cursive, and Comprehension
Episode 65: Copywork, Cursive, and Comprehension

Learn from Deborah Wuehler, senior editor of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, the importance of teaching our children to copy Jesus and His Word. We can never underestimate the power of the Word of God in our children’s hearts and minds. In Episode Sixty-Five of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show: “Copywork, Cursive, and Comprehension,” we are reminded that copying Jesus is the beginning of wisdom and understanding. 


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Episode 65: Copywork, Cursive, and Comprehension “Even though we have more technology and less need for handwriting, it is still very important to work towards excellent handwriting. In the meantime, you’re going to give them all the help that you can to encourage them.” —Deborah Wuehler

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These Everyday Copywork homeschool language arts passages provide penmanship practice, in both print and cursive, through copying Bible portions, excerpts of literature, foreign language selections, and much more. There are many different lengths, and the copywork varies in difficulty, so it is suitable for many homeschool student ages. Alphabet worksheets are also available for the little ones who are just learning to print. Students can improve penmanship with more than 175 copywork selections in both print and cursive. This course also offers a selection of Everyday Spanish Copywork lessons, helpful for students who wish to practice their Spanish language skills or Spanish-speaking students who wish to practice their handwriting skills.

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