What is Copywork?
In a nutshell, Copywork is simply the practice of copying passages of well-written language taken from literature, poetry, quotes of historical figures, and so on. Although Copywork seems deceptively simple, it is power-packed with skills and a range of difficulty that will teach, reinforce, strengthen and develop your child’s handwriting, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and writing style.
Charlotte Mason taught that a child learns grammar (capitalization, punctuation, spelling, etc.) best by doing copywork. - Copying over selections from fine literature into a notebook, the child is forced to pay attention to the details of writing, and corrects his work by comparing it to the original.
Copywork provides exposure to correct mechanics, style, and sentence structure, and. It also provides an opportunity for the parent/teacher to point out the use of things such as periods, commas, and capitalization without the need to use additional curriculum and worksheets.