First Bible Copywork Curriculum
Available October 18th
With writing, as with all arts, emulation is the key to mastery.
There is no doubt that the great scholars of our past learned their writing skills through copywork: The transcribing of beautifully written passages.
This trained their brain in mechanics, knowledge, and eloquent thinking.
It is a fact that copywork is the foundational tool for training future writers. Modern education has eschewed this practice at their own peril, producing young adults who cannot write. Wisdom tells us to return to the practices of the past that worked.
Copywork teaches grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, vocabulary, spelling, memorization, and, if the right passages are used, wisdom and character formation.
This curriculum goes one step further and imparts spiritual thinking and faith.
There are four copywork books to choose from (only offered in digital download at this time).
Form I Manuscript
Form 2 Manuscript
Form 3 Cursive
Directions for Use
Each week, a new passage of scripture is presented for the child to copy word for word. The child is asked to copy the passage slowly, using his best and most careful handwriting. This exercise should be given a time limit of ten minutes. If the child is not finished, he can return for ten minute sessions on subsequent days until the passage is complete.
Once the child has completed copying the scripture, he will move on to the dictation page. Instructions are in the manual for the best way to do dictation. If done correctly, dictation will develop the neural pathways responsible for excellent writing as your child develops.
After dictation is complete, the next exercise is to recite the scripture from memory and create a visual narration of the verse to further move the material from the short-term memory into the long-term memory. This ensures your child truly hides the Word of God in his heart.