Friday, July 11, 2014

Freebie Friday - Handwriting Practice Psalms Bible Copywork KJV

I put this free handwriting curriculum together and wanted to share it with you.  This is a  handwriting practice workbook where students can copy out several different psalms one verse at a time.  In total there are 59 verses to copy from Psalms 1, 23, 57, 62, 84, 117, and 121.  You can download the free PDF here.  Feel free to print it, but please do not sell or re-distribute it.  If you want to share it, please link back to this post.

If you do one page a day, five days a week, this will give you 12 weeks of handwriting practice.

If your goal is for your student to memorize some verses, I would suggest printing out the workbook twice.  This will allow you to choose two verses a week for your student to copy, and they copy each of them twice.  Then on the fifth day your student can go back over one or both verses several times to try to get them into long term memory.  The workbook on this schedule might look like:

Monday - Copy verse 1.   
Tuesday - Copy verse 1.  
Wednesday - Copy verse 2.
Thursday - Copy verse 2.  
Friday - Go back over verses 1 and 2, repeating several times. 

Or you can have your student copy a verse twice and on the third day go over it several times, then start on another verse the next day.

There are instructions on how to use the workbook for parents and students on the first page, and also an attractive cover.  My suggestion is to print single sided and use a three hole punch to punch along the top edge (they are laid out in landscape format).  Then put the pages in a 3 ring binder.  If you use one of the three ring binders with a clear plastic protector on the outside, you can slip the colorful cover photo into the outer protector.  This is a great way to keep the pages organized and in one place.

Also if you print single sided, it leaves the back of each worksheet open for the student to draw a picture of the verse on it, write notes about the verse, or write a short story or essay about at time when the verse applied to their life, or about a situation in which  this verse would be helpful to remember.

I recommend this workbook for grades 1-8.  Students who are younger and who would write on wide ruled paper can use the given writing guides.  Older students who are used to writing on college ruled paper will find that writing in between the guides is the same as writing on college rule.

If the goal is for verse memorization and not handwriting practice, you might allow your student to use a brightly colored, sharpened colored pencil.  This will help the words stand out more on the page.  This might not be a good idea for handwriting practice however as colored pencils are harder to erase than a number two pencil.

If you use this free homeschool curriculum, we'd love to know how it works out for you!  Let us know in a comment below.

1 comment:

  1. What a great resource!! Copying Scripture is such a great way to improve penmanship and so many other skills while feeding the spirit with good stuff.