Copywork 7+

Middle school is the time where we start to move to more structured learning.  By this time, my kids are quite established in their hobbies and have no problem carving out personal time for those.  Copywork selections start doing double duty by exposing them to great literature, though we do throw in fun movie/TV quotes as well.

Continue Fine Motor Skills as well – you’re never too old!


Literature Selections

Selections from Brave Writer’s Boomerang series.

Selections from books currently reading.


Poetry

Online Poetry Anthologies

Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849)

A Dream Within A Dream (24 lines)

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Requiem (8 lines)

William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)

Invictus (12 lines)
O Gather Me the Rose (16 lines)
Over the Hills and Far Away (24 lines)

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Fire and Ice (9 lines)
The Road Not Taken (20 lines)
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening (16 lines)

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931)

Song of the Flower (30 lines)

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

Dreams (12 lines)

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1793)

Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold (20 lines)

misty mountains

Of course not all of our copywork looks like this; my daughter was particularly inspired by this poem! (age 13)

Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (38 lines)


TV and Movie Quotes

Avatar: The Last Airbender (animated)

Intro

Doctor Who

Bad Wolf Speech
Better
Everybody Lives
So Much To See
I Have Seen Things
Fixed Points

Star Wars

Ready Are You
Twin Sister


Songs

Copy favorites.

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