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Everyday Copywork

Length: Ongoing
Includes: Printable worksheets
Age/Grade: Preschool – Middle School

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Everyday Copywork brings your student 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 ages. You will also find alphabet worksheets for the little ones who are just learning to print. Help your student improve his/her penmanship with more than 175 copywork selections in both print and cursive. We also offer a selection of Everyday Spanish Copywork, helpful for students who wish to practice their Spanish language skills or Spanish-speaking students who wish to practice their handwriting skills.

Course Introduction

Welcome to Everyday Copywork!

You’ll find new Everyday Copywork posts here frequently. The copywork spans many different lengths and varies in difficulty. Many passages are also suitable for dictation. Please let us know if there is anything else you would like us to consider. E-mail Executive Editor Bonnie Rose Hudson at bhudson@theoldschoolhouse.com and share your thoughts.

Hundreds of printable copywork worksheets in print and cursive to trace and copy; alphabet worksheets are provided for younger students.

Newest Copywork Additions

  • John 6:35-40, KJV (print)
  • John 6:35-40, KJV (cursive)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (excerpt) by James Fenimore Cooper (print)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (excerpt) by James Fenimore Cooper (cursive)
  • Synonyms (print)
  • Synonyms (cursive)

Alphabet worksheets

All About Words

  • Opposites (print and cursive)
  • Rhyming Verse (print and cursive)
  • Synonyms (print)
  • Synonyms (cursive)

American History

  • Abraham Lincoln’s A House Divided Speech (Excerpt) (print)
  • Abraham Lincoln’s A House Divided Speech (Excerpt) (cursive)
  • American Revolution (words related to)-print
  • American Revolution (words related to)-cursive
  • Chief Joseph-Print
  • Chief Joseph-Cursive
  • Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson (print)
  • Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson (cursive)
  • General Lew Wallace (print)
  • General Lew Wallace (cursive)
  • Pilgrims-Print
  • Pilgrims-Cursive
  • Preamble to the Constitution (print)
  • Preamble to the Constitution (cursive)
  • President Benjamin Harrison (print)
  • President Benjamin Harrison (cursive)
  • Proclamation Celebrating the Hundredth Anniversary of Independence by Ulysses S. Grant (print)
  • Proclamation Celebrating the Hundredth Anniversary of Independence by Ulysses S. Grant (cursive)
  • Proclamation of a State of War with Great Britain, June 19, 1812 (print)
  • Proclamation of a State of War with Great Britain, June 19, 1812 (cursive)

Bible (KJV)

  • About Noah (print and cursive)
  • About Solomon, Rehoboam, and Jeroboam-Print
  • About Solomon, Rehoboam, and Jeroboam-Cursive
  • Genesis 1:1-2:3, KJV (print)
  • Genesis 1:1-2:3, KJV (cursive)
  • Genesis 2:7, KJV (print)
  • Genesis 2:7, KJV (cursive)
  • Genesis 2:20-23 KJV (print)
  • Genesis 2:20-23 KJV (cursive)
  • Genesis 7:14-16 (Print)
  • Genesis 7:14-16 (Cursive)
  • Genesis 11:31 (print and cursive)
  • Exodus 2:1-10 KJV (print)
  • Exodus 2:1-10 KJV (cursive)
  • Psalm 1:1-13 KJV (print)
  • Psalm 1:1-13 KJV (cursive)
  • Psalm 19:1-print
  • Psalm 19:1-cursive
  • Psalm 23:1-6 (print and cursive)
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV (print)
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV (cursive)
  • Proverbs 13:13 (KJV) (print)
  • Proverbs 13:13 (KJV) (cursive)
  • Isaiah 7:14, KJV (print)
  • Isaiah 7:14, KJV (cursive)
  • Isaiah 9:6, KJV (print)
  • Isaiah 9:6, KJV (cursive)
  • The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-18 KJV)-print
  • The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-18 KJV)-cursive
  • Matthew 28:1-20 KJV (print)
  • Matthew 28:1-20 KJV (cursive)
  • Mark 3:24-print
  • Mark 3:24-cursive
  • Mark 4:37-40 (Print)
  • Mark 4:37-40 (Cursive)
  • Mark 12:30-33 (print)
  • Mark 12:30-33 (cursive)
  • Luke 2:1-20, KJV (print)
  • Luke 2:1-20, KJV (cursive)
  • Luke 2:43-47, KJV (print)
  • Luke 2:43-47, KJV (cursive)
  • Luke 6: 22-23 KJV (print)
  • Luke 6: 22-23 KJV (cursive)
  • John 1:1-3 print
  • John 1:1-3 cursive
  • John 3:14-17, KJV (print)
  • John 3:14-17, KJV (cursive)
  • John 5:24 KJV (print)
  • John 5:24 KJV (cursive)
  • John 6:35-40, KJV (print)
  • John 6:35-40, KJV (cursive)
  • John 15:12-13 KJV (print)
  • John 15:12-13 KJV (cursive)
  • Galatians 5:1 KJV (print)
  • Galatians 5:1 KJV (cursive)
  • Ephesians 6:13-17 (KJV)-Print
  • Ephesians 6:13-17 (KJV)-Cursive
  • Philippians 2:5-11 (KJV) (print)
  • Philippians 2:5-11 (KJV) (cursive)
  • Hebrews 11:1-3 KJV (print)
  • Hebrews 11:1-3 KJV (cursive)
  • I Peter 2:1-2, KJV (print)
  • I Peter 2:1-2, KJV (cursive)
  • Books of the Bible: Genesis-Deuteronomy (print and cursive)
  • The Ten Commandments (from Exodus 20:1-18 KJV) (print)
  • The Ten Commandments (from Exodus 20:1-18 KJV) (cursive)

Copywork with a Twist

  • Grocery Lists-Print
  • Grocery Lists-Cursive

Explore Asia

  • Bangladesh history/geography-print
  • Bangladesh history/geography-cursive
  • Bangladesh prayer request (print and cursive)
  • China history/geography-print
  • China history/geography-cursive
  • Iran history/geography-print
  • Iran history/geography-cursive
  • Iran prayer request-print
  • Iran prayer request-cursive
  • Laos history/geography-print
  • Laos history/geography-cursive
  • Nepal history/geography-print
  • Nepal history/geography-cursive
  • Nepal geography (print and cursive)
  • Vietnam history/geography-print
  • Vietnam history/geography-cursive

Foreign Language

  • French: “Me and you. One. Two.” (print and cursive)
  • French: Alouette (print and cursive)
  • French: Frère Jacques (print and cursive)
  • French: conversational question and answer (print)
  • French: conversational question and answer (cursive)
  • Spanish: Days of the Week (print)
  • Spanish: Days of the Week (cursive)
  • Spanish: “Welcome to the students!” (print and cursive)
  • Spanish: What is your name? Response-print
  • Spanish: What is your name? Response-cursive

Geography

  • France-print
  • France-cursive
  • Lands of the Bible (print)
  • Lands of the Bible (cursive)
  • Spain (print and cursive)
  • Turkey (print and cursive)

Grammar

  • Nouns-Print
  • Nouns-Cursive
  • Pronoun List (print and cursive)
  • Nouns-Singular or Plural (print)
  • Nouns-Singular or Plural (cursive)
  • Rhyming Words (print)
  • Rhyming Words (cursive)

Holidays

  • Independence Day (US)
  • 4th of July – A Nation Built on Freedom
  • God Bless America (print)
  • God Bless America (cursive)
  • My Country ‘Tis of Thee (print)
  • My Country ‘Tis of Thee (cursive)
  • Veteran’s Day (US)
  • Special thank you card for veterans-print
  • Special thank you card for veterans-cursive
  • Thanksgiving (US)
  • Pilgrims-Print
  • Pilgrims-Cursive
  • Thanksgiving Placemat-Psalm 136:1 (print and cursive)
  • Thanksgiving card (print and cursive)
  • President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (print)
  • President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (cursive)
  • The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (print)
  • The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers by Felicia Dorothea Hemans (cursive)
  • Christmas
  • 13 Days of Christmas Poetry
  • Angels We Have Heard On High-Print
  • Angels We Have Heard On High-Cursive
  • Away in a Manger-Print
  • Away in a Manger-Cursive
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel-Print
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel-Cursive
  • Silent Night-Print
  • Silent Night-Cursive
  • We Three Kings-Print
  • We Three Kings-Cursive

Literature

  • A Broken Friendship by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (print)
  • A Broken Friendship by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (cursive)
  • A Cradle Song by William Blake (print)
  • A Cradle Song by William Blake (cursive)
  • Advice to a Dog Painter by Jonathan Swift (print)
  • Advice to a Dog Painter by Jonathan Swift (cursive)
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander (Stanzas 1-4) (print and cursive)
  • Todas las cosas brillantes y bellas (All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander-Print)
  • Todas las cosas brillantes y bellas (All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander-Cursive)
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander (Stanzas 5-7) (print and cursive)
  • Animal Crackers by Christopher Morley (Print)
  • Animal Crackers by Christopher Morley (Cursive)
  • The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-Print
  • The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-Cursive
  • At the Sea-side by Robert Louis Stevenson (Print)
  • At the Sea-side by Robert Louis Stevenson (Cursive)
  • Auntie’s Skirts by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • Auntie’s Skirts by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • Autumn by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (print)
  • Autumn by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (cursive)
  • Autumn Fires by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • Autumn Fires by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • Baa, Baa Black Sheep (print)
  • Baa, Baa Black Sheep (cursive)
  • Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • A la cama en verano (Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson-Print)
  • Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • A la cama en verano (Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson-Cursive)
  • Before the Rain by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (print)
  • Before the Rain by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (cursive)
  • Bless God, He Went as Soldiers by Emily Dickinson (print)
  • Bless God, He Went as Soldiers by Emily Dickinson (cursive)
  • The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson (print)
  • The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson (cursive)
  • Caterpillar by Christina Rossetti (print)
  • Caterpillar by Christina Rossetti (cursive)
  • Children by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (print)
  • Children by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (cursive)
  • The Children’s Hour by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (print)
  • The Children’s Hour by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (cursive)
  • The Children’s Song by Rudyard Kipling (print)
  • The Children’s Song by Rudyard Kipling (cursive)
  • The Cow by Robert Louis Stevenson (Print)
  • The Cow by Robert Louis Stevenson (Cursive)
  • Cradle Song by Alfred Lord Tennyson (print)
  • Canción de Cuna (Cradle Song by Alfred Lord Tennyson-Print)
  • Cradle Song by Alfred Lord Tennyson (cursive)
  • Canción de Cuna (Cradle Song by Alfred Lord Tennyson-Cursive)
  • The Crocodile by Lewis Carroll (print)
  • The Crocodile by Lewis Carroll (cursive)
  • Daffodils by William Wordsworth (Stanzas 1-2) (print and cursive)
  • Los narcisos (Daffodils by William Wordsworth-Print)
  • Los narcisos (Daffodils by William Wordsworth-Cursive)
  • Daffodils by William Wordsworth (Stanzas 3-4) (print and cursive)
  • The Definition and Origin of Language (Excerpt) by Noah Webster (print)
  • The Definition and Origin of Language (Excerpt) by Noah Webster (cursive)
  • Dust of Snow by Robert Frost (print)
  • Dust of Snow by Robert Frost (cursive)
  • Envoy for “A Child’s Garden of Verses” by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • Envoy for “A Child’s Garden of Verses” by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • The Fox and the Goat by Aesop (print)
  • The Fox and the Goat by Aesop (cursive)
  • The Glory of the Garden by Rudyard Kipling (print)
  • The Glory of the Garden by Rudyard Kipling (cursive)
  • God Moves In A Mysterious Way by William Cowper (print)
  • God Moves In A Mysterious Way by William Cowper (cursive)
  • God’s Garden by Dorothy Frances  Gurney (a copybook)
  • Good Night and Good Morning by Richard Monckton Milnes (print)
  • Good Night and Good Morning by Richard Monckton Milnes (cursive)
  • Hush, Little Baby, a traditional lullaby (a copybook)
  • I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman (print)
  • I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman (cursive)
  • The Jackdaw and the Pigeon by Aesop (print)
  • The Jackdaw and the Pigeon by Aesop (cursive)
  • The Land of Nod by Robert Louis Stevenson, Stanzas 1&2 (print)
  • The Land of Nod by Robert Louis Stevenson, Stanzas 1&2 (cursive)
  • The Land of Nod by Robert Louis Stevenson, Stanzas 3&4 (print)
  • The Land of Nod by Robert Louis Stevenson, Stanzas 3&4 (cursive)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (excerpt) by James Fenimore Cooper (print)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (excerpt) by James Fenimore Cooper (cursive)
  • The Lion and the Mouse-an Aesop fable written in verse by Jeffrey Taylor (print)
  • The Lion and the Mouse-an Aesop fable written in verse by Jeffrey Taylor (cursive)
  • Little Things (Stanzas 1-2) by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (print)
  • Cositas (Little Things by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer-Print)
  • Little Things (Stanzas 1-2) by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (cursive)
  • Cositas (Little Things by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer-Cursive)
  • Main Street by Joyce Kilmer (print)
  • Main Street by Joyce Kilmer (cursive)
  • Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary (a copybook)
  • Memory by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (print)
  • Memory by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (cursive)
  • Money, a poem by William Henry Davies (a copybook in print and cursive)
  • The Mother Moon by Louisa May Alcott (print)
  • The Mother Moon by Louisa May Alcott (cursive)
  • My Bed is a Boat by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • My Bed is a Boat by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • My Doves by Louisa May Alcott (print)
  • My Doves by Louisa May Alcott (cursive)
  • My Kingdom by Louisa May Alcott (print)
  • My Kingdom by Louisa May Alcott (cursive)
  • My Kingdom by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • My Kingdom by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson, Stanza 1-print
  • Mi Sombra (My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson-print)
  • Mi Sombra (My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson-cursive)
  • My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson, Stanza 1-cursive
  • My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson, Stanza 2-print
  • My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson, Stanza 2-cursive
  • New Colossus (The) by Emma Lazarus (excerpt) (print and cursive)
  • Only One, a poem by George Cooper (A Beginner’s Copybook) (print and cursive)
  • The Open Boat (excerpt) by Stephen Crane-print
  • The Open Boat (excerpt) by Stephen Crane-cursive
  • Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Stanzas 1-2) (print and cursive)
  • Perhaps You’d Like to Buy a Flower by Emily Dickinson (Print)
  • Perhaps You’d Like to Buy a Flower by Emily Dickinson (Cursive)
  • Picture Books in Winter by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • Picture Books in Winter by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • Rain by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • Rain by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • The Retired Cat (Excerpt) by William Cowper (print)
  • The Retired Cat (Excerpt) by William Cowper (cursive)
  • Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (print)
  • Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (cursive)
  • Rip Van Winkle (excerpt) by Washington Irving (print)
  • Rip Van Winkle (excerpt) by Washington Irving (cursive)
  • The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost (Copybook)
  • The Rock and the Bubble by Louisa May Alcott (print)
  • The Rock and the Bubble by Louisa May Alcott (cursive)
  • Song V by Christina Rossetti (print)
  • Song V by Christina Rossetti (cursive)
  • Sonnets Are Full of Love, a poem by Christina Rossetti (a copybook) (print and cursive)
  • Spring by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (print)
  • Spring by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (cursive)
  • Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost (print)
  • Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost (cursive)
  • The Sugar-Plum Tree by Eugene Field-Print
  • The Sugar-Plum Tree by Eugene Field-Cursive
  • Suppose the Little Cowslip (Excerpt) by an unknown author (print)
  • Suppose the Little Cowslip (Excerpt) by an unknown author (cursive)
  • The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • The Thief and the Dog by Aesop-Print
  • The Thief and the Dog by Aesop-Cursive
  • The Tiger by William Blake (print)
  • The Tiger by William Blake (cursive)
  • To Market, To Market (A Beginner’s Copybook)
  • To My Mother by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • To My Mother by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • To the First Robin by Louisa May Alcott (Print)
  • Al Primer Petirrojo (To the First Robin by Louisa May Alcott-Print)
  • To the First Robin by Louisa May Alcott (Cursive)
  • Al Primer Petirrojo (To the First Robin by Louisa May Alcott-Cursive)
  • To the Sun-Dial by John Quincy Adams (print)
  • To the Sun-Dial by John Quincy Adams (cursive)
  • Trip and Go, Heave and Ho! (Copybook)
  • The Unseen Playmate by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • The Unseen Playmate by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Print)
  • The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Cursive)
  • The Wants of Man by John Quincy Adams (Print)
  • The Wants of Man by John Quincy Adams (Cursive)
  • What Makes a Dad, poem by unknown author (a copybook)
  • Whole Duty of Children by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • Whole Duty of Children by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson (print)
  • The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson (cursive)
  • The Wind and the Sun by Aesop (print)
  • The Wind and the Sun by Aesop (cursive)
  • Written in March by William Wordsworth (print)
  • Written in March by William Wordsworth (cursive)
  • Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field (Print)
  • Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field (Cursive)

Math

  • A verse on doubling numbers (print and cursive)
  • Percentages-print
  • Percentages-cursive

Nature

  • God’s Creation (print)
  • God’s Creation (cursive)
  • Nature: Trees (print)
  • Nature: Trees (cursive)

Science

  • Astronomy, Sun (print and cursive)
  • Science, Physics (print)
  • Science, Physics (cursive)

Shakespeare

  • As You Like It quote (print and cursive)
  • Words related to Henry V (print)
  • Words related to Henry V (cursive)

Songs

  • O Canada-print
  • O Canada-cursive
  • Star Spangled Banner (first verse) (print and cursive)

Sports

  • Baseball, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (print and cursive)
  • Llevame al Partido de Beisbol (Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer-Print)
  • Llevame al Partido de Beisbol (Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer-Cursive)
  • Hockey (print and cursive)

U.S. Presidents

  • George Washington-print
  • George Washington-cursive
  • The Wants of Man by John Quincy Adams (Print)
  • The Wants of Man by John Quincy Adams (Cursive)
  • Andrew Jackson-print
  • Andrew Jackson-cursive
  • Abraham Lincoln-print
  • Abraham Lincoln-cursive
  • Chester A. Arthur Speech Regarding Central American Canal (print)
  • Chester A. Arthur Speech Regarding Central American Canal (cursive)
  • Theodore Roosevelt-print
  • Theodore Roosevelt-cursive
  • Citizenship in a Republic (excerpt) by President Theodore Roosevelt (print)
  • Citizenship in a Republic (excerpt) by President Theodore Roosevelt (cursive)
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt-print
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt-cursive
  • President Truman’s Speech Announcing the Surrender of Germany May 8, 1945 (Excerpt) (print)
  • President Truman’s Speech Announcing the Surrender of Germany May 8, 1945 (Excerpt) (cursive)

World History

  • Ancient Egypt (print and cursive)
  • France (print and cursive)
  • “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” by Sir Winston Churchill (print)
  • “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” by Sir Winston Churchill (cursive)
  • Words related to Alexander the Great (print)
  • Words related to Alexander the Great (cursive)

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