What are your homeschooling plans for December? Do you incorporate the holidays into your "schoolwork"? Or do you add holiday activities on top of your regular work? After years of homeschooling, I've learned that to truly enjoy the season, our family needs to keep things simple in our homeschool. Instead of adding on our Christmas books and crafts and Christmas card writing to our already busy days, we weave our days around these.
A couple weeks ago, I shared my free-write prompts for the holidays. To round out our language arts study for the month, I've created Christmas Copywork. It is based on the books Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. We'll also be using the Brave Writer Boomerang Guide for A Christmas Carol. With these three books, everyone in our family will have festive copywork to complete throughout the month of December.
The links to download 25 Fun & Festive Free-write Prompts and Christmas Copywork for the Whole Family is at the bottom of this page.
If you want to know more about copywork and dictation, pop over to bravewriter.com and check out the webinar devoted to the topic.
Here's a list of what is covered for each book:
Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia:
pronouns, spelling pattern /ed/, using question marks
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever:
apostrophes & contractions, dialogue, spelling compound words, semicolons, compound sentences, using dashes
A Christmas Carol:
Head over to the Brave Writer store to read more about the guide for this book.