I love pumpkins. Let me count the ways:
- Pumpkin bread.
- Pumpkin muffins.
- Pumpkin pie.
- And especially pumpkin cookies.
I also love the pumpkin patch.
- Pumpkin picking.
- Pumpkin carving.
- All the pumpkin things!
And it’s almost pumpkin time.
And since it’s almost time for all the pumpkin things, it’s also time for some pumpkin copywork.
What’s Included in the Pumpkin Sentences Copywork?
These simple sentences are for the younger crew.
This set includes eight pages in color and eight pages in black and white. Simply choose the set you want before you print.
How to Use the Pumpkin Copywork
Each page has a pumpkin sentence included. Encourage your student to:
- Read the sentence.
- Trace the outline.
- Trace the dotted words.
- Write the sentence on their own!
When I consider copywork exercises, my motto is “Quality over quantity.” One page of copywork per day is plenty.
Use This Copywork To Teach Parts of Speech
After your student has finished the handwriting, you can use the sentences to introduce a few parts of speech.
Start with nouns (person, place, thing, idea). Can your student find the noun? It’s pumpkin. (Pumpkin is the noun in every single sentence in the set!)
Circle the noun. (I used green. Whichever color you choose, stick with it for the entire pack.)
If your student is ready, you can continue the same concept with verbs. I used a red marker and two lines to show the verb. In this pack of sentences, all the verbs are action verbs. Ask your student to find the action word.
If you want, use this as an opportunity to reinforce that every sentence should have a noun (subject) and a verb. This makes a sentence complete.
Each sentence also includes an adjective (a word to describe the noun). Can your student find the adjective? In this sentence, the adjective is strong. I circled it with a yellow marker.
Remember, the key is a simple introduction not a crazed mastery.
You can simply use the sentences for tracing if your student isn’t ready for grammar. (Read more about my thoughts on young students and grammar.)
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