- learn hymn words
- practice neat handwriting
- meditate on new word’s meanings
- express personal faith
- practice short sweet writing lessons daily
- memorize a weekly recitation
- encourage personal response to hymns
Keeping short lessons in mind, try Charlotte Mason’s approach to teaching neat handwriting ~
- Once your child knows how to form all his letters ( use a laminated handwriting chart for simple, easy lessons), let him transcribe/copy a line/ short section of the hymn each day
- Copy a verse each week until he has copied the hymn in full.
- Young children may manage just one line each day and complete a verse in the week
- Encourage your child to memorize the verse he copied ~ read it aloud daily and recite it at the end of the week.
- Discuss and look up new words, write meanings in their personal dictionary or hymn page (we use Jimmie’s Collage hymn pages).
- Encourage a personal response to the hymn.
- Play the hymn while the child writes out the verse.
- Write a personal response to the writing prompt for each hymn at the bottom of the page.
Our Hymn Schedule for 2012 covers 1 hymn for each month.
Here’s your free downloads ~
- Hymns 2012 Copywork dotted lines~ dotted lined pages for young writers –
- Hymns 2012 Copywork~ lined pages with personal response or discussion questions.