A Child’s Copybook Reader, Volume 1

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This reader and copybook in one gives your student practice in reading and review by writing. A great way to help your beginning reader gain fluency and confidence! (Grades 1–3) See full description →

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A reader and copybook in one!

Now you can use the same beautiful passages for both reading and printing practice! A Child’s Copybook Reader, Volume 1, reinforces your child’s beginning reading skills and instills confidence through using the same words for copywork. All in one convenient book!

  • Quality selections add interest to reading and copying sessions.—Both you and your child will enjoy All Things Bright and Beautiful (poem) and The Frogs and the Well (Aesop’s fable).
  • A gentle approach encourages continued practice reading and printing.—Each reading selection is broken into smaller segments, like stanzas or paragraphs, to help your student focus on any new words in short lessons.
  • Built-in review increases word retention and reading fluency.—All of the words are reviewed as your student copies each reading segment in his best handwriting. Plus, the entire reading selection is presented later in the book for your child to read all the way through with confidence and expression.
  • The clean, spacious design promotes good handwriting.—Each copywork page provides lots of room for beginning writers and a beautiful model to copy, so your student can see what is expected of him and put forth his best effort. And the book lies flat to accommodate either left- or right-handed writers.

Available in Zaner Bloser and D’Nealian styles.

Beginning Reading and Writing Series

Delightful ReadingDelightful HandwritingA Child's Copybook ReaderPrint to CursiveHymns in Prose

Additional information

Weight.45 lbs
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × 0.26 in

Writing Style

D’Nealian, Zaner Bloser




E-book, Stapled


Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

Lesson Plan

Individual Studies, Grade 1, Individual Studies, Grade 2

3 reviews for A Child’s Copybook Reader, Volume 1

  1. Arline

    My only reason for a low rating is that there is one stanza in the poem “All Things Bright and Beautify,” that is unnecessary and should be taken out. It is neither beautiful nor helpful in viewing people rightly.

    The rich man in his castle,
    The poor man at his gate,
    God made them high and lowly,
    And ordered their estate.

    Our family was appalled and skipped this portion, and we will not be using this copybook reader again.

    • Doug Smith

      I’m sorry that you found the old hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful in our book A Child’s Copybook Reader, Volume 1 troubling.

      I can see how it might be uncomfortable in our modern, American, politically-correct sensibilities of today, which is likely why some publications have left that stanza out. However, it is based on biblical truth and may have come from from 1 Samuel 2:7, where it says that “The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.”

      We may ask, “How could a good and loving God allow someone to be poor, let alone put someone in that position?” But there are many examples of God directing the lives of people for His own purposes (John 9:3, Exodus 9:16, Romans 9:14).

      When it comes to wealth and poverty, part of our error is in assuming that rich equals good and poor equals bad.

      God holds the wealthy accountable for using what He has given them for good and caring for the poor (1 Timothy 6:17-19). Wealth can also be a curse with spiritual consequences (1 Timothy 6:10, Matthew 19:23-24, Mark 4:18, Psalm 52:6-7, James 5:1-3, Psalm 62:10). And poverty can have benefits (Proverbs 28:6).

      God is more concerned with our spiritual condition and our fitness for eternity than our position in this life (Matthew 6:19-21, Romans 8:18).

      God has sovereignty over the affairs of people and uses both wealth and poverty to shape people for His purposes. There is comfort and beauty in knowing that God has created us, cares for us, molds us through our circumstances and trials, gives hope for those who endure in Christ, and ultimately brings eternal justice.

  2. Kyla

    I am so happy with this book. My daughter loves it and her handwriting is excelling! I love the content. This book is very well done. Thank you for taking the time to put together this book for the good of my children! Very happy with my purchase. Don’t hesitate buying this book, spend the money. It is worth it!

  3. Sarah

    I’m currently using this with my 7 year old son and its perfect for his needs, highly recommend this!

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