One Ring to rule them all,
one Ring to bind find them,
one Ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them
Who doesn't know what that is from?
Anyhow, Catherine was delighted and copied it down quickly. I have hidden motives of course. If she's doing copywork I figure she can't help but get more familiar with spelling and since her spelling is absolutely horrible, that's a good thing.
After that, the activity seemed to grow. There was a space for a picture so Catherine drew one. She planned it out on scrap paper and designed it to reflect the mood of the quote. Then I had another idea. Why not copy the lines again but this time find the verbs and substitute other, sillier verbs? Then draw a picture that reflected the different mood of the result? She thought that sounded like fun.
We haven't got to the second part yet though. I have to make a run for the laundromat to dry clothes (It's been three days of rain now and I have no dryer) but she'll finish it up this afternoon. It's got me wondering if that might be a good repeat activity. Find a quote for copywork, have her do it then have her do it again after isolating one part of speech and replacing it. We can cover handwriting, punctuation, spelling, grammar and art all in one activity.