I just started a “Charlotte Mason”-esque copywork program with my 6 year old that requires him to copy short passages from books we’ve read. (It’s called A Quiver of Arrows (not sponsored) and so far we’re loving it, in case you’re interested.) Since he’s never done copywork before, I thought it would be easiest if I printed out some of the standard 2-solid-lines-with-a-dashed-line-in-the-middle ruled paper for him to start with. I am SURE that this paper exists all over the internet, but my brief attempts at finding something quickly and easily did not work out the way I was hoping. I didn’t really want to give anyone my email address just for some lined paper and I also didn’t like the watermarks that were in the writing area of some of these pages. I didn’t want to mar my son’s masterpiece with a logo.
After about 10 minutes, I decided it would be easier to just make what I was looking for. As usual, this took a little longer than I was planning as well, but in the end, here is some free, unmarked, no-email-required, printable, lined paper for young writers (maybe kindergarten through second grade…I don’t know, we’re not there yet. When do kids transition to wide-ruled?) There are 4 different options. I made them in vertical and horizontal, because after I made it vertical, my 6 year old informed me that it would make more sense to make the paper go the other way so he could fit more words per line. Also, I decided my initial attempt had lines that were not quite big enough for him, so we’ll graduate to the smaller version eventually.
Print out the version you desire as many times as you want:
Free Printable Unmarked Lined Paper
Bigger Lines – Horizontal
Bigger Lines – Vertical
Smaller Lines – Horizontal
Smaller Lines – Vertical