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.
Recommended Age Range: Kindergarten, Early Elementary
Time Required: 1 minute
Cost: Free printable
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
Charlotte Mason Learning
Reading & Writing Activities for Kids
Best Books for Kids
Thank you so much from a kindergarten teacher! :)
No problem! I hope it’s useful for your class! Let me know if you have other suggestions for stuff I can make. :)
Thank you so much! We are starting to do copy work this year and this is perfect and you made it so easy! What a gift!
You’re so sweet! And very welcome. :)
Thank you so much, I feel this will help my Granddaughter as she is beginning Kindergarten.
I’m so glad. I wish her the best of luck in her writing efforts. :)
I have been looking for 20 min. and this is the first I found without the watermark. so THANK YOU. We also are trying copywork and I enjoy Julie Bogart’s stuff too : )
Haha, I’m glad you appreciate the struggle I went though too. :)
Thank you so much! my son is delayed in writing and its hard to find good paper for him to use, having a good page to print will be invaluable.
I’m so glad it will be useful to you! :)
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Can I just say how much I appreciate your entire blog of information and free printables. I’m a stay at home mom who is currently breaking the bank because my kids don’t have their technology from school, and it’s Montessori learning, so everything is hands on. I’m actually spending more money and time making their essentials than I am teaching them and it’s exhausting. So from one exhausted mom to another, THANK YOU.
Hi, Mariah! I am so glad you are able to use some of my resources. :) I hope you are able to get a break soon!