Copywork is commonly used in some homeschooling circles. Basically it is a child copying words, sentences, or a passage into a separate book to practice handwriting, grammar, and sentence structure. While I don’t use copywork for grammar or sentence structure, I do use it for handwriting practice. I do use the Italic Handwriting program for both of my boys, but about once a week I have them do some copywork. My second grader gets his reading book and chooses any sentence he wants to copy down in his copywork book. I give my son a page with a couple lines printed from his reading book. I leave a line blank underneath for him to copy.
Here he is copying the sentences.
It is a pretty simple exercise. You can make the copywork as short or as long as your child needs. Although I use a regular handwriting curriculum, I enjoy connecting subject matter when I can.