Charlotte Mason taught that a child learns grammar (capitalization, punctuation, spelling, etc.) best by doing copywork - that is copying over selections from fine literature into a notebook. The child is forced to pay attention to the details of writing, and corrects his work when through, by comparing it to the original. Sounds too easy? We have used these principles in our homeschool, and they work!
The books listed here are some that we have found excellent for copywork purposes. The selections are short enough, yet are worthwhile writing. Most are classics, and are full of wisdom. We have arranged them beginning with books for younger children's use. This is flexible, however, as many have been used by other ages as well, but it will give you a guide if you are dealing with only one age group.