Individual Studies: Lesson Plans for Grade 1

Individual Studies: Lesson Plans for Grade 1

A Year of Language Arts, Math, Science

by Sonya Shafer
Spiralbound, 96 pages
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The convenient tips, reminders, and pre-planned schedule in this book make it simple to guide your first-grade student using Charlotte Mason’s effective methods.

These Individual Studies will

  • Keep lessons varied, focused, and of appropriate length.
  • Emphasize the cultivation of good habits in school work.
  • Encourage growth in language arts through living books and literature.
  • Guide you in science through nature study, living books, and other resources.
  • Allow you to use the math curriculum of your choice.
  • Provide a thorough education at an enjoyable pace.

Book List for Individual Studies, Grade 1

Select Track A or Track B

Since students at this young age vary greatly in readiness for reading and writing, Individual Studies, Grade 1, offers two tracks of reading and writing plans: A and B. Select the track that best fits your student and follow that track’s plans throughout the year.

Track A

For students who are just starting out to learn to read and write. They know the letters and the sounds and have done some word building with short vowels, long vowels, and a few blends. They may or may not know how to write the letters.

Track B

For students who can already read many words and short sentences and can print letters but need more practice reading and writing to gain fluency.

[SCM]: Available from SCM
[Exodus]: Available from Exodus

Reading and Writing

Since students at this young age vary greatly in readiness for reading and writing, Individual Studies, Grade 1, offers two tracks of reading and writing plans: A and B. Select the track that best fits your student and follow that track’s plans throughout the year.

Track A—For students who are just starting out to learn to read and write. They know the letters and the sounds and have done some word building with short vowels, long vowels, and a few blends. They may or may not know how to write the letters. See above for Track A book list.

Track B—For students who can already read many words and short sentences and can print letters but need more practice reading and writing to gain fluency. See above for Track B book list.

Science

Use any of the SCM living science courses—such as Outdoor Secrets with The Outdoor Secrets CompanionThe Pond and Stream Companion, or Learning about Birds with Thornton Burgess—and feel free to combine your children in grades 1–6. These plans will remind you when to do the next science lesson and keep you moving at an enjoyable pace, with some catch-up days included. Journaling a Year in Nature is recommended for nature study.

Math

Lessons include reminders to work on your choice of math curriculum. SCM recommends (of course!) The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series, Book 1.

Sample Schedule

The lesson plans in Individual Studies, Grade 1, are very doable. Your weekly schedule would look something like this:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  Math (15–20 min.) Math (15–20 min.)

 

Science (15–20 min.)

Math (15–20 min.) Math (15–20 min.)

 

Science (15–20 min.)

Math (15–20 min.)

 

Nature Study

A Delightful Reading
(10–15 min.)

 

Delightful Handwriting(5 min.)

Delightful Handwriting
(5 min.)

 

First Steps (10–15 min.)

Delightful Reading
(10–15 min.)
Delightful Handwriting
(5 min.)

 

First Steps (10–15 min.)

Delightful Reading
(10–15 min.)
B Copybook Reader(5 min.) Copybook Reader(5 min.) Copybook Reader(5 min.)

 

Busy Times(10–15 min.)

Copybook Reader(5 min.) Busy Times(10–15 min.)

Keep It Simple

Combine these Individual Studies with the family-combined History Studies and Enrichment Studies for a complete Charlotte Mason curriculum plan!

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