What to Teach Your 1st Grader
A scope and sequence plan (what to teach and when to teach it) is a guideline for core skills. There are hundreds of programs and publishing companies out there to deliberate over. Having a list of skills gives you, the teacher, an end goal and the freedom to get there the best way for you and your student.
This booklet is designed for the first-grade level but be aware that rarely in my 38 years of teaching, have I met a child that is a first grader across the board. They may instead be an advanced reader competent at an 3rd grade reading level but struggling to complete kindergarten math or the other way around. Knowing that, you can spend less time on building reading skills and more time teaching math. Individualizing is one of the greatest benefits of overseeing your child’s education whether they are homeschooled, public or private schooled. If you child is advanced you can order the next level up and if they are behind, order the next lower grade.
Overall, these lists were built to ease your mind when it comes to either evaluating where your child is at compared to the ‘norm’ (if there is such a thing), and to equip you with a lesson plan that keeps you on track for grade level testing.
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