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♦ COURSE PLAN ♦
English Grammar Grade 1
COURSE PLAN METHODOLOGY: English I is the book used for this English Grammar course. Each weekly assignment is summarized in the first line of the week’s daily course plan. The specific daily assignments are outlined in the following lines indicated by the MON, TUES, WED, and THUR abbreviations.
Kolbe Academy has worked diligently to create the best possible course plans with the home schooling family in mind. Remember, however, that our program is intended to be flexible. Per the principle of subsidiarity, these course plans are a suggested course of study. As the teacher, you should adapt and modify these course plans to meet the individual learning needs of your child. Do not feel obligated to follow these course plans exactly.
♦♦♦ FIRST QUARTER ♦♦♦
WEEK 1 – 9 DO NOT BEGIN ENGLISH GRAMMAR UNTIL SECOND QUARTER.
Use this time for extra work in the memorization of phonograms.
♦♦♦ SECOND QUARTER ♦♦♦
Page 1 – 4
If the child is reading, begin English I this week. Have the student look through the book. Explain that all of the pictures are of angels. Review what was taught in religion about the angels.
Page 1. Have the student print his name in the space. Point out that the first letter of each name begins with a capital letter. Explain that those are his initials. Give examples of the initials of members of your family. Have the student print his initials in the spaces. Draw a picture in the space provided. Page 2. Review the alphabet. Identify and explain what vowels are and that every word must have a vowel. The letter “y” is used as a vowel when it has the long “e”, the short “i”, and the long “i” sounds, such as in baby, gym, and try. Explain partner letters and have the student complete the work on this page. Page 3. Read the poem to the student for enjoyment. This is a good poem to memorize and recite for family and friends. The author is Wanda Gag. Point out the rhyming words, and explain that rhyming words have the same ending sounds. Page 4. Antonym is a big word, but children love to learn big new words. If given simplified terms and then asked to learn the correct words later, the student has to “unlearn” what has been taught. Play a game with new words and make sure the student can tell you the meanings. Repetition at this age is very important. Antonyms are word opposites. Go over the sets of antonyms with the student. Ask if he can give you examples of other antonyms.
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