Homeschooling: Choosing the Subjects You Will Teach in a School Year
|Kindergarten-2nd Grade||Reading/Phonics |
|3rd-5th Grade||English |
|5th-8th Grade||English |
In addition to these basic subjects, you might want to add more subjects to suit your and your children's interests and values. For example, you might want to include Bible study on your agenda.
As you can see in the table, basic topics are general. After you have selected the basic topics, you can break them down into more detail, usually by grade level. For example, you should teach math at every grade level. Each year, the student progresses in difficulty as shown in the following progression from kindergarten through the third grade:
- Kindergarten: numbers, counting, simple addition
- First grade: simple addition and subtraction
- Second grade: multiplication, division, simple word problems
- Third grade: more advanced operations, charts, and graphs
Your goal in this part of the planning process should be to develop the list of topics that you will teach each student in the coming year. A simple example is shown.
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Reproduced from Absolute Beginner's Guide to Homeschooling, by Brad Miser, by permission of Pearson Education. Copyright © 2005 by Que Publishing. Please visit http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0789732777 to order your own copy.