First Grade Language Arts Lesson Plan

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Twenty-five years in the making, I present to you my lesson plans. These brand new lessons plans are born from the experience I have obtained in reviewing thousands of books and consulting with hundreds of families over these past twenty five  years. I  have successfully graduated all seven of my children from my very real and not perfect homeschool. All seven have graduated from college too! They are now contributing  their talents to the world.

We heartily believe in homeschooling as a viable and preferable way to educate.  

 "Grateful for the experience to tailor each child’s curriculum to meet their individual needs we want to pass on the blessings we have gained. In an effort to help parents customize their child’s curriculum we offer individual subject lesson plans.  We often had to tweak lesson plans to move ahead in some subjects while slowing down in others. By having them laid out by subject you will find more options to pick and choose from, to find what works best matching curriculum to each child’s learning style and stage of development."   ---Paola Ciskanik

Since we are at the beginning stages of language development in first grade, it is important to move slowly with great success. If a child feels a sense of success with learning to read, memorize poetry and even write well, they will most likely be lifelong learners!

Reading books opens the world for a child, to exercise their minds, to imagine, to dream and to reflect. It is equally important to find time to read aloud as a family and for your children to see you reading.

I have included poetry and drama in these lessons at an appropriate level as we feel strongly that they are necessary foundations in the development of language skills. This lesson plan also introduces handwriting in doable, gentle lessons.