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The Basic Skills Book: What Your Child Should Learn in Grades 1-8
The Basic Skills Book What Your Child Should Learn in Grades 1-8 Author:Susan Fernald This Basic Skills Book was compiled from several different sources to serve you in three different ways. First, it will help you in establishing your student's course of study and was designed to use in conjunction with our publication, A Christian Home Educator's Typical Course of Study. — It should help you determine which skills your curriculu... more »m or course of study is covering and which ones you may wnat to incorporate into your program. It is very comparable to the basic skills that most public and private schools attempt to cover for grades 1-8. As with any continuum; which is a list of skills as they "continue", or build on one another, throughout your child's school years, this one is not inclusive nor could it be. It should, however, more than cover the "basics" quite thoroughly. You can easily check off each skill as it is covered in your program.
Secondly, it provides a handy "checklist" for those parents who enjoy creative approaches to teaching various concepts without necessarily using a programmed curriculum or text books. By covering these skills at each level, a variety of teaching tools can be used to introduce or teach any of the skills listed. We strongly encourage an informal approach to academics in the early years; don't let a checklist create a "classroom" at your kitchen table.
Lastly, the list serves as a progress report for evaluating your students performance in the area of basic skills. Simply notate the appropriate space for each skill with a checkmark, initials, or the date as it is introduced, taught, and then mastered.« less