Language Arts 1 Parent Kit
In 1st grade, skills introduced in previous years (phonics/reading, optional cursive, poetry, and vocabulary skills) are enriched with creative writing and sentence-level mechanics, weekly spelling tests, and oral reading. Parent Kits include full lesson plans, answer keys, and level-based required materials. Program requires both Parent and Child Kits.
Keep your homeschool on track and organized with the Grade 1 Language Arts Parent Kit. The kit contains 170 days of easy-to-use lesson plans for each language arts subject, a copy of the student textbook with answers, teaching aids, and answer keys for all tests—5 items total. Combine with the Grade 1 Language Arts Child Kit (sold separately) to confidently teach language arts from a biblical worldview. Also see “Companion Materials” for extra teaching helps.
* Clear and easy. You can do it! We have the materials you need and show you how to use them. You will appreciate the detailed lesson guides that save hours of planning. Each lesson includes points for preparation and teaching procedure. The lesson plans are full of practical tips for effectively teaching concepts and reviewing skills for mastery.
* Spiral reinforcement of learning. There is no time to forget when your child receives regular review and practice as each new concept is built on the old. This reinforcing and building of concepts and skills in a spiral progression throughout the year—and from grade to grade in the Abeka curriculum!—puts learning into long-term memory. Your child will know it!
* Proven success. You want methods and materials that work. See your child achieve the academic excellence and moral character that will leave him equipped for life. Over one million children develop into lifelong learners with Abeka every year.
* Flexibility. Life happens—sickness, special visits from relatives. You have the flexibility to arrange the year’s 170 lesson days to allow for life’s interruptions.
* Adaptability to your child’s needs. Abeka's packaging makes sure that you are not paying for more than you need. The subjects in Grade 1 Language Arts can be taught in approximately 70 minutes, but you can adjust the pacing for your child’s independent study and practice if necessary.
In Abeka® Language Arts 1st grade, skills introduced in previous years (phonics/reading, optional cursive, poetry, and vocabulary skills) are enriched with creative writing and sentence-level mechanics, weekly spelling tests, and oral reading. A complete Language Arts program requires both a Child and a Parent Kit. Child Kits contain the texts, readers, and all essential materials. Parent Kits include full lesson plans, answer keys, and level-based required materials. Additional lesson plans, student consumables, and reinforcement/enrichment ELA items are available on the Rainbow Resource website.
The Abeka® distinctives start very early and flow through all levels, such as a cursive-first handwriting approach (starts in K and reviewed up to 6), thorough grammar (with diagramming), foundation-based composition skills (begins in 1st grade) and listening/speaking skills (including reading aloud and poetry memorization). All with Christian, patriotic-focused content in a spiral format with detailed teacher instruction. In 1st grade, skills introduced in previous years (phonics/reading, optional cursive, poetry, and vocabulary skills) are enriched with creative writing and sentence-level mechanics, weekly spelling tests, and oral reading. In Grade 2, transition to reading comprehension and beginning literature analysis occurs. Grade 3 begins the four-pronged emphasis of reading skills (analysis & discussion), writing (academic & creative), spelling/poetry, and grammar. Grade 4 (Level A) adds speed reading, the writing process, researching, and diagramming. Students refine all skills in Grade 5 (B), aiming for varied reading and writing (emphasizing research skills), as they head for Grade 6 (C), which cements the elementary skills in preparation for Abeka® upper-level courses.
Language arts programs listed in this section cover most areas of language arts (reading/literature, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting) in one curriculum, although some skill areas may be covered with less intensity than a focused, stand-alone course.