Homeschool Lesson Plan: Reading, Language and Writing
As I have said in my previous post, we are doing an Independent Homeschooling Program. I made our own curriculum based on different books that I have borrowed from my nephews and nieces when they were Preschoolers and with the help of my son’s therapists.
My main goal this year is for Ren to develop more of his fine motor skills through writing. He now knows how to spell and write letters but unfortunately, he is still struggling on the spacing and folowing the blue-red-blue lines on the writing pad. I have noticed that he is overwhelmed looking at all the lines at the writing pad.
I am glad that his therapist suggested to make our own line on a blank paper, and do it one at a time.
Connecting broken lines (standing and sleeping) needs not to be boring so his father drew objects that goes together, to make it more fun.
You may notice that his name is at the bottom, it is because he doesn’t like writing his name. We usually spend more time writing his name than answering the worksheets.
I don’t want to push him to write his name frequently so we just start at the easy to write letters (standing and sleeping lines) like E, F, H, I, L, T and then with letters with slanting line like A, K, M, N, V, W, X, Y, Z
When he doesn’t like it, I let him write what he wants to write, like this one:
We also do imitations. He cannot avoid going beyond the line when coloring, so we color together to show him how is it done.
That’s what I like about homeschooling, we can customize the lessons based on the weaknesses and strengths of the child.
Ren is very good in reading. He can read like a Grade 1 students, he knows the pattern of every words. So I skipped the phonetics subject. Instead, we are focusing on his comprehension skills. Yes he can read, but that doesn’t mean he understands what he reads.
There are lots of storybooks available in the market, but I can’t find something that is easy to understand and not that complicated.
So, here is what we did. We usually do our storytelling based on the things we did that day. It is also one way to exercise his imagination, recalling and cognitive skills to understand the what, where and who questions. He can’t answer the why questions yet.
Example: Mama and Ren went to Jollibee. We went there by riding a Jeep. We ordered chicken, burger, and juice. Ren ate the chicken while mama ate the burger. We both drank juice. Then we went back home.
- Where did Mama and Ren go? – Jollibee
- What transportation did we ride on? – Jeep
- What did Ren eat? – Chicken
- Who ate the burger? – Mama
- Where did Mama and Ren go after eating at Jollibee? – go back home
Also, I taught him things like what things would usually go together.
and parts of the house and it’s uses.
next time, I will post our Math and other activities.
As I have said, I am an teaching my son independently, if you have any suggestions and recommend other activities, please don’t hesitate to post it in the comment box. I will appreciate it so much.
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