Grade 1

  • Learning to Read

    Sunrise 2nd Edition

    This thorough course makes it easy for you to guide students into the world of reading. Mastering phonics not only helps student succeed with first-grade work but also lays a solid foundation for lifelong learning.

    Learning to Read teaches all consonants sounds, consonant digraphs, long and short vowels, most two-letter vowel sounds, and many sight words. It integrates handwriting, spelling, and listening skills to create a complete language program for beginners. View the course scope and sequence.

    Each sound is introduced with a picture card followed by a story and a fun rhyme about the picture and new sound.

    Christian Light Language Arts 1 is integrated with this course. Students begin the Language Arts 101 LightUnit when they begin Learning to Read LightUnit 105 Lesson 5. After completing Learning to Read, students are ready for Reading 1. The introduction to the Teacher’s Guide includes an overview of the integration on page xv.

    The optional Training LightUnit and CD may be helpful for anyone unfamiliar with teaching phonics.

  • Reading

    Sunrise 2nd Edition

    Reading 1 is a 12-week course that follows Learning to Read, Christian Light’s first-grade phonics course.

    The stories and poems in the reader I Wonder develop reading skills while building character. Stories are illustrated with colorful artwork and teach honesty, good habits, thankfulness, and trust.

    After reading each story, students complete the exercises in the LightUnits. Students may do some exercises independently. Self checks and tests measure the student’s mastery of the material.

    The course consists of five LightUnits, a hardcover reader, and a Teacher’s Guide.  View the course scope and sequence.

     

  • Bible

    Sunrise Edition

    Children love the great Bible stories of our amazing God and His people! Bible 1 familiarizes students with significant Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments. Each lesson has two pages and focuses on one of God’s attributes seen in the story.

    The first page is a simply written Bible story that students will be able to return to and enjoy rereading as their reading abilities increase. The Teacher’s Guide includes an expanded version of the story. The second page of the lesson contains an activity such as coloring, finding hidden pictures, solving mazes or puzzles, numbering events in order, cutting and pasting, or matching.

    Bible 1 can be used as a devotional two or three times a week. The course includes no quizzes or tests. Students can enjoy learning Bible stories and truths without academic pressure or a heavy workload.

    This course consists of five LightUnit workbooks and one Teacher’s Guide. View the course scope and sequence.

  • Language Arts

    Sunrise 2nd Edition

    Language Arts 1 teaches grammar, punctuation, communication skills, writing, spelling, and penmanship. Students expand their phonetic skills as they learn about vowel sets, consonant and vowel blends, consonant digraphs, prefixes, and suffixes. They work with words, phrases, and sentences.

    Language Arts 1 correlates with Learning to Read and Reading 1. Students begin Language Arts LightUnit 101 when they begin Learning to Read LightUnit 105 Lesson 5. Penmanship exercises begin in Language Arts LightUnit 105, and spelling begins in LightUnit 106. LightUnits 107-110 include creative writing exercises.

    The course consists of ten LightUnit workbooks and a Teacher’s Guide. Phonics cards (available in two sizes) are a valuable teaching tool for introducing and reviewing phonics sounds.

    View the course scope and sequence.

  • Math

    Sunrise Edition

    Sunrise Math 1 lays a solid foundation for learning math throughout the student’s school years. Interspersed with basic number skills are forays into geometry, our money system, mental math, and number patterns. Practical story problems with a Biblical worldview relate math to real life. The U.S. and metric measurement systems are emphasized equally. Daily speed drills, oral drills, and flash card exercises help cement addition/subtraction facts from 1-18. Concepts are tested only after being reviewed for five days or more.

    The course consists of ten LightUnit workbooks, two Teacher’s Guides, Addition & Subtraction Flash Cards, My Counting Book, and the Counting Chart.

    View the course scope and sequence. A Canadian version of the course is available here.

  • Science

    Sunrise Edition

    Science 1 gives students a basic understanding of the natural world, covering topics such as weather and seasons, energy, personal health, pet care, and music. Each lesson contains two to four pages of activities.

    Science 1 is an optional supplemental course. The course consists of five LightUnit workbooks and a Teacher’s Guide.

    101 Seeing and Feeling

    102 You and Your Pets

    103 God’s Beautiful World

    104 The Earth and Energy

    105 Music and Science

    The LightUnits do not build on each other and may be used in any order. As a five-LightUnit course, Science 1 takes only one semester to complete if you have class every day. Students will need more teacher involvement earlier in the school year than if the course is completed later in the school year. View the course scope and sequence.

  • Social Studies

    Sunrise Edition

    Social Studies 1 develops the concept of communities. First graders learn about families, courtesy, communication, community living, and a bit of North American history.

    Social Studies 1 is an optional supplemental course. The course consists of five LightUnit workbooks and a teacher’s guide.

    101: You Can Communicate

    102: My Family and Feelings

    103: North America and Its People

    104: My School and Community

    105: The World and You

    The LightUnits do not build on each other and may be used in any order. As a five-LightUnit course, Social Studies 1 takes only one semester to complete if you have class every day. If the course is used early in the school year, more teacher involvement is required. View the course scope and sequence.

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