Free Curriculum Plan: Individual Graded Subjects

Select math, science, and language arts for each student.

Here are our suggestions for math, science, and language arts for each grade. Feel free to mix and match between grades’ suggestions in order to best accommodate your individual child’s level in each subject. Be sure to see the additional notes at the bottom of this page on choosing materials for these subjects.

Grade 1

Individual Studies for Grade 1 will give you day-by-day lessons using the resources below.

Math

Science

Language Arts

Young students vary widely in readiness for reading and writing, so we offer options. Select the one track (A or B) that best reflects your student’s progress in reading and writing skills.

  • Oral narration
  • Track A (for students who are just starting out to learn to read and write. They know the letters and the sounds and have done some word building with short vowels, long vowels, and a few blends. They may or may not know how to write the letters.)
  • Track B (for students who can already read many words and short sentences and can print letters but need more practice reading and writing to gain fluency)

Grade 2

Individual Studies for Grade 2 will give you day-by-day lessons using the resources below.

Math

Science

Language Arts

Young students vary widely in readiness for reading and writing, so we offer options. Select the one track (A or B) that best reflects your student’s progress in reading and writing skills.

Grade 3

Individual Studies for Grade 3 will give you day-by-day lessons using the resources below.

Math

Science

Language Arts

Young students vary widely in readiness for reading and writing, so we offer options. Select the one track (A or B) that best reflects your student’s progress in reading and writing skills.

Grade 4

Individual Studies for Grade 4 will give you day-by-day lessons using the resources below.

Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 5


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Science

Language Arts

Grade 6


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Science

Language Arts

Grade 7


Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 8


Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 9


Math

Science

Language Arts

  • Spelling Wisdom, Book 4, Exercises 1–70 (with grammar reviews)
  • (optional) Analytical Grammar’s Research Paper Course (now included in Beyond the Book Report #3)
  • Book of Mottoes
  • Require oral and written narrations; throughout the year work on expository and descriptive styles; include story, poetry, letter, script forms, and drawing diagrams to support written work

Grade 10


Math

Science

Language Arts

  • Spelling Wisdom, Book 4, Exercises 71–140 (with grammar reviews)
  • (optional) Analytical Grammar’s Literary Essay Course (now included in Beyond the Book Report #3)
  • Book of Mottoes
  • Require oral and written narrations; throughout the year work on expository, descriptive, and persuasive styles; include story, poetry, letter, script, and essay forms, and drawing diagrams to support written work

Grade 11


Math

Science

Language Arts

  • Spelling Wisdom, Book 5, Exercises 1–70 (with grammar reviews)
  • Book of Mottoes
  • Require oral and written narrations; throughout the year work on expository, descriptive, and persuasive styles; include story, poetry, letter, script, essay, and dialogue forms, and drawing diagrams to support written work

Grade 12


Math

Science

Language Arts

  • Spelling Wisdom, Book 5, Exercises 71–140 (with grammar reviews)
  • Book of Mottoes
  • Require oral and written narrations; throughout the year work on expository, descriptive, and persuasive styles; include story, poetry, letter, script, essay, and dialogue forms, and drawing diagrams to support written work

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Notes on Math, Science, and Language Arts

Math

Charlotte Mason used manipulatives to teach math. She emphasized the importance of “things” before “symbols.” She also wanted the children to have a good understanding of why they would perform a certain math function, not just how to perform it. The book Mathematics: An Instrument for Living Teaching will give you all the details on how Charlotte approached math. You can also see live demonstrations of her methods for elementary arithmetic on the 2-DVD set, Charlotte Mason’s Living Math: A Guided Journey.

So choose a math curriculum that uses manipulatives and includes the Why behind the How. Word problems are a great way to explore the Why. Keep lessons short; you can do two shorter lessons at separate times throughout the day if you need to.

Not all children need advanced mathematics, such as Calculus. If your child finds math fascinating and wants to pursue it, feel free to do the advanced math courses. If your child is not math-inclined and doesn’t need an advanced course for college requirements, do the Stewardship course and give him practical experience as the family bookkeeper.

Science

If your child is planning to take college courses, we recommend he or she complete the high school Apologia science courses listed.

Language Arts

Language Arts includes everything you do to help your student hear, speak, read, and write. Many educators break down those four areas into lots of individual skills; however, Charlotte Mason combined and integrated many of the skills in her wonderful, language-rich methods. For example, she did not teach vocabulary as a separate subject, but the children’s vocabulary was enlarged as they heard and read quality living books. Other components that are normally classified as Language Arts are included in the Family Enrichment studies and the History studies (poetry, literature, Shakespeare, narration/composition material). You’ll find all the details in the book Hearing and Reading, Telling and Writing: A Charlotte Mason Language Arts Handbook.

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