Individual Studies, Grade 1

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An entire year of day-by-day plans for reading and writing, science, and math for Grade One. See full description →

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The convenient tips, reminders, and pre-planned schedule in this book make it simple to guide your first-grade student using Charlotte Mason’s effective methods. Click on the Book List tab to see a full list of the resources needed for these lesson plans.

These Individual Studies will

  • Keep lessons varied, focused, and of appropriate length.
  • Emphasize the cultivation of good habits in school work.
  • Encourage growth in language arts through living books and literature.
  • Guide you in science through nature study, living books, and other resources.
  • Allow you to use the math curriculum of your choice.
  • Provide a thorough education at an enjoyable pace.

Reading and Writing

Since students at this young age vary greatly in readiness for reading and writing, Individual Studies, Grade 1, offers two tracks of reading and writing plans: A and B. Select the track that best fits your student and follow that track’s plans throughout the year.

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 A plans use Delightful Reading, First Steps, Days Go By, More Days Go By, and Delightful Handwriting.

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. Track B plans use Busy Times, More Busy Times, and A Child’s Copybook Reader, Volumes 1–3.


Use any of our SCM living science courses—such as Outdoor Secrets with The Outdoor Secrets Companion, The Pond and Stream Companion, or Learning about Birds with Thornton Burgess—and feel free to combine your children in grades 1–6. These plans will remind you when to do the next science lesson and keep you moving at an enjoyable pace, with some catch-up days included. Journaling a Year in Nature is recommended for nature study.


Lessons include reminders to work on your choice of math curriculum. We recommend The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series, Book 1.

Sample Schedule

The lesson plans in Individual Studies, Grade 1, are very doable. Your weekly schedule would look something like this:

Math (15–20 min.)Math (15–20 min.)

Science (15–20 min.)

Math (15–20 min.)Math (15–20 min.)

Science (15–20 min.)

Math (15–20 min.)

Nature Study

ADelightful Reading
(10–15 min.)

Delightful Handwriting(5 min.)

Delightful Handwriting
(5 min.)

First Steps (10–15 min.)

Delightful Reading
(10–15 min.)
Delightful Handwriting
(5 min.)

First Steps (10–15 min.)

Delightful Reading
(10–15 min.)
BCopybook Reader(5 min.)Copybook Reader(5 min.)Copybook Reader(5 min.)

Busy Times(10–15 min.)

Copybook Reader(5 min.)Busy Times(10–15 min.)

Keep It Simple

Combine these Individual Studies with our family-combined History Studies and Enrichment Studies for a complete Charlotte Mason curriculum plan!

Book List for Individual Studies, Grade 1

Select Track A or Track B

Track A

Track B

Additional Information

Weight.66 lbs
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × .5 in




E-book, Spiral


Grade 1

2 reviews for Individual Studies, Grade 1

  1. Sarah

    I have 9 children and this year we changed our homeschooling style to charlotte mason, i have purchased all levels of these books and would not be without them. I was so overwhelmed in the beginning but these books plus the enrichment studies book and bible/history book planners have been immensely helpful in me keeping things in order and knowing who should be doing what when etc!!

  2. Ashley Vasquenz

    I have 3 kids, and our oldest child is about to begin 1st grade. I just received all of these plans, and they look amazing! I’m so eager to begin school! Everything is so simple and easy to follow. Thank you!

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