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Grade Based Curriculums

January 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Grade based curriculums are convenient, since they allow parents to access the entire curriculum for a single child under a single topic. Here, resources for all the different subjects of one grade can be accessed under the same heading. JumpStart also has a large collection of fun grade based activities. Parents and teachers can use these activities to get their students to practice math, reading, science, and critical thinking.

Here is the list of Grade Based Curriculums

A preschool curriculum introduces young ones to basic concepts they will need to understand before they can delve deeper into subjects like English, science and math.

Most kindergarten curriculums begin students in math and English. The lessons are very simple and deal with easily understandable concepts like counting and word endings.

The 1st grade curriculum usually has lessons on time and money. Students are also ready for science and social science as subjects. 1st grade activities reinforce classroom learning.

In the 2nd grade curriculum, students are learning a lot more about the world they live in. 2nd grade activities are a great way to get students to practice the lessons they have learned.

3rd grade curriculum has students learning a lot more about the world around them. For more practice of school subjects, 3rd graders can do 3rd grade activities.

Fourth grade curriculum covers concepts that are tougher and more complex. Apart from mastering the skills already learned, 4th graders must also learn a variety of new topics in all the subjects.

The 5th grade curriculum can be rather tricky to prepare. The last year of elementary school for many, 5th grade is when kids need to have mastered all the basics.

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Reading Curriculums

December 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Reading curriculums differ from each other in terms of their approach to teaching kids how to read. Some focus on mastering phonics, while others focus on ‘sight reading,’ which involves memorizing whole words. The sight reading method, however, has been criticized by some educationists. Among the phonics-based reading curriculums, too, there are differences. Some have colorful textbooks with many pictures, while others are simple and come only in black and white.

Parents should choose the curriculum for reading based on the kind of instruction they want to give their child. Parents should remember that the reading curriculum chosen for homeschooling or by the children’s school is not binding.

There are plenty of reading worksheets and activities that parents can choose from Jumpstart. A good reading game can be of great use to a child who is just learning to read.

Reading Worksheets for Kindergarten

Find the Rhyme

Draw a Rhyme

Months’ Match-Up

Coloring Fun

Crayon Colors

Sorry, Wrong Sound

What’s the Sound?

Reading Worksheets for 2nd Grade

Digraph Bubbles

Amazing Blends

Locked Out

Trapping the Robbers: Adjectives

Trapping the Robbers: Word Meanings

Trapping the Robbers: Writing a Story

Trapping the Robbers: Scrambled Sentences

Test Your Word Power – III

Test Your Word Power – IV

Bingo the Storyteller

Dingo Tale

Getalong Gets Better

Getalong Gets Better: Word Meanings

Getalong Gets Better: Riddle Time

Getalong Gets Better: Word Quiz

Test Your Word Power – V

Test Your Word Power – VI

Fearless Fox and the Lion: Word Usage

Fearless Fox and the Lion: Word Meanings

Fearless Fox and the Lion: Jungle Trek

Fearless Fox and the Lion: The Adventure

What’s the Good Verb? – I

What’s the Good Verb? – II

A Day in the Life of Fearless: Word Usage

A Day in the Life of Fearless: Word Meanings

A Day in the Life of Fearless: Scrambled Sentences

A Day in the Life of Fearless: What’s it Like?

Increase Your Verb Power: Word Usage

Increase Your Verb Power: Word Meanings

Increase Your Verb Power: Similar or Opposite?

Increase Your Verb Power: Analogies

Fearless Does It Again: The Jumbo Trap

Fearless Does It Again: Word Meanings

Fearless Does It Again: Finding the Lost City

Fearless Does It Again: Analogies

Reading Activities

Activities for Practicing Alphabetical Order

Activities for Practicing Parts of Speech

How to encourage kids to read

Learning Letters

Lunchbox Notes: A fun way to promote reading

Reaching for Reading

Spelling Activities

Practicing Antonyms, Synonyms and Homonyms

Rhyme Time

English Curriculum

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

When it comes to choosing the right English curriculum, parents often find that they have to pick and choose curriculums from different companies before they have a satisfactory overall course. This is because English is such a broad subject, comprised of components like writing, spelling, grammar, and vocabulary.

Choosing the right home school curriculum for English is about as tough as finding the right curriculum for any other subject. Parents should always compare English curriculums from multiple sources before settling on the best one for their kids. Each publisher may have a combination of one or more of these components in their English curriculum, leaving parents to search for an additional course that covers the remaining components.

English Activities

English Worksheets
English Worksheets for Kindergarten

English Worksheets for 1st Grade

English Worksheets for 2nd Grade

English Worksheets for 3rd Grade

English Worksheets for 4th Grade

English Worksheets for 5th Grade

English educational resources can be used to supplement any English curriculum. There are plenty of English worksheets and activities that parents can use to give their children extra practice. Word games are a fun and effective way of practicing vocabulary and spelling. Online English games are another great way of practicing English while having fun.

Science Curriculums

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment

There are a large number of science curriculums that homeschooling parents can choose from. Parents should do all they can to find out about the different kinds of science curriculums available and what each one has to offer before choosing the best one for their kids.

If parents are not fully satisfied with the science textbooks their children are using, they can supplement the science curriculum with freely available educational resources. If the number or kind of science activities prescribed is not satisfactory, parents can find many additional science activities online.

To test understanding of a science concept, parents can use free science worksheets. These worksheets are also useful for extra practice. Science games are a great way to get kids to practice science while also allowing them to have fun.
Science Activities

Science WorksheetsScience Worksheets for 1st Grade

Science Worksheets for 2nd Grade

Science Worksheets for 3rd Grade

Science Worksheets for 5th Grade

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Math Curriculum

October 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Homeschooling parents will find that when it comes to choosing the curriculum for math, there is a huge variety available. In fact, the number of math curriculums available to choose from may make choosing the right one difficult.

When teaching their kids math, parents do not have to rely solely on the mathematics curriculum they or the school has chosen. There are lots of educational resources that can be used to supplement a curriculum. Whether one is looking for worksheets/workbooks for extra practice, math games for added fun, math videos for better explanations, or math websites for more information about a concept, math resources are easily available on the internet. Parents can make use of these resources to give children the extra help they need to master mathematics!

Math Curriculum for Kindergarten

Math Curriculum for 1st Grade

Math Curriculum for 2nd Grade

Math curriculum for 3rd Grade

Math Curriculum for 4th Grade

Math Curriculum for 5th Grade

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Curriculum for kids

October 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Choosing a curriculum is never an easy task. The curriculum that a teacher decides to follow depends on the students, their personalities and interests, the teacher, the teaching style of the teacher, the price of the curriculum and the needs of the students and the teacher, to name a few important factors.

What makes the choice even more difficult is the number of curriculums available to choose from. Some curriculums may follow international standards, some may follow national standards, and still others may follow state standards. Some curriculums may focus on the subject matter only, while others may include lots of activities and/or extra-curricular material to capture and retain the student’s interest.

Choosing the right curriculum for students is one of the first things that a homeschooling parent must do. While some parents may wish to design a curriculum from scratch, most prefer to choose from the many ready-made curriculums that are available for all subjects and grades.

See all Jumpstart curriculums on various subjects and for different grades: