SOW Teacher/Student Lessons ...
The SOW Curriculum is multileveled or non-graded. Though many of the same subjects/topics will be taught to all K-12th students at the same time, we have divided these students two different levels of abilities. They are...
1. Instructional students with K-5th grade abilities. The teacher will instruct these students using the lessons for each subject from the SOW Teacher Edition (TE).
2. Independent students with 6th-12th grade abilities (capable of reading the Bible with comprehension, following written instructions, and writing sentence), will use the SOW Student Edition (SE) to complete each lesson.
These sample lessons are taken from the Student Edition (SE). These SE lessons are the same lessons to be used for all K-12th and are included in the TE, as well. Observe the step by step lesson plans for each subject. This makes the SOW Curriculum easy to use by the student who wants to learn independently or the teacher that has multilevel aged students to teach. A specific resource is recommended for each lesson or subject. For further information about resources to be used with the SOW Curriculum, see SOW Resource List. Most of the lessons direct the teacher or student to a specific yearly scope & sequence. The yearly scope and sequence is the heart of the program. For an example of the first twelve weeks, see Chart Samples: Year I Scope & Sequence. For further distinction between these 2 levels of abilities, we have developed Skill Level Worksheets for each groups of students...see explanation and samples of these worksheets... SOW Skill Level worksheets.
General description of each lesson:
Prayer: There are five prayer lessons: praise letter, repent letter, ask letter, yield letter, and supplication letter. Each of these lessons are repeated every week. The purpose of each lesson is to show the student step by step how to write love letters to God, while teaching the basics of prayer.
Bible Study Methods: There are seven Bible study methods: reading, outline, topical study, vocabulary study, character study, setting, and commentary. Each of these lessons are repeated every week. The purpose of each lesson is to teach the student how to inductively study the Bible.
Science: There are about sixteen - twenty (each 1 week) science lessons per year which alternate with Geography & History. Each of these lessons concentrate on a particular science such as earth, life, physical, chemical, etc. The purpose of these lessons is to study creation through the Creator's perspective and to learn how to be caretakers of His world.
Geography: There are usually four - eight (each 3 weeks) geography lessons per year which alternate with Science & History. Each of these lessons introduce a different continent each year. The purpose of these lessons is for the student to learn about God's world and its people.
History: There are about usually four - eight (each 3 weeks) history lessons per year which alternate with Geography & Science. History is taught to the student in chronological order. By studying ancient civilization to present day times in six years, the student will grasp the importance of what it means to learn from our mistakes and follow in godly men and women's foot steps who have achieved success in God's eyes.
Creative Writing: There are twenty four creative writing lessons per year. The creative writing lessons are designed to make the student think, research, and then methodically communicate his conclusions in light of God's Word. Each lesson gives step by step instructions from topic to conclusion.
Electives: There are twenty four electives per year. Electives are designed to be fun creative hands on activities that culminate with each week's lesson such as art, crafts, music, field trips, etc.
English: There are twenty five English skills that are repeated till mastered. The student will use the key scripture verses for the week to learn English skills such as capitalization, punctuation, & grammar skills.
Spelling: There are fifteen spelling skills that are repeated till mastered. The teacher will dictate the key scripture verses for the week and those words the student misspells or the teacher chooses, the student will learn a spelling skill using those words. These skills, when mastered, will help the student become a better speller.
Penmanship: Each day the student will write the selected key scripture verses in correct penmanship form. Writing the key scripture verses each day helps the student memorize these key scriptures.
Literature: There are three types of literature lessons, poetry, short story, and fiction - nonfiction book. Specific poetry, short stories, and books have been recommended for all 24 literature lessons.
Phonics: This wholistic program includes reading, writing, spelling, and English skills. There is an example of two of the four phonics lessons-- Consonant Sounds and More Sounds.
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