Choosing a Curriculum

When choosing a curriculum, keep in mind that by law it must be in visual form, such as workbooks or a video monitor, and it must include Reading, Spelling, Grammar, Mathematics, and Good Citizenship.

Consider Your Child’s Learning Style

  • Visual learners absorb new information best by seeing.
    (Textbooks, workbooks, DVD)
  • Auditory learners learn best through the use of verbal communication.
    (Lecture, audiotapes, DVD, storytelling)
  • Tactile/Kinesthetic learners benefit from hands-on learning.
    (Unit studies, manipulatives)

Where to Obtain Curriculum Materials

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