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How To Teach Multiple Grades

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Teaching different grade levels at the same time can be challenging.  Here are some tips to help accomplish this task.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: varies

Here's How:

  1. Make a schedule including commitments and activities for each family member.
  2. Set up your work area so you can easily help each child.
  3. Set up a quiet area for difficult assignments, away from toddler noise and interruptions.
  4. Begin each day together with a set routine.
  5. Schedule time with each child for individual instruction as needed.
  6. Teach subjects together when possible, as a unit study or choose a book that is in between the grade levels.
  7. Work on the same theme or topic, covering the material together, then do grade appropriate assignments.
  8. Have older children work with younger children when possible.

Tips:

  1. Patience is important.  If you get overwhelmed, take a break and try again later.
  2. Math and grammar will probably need to be taught individually.
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