The Montessori Compass team is very happy to provide free access to a sophisticated and comprehensive Montessori Scope & Sequence (Infant – Age 12), developed in collaboration with Tim Seldin and the Montessori Foundation team.
Nearly 3000 lessons have been carefully organized into a format that would be adaptable to meet the needs of any Montessori classroom. In addition to the cycle years at which the specific concepts are typically introduced, working and/or retested, lessons contain measurable learning objectives (called “elements”) and in many cases detailed descriptions. For example:
Category: Language Arts
Sub-Category: Beginning Reading: Long Vowels and Phonograms
Lesson: Phonograms (Key Sounds) “Long a” /ai/ (/ay/, /ei/)
Key Sounds is a name given to the phonetic sounds (phonemes) that make up words. Phonograms are the individual arrangements of letters that represent phonemes. The same phoneme (key sound) can be represented by multiple phonograms. As mastery of phonetic elements is necessary for success in decoding and spelling, students work with a variety of prepared materials towards this aim. Phonograms representing the “long a” sound include: /ai/ as in ‘aim’, /ay/ as in ‘hay’, /au/ as in ‘gauge’, /ei/ as in ‘vein’, /et/ as in ‘ballet’ and /ey/ as in ‘they’, /aigh/ as in ‘straight’ and /eigh/ as in ‘weigh.’
-Recognizes phonograms representing the “long a” phoneme and reads a variety of words containing these phonograms with correct pronunciation.
-Correctly sorts words containing phonograms that represent the “long a” phoneme when combined with words from another key sound folder.
-Writes a list of words containing phonograms that represent the “long a” phoneme.
The entire Montessori Scope & Sequence can be viewed in it’s entirety online and is the default curriculum for new Montessori Compass subscribers. Current Montessori Compass subscribers who wish to upgrade to the new Scope & Sequence should click here to contact us.
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