MindSprout Homeschooling Resource Library
Overview: Muriel Dwyer Approach to Montessori Writing & Reading
Muriel Dwyer developed this approach covering only the mechanical side for learning the English language over a 3 to 4 year period from age 3. This is only part of the complete Montessori reading scheme, but with overall 13 stages.
- Stages 1 to 3 are the pre-reading period.
- Stages 4 to 7 are the beginning of the reading period.
- Stages 8 to 13 further help with the mastery.
Following the sequence of these activities is important to properly assist the child in her natural development in learning to write and read. Hence, the child must show mastery on each stage before proceeding to the next.
This file includes an overview of the 13 stages. You can download it here.
Montessori Practical Life Activities Record Sheets
Included in this file are the most basic of the preliminary exercises and activities for care of the environment, care of self, grace and courtesy, and control of movement. It is also arranged in a way you can monitor the progress of your child.
If you’re interested to see the full length of Practical Life activities, you can check it out here.
Montessori Language Activities Record Sheets
Included in this file are the activities covering only 3 of 13 language areas, namely, vocabulary enrichment, language development, and writing. It is also arranged in a way you can monitor the progress of your child.
If you’re interested to see the full length of Language activities, you can check it out here.
Sandpaper Letters Cut-Out Templates
It would be too long to include everything here so I have to redirect you to another blog post where I shared in detail how I DIY-ed our sandpaper letters using these templates. The file is also linked there. Click here.
Daily Observation Record Sheet
Included in this file are five columns with legends included for your guidance. I also included separate columns for the observations:
— Objective: where you may write what the child did in actual
— Subjective: where you can put in your comments and notes to look back on
In record keeping or note taking, I always remind myself that I’m doing it for me. It’s to keep track of things I tend to forget or overlook. It isn’t for anyone to look at and judge. So I would just write and try not to be perfect. We don’t have to complete every column. It’s all up to ourselves. Consistency is much better than perfection
Montessori Story Scripts on Biological Classifications
Get this file to have prepared scripts to talk about the following:
- The Story of the Living and Non-living Matter
- The Story of Plants and Animals
- The Story of Vertebrates and Invertebrate Animals
- The Story of the Five Classes of Vertebrates