CHC materials have been designed to save preparation time for the teacher. Homeschooling is not the same as classroom schooling. CHC workbooks are not identical to classroom texts geared to teach a large group of children at varying levels of ability. Rather, CHC materials are designed for a one-on-one approach that, after a brief presentation of the lesson, allows the student to work far more independently than do most standard texts.
What is recommended for first grade? Many schools do not include grammar as a separate subject in first grade, since the child is still mastering reading. In CHC's curriculum, first-grade grammar is included in My Very First Catholic Speller (capital letters, periods, writing sentences, word study) and Little Stories for Little Folks (parts of speech: nouns, verbs, prepositions, articles).