This describes the method that I use in my class. By the end of the year, my grade One students are able to write their own stories and auto-correct them BEFORE showing them to me. Just a note, no matter what theme you choose to begin with ( I normally start with the school theme in September) you can decide to only do the Série A and B worksheets of that theme and leave the Série C and D for a later time in the school year. Remember, the students have placed all their vocabulary sheets in a duo-tang for easy reference so no matter when they need the words, they can always look back. I sometime repeat a mix of the Série D sheets in late May and June just to keep the concept and vocabulary alive. Do the Christmas one in June - the kids love it.