The Third Grade Syllabus contains detailed daily lesson plans for Religion, Mathematics, Language Arts, Spelling & Phonics, Poetry, Science, History, Geography, Latin, Art and Music. It also contains a variety of teaching resources including Third Grade Subject Rubrics and Learning Objectives, suggested daily schedules, teaching tips and a list of grade level appropriate literature. We have provided below a sample of the first week from the syllabus along with a list of the books used in the syllabus.
In Religion we use The Child's Bible History (Knecht) to learn about salvation history and to construct a Bible Book. The student also continues the memorization of Catholic doctrine, using the St. Joseph's Baltimore Catechism, No.1. In Mathematics we use Arithmetic 3 (A Beka) to teach mathematical skills, including memorization of the multiplication tables. In Language Arts we use Primary Language Lessons (Serl) which teaches important basic writing skills. In Spelling and Phonics we use The Writing Road to Reading along with Starting a Spelling Notebook which continues the study of phonics and begins the practice of spelling. In Poetry we continue to use The Harp and Laurel Wreath for selections of poetry to memorize. In Science we use Exploring God's World (A Beka) which is an excellent science text. In History we recommend using Short Stories of Famous Americans (MODG) to study the founders of our country and to memorize important dates in American history. We also provide the student with list of historical fiction to complement the study of history through literature as well as a list of good literary classics. In Geography we use Third Grade Geography (MODG) which teaches the student how to read maps. In Latin we use Latin & Greek Roots (MODG), English from the Roots Up or Beginning Latin I to begin the study of Latin and Greek. In Art we use the Third Grade Art (MODG) to continue the student's art appreciation. In Music we use Let's Learn Music, #2 (Hayes); selections from Music Masters to foster the student's appreciation of music.
Online versions of the MODG syllabi are provided to enrolled families free of charge. Paper copies of the syllabi are also available for purchase from the MODG office, with a 30% discount for enrolled families.