The Third Grade Teacher Planner is the perfect student supplement to the Third Grade Syllabus. It contains daily lesson plans for Religion, Mathematics, Language Arts, Spelling & Phonics, Poetry, Science, History, Geography, Latin, Art and Music in an easy-to-read format addressed to the student. The assignments for each week are found on facing pages and are broken down by subject and day. There is a box for the student to check off for each subject, so that the parent can see at a glance how all subjects for the day or even the week are going. In addition, each week has a Notes section for every subject in order to track any changes to assignments, field trips, extra-curricular work, deadlines, weekly grades, etc. The Teacher Planners are not a substitute for the corresponding syllabus, however. They are an aid that lists the student’s work, without giving the detailed explanations or teaching resources found in the syllabi. The student will need to refer back to the syllabus on occasion for particular directions. Please Note: The Teacher Planner uses the standard texts found in the Mother of Divine Grace Syllabus. Where the syllabus offers a choice of texts, the Teacher Planner uses the text that most families in the Mother of Divine Grace program use (noted below in bold).

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 use Our American Heritage (A Beka) 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 Map Study Skills (A Beka) which teaches the student how to read maps. In Latin we use English from the Roots Up to begin the study of Latin and Greek. In Art we use the Child-size Masterpieces: Mommy, it's a Renoir (Steps 4 & 5) 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.

Current Edition: © 2016.

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.

Book List

English
  • Essential 4
    • Primary Language Lessons
      Serl, Emma
      Hillside Education
    • Starting a Spelling Notebook: A Nuts and Bolts Guide to The Writing Road to Reading
      McAlister, Mari
      Mari McAlister — 40 Pages
    • The Harp and Laurel Wreath: Poetry and Dictation for the Classical Curriculum
      Berquist, Laura
      Ignatius Press — 500 Pages
      ISBN: 0898707161
    • The Writing Road to Reading
      Spalding, Romalda Bishop
      Collins Reference — 480 Pages
      ISBN: 0062083937
Fine Arts
  • Essential 4
    • Child-size Masterpieces: Mommy, It's a Renoir Step 4
      Wolf, Aline D.
      Parent Child Press — 19 Pages
      ISBN: 0939195003
    • Child-size Masterpieces: Mommy, It's a Renoir Step 5
      Wolf, Aline D.
      Parent Child Press — 19 Pages
      ISBN: 0939195011
    • Let's Learn Music #2
      Hayes
      Hayes School Publishing — 50 Pages
      ISBN: 0883130920
    • Music Masters: Tchaikovsky, Brahams, Strauss, Foster & Sousa, Berlioz, Verdi
      Various
      Vox Music MAsters
Foreign Language
  • Essential 1
    • English From the Roots Up Cards
      Lundquist, Joegil K.
      Literacy Unlimited Publishers
      ISBN: 0964321033
Mathematics
  • Essential 2
    • Arithmetic 3
      A Beka
      A Beka Books — 328 Pages
    • Arithmetic 3 Tests and Speed Drills
      A Beka
      A Beka Books — 132 Pages
  • Supplemental - Optional 3
Religion
  • Essential 3
    • Child's Bible History
      Knecht, Bishop F.J.
      TAN Books
    • Hardcover Blank Book for Student Retellings & Illustrations
      Ashley Productions
      Ashley Productions
    • The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism (No. 1)
      Kelley, Bennet
      Catholic Book Publishing Corp — 192 Pages
      ISBN: 0899422411
Science
  • Essential 1
    • Exploring God's World
      Moore, Judy Hull
      A Beka Books — 166 Pages
  • Supplemental - Optional 2
Social Studies
  • Essential 3
    • Our American Heritage
      Moore, Judy Hull
      A Beka Books — 245 Pages
    • Our American Heritage Map Study Skills
      A Beka
      A Beka Books — 35 Pages
    • States & Capitals Pocket Flash Cards
      Trend Enterprises
      Trend Enterprises
  • Supplemental - Required 31
    • Abraham Lincoln
      D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar
      Beautiful Feet Books — 64 Pages
      ISBN: 1893103234
    • Benjamin Franklin
      D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar
      Beautiful Feet Books — 48 Pages
      ISBN: 0964380390
    • Boston Tea Party
      Kroll, Steven
      Holiday House
      ISBN: 0823415570
    • Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross (Childhood of Famous Americans)
      Stevenson, Augusta
      Aladdin — 192 Pages
      ISBN: 0020418205
    • Columbus
      D'Aulaire, Edgar
      Beautiful Feet Books — 59 Pages
      ISBN: 0964380331
    • George the Drummer Boy
      Benchley, Nathaniel
      HarperCollins — 64 Pages
      ISBN: 0064441067
    • George Washington
      D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar
      Beautiful Feet Books — 60 Pages
      ISBN: 0964380315
    • Gold Fever
      Kay, Verla
      Puffin Books — 32 Pages
      ISBN: 0142501832
    • If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution
      Moore, Kay
      Scholastic Books — 80 Pages
      ISBN: 0590674447
    • If You Lived In Williamsburg in Colonial Days
      Brenner, Barbara
      Scholastic Books — 80 Pages
      ISBN: 0590929224
    • If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
      McGovern, Ann
      Scholastic Books — 80 Pages
      ISBN: 0591451618
    • If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad
      Levine, Ellen
      Scholastic Books — 64 Pages
      ISBN: 0590451561
    • If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon
      Levine, Ellen
      Scholastic Books — 80 Pages
      ISBN: 0590451588
    • Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie
      Roop, Peter & Connie
      Carolrhoda Books — 56 Pages
      ISBN: 0876144547
    • Life in a Colonial Town
      Isaacs, Senzell Sally
      Heinemann — 32 Pages
      ISBN: 1588102971
    • Little House in the Big Woods
      Wilder, Laura Ingalls
      HarperCollins — 256 Pages
      ISBN: 0060581808
    • Little House on the Prairie
      Wilder, Laura Ingalls
      HarperCollins — 352 Pages
      ISBN: 0064400026
    • Meet Thomas Jefferson (Landmark Books)
      Barrett, Marvin
      Random House Books — 80 Pages
      ISBN: 0375812113
    • Paul Revere's Ride
      Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
      Puffin Books — 48 Pages
      ISBN: 0140556125
    • Pocahontas
      D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar
      Beautiful Feet Books — 45 Pages
      ISBN: 1893103285
    • Robert E. Lee: Young Confederate (Childhood of Famous Americans)
      Monsell, Helen Albee
      Aladdin — 192 Pages
      ISBN: 002042020X
    • Sam the Minuteman
      Benchley, Nathaniel
      HarperCollins — 64 Pages
      ISBN: 0064441075
    • Sarah, Plain and Tall
      MacLachlan, Patricia
      HarperCollins — 64 Pages
      ISBN: 0064402053
    • Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims
      Bulla, Clyde Robert
      Scholastic Books — 112 Pages
      ISBN: 0590440551
    • The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
      Dalgliesh, Alice
      Aladdin — 64 Pages
      ISBN: 0689716044
    • The Boston Coffee Party
      Rappaport, Doreen
      Scholastic Books — 64 Pages
      ISBN: 0439384869
    • The Courage of Sarah Noble
      Dalgliesh, Alice
      Aladdin — 64 Pages
      ISBN: 0689715404
    • The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad
      Monjo, FN
      HarperCollins — 64 Pages
      ISBN: 0064440427
    • The Josefina Story Quilt
      Coerr, Eleanor
      HarperCollins — 64 Pages
      ISBN: 0064441296
    • Three Ships Come Sailing
      Waring, Gilchrist
      Dietz Press — 35 Pages
      ISBN: 0875170137
    • Visiting a Village
      Kalman, Bobbie
      Crabtree Publishing Company — 32 Pages
      ISBN: 0865055076
  • Supplemental - Optional 4
  • Mentioned in the syllabus, but not assigned 4