Fifth Grade Syllabus (© 2019) $30.00

The Fifth Grade Syllabus contains detailed daily lesson plans for Religion, Mathematics, Language Arts, Spelling, Poetry, Science, History, Geography, Latin, Art and Music. It also contains a variety of teaching resources including Fifth Grade Subject Rubrics and Learning Objectives, suggested daily schedules, and teaching tips. 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 Credo: I Believe (Faith & Life) and St. Joseph's Baltimore Catechism, No. 2 to teach the basic truths of our Faith. In Mathematics we use Math 65 (Saxon) which uses the spiral approach to teaching mathematical concepts. In Language Arts we recommend continuing Intermediate Language Lessons (Serl) from last year for continued practice in punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and creative writing. In Spelling we recommend continuing to use The Writing Road to Reading along with Starting a Spelling Notebook. In Poetry we continue to use The Harp and Laurel Wreath for selections of poetry to memorize. In Science we recommend Exploring the Building Blocks of Science 5Concepts and Challenges in Science 1 (A) or Concepts and Challenges in Earth Science all of which have excellent presentations and fit well with the aim of our program because they concentrate on basic formation and not on the accumulation of complex data. In History we continue Pioneers and Patriots (Furlong) to study American History from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. We also provide the student with a list of historical fiction to complement the study of history through literature. In Geography we use the Fifth Grade Atlas and Fifth Grade Geography to continue a more serious study of geography. In Latin we use Beginning Latin II or Beginning Latin III to continue the formal study of Latin. In Art we use the Drawing Textbook (McIntyre) for continued drawing practice along with the Art 5 for Young Catholics (Seton) for art appreciation. In Music we use Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory and Meet the Great Composers along with classical music selections for music appreciation.

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.