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Fifth Grade Teacher Planner (65 Pages)...$25.00


The Fifth Grade Teacher Planner is the perfect student supplement to the Fifth Grade Syllabus. It contains daily lesson plans for Religion, Mathematics, Language Arts, Spelling, 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 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 use Exploring the Building Blocks of Science (Keller) which has excellent presentations and fits well with the aim of our program because it concentrates 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 Geography (MODG) and Fifth Grade Atlas (MODG) to continue a more serious study of geography. In Latin we use Beginning Latin II 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.

Current Edition: © 2018.

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
    • Intermediate Language Lessons
      Serl, Emma
      Lost Classics — 339 Pages
      ISBN: 0965273571
    • 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 6
    • Drawing Textbook
      McIntyre, Bruce
      Audio-Visual Drawing Program
    • Meet the Great Composers - Book One
      Montgomery, June & Hinson, Maurice
      Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. — 72 Pages
      ISBN: 0882848550
    • Meet the Great Composers - Book Two
      Montgomery, June & Hinson, Maurice
      Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. — 72 Pages
      ISBN: 0739020560
    • The Rosary in Art (Art 5 for Young Catholics)
      Seton Home Study School
      Seton Press — 146 Pages
    • MODG only uses CD 1, which is bundled with Book 1 as a single item at modgbooks.com. Note: Parents with musical experience could replace this with alternate ear training activities.
    • Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Ear Training CD for Books 1 & 2
      Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, Morton Manus
      Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
      ISBN: 0739027271
    • MODG sells Book 1 and CD 1 together as a single bundled item at modgbooks.com
    • Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Book 1
      Surmani, Andrew & Surmani, Karen Farnum & Manus, Morton
      Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. — 40 Pages
      ISBN: 0882848941
  • Supplemental - Required 2
    • Credo: I Believe Student Text (Faith and Life)
      Sockey, Daria M.
      Ignatius Press — 144 Pages
      ISBN: 158617567X
    • Peter and the Wolf (with CD)
      Schulman, Janet
      Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group — 40 Pages
      ISBN: 0375824308
Foreign Language
  • Essential 2
    • Beginning Latin II - Answer Key
      Hayden, Margaret
      Mother of Divine Grace School — 235 Pages
    • Beginning Latin II - Student Manual
      Hayden, Margaret
      Mother of Divine Grace School — 252 Pages
  • Supplemental - Optional 5
Mathematics
  • Essential 3
    • Math 6/5: Solutions Manual
      Saxon & Hake
      Saxon Publishers — 320 Pages
      ISBN: 1591413265
    • Math 6/5: Student Text
      Saxon & Hake
      Saxon Publishers — 736 Pages
      ISBN: 1591413184
    • Math 6/5: Tests and Worksheets
      Saxon & Hake
      Saxon Publishers — 272 Pages
      ISBN: 1591413222
  • Supplemental - Optional 3
  • Alternate text that can replace an essential or required supplemental text 1
Religion
  • Essential 3
    • Credo: I Believe Activity Book (Faith and Life)
      Ignatius Press
      Ignatius Press — 136 Pages
      ISBN: 1586175750
    • Credo: I Believe Student Text (Faith and Life)
      Sockey, Daria M.
      Ignatius Press — 144 Pages
      ISBN: 158617567X
    • The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism (No. 2)
      Kelley, Fr. Bennet
      Catholic Book Publishing Corp — 264 Pages
      ISBN: 089942242X
Science
  • Essential 2
    • Included in the Science 5 Bundle
    • Exploring the Building Blocks of Science 5 Workbook
      Pipes, Jessica
      Mother of Divine Grace School — 55 Pages
    • Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 5 - Student Textbook
      Keller, Rebecca W., PhD.
      Gravitas Publications
  • Supplemental - Required 2
    • Included in the Science 5 Bundle
    • Balance Beam Unit
      Pipes, Jessica
      Mother of Divine Grace School — 23 Pages
    • Pendulum Unit
      Pipes, Jessica
      Mother of Divine Grace School — 19 Pages
Social Studies
  • Essential 6
    • Fifth Grade Atlas
      Pipes, Jessica
      Mother of Divine Grace School — 30 Pages
    • Fifth Grade Geography
      Pipes, Jessica
      Mother of Divine Grace School — 64 Pages
    • Our Pioneers and Patriots
      Furlong, Fr. Philip
      Tan Books — 505 Pages
      ISBN: 0895555921
    • Our Pioneers and Patriots Answer Key
      Furlong, Fr. Philip
      Tan Books — 94 Pages
      ISBN: 0895556065
    • States & Capitals Pocket Flash Cards
      Trend Enterprises
      Trend Enterprises
    • A printable copy is available as an online syllabus resource
    • Fifth Grade Geography Answer Key
      Pipes, Jessica
      Mother of Divine Grace School — 64 Pages
  • Supplemental - Required 12
    • Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House
      North, Sterling
      Random House Books — 160 Pages
      ISBN: 0394891791
    • Amos Fortune, Free Man
      Yates, Elizabeth
      Puffin Books — 192 Pages
      ISBN: 0140341587
    • Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
      Cousins, Margaret
      Random House Books
      ISBN: 0394903285
    • By the Great Horn Spoon!
      Fleischman, Sid
      Little, Brown Books
      ISBN: 0316286125
    • George Washington's World
      Foster, Genevieve
      Beautiful Feet Books — 357 Pages
      ISBN: 096438034X
    • Guns for General Washington
      Reit, Seymour
      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt — 160 Pages
      ISBN: 0152164359
    • Johnny Tremain
      Forbes, Esther
      HMH Books for Young Readers — 320 Pages
      ISBN: 0547614322
    • Kat Finds a Friend
      Stromberg, Joan
      Ecce Homo Press — 125 Pages
      ISBN: 0966468910
    • Lewis and Clark: Explorers of the American West
      Kroll, Steven
      Holiday House — 32 Pages
      ISBN: 0823412733
    • Robert E. Lee
      Roddy, Lee
      Mott Media — 169 Pages
      ISBN: 0915134403
    • The Long Road to Gettysburg
      Murphy, Jim
      HMH Books for Young Readers — 128 Pages
      ISBN: 0618051570
    • Wanted: Dead or Alive: The True Story of Harriet Tubman
      McGovern, Ann
      Scholastic Books — 64 Pages
      ISBN: 0590442120
  • Supplemental - Optional 32
  • Alternate text that can replace an essential or required supplemental text 1
  • Mentioned in the syllabus, but not assigned 1