Memoria Press Enrichment Guides & Lesson Plans
If you are using the Memoria Press Curriculum Guides but want to incorporate read-aloud books, art, music, nature study, poetry and more, the Enrichment Guides are just for you. Each guide is divided into weekly lessons, and each lesson has two parts. Part 1 includes an overview of the read-aloud book for that week, short biographical information of the author and illustrator, oral reading questions, vocabulary, picture review and comprehension, and before and after you read activities. Part 2 includes suggestions for activities in history and culture, science, art, and poetry. It is recommended that you purchase a Composition and Sketchbook (#36287) for nature study lessons. Music pieces are referenced in each week's schedule, but note that all teaching content is found in the Music Enrichment K-2 guide, sold separately. An appendix includes reproducible pages (maps, etc.); master book lists for read-alouds, poetry, art and music and history/science/culture.
The lesson plans are a little more "bare bones" and include basically just Part 2 of the Enrichment Guides given in a week-by-week daily checklist format along with the same helpful appendices. Some general instructions and discussion points (brief but insightful) are provided at the beginning.
Although designed for use with Memoria Press curriculum, this would be a well-organized option to plug in around any traditional curriculum for the younger grades that did not already include coverage of art, nature study, culture and music. ~ Donna