Core Skills: Language Arts 2014 Grade 5
This consumable, black/white workbook provides more than 100 worksheets.The easy-to-follow format features one skill per page with varied exercises allowing the learner to practice each skill in different contexts. Lessons have specific instructions and examples and are designed for your student to complete independently. Covers parts of speech, sentences, mechanics, vocabulary/usage, writing, and research skills. Answers included.
Core Skills: Language Arts is designed to develop and reinforce language skills, the simple-to-use targeted practice pages in this series encourage learners to communicate effectively.
Grade 5 progresses on to First Form Latin; great literature such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Heidi and Lassie Come-Home; and Famous Men of Rome for a continuation of their history studies. Geography I has been added at this level. Science includes a study of insects. Rod and Staff math, Christian Studies, Classical Composition, English Grammar Recitation, Spelling Workout are all continued at the next level (please note that Classical Comp I: Fable Stage should be completed before level II. If student is entering at this level, they will need to complete that course first). Suggested summer reading: Story of the World Vol. 2.
These consumable, black/white workbooks each provide more than 100 worksheets with the philosophy that practicing language and writing skills will lead to near perfection in usage. The easy-to-follow format features one skill per page with varied exercises allowing the learner to practice each skill in different contexts. Lessons have specific instructions and examples and are designed for your student to complete independently. Each book in the series is broken into units (such as parts of speech, sentences, mechanics, vocabulary/usage, writing, and research skills), practicing different areas of language. Helpful tips and targeted activities strengthen the writing skills necessary to succeed in school and on standardized tests. Answers included.
Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study.
The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use.
Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now titled Acclerated Classical Core Curriculum Manual. You can find these along with the complete list of curriculum resources used with them on our website.
We have complete grade-level resource packages, consumable packages for “refill,” new user packages for levels that reuse resources from a previous level, read-aloud packages for each level and science and enrichment packages for the early levels. Curriculum resources are also listed individually (see website for specific contents of consumables and read-aloud packages). Please note that several of the programs include First Form Latin and Classical Composition, which should be completed in order, regardless of what is in the grade level package.If you have a student entering the program after fourth grade, you will need to start them in Classical Composition: Fable Stage and/or First Form Latin instead of what might be in the package.
This series is for the parent who wants a good classical curriculum which is outlined and ready to use. Simply open the book and follow the instructions. You will be well on your way to a quality education for your young ones. ~ Donna