Fifth Grade Curriculum

Religion
Spirit of Truth: Grade Five—The Sacraments, Sophia Institute Press

Math
Saxon Math, Grade 5 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Constructing the Universe Activity Books by Michael Schneider

Science
FOSS Next Generation
Physical – Mixtures and Solutions
Earth – Earth and Sun
Life – Living Systems

History
American / Michigan History
From Sea to Shining Sea: The Story of America, Catholic Textbook Project
Michigan’s Story by David McConnell
Roman Catholic History by Sonya Romens
Opportunities for hands-on learning: trips to site of underground railroad in Ann Arbor, St. Anne’s in Detroit (Gabriel Richard), Solanus Casey Center, Greenfield Village

Latin
First Form Latin, Memoria Press

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Spelling/Vocab
Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers by Pierson
Composition: Institute for Excellence in Writing Course

Grammar
Fit It! Grammar Book 1 by Pamela White

Literature
Heidi, Johanna Spyri
Lassie Come Home, Eric Knight
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
Adam of the Road, Elizabeth Gray Vining
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery
Banner in the Sky, J. Ullman
The Black Stallion, Walter Farley
The Children’s Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy, Padraic Colum
Custer and Crazy Horse, Stephen E. Ambrose
Detectives in Togas, Henry Winterfeld
The Door in the Wall, Marguerite de Angeli
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly
I Am David, Anne Holm
I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai
Inside Out & Back Again, Thanhha Lai
Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell
Justin Morgan Had a Horse, Marguerite Henry
Many Moons, James Thurber
Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
On to Oregon!, Honore Morrow
Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
Robin Hood, Howard Pyle
Thank You, Jackie Robinson, Barbara Cohen
Twenty and Ten, Claire Huchet Bishop
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare