Elementary

Curriculum Overview by Grade

List of 7 items.

  • Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum Overview

    Revised November 2017

    Bible
    • Old and New Testament Bible Stories
    • Weekly scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
    Language Arts
    • Literacy Development:  Phonemic awareness, introduction of letters A to Z (upper and lower case), introduction of phonetic sounds, color recognition, print matching,  and rhyming words
    • Comprehension: Story sequencing, making predictions
    • Listening and speaking: Follow directions; share experiences; express needs
    • Writing:  Upper and lower case letters, first and last name
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  • Kindergarten Curriculum Overview

    Revised November 2017

    Bible
    • Old and New Testament themes: God’s creation and Jesus, God’s Son
    • Weekly scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
     Language Arts
    • Phonemic awareness: Recognition of sounds and rhymes
    • Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction and spelling of phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • Reading fluency, including 100 sight words; read sentences
    • Reading comprehension: Recognize sequence, make predictions, identify main idea and characters
    • Listening and speaking: Follow directions; share experiences
    • Writing:  Letters, numbers, recognize punctuation and capitalization
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  • First Grade Curriculum Overview

    Revised November 2017
                                                             
    Bible
    • Old and New Testament themes:  God’s covenant with Abraham’s Family; Jesus, God’s Son
    • Weekly Scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
     Language Arts
    • Phonemic awareness:  Consonant and vowel sounds, digraphs, blends, and rhyme patterns
    • Reading fluency, including 250 sight words
    • Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction and spelling of phonetic and non-phonetic words:
    • Reading comprehension:  Identify main idea, cause and effect, sequence;  make predictions
    • Vocabulary: Homophones, synonyms, antonyms; learn new vocabulary in context
    • Listening and speaking: Listen to a variety of genres; present information orally  
    • Spelling: Phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • Writing and grammar:  Rules for capitalization and punctuation; basic parts of speech; journals, poetry, and short narrative and expository writings
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  • Second Grade Curriculum Overview

    Revised November 2017

    Bible
    • Old  and New Testament themes:  God frees His people; Life and commands of Jesus
    • Weekly Scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
     Language Arts
    • Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction and spelling of phonetic and non-phonetic words:
    • Vocabulary: homophones, synonyms, antonyms; new vocabulary in context
    • Reading fluency and comprehension in guided and silent reading: Main idea, cause and effect, sequence, plot, theme, characterization, inference;
    • Listening and speaking: Listen to a variety of genres; present information orally
    • Writing and grammar: Capitalization and punctuation; basic parts of speech; journals, poetry, letters, short narrative and expository writing
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  • Third Grade Curriculum Overview

    Revised November 2017

    Bible
    • Old and New Testament themes:  Choices of Biblical figures, Jesus and the early church
    • Weekly Scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
     
    Language Arts
    • Listening and speaking, including oral presentation
    • Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction and spelling of phonetic and non-phonetic words:
    • Vocabulary, including Latin root words and derivatives
    • Reading fluency and comprehension of fiction and nonfiction selections 
    • Literary elements, including story structure and figurative language
    • Writing: Paragraph development; forms including reflections, narratives, poems, letters, reports, essays, stories
    • Grammar, including sentence structure, parts of speech, and conventions
    • Reference skills:  Location, selection, and organization of information
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  • Fourth Grade Curriculum Overview

    Revised November 2017

    Bible
    • Old and New Testament themes:  God’s leaders and purpose in history; Paul’s missions
    • Weekly Scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
    Language Arts
    • Listening and speaking: recall, summarize, inform, persuade, entertain, and question
    • Spelling and vocabulary: phonetic strategies, syllabication, Latin root words and prefixes
    • Reading fluency and comprehension strategies in guided and silent reading
    • Literature appreciation; literary devices including story structure and figurative language
    • Writing: multi-paragraph selections including reflections, narratives, poems, letters, essays, expository writing, and imaginative stories; focus on organization and style
    • Grammar, including sentence structure, parts of speech, and conventions
    • Reference skills, including introduction to the research process
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  • FIfth Grade Curriculum Overview

    Revised November 2017

    Bible
    • Old and New Testament: God’s instructions to His faithful people; the basis of personal faith
    • Weekly Scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
    Language Arts
    • Listening and speaking: recall, summarize, inform, persuade, entertain, and question; deliver prepared recitations and presentations
    • Spelling and vocabulary: phonetic strategies, syllabication, Greek and Latin roots and prefixes
    • Reading fluency and comprehension strategies in guided and silent reading
    • Literature appreciation; literary devices including story structure and figurative language
    • Writing:  development of 5-paragraph selections including reflections, narratives, poems, letters, essays, expository writing, and imaginative stories; researched report; focus on organization and style
    • Grammar, including sentence structure, parts of speech, conventions, and diagramming
    • Reference skills, including the research process
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Elementary Textbooks and Resources

K4

-Association of Christian Schools International for reading/writing and math

K5 – 5th grade

-      Orton-Gillingham for Phonics
-      McGraw-Hill’s  Wonders  for Reading
-      Houghton Mifflin  for Grammar
-      Daily Grammar Practice for Grammar practice
-      Sadlier Oxford for Math
-      McGraw-Hill for Science
-      Houghton Mifflin for Social Studies
-      Biblical Choices for a New Generation for Bible
 
*All subjects are taught from a Biblical worldview
Every student prepared to impact the world for Jesus Christ

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