Reading children’s classics (Robinson Crusoe, Famous Legends, Island of the Blue Dolphins); developing critical thinking skills
Developing skills through lessons coordinated with reading, spelling, and composition; activities in phonics workbook
Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies; reviewing commonly misspelled words; introducing cross-curricular words; integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing
Using the four-stage approach to write factual, creative, and descriptive compositions; organizing key words into phrases using shape planners; writing poetry and letters
Introducing verbs of being; verb tense; regular and irregular verbs; pronouns; subject complements; comparing adjectives and adverbs; punctuation skills
Featuring Calvert Math. Fluency and accuracy drills in four operations; multiply, divide three digits; understanding mixed numbers; probability; adding and subtracting decimals; geometry; comparing, adding, and subtracting fractions; circle and line graphs; measurement
Classifying living things; matter and scientific measurement; electricity, circuits, magnets; vertebrates and invertebrates; water resources; human body and motion; rocks and fossils
Application lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tool integrated with curriculum: practicing keyboarding and touch typing; intermediate word processing and desktop publishing; e-mail; database and Internet research; using spreadsheets to create graphs and tables; developing presentation software skills. Internet activities integrated with Science text.
Memorizing; reading for pleasure
Using Hillyer’s A Child’s History of the World to conduct general survey of world history from earliest times to present; featuring a history workbook with outlines and enrichment activities
Using Regions, focus is on geography, history, economics, and people who live in different regions of the U.S.
Focus on the five themes of geography to teach directions; distances and scale; various types of maps; longitude and latitude
Improving skills using lines, light sources, and motion; integrated with history studies