• ELA Curriculum

    • Reading Comprehension Strategies (use a variety of strategies to understand the printed word)
    • Fluency (use print cues to develop meaning when reading)
    • Vocabulary (develop rich, varied, and appropriate vocabulary through reading, writing, listening, speaking, and direct instruction)
    • Response to Reading (reflect on, react to, and talk about personal reading using insight, imagination, and understanding)
    • Reading Interests, Habits, and Attitudes (read various genres for different purposes; develop an appreciation for literature; use literature to connect to and understand the world)
    • Reader's Workshop

    Writing Curriculum

    • Prewriting
    • Types of Writing (narrative, expository/informative, argumentative/persuasive, functional, how-to, compare/contrast, writing to respond)
    • Revising
    • Editing & Proofreading
    • Publishing & Sharing


    • Pronouns and Relative Pronouns 
    • Nouns, Precise Nouns, Possessive Nouns
    • Verbs, Helping Verbs, Linking Verbs, and Progressive Verb Tenses
    • Modal Auxiliaries (may, should, must, and more)
    • Adjectives and Order of Adjectives
    • Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
    • Complete Sentences, Compound Sentences, Run-on Sentences, Clauses, and Fragments
    • Frequently Confused Words (to, too, two)
    • Punctuation & Capitalization
    • Quotations Marks, Dialogue
    • Commas
    • Word Choice
    • Formal and Informal Language

    Word Study & Vocabulary

    • Spell Grade-Appropriate Words
    • Multiple-meaning Words
    • Use of Context Clues
    • Frequently Confused Words (homophones, homographs)
    • Synonyms & Antonyms
    • Figurative Language (hyperboles, metaphors, puns, onomatopoeia, exaggerations, idioms, adages)
    • Greek & Latin Affixes & Roots
    • Use of Reference Materials
    • Use of Domain-Specific Words


    • Proper Writing Position & Pencil Grip
    • Proper formation of cursive letters

    Social Studies



    • God's Goodness; The Ten Commandments, The Lord's Prayer
    • Jesus; Baptism in Christ; The Beatitudes; Witnesses to God's Kingdom
    • The Holy Spirit; Confirmed in the Spirit; The New Commandment; Doing God's Will
    • Sacraments in the Church; Penance and Reconciliation; Sin and Conscience; Respecting Others
    • Called by Baptism; The Eucharist; The Works of Merchy; The Mission of the Church
    • Mass; Prayers; Saints