Fifth graders can learn so much! A Beka’s engaging curriculum, built on a solid Christian worldview, will guide your child through the Eastern Hemisphere, his first research paper, pre-algebra concepts, and much more! The Grade 5 Child Kit contains all essential textbooks and coordinated materials, including assessments, for an entire year of schooling in language arts, arithmetic, science, health, and history—21 items total. Combine this kit with the Grade 5 Parent Kit, and you can confidently teach and guide your fifth grader to academic excellence.
· Language Arts
Reading—Reading from classics, modern stories, and poetry gives your child a window on his world and presents him with Christian ideals and spiritual values. All that plus increased reading comprehension and vocabulary development!
Grammar and Composition—Fifth graders learn to use their language naturally from the useful, practical way that grammar is taught in conjunction with composition, research, and oral usage.
Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry—A straightforward teach/practice/test approach makes spelling “second nature” to your young writer. The interesting weekly lists cover such topics as home, French words, food, and more. Your child will also learn to spell, define, and use 10–20 vocabulary words in each lesson. And what an accomplishment when he can recite from memory all 6 poems!
Penmanship—Daily penmanship practice begins with a review of “trouble-maker” formations and then graduates into creative writing and journal entries.
· Arithmetic—Challenge your child with decimals, more advanced word problems, and basic geometry, all taught step-by-step. As in the other skills subjects, the A Beka program ensures repetition and maintenance of basic skills and builds a foundation of understanding necessary for more abstract concepts.
· Science/Health—Your child will learn all about the mysteries around him—worlds of plants and animals and insects. In the 7-week Health course, fifth graders learn about the intricate design of their bodies, that most marvelous creation of God.
· History—The 300 colorful pictures illustrate the journey from the beginning of recorded history to the present. Along the way, your child will meet explorers and leaders and missionaries. Told from a Christian perspective and combined with geography and map activities.