While teachers are primary, actual curriculum is important. The following is a list of curricular resources we recommend for the lower school years (K-5). The (*) indicates curricula used at Hope Academy as of 2018-2019.

LANGUAGE ARTS

COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS

*Macmillan McGraw Hill Treasures (newer version Wonders)

*Fountas and Pinnell Classroom

Spalding Education: Writing Road to Reading

BUILDING READING HABITS & A READING PATHWAY

*Daily 5

Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Teaching Reading

PHONEMIC AWARENESS

*Phonemic Awareness Songs and Rhymes (Fall, Winter, Spring Books) (Kindergarten) (Jordano and Jones)

Phonemic Awareness in Young Children (Adams, Foreman, Lundberg, Beeler)

Phonemic Awareness: Playing with Sounds to Strengthen Beginning Reading Skills (Fitzpatrick)

PHONICS/SPELLING

*Phonics Dance Alphabet & Phonics (K-1)

*Abeka Phonics Program (K)

Wilson Foundations

Simply Charlotte Mason-Delightful Reading Kits

GRAMMAR

LEVELED READERS

*Abeka Basic Phonics Readers (kindergarten)

*Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Books (K-5)

PM Readers

WRITING

*Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Teaching Writing (K-5)

Fountas and Pinnell Interactive Writing

Institute for Excellence in Writing — Andrew Pudewa

LATIN

*Latin for Beginners (Classical Academic Press) (Note: Latin instruction begins in grade 4 at Hope Academy)

MATH

*Investigations in Numbers, Data and Space (primarily used K-2) (Pearson)

*Envision (primarily used 2-5, secondary resource K-1) (Pearson)

Math in Focus (American Version of Singapore Math) (Saxon)

Saxon Math

Scott Foresman Addison Wesley Math

SUPPLEMENTARY TEXT GRADES K-3 OR PRIMARY PROGRAM FOR K

*Developing Number Concepts (kindergarten and student support) (Kathy Richardson)

SCIENCE

*Foss Science Kits (K-5)

Simply Charlotte Mason

HISTORY

*Story of the World-Susan Wise Bauer (K-5, plus upper school)

Simply Charlotte Mason Curriculum- History Studies

BIBLE

*Walking with God and His People (Christian Schools International) (K-5)

*The ABC’s of God (Desiring God Curriculum) (K Family Worship)

*Jesus What a Savior (Desiring God) (1st Grade Family Worship)

*Faithful to All of His Promises (Desiring God) (2nd Grade Family Worship)

New City Catechism Curriculum (Crossway)

ART

*Discovering Great Artists: Hands on Art for Children (Solga and Kohl)

You can find this as well as detailed classroom schedules and sample lesson plans for K-2 in our School Leaders Guide.