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Old Year 5 Booklist

Asterisks refer to which term the book is used.
* the book is used in term 1
** the book is used in term 2
*** the book is used in term 3


In order to complete the curriculum additional instruction should be provided in the following areas.

Daily Lessons

Penmanship or Copywork
Math
Foreign language
Latin
Musical Instrument Practice

Weekly Lessons

Art Appreciation
Art
Grammar
Handicrafts
Music Appreciation, folksongs and hymns
Nature Study
One Life from Plutarch
A Shakespeare play

Bible
This site has many versions; it is preferable for a child to become accustomed to the language and flow of the KJV, as a familiarity with King James English will make other literature more accessible.

World History
Child's History of England by Charles Dickens
The Story of Mankind by Hendrick Van Loon

Geography
The Travels of Marco Polo

Nature Study
Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock
Wild Animals I Have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton

Science
Always Inventing by Tom L. Matthews
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5 by Michael J. McHughn
Fairy-land of Science by Arabella Buckley view page images or download text
Physics Lab in a Housewares Store by Robert Friedhoffer

Mathematics (choose one)
Developmental Mathematics by L.George Saad
Making Math Meaningful homepage by David Quine
Math U See homepage

Foreign Language
Latin

Poetry
*Rudyard Kipling
**Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
***John Greenleaf Whittier Paul Lawrence Dunbar

Literature
*Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge
*The Iliad by Homer
**Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
**The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
**The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
***Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling
***Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Suggested Additional Reading
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
Lad: A Dog by Albert Payson Terhune
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The School of the Woods by William J. Long
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

For those on a strict budget trying to buy as few items as possible by making use of online resources and library books, recommended purchases are:

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock (to be used for all 6 years)
a math program
a version of Marco Polo if your library doesn't have it
Always Inventing by Tom Matthews
Christian Liberty Nature Reader grade 5
Physics Lab in a Houswares Store by Friedhoffer
a Latin/foreign language program
The Iliad - a modern version may be helpful; your library may have a copy
Laura Ingalls Wilder books if your library doesn't have them
Other books can be read online or borrowed from the library.

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