Classically Educating Disciples for Christ

Fifth Grade: Primary Texts and Materials

Bible: The Gospels

  • The Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Study, Vol. 3 – A Survey of the Bible by Starr Mead
  • ESV Student Study Bible published by Crossway
  • The Gospels published by Veritas Press
  • Journey Through the Bible by V. Gilbert Beers
  • Abingdon's Reproducible Old and New Testament Maps
  • The Child's Story Bible by Catherine F. Vos                                                                                    
  • Student Bible Atlas

History: American History - Explorers to 1815

  • Explorers to 1815 published by Veritas Press
  • A Child's Story of America by Michael J. McHugh

Literature and Vocabulary

  • Book titles from the Samuel Fuller School Literature List
  • Selected comprehension guides from approved publishers (Progeny Press, Veritas Press, Memoria Press, Logos, etc.)
  • Wordly Wise 3000, Book 5
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • The Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
  • Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

English Grammar

  • Rod and Staff English 5 “Following the Plan”
  • Shurley Grammar jingles
  • Thesaurus
  • Dictionary


  • Progymnasmata: Fable and Narrative by Cindy Marsch published by Writing Assessment Services
  • Classical Composition: Fable Stage by James Selby published by Memoria Press
  • Classical Composition: Narrative Stage by James Selby published by Memoria Press


  • Spelling by Sound and Structure 6, Rod and Staff Publishers
  • Thesaurus
  • Dictionary


  • Latin for Children, Primer B, published by Classical Academic Press
  • D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
  • First Latin, Language and Family by Marion Polsky


  • Saxon  Math 7/6

Science: Earth Science and Geology

  • God’s Design for Heaven and Earth: Our Planet Earth by Debbie and Richard Lawrence
  • Literature and science books to meet third grade science objectives