Age 5-7 Year at a Glance

The Age 5-7 level of Moving Beyond the Page is structured around four 9-week concepts. Each of these concepts is made up of three 3-week units. Each unit contains about 10 lessons and a final project.

You only need to do one lesson each day. Start with the first unit of the first concept. When you finish it move on to the second. The full year of curriculum will be finished in about one school year.

Here is a list of the units in the order you will complete them along with the associated books.

Unit

Required Literature

Concept 1: Environment

Unit 1: Habitats and Homes
Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats by Jim Arnosky
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
Unit 2: Weather
Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats by Jim Arnosky
Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today? by Tish Rabe
Whatever the Weather by Karen Wallace
Unit 3: Community
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
On the Town by Judith Caseley

Concept 2: Similarities and Differences

Unit 1: Amazing Attributes
Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
Unit 2: Senses
My Five Senses by Aliki
The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses by Joanna Cole and Buce Degen
Unit 3: We're the Same, We're Different
A Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World by DK Publishing
Shapesville by Andy Mills and Becky Osborn

Concept 3: Patterns

Unit 1: Identifying and Creating Visual Patterns
Busy Bugs: A Book About Patterns by Jayne Harvey
Unit 2: Patterns in Sounds, Words, and Actions
Bear Hugs by Karma Wilson and Suzanne Watts
Unit 3: Patterns in Your World
Pattern by Henry Pluckrose

Concept 4: Change

Unit 1: Changes on Planet Earth
Look How It Changes! by June Young
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant by Kristin Baird Rattini
Push and Pull by Patricia J. Murphy
Unit 2: Characters Change
The Raft by Jim LaMarche
What Do You Do With a Problem? by Kobi Yamada
Unit 3: A First Look at History - Change Over Time
Telling Time: How to Tell Time on Digital and Analog Clocks by Jules Older
The House on Maple Street by Bonnie Pryor
The Usborne Book of Living Long Ago: Everyday Life Through the Ages by DK Readers