Age 4-5 Year at a Glance

The Age 4-5 level of Moving Beyond the Page is structured around 26 week-long units. Each of these units includes five different lessons. You will complete one lesson each day. This works really well for a 5 day week of lessons, but you don't have to stick to the strict schedule if you don't want to. Just start with the first unit. 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: Letters

Summary of Skills
Unit 1: A - A Is for Musk Ox
A Is for Musk Ox by Erin Cabatingan
Unit 2: H - Hondo and Fabian
Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty
Unit 3: I - The Little Island
The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown
Unit 4: T - What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Unit 5: L - We're Going on a Leaf Hunt
We’re Going on Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
Unit 6: F - Fireflies
Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe
Unit 7: E - But No Elephants
But No Elephants by Jerry Smath
Unit 8: C - Millions of Cats
Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág
Unit 9: G - The Real Mother Goose
The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright
Unit 10: O - Owl Babies
Baby Owl by Aubrey Lang
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Unit 11: S - Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree
The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright
The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
Unit 12: D - Dinosaurs Big and Small
Dinosaurs Big and Small by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Unit 13: P - Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Unit 14: B - Blueberries for Sal
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Unit 15: R - Rain
Rain by Robert Kalan
Unit 16: N - Night in the Country
Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant
Unit 17: M - Marshmallow
Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry
Unit 18: U - Umbrella
Umbrella by Taro Yashima
Unit 19: J - Jump Frog Jump
Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan
Unit 20: K - Kindness
Harry the Happy Mouse by n.g.k.
Unit 21: V - Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss
Unit 22: Y - Little Blue and Little Yellow
Harry the Happy Mouse by n.g.k.
Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry
Unit 23: W - George Washington's Birthday
George Washington's Birthday by Margaret McNamara
Unit 24: Q - The Quilt Story
The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston
Unit 25: X - An Extraordinary Egg
An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni
Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry
Unit 26: Z - Greedy Zebra
Greedy Zebra by Mwenye Hadithi

Concept 2: Holidays

Summary of Skills
Unit 27: Halloween
Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex
Unit 28: Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Is... by Gail Gibbons
Unit 29: Christmas
The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert
Unit 30: February Celebrations
The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll