Program Overview

Student Book

  • Print book
  • Digital version of the book (eText) is accessed through a secure student/home website with embedded multi-media including audio playback of all text, songs with lyrics and score, videos, interactive activities, magnified images, letters to families, etc.
  • Supports good literacy practice
  • Highly visual
  • Selections to support read-aloud, guided, and independent reading in the younger grades
  • Variety of text forms
  • Organized into five units that follow the flow of the liturgical year.
  • Story narratives, scripture and Gospel retellings, profiles of saints, and real-world stories that connect to students’ faith and everyday life
  • Scripture references and prayers relevant to the themes of the lessons
  • Connections between students’ lives at school, the home, and the parish
  • Opportunities for inquiry

Click on the link below to learn more about
the digital Student Resource and how to use it.

How to Use Your eText

Big Books (Grades 1 and 2)

  • Print
  • Digital version of the big books (eText) is accessed through a secure student/home website with embedded multi-media including audio playback of all text, songs with lyrics and score, videos, interactive activities, magnified images, etc. They contain Scripture Stories depicted in a variety of ways (illustrations, fine art, photographs).
  • Large trim size for whole-class instruction
  • Two Big Books are offered to Grades 1 and 2
  • Retellings of Scripture Stories and Gospel narratives from both the Old and New Testaments
  • Vetted for theological accuracy
  • Written in student-friendly language with lively art

Poster Pack (Grades 1-3)

  • Print
  • Digital version of the posters (eText) are accessed through a secure student/home website with embedded multi-media including audio playback of all text, songs with lyrics and score, videos, interactive activities, magnified images, etc.
  • Helps create a faith-based environment in the classroom including the liturgical calendar, prayers, and Catholic symbols
  • Pack includes Illustrations, photographs, and diagrams
  • Prayers, illustrations, photos, and symbols of the Catholic faith support student learning

Teacher Resource

  • Print binder
  • Digital version accessed through a secure website with additional material, 5 Professional Development online modules, and multi-media elements.
  • Support for differentiated instruction and instructions for using the program resources that support each lesson
  • Five units based on the liturgical year of the Church
  • 100% coverage of the Religious Education expectations
  • Identified connections to other curriculum areas
  • Unit and lesson overview charts with lesson materials, program resources, Religious Education expectations, and cross-curricular connections
  • Four-day outline for each lesson with background information for teachers, Moment of Reflection and learning goals and detailed teaching plans
  • Line masters to accompany many suggested activities, including home and school connections

Click on the link below to watch a brief
introduction to the online teacher website.

Understanding the Teacher Website Home Page