• Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Grade 1

Components:

The central question for Our Catholic Community 1 is: What does it mean to belong to God’s Family? There are eight titles to support exploration of this inquiry. Click on the titles below for a description of each title.

Little Books

  • Supports integration of Catholicity throughout the school day
  • Promotes critical literacy
  • Makes connections to the content areas (e.g., Social Studies, Science)

Teacher Support

  • Teaching Card for each little book to support guided reading
  • Range of extensions for reading, writing, oral language, media literacy, and word work

Shared Reading CD-ROM

  • Digital versions of each little book fro projection and use with interactive whiteboards
  • Wordless versions of each little book to support writing, and oral language development
  • Lesson Plans offering 3 teaching options: introducing the text, comprehension strategies, and reading/writing connections

Grade 2

Components:

The central question for Our Catholic Community 2 is: How do we show we belong to God’s Family? There are eight titles to support exploration of this inquiry. Click on the titles below for a description of each title.

Little Books

  • Supports integration of Catholicity throughout the school day
  • Promotes critical literacy
  • Makes connections to the content areas (e.g., Social Studies, Science)

Teacher Support

  • Teaching Card for each little book to support guided reading
  • Range of extensions for reading, writing, oral language, media literacy, and word work

Shared Reading CD-ROM

  • Digital versions of each little book fro projection and use with interactive whiteboards
  • Wordless versions of each little book to support writing, and oral language development
  • Lesson Plans offering 3 teaching options: introducing the text, comprehension strategies, and reading/writing connections

Grade 3

Components:

The central question for Our Catholic Community 3 is: How does the Holy Spirit work in our lives? There are eight titles to support exploration of this inquiry. Click on the titles below for a description of each title.

Little Books

  • Supports integration of Catholicity throughout the school day
  • Promotes critical literacy
  • Makes connections to the content areas (e.g., Social Studies, Science)

Teacher Support

  • Teaching Card for each little book to support guided reading
  • Range of extensions for reading, writing, oral language, media literacy, and word work

Shared Reading CD-ROM

  • Digital versions of each little book fro projection and use with interactive whiteboards
  • Wordless versions of each little book to support writing, and oral language development
  • Lesson Plans offering 3 teaching options: introducing the text, comprehension strategies, and reading/writing connections

Grade 4

Components:

Our Catholic Community 4 includes eight engaging student cards, each one focussed on a Catholic Social Teaching. Following is a summary of the key questions for each student card.

 

Student CardKey QuestionSocial TeachingText Type/Text Form
Join In What are my responsibilities as a community member? Community and the Common Good; Promotion of Peace Recount/Diary entry
Read All About It How do we spread the Good News? Human Dignity Report/News article
Listen Up! Why are stories important to remember and pass along? Human Dignity Narrative/Parable
Walk with Me What do we learn about Jesus from the places He visited and the times He lived in? Community and the Common Good Recount/Postcards, emails, text messages
Work with Me How do we share in the work of Jesus? Option for the Poor and Vulnerable Report/Photo essay
Come Alive Why is water important to us? Stewardship of Creation Opinion/Collage
Trust in Me What is trust? Human Rights and Responsibilities Narrative/Graphic fiction
Celebrate Our Story What does Jesus ask of us? Solidarity Recount/Letter



Grade 5

Components:

Our Catholic Community 5 includes eight engaging student cards, each one focused on a Catholic Social Teaching. Following is a summary of the key questions for each student card.

Student CardKey QuestionSocial TeachingText Type/Text Form

Come Together

What does it mean to live in community?

Community and the Common Good

Narrative/Cartoon

Find Strength

Why are rituals important?

Solidarity

Report/Quotations

Decide What Matters

What is important to us as a community?

Community and the Common Good; Solidarity

Opinion/Blog

Reach Out

How do we show we are people of hope?

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable; Promotion of Peace

Narrative/Reader's Theatre script

Open Doors

How do we welcome others into the community?

Human Dignity

Recount/Biography

Play Fair

What are our rights and responsibilities?

Human Rights and Responsibilities

Report/Magazine article

Believe In the Spirit

How does the Holy Spirit act among us?

Community and the Common Good

Report/Timeline

Hear the Call

What does my Catholic community expect of me?

Solidarity; Option for the Poor and Vulnerable; Community and the Common Good; Promotion of Peace; Stewardship of Creation; Human Rights and Responsibilities; Human Dignity

Explanation/Poster