GFA is implementing 100% of the Core Knowledge Sequence in all grades. It is GFA’s goal to become a Core Knowledge “School of Distinction”. This is accomplished by providing training to our teachers by certified Core Knowledge Consultants, completing site visits by representatives from the Core Knowledge Foundation, and submitting appropriate documentation to verify our implementation.
GFA uses the following curriculum components to support our instruction:
The Core Knowledge Sequence lists a number of high-quality novels that are to be read at each grade level. This expectation for reading classic literature aligns with GFA’s mission to build knowledge and skills in reading.
|Alice's Adventure in Wonderland||Lewis Carroll||3|
|Treasure Island||Robert Louis Stevenson||4|
|Robinson Crusoe||Daniel Defoe||4|
|Adventures of Tom Sawyer||Mark Twain||5|
|Little Women||Louisa May Alcott||5|
|Tales of Sherlock Holmes||Arthur Conan Doyle||5|
|The Iliad and the Odyssey||Homer||6|
|The Prince and the Pauper||Mark Twain||6|
|The Call of the Wild||Jack London||6|