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Lesson Theme: God is generous.Five-Day Lesson Pacing GuideNote: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.Day 1Share Experiencesl Gathering Song l “We Will Walk With God” (CD-2, #8) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-6)l Cover Activity l What Are Your Top Talents? (page 1) l Story l The Girl Who Always Tried (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us talents.Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us talents. Amen. (Repeat.)l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l The Parable of the Silver Pieces (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to the Gospel.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for making each one ofus special. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for making each one of us special. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 51.l Catholic Faith Word l Kingdom (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you loving us as yourchildren. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you loving us as your children. Amen. (Repeat.)l Do You Have a Talent to Make Things Better? (pages 6–7)l Puzzle l Share Talents With Others at School (page 8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to share our talents withothers. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to share our talents with others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Catholic social teaching (Venture Activity Book, Activity #29) l Closing Prayer (see page TG2-7)Friday Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Have the students independently read a story about a saint who used her/his talents to spread God’s message to others. Ask the students to identify two or more main ideas from the text, using quotations as support. Then invite the students to write a summary of the story. (CCSS ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1/2)l SS: For each of the servants, have the students identify the reasons that may have influenced the servant to treat the master’s money as the servant did. Then invite the students to think about the modern world and ask them what positive and negative factors may influence people today. (D2.Eco.2.3-5)Additional Resourcesl Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)l Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)l Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.Catholic Identity Project of the WeekHave the children celebrate their talents by organizing a talent show. Keep this easy and low-key. Invite the children to share a talent in front of their classmates and guests (such as parents, the pastor, and other members of your Church community). If possible, invite your guests to participate in the talent show as well.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel November 19: First World Day of the Poor – Pope Francis will mark this day by hosting a lunch for people who are poor. Pray the Lord’s Prayer with special focus on “Give us this day our daily bread.”l November 21: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Joachim and Anne, Mary’s parents, present their daughter in the Temple to fulfill a promise to God—namely, that if God answered Anne’s prayers for a child, she would dedicate that child’s life to God’s service.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming lTG2-5


































































































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