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     Lesson Theme: Jesus rises from the dead.
 Five-Day Lesson Pacing Guide
Note: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.
Day 1
Share Experiences
l Gathering Song l “Easter Song” (CD-2, #4)
l Gathering Prayer (see page TG4-14)
l Cover Activity/Wordfind l Jesus Is Risen! (page 1)
l Article l Three Easter Christians (pages 2–3)
l Discuss the Think questions related to the article.
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, Loving God, thank you for Easter and
the promise of life with you forever. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Easter and the promise of life with you forever. Amen. (Repeat).
l Gospel Ritual l “Easter Alleluia” (CD-2, #1)
l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Is Risen (pages 4–5)
l Discuss the Think questions related to the Gospel.
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be Easter people and share
Jesus’ Good News with others. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to be Easter people and share Jesus’ Good News with others. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 5)
l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.
Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 29.
l Catholic Faith Word l Resurrection (page 4)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to put our beliefs into action.
Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 4
Live the Gospel
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to put our beliefs into action. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Activity l Scavenger Hunt for Faith (pages 6–7)
l Activity-Song l “O Sons and Daughters” (page 8)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to listen to and share the
Gospel. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to share food and the Good News of Jesus with others. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Weekly Lesson Assessment
l Activity l The Paschal Mystery (Venture Activity Book, Activity #8) l Closing Prayer (see page TG4-15) and “He Lives!” (CD-2, #3)
Friday Take-Home
Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.
Curriculum Connections
l ELA: Have the students imagine they are Mary Magdalene. Instruct them to write a journal entry that describes her experience at the empty tomb and meeting Jesus again. (CCSS. ELA.Literacy.W.5.3)
l SS: Have the students work in pairs. Using a computer or tablet, have the students use a kid-friendly safe search to explore Easter celebrations around the world. Allow the class to share how the various celebrations are similar and different. (ISTE2016.7)
        Additional Resources
l 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 Week
The Catholic Church has a long history of artists portraying significant religious moments. On a large piece of paper, have the children create a mural or mosaic of the ways Jesus is alive in the world (i.e., at Mass, when we share with each other, when we help those in need.
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
l April 8: Divine Mercy Sunday – The story of Saint Faustina Kowalska—and, of course, God’s boundless mercy—reveal the inspiration behind the Divine Mercy devotion. Sister Faustina had a vision of Christ that has become known as The Divine Mercy.
l April 9: The Annunciation of the Lord – Normally celebrated
on March 25 (nine months before Christmas), this solemnity is transferred to the Monday after the 2nd Sunday of Easter if March
25 occurs during Holy Week. On this day, we celebrate Mary’s yes— “May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38)—to God’s invitation to be the mother of Jesus.
Extending the Lesson
 Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l TG4-13












































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