Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Our next literature year

Right now, I'm currently setting up the books we'll be reading aloud and TL will be reading next year. I think I've decided on the following:

Girls Read Alouds

  • Betsy books
  • Betsy-Tacy Books
  • Little House in the Prairie books
  • Boxcar Children series

Trey's Read Alouds
  • Continue with the Frank Peretti series
  • Redwall
  • The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series

We will all read together Christmas Carol

Trey will read and do literature studies on the following:
  • Wrinkle in Time
  • Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiller
  • Phantom Tollbooth
  • How to Eat Fried Worms
  • 21 Balloons
  • Wind in the Willows
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimph
We will also be doing a lot of reading for history this year. We've always done alot of school reading, but I've really been getting away from reading good literature with the kids. I guess, because a baby and toddler in the mix make it very difficult.

You're probably also wondering about the differences in read alouds. TL is the only boy and could use a little one on one time. Plus, I don't want him being bored with books I read to the girls and the girls not enjoy what I'm reading to TL. And, as I stated, he's the only boy and is interested in totally different things.

How's your year planning out?


  1. What??! we are supposed to Plan!? What does that mean exactly?:)

  2. "Don't be cross, uncle!" said the nephew.

    "What else can I be," returned the uncle, "when I live in such a world of fools as this? Merry Christmas! Out upon merry Christmas! What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in 'em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? If I could work my will," said Scrooge indignantly, "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!"

    Ah, I love Scrooge!

  3. I saw your post the other day, but had the jawbreaker in hand. I like to see someone else planning ahead, I don't feel like such a loner. I usually start in February which drives my children crazy.
    We will be using Abeka lit. along with reading "To Kill a Mockingbird", "The Hobbit", and possible "Kidnapped". They didn't care for the movie "Kidnapped". So I might change that to something they don't have preconceived thoughts about it.
    I received the individual weekly lesson planning books yesterday from ELAN Company. Reasonably priced. I'm ready to lay the year out in writing.

  4. I looooooooooooooooove the Besty books! My mom read the whole series to my sister and I when we were little.



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