What is/was your first read-aloud of the school year?

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What is/was your first read-aloud of the school year?

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set. 2, 2007, 10:37 am

We are finishing up The Mysterious Benedict Society and then will move on to The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

set. 2, 2007, 3:43 pm

We school year round so not our first read-alouds but we are currently reading Winnie-the-Pooh in the mornings and The Cricket in Times Square in the afternoons.

set. 3, 2007, 10:01 pm

Currently working on The Littles, next onto Mrs. Piggly Wiggly, and then on to either The cricket in Times Square or The mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil e. Frankweller.

set. 4, 2007, 5:19 pm

Sigh. You are all reading some of my favorites. The only thing we are reading aloud together right now is Thinking Like a Christian. A study on worldviews and how to articulate the Christian faith. Edifying, but not fun. :(

My boys have a mindset against reading aloud right now. Teens. They have some other marvelous qualities though, so I just hope that they will remember the wonderful read-alouds we had when they have their own children.

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set. 4, 2007, 5:27 pm

We started homeschool today! My kids are 11 and 16, and we are starting The Grapes of Wrath tomorrow as kind of a double whammy. It is for literature, but also applies to Oklahoma History.

set. 9, 2007, 12:32 pm

We are reading The Hobbit and Ramona Quimby Age 8

This is the first time the boys are actually into it. I am really excited about all our new prospects!

Editat: set. 11, 2007, 8:09 am

We are two chapters away from finishing The Hidden Hand, and my three older children have been rivited throughout the book. When we finish that we will move on to The Swiss Family Robinson. My youngest child loved Pinnochio the most. He has asked me to read it to him a second time, so I am reading that to him alone.

set. 14, 2007, 6:24 am

Oh, I loved Swiss Family Robinson. I tried to read it to my son when he was five. The language was too difficult for him to understand. We tried a few chapters, but it was clear he wasn't getting the whole picture. I finished it myself, how wonderful!!

set. 14, 2007, 6:29 am

Like goodgolly, we're reading The Hobbit and also On the Origin of Species. (Technically, I'm not a homeschooler, I just like to fill in the gaps I see in public education.)

set. 14, 2007, 7:22 pm

fleela - technically, I call that homeschooling! :) You just have helpers in the public education system.

set. 15, 2007, 9:02 am

I agree with MrsLee, filling in the gaps is often necessary and I think it qualifies as home education too.

Just last night I was preparing our folders for our next Shakespeare study. One of my older dd's friends was here. She is a senior at a local public high school, and taking several honors classes. Anyway, she said to me, "Do you guys actually read Shakespeare's real plays?" I said, "Yes, we read two or three a year together." She then told me that she has never read a real Shakespearean play. In her honors English lit class they have read some exerpts of his plays in modern english, but that is all. I was thinking, "What kind of literacy is that?" If that's what our schools consider honors English lit, then gap filling is much needed.