For the last two years I have been posting the kids' reading lists. Now, during the year, this list changes as the kids add books they want to read that I find okay. It will usually bump another book off the list.
This year I am going to have them use the reading list differently. In the past, they chose a book from the list regardless of where it fell. This year they will read down the reading list.
I tried to create a pattern: textbook, biography, literature, textbook, biography, literature, etc. Once the three textbooks that I want them to read this year are read, then it will continue, biography, literature, biography, literature, etc., but the pattern gets lost towards the end. 🙂
MaryEllen's 8th Grade Reading List
|Sweet Land of Liberty - finish|
|Journey to the Center of the Earth||Jules Verne|
|A Beka Geography|
|The Pilgrim Who Made Progress||William Deal|
|Robin Hood||J. Walker McSpadden|
|Notgrass World History Volume 1|
|In the Footprints of Pioneers||Barbara Jones/Pauline Spray|
|The Grapes of Wrath||John Steinbeck|
|Notgrass World History Volume 2|
|Stepping Heavenward||Mrs. E Prentiss|
|Animal Farm||George Orwell|
|A Beka Biology|
|The Case For Christ For Teens||Strobel|
|The Case For a Creator For Teens||Strobel|
|The Case For Faith For Teens||Strobel|
|The Shaping of a Christian Family||Elisabeth Elliot|
|Exploring The History of Medicine|
|In His Steps||Charles Sheldon|
|Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther||Roland H. Bainton|
|Exploring The World of Mathematics|
|The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes||Sir Arthur Conan Doyle|
|Exploring The World of Chemistry|
|The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes||Sir Arthur Conan Doyle|
It's a long list, but whatever she doesn't get done this year will rollover to next year. This year instead of the kids reading two books at a time plus the Bible, they will only read one book at a time. Looking back, I have at one time had them reading three books at one time.
MaryEllen hinted that she would rather read one book at a time. Three books plus her free reading book was too much. She doesn't like having so many books going at once. Unlike her mamma who has too many going at once that I sometimes forget I am reading one. I find it later in my pile and think, 'I need to finish that book.' 😉
Do you post your kids' reading lists? I'd love to see them. If you do, post a link in the comments. 🙂
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