Thursday, October 27, 2011

Reading Aloud Challenge: October 27th

We worked on our music studies in A Young Scholar's Guide to the Composers.  This week's reading in the study was rather short, and had no listening suggestions, so we also read in The World of Music by Nicola Barber and Mary Mure, and Usborne Introduction to Music by Eileen O'Brien.

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We've continued to learn about marine ecosystems in God's Design: Properties of Ecosystems.

Not much reading in our Social Studies this week, but we finished our study of Ancient Rome by looking at modern-day Italy.  We read Spotlight on Italy by Bobbie Kalman, which was really "too young" for my kids, but was the only suitable book on the shelf at my branch of the library, so we made it work.  It did have beautiful pictures, and had enough information to meet our needs.

We had trouble deciding what to read aloud that would either relate to History/Social Studies or would just be a enjoyable story.  So I read the first chapter of The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White one evening (while they were washing dishes!), and one chapter of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson today at lunch, and then we voted.


Victory to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde!!  Which we'll be done much sooner, so I think it's a good choice.  It's a story I love.  I can practice my poorly done British accents. And it's spooky enough to suit the Halloween season.  Sorry, Wart!  (Maybe we'll watch the Disney movie instead.  LOL)

This was not a read-aloud, but both kids read the graphic novel version of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table this week, and enjoyed it.

Sometimes the graphic novel version of a story or historical event is totally worth it.


This post is linked to the Reading Aloud Challenge hosted by Footprints in the Butter


» Homeschool Mother’s Journal: In Which Winter Arrives Early Homeschool Coffee Break said...

[...] In our homeschool this week… On Monday I was suggesting some books for possible read-alouds with Landon and Kennady and we were trying to decide what to read next. Kennady said, totally seriously, “bring the books over here so I can see the covers. I always judge a book by its cover.”  Well, with a start like that, it had to be a good week, right?  We tried the first chapter of The Sword in the Stone later that day, and then the first chapter of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde later in the week, and decided that we would far rather read Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  (All our reading for the week is in this post.) [...]

Debra said...

This looks so great... and wow, I could never get away with reading a chapter of two different books and having the kids vote. They'd invariable vote "both" and I'd give in.


(And yay for graphic novels!)

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