Length of time reading books - AGAIN
Posted 07 June 2008 - 12:38 PM
Have you found interest and retention better when you read a book intensely over three to six weeks discussing as you go along and maybe writing about it in the end OR reading a book over an entire year (CM style) giving the book more time to sink in and extending discussion time. This would obviously require reading more books at once.
Is anyone aware of any current research or thought on the matter. SWB seems to support the one book at a time over three weeks or so. Can anyone recommend any good articles or books on the subject?
Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:11 PM
I'd hate reading over a year. I live my books. I need to get fully immersed in them, not read in little snippets. Now, some books do require a slower approach--there are theological books that I really take my time with (Celebration of Discipline is one)--but not fiction.
Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:37 PM
FWIW, we used Omnibus and I really like Omnibus for many, many things, but sometimes I wish Omnibus would slow down the pace a bit! I think there are some books that they tackle that merit more time and study. However, as homeschoolers we do have a lot of freedom to "tweak" programs as needed.
Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:54 PM
JMHO, no research to back it up!
Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:17 AM
We also read LOTR over a year with the literature program and that worked beautifully to spread it over that long. We felt really immersed in it.
I am sure there will still be many books we will read in shorter timeframe, but I am surprised myself how well the CM way is working for us.
Posted 08 June 2008 - 01:03 PM
I've been watching Teaching the Classics, and I plan to apply it to our Literature books this year.