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  1. Good morning dolls! Today is the start of week 18 in our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Welcome back to all our readers, welcome to all those just joining in and to all who are following our progress. Mr. Linky is all set up on the 52 books blog to link to your reviews. 52 Books blog-Japan's Golden Week: Japan has 4 holidays that fall within a two week period which means everyone is on holiday during that period of time. Celebrations including girls festival and boys festival. Read a book by a Japanese author, with a Japanese setting or non fiction book about Japan. Busy week since also highlighted authors whose birthdays are this week which includes Joel Rosenberg. If you haven't read his Last Jihad yet, (awesome awesome) now would be a good time to check it out. May is Get Caught Reading Month so think about sharing some pictures of reading activities. We are at the end of Read a Russian Author Month - how did you do? What are you reading this week? Link to week 17
  2. Ok, please explain this to me. My son has been obsessed with letters since he was 2 years old. I taught him basic phonics. He watched the Frog when he was little. We finished TYCR 100 easy lessons. I taught him the Webster's syllabary ( and basic spelling). He finished Reading Eggs. This year he is learning kindergarten a beka phonics from his Classical Christian school. I spent TONS of time with phonics (besides Reading Eggs which does teach some sight words.) I talk to my son's teacher and she insists that he is a sight word reader. She may be right....but oh how much that frustrates me. I worked very hard to make sure he was a phonics reader to make sure he would be able to word attack hard words in the future. He is probably reading at a 3rd grade level very accurately and somewhat smoothly. Is it possible that with all of this instruction he is a sight reader? Any suggestions on how to Make sure he is sharp with word attack? I am glad that he is a good reader. I want to learn from the mistakes I made with ds for dd. Btw, When I take him to church he reads words like : righteousness. I did not teach him this as a sight word. To me, I think he is using his phonics rules for word attack...or maybe he just understands some of the logic of reading English. Ah I am rambling....just thought the hive mind could explain this to me. He does reverse letters sometimes (at 6) and he reverses some words sporadically like saying "was instead of saw". I just thought this was sort of normal at this age especially since this does not happen regularly.
  3. Good morning dolls! Today is the start of week 17 in our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Welcome back to all our readers, welcome to all those just joining in and to all who are following our progress. Mr. Linky is all set up on the 52 books blog to link to your reviews. The link is in my signature. 52 Books - Re-imagining Iliad and Odyssey - Thanks to Bookmarks magazine and their article about authors retelling the ancient stories, discovered a few more interesting books to read. Highlighted on blog. Which brings to mind the possibility of an Iliad readalong later (much later) in the year. What do you think? Also highlighted authors birthdays this week including Sue Grafton of the Kinsey Millhone mystery series (She's up to V) and Janet Evanovich, more famously know for her Stephanie Plum series. Read one of their works in their honor. Read a Russian Author Month: Still plugging away or just starting? What are you reading this week? Link to week 16
  4. Good morning dolls! Today is the start of week 16 in our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Welcome back to all our readers, welcome to all those just joining in and to all who are following our progress. Mr. Linky is all set up on the 52 books blog to link to your reviews. The link is in my signature. 52 Books Blog - Judge a book by the Cover: Highlighting a few new to me authors and books picked out based on the cover alone. Issued a challenge - go check it out. Read a Russian Author month: What book are you reading and how are you enjoying it so far? What are you reading this week? Link to week 15
  5. My son will be starting first grade at the local public school. He is in a classical Christian school this school year. I have plan as far as read alouds, but I have used read along audiobooks. I would guess ds is reading at a 3rd grade level. 1. Can you send me some suggestions for audiobook/ book companions? I am going to look for them at the library. 2. What level book should I start with ds? Should I go up a level or two? 3. Should I get high interest books? Classics? Or a combination? 4. How much time a day should I have him use read along audiobooks ( on top of mom reading aloud and kid read aloud)? 5. Any advice from the literacy enthusiasts at hive mind? 6. What is your routine with audiobook/book combo? Ideas?
  6. Good morning dolls! Today is the start of week 15 in our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Welcome back to all our readers, welcome to all those just joining in and to all who are following our progress. Mr. Linky is all set up on the 52 books blog to link to your reviews. The link is in my signature. 52 Books - National Poetry Month. My tribute to poetry for the month along with some links to bloggers including crime writers who are getting in on the act and writing poetry. Also Read a Russian Author month ( self declared *grin*) - what author have you picked to read? What are you reading this week? Link to week 14 Happy Easter! :grouphug:
  7. My dd has been learning lots of letter sounds, but whenever we sit down to try to work on it purposefully, I get a lot of push-back from her. She likes it when it feels like a game, but not when it feels like I'm trying to teach her something! Ha! We're going to do MFW K in the fall, but she has already learned many of the sounds, so I think I'll be able to supplement with something, and I'd love to hear your best suggestions for a basic phonics program that feels like fun and not like work! Thanks!
  8. Good Morning! Today is the start of week 13 in our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Welcome back to all our readers, welcome to all those just joining in and to all who are following our progress. Mr. Linky is all set up on the 52 books blog to link to your reviews. The link is in my signature. 52 Books blog - I is for Imprints: Highlighting Mullholland books, an imprint of Little Brown and Company. They do all things mystery and have a great line up of authors, including Marcia Clark, the prosecutor from the OJ trial who is writing crime fiction now. Mulholland also features popcorn fiction which are short pulpy stories that can only be read on their site. April is coming fast and I've designated it as Read a Russian Author month. Big excitement - 52 Books is one of 9 bloggers who was asked to host Frank Peretti for the ASK FRANK book blog tour for his latest book Illusion. His guest appearance will be on April 4th. His latest isn't super duper scary - it's more suspenseful for those who don't like heart stopping supernatural thrillers. I'll be reviewing Illusion on My Two Blessings and I'll be doing a giveaway available to readers of both blogs. What are you reading this week? Link to week 12
  9. Good Morning! Today is the start of week 12 in our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Welcome back to all our readers, welcome to all those just joining in and to all who are following our progress. Mr. Linky is all set up on the 52 books blog to link to your reviews. The link is in my signature. 52 Books Blog - Jody Hedlund: Home school mom of 5 and writer of christian historical fiction that isn't preachy. Her latest book will be released in September called Unending Devotion. Check out her blog where she talks about all things writing, inspiration and encouragement. I've declared April to be Read a Russian Author month. Since I've already read Tolstoy will be diving into The Brother's Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Check out the lists below if you need any ideas: Amazon Listmania - incredible Russian Authors Zeroland's Famous Russian Writer's and Poets Talk Literature book Club chronological list of Russian writers What are you reading this week? Link to week 11 Oh! And a belated Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! :001_smile:
  10. Good Morning! Today is the start of week 11 in our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Welcome back to all our readers, welcome to all those just joining in and to all who are following our progress. Mr. Linky is all set up on the 52 books blog to link to your reviews. The link is in my signature. 52 Books Blog - G.K. Chesterton: Highlighting his novel The Man Who Was Thursday. Check out the first chapter. Moby Dick readalong - I finished it last night!!!! How are the rest of you doing? Ready for a Russian Author Readalong in April? What are you reading this week? Link to Week 10
  11. Has Anyone put together lapbooks for OPGTR? Do you know where I can find corresponding lapbooks? Or has anyone Put together a page that includes the text from the lessons where the child can illustrate the stories? If so, would you mind sending me the file. I would love you forever :001_wub: I am thinking about using a puppet with this curriculum with my daughter (4). Any other ideas on how to make this curriculum more fun and interactive? Put on my tap shoes :rofl:
  12. Good Morning! Today is the start of week 10 in our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Welcome back to all our readers, welcome to all those just joining in and to all who are following our progress. Mr. Linky is all set up on the 52 books blog to link to your reviews. The link is in my signature. 52 Books Blog - Gabriel Garcia Marquez: March 6 is Marquez's birthday. He is the author of 100 years of Solitude and incorporates alot of magical realism into his stories. Spotlighting his books. Moby Dick - I'm halfway through. For those reading also, how are you doing? What are you reading this week? Link to week 9
  13. My son completed TYCR100EL and some of the Webster's speller. He is finishing Abeka K at his classical Christian school. He is a pretty strong reader ( not fluent or reading with expression). He is about 90% accurate with the abeka readers. I am buying OPGTR to teach my daughter to read next year. Over the summer, i thought I would work with him on reading. Where should I start teaching him in the book? Any suggestions?
  14. Good Morning! Today is the start of week 9 in our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Welcome back to all our readers and to all who are following our progress. Mr. Linky is all set up on the 52 books blog to link to your reviews. The link is in my signature. 52 Books Blog - Frank Peretti: Peretti new book Illusions is coming out March 6 (after 6 long years). He is the ultimate in christian supernatural warfare psychological thrillers. If you haven't read any of his books check out his first This Present Darkness. Moby Dick Read: How are you progressing? I'm on chapter 45 and made it through the lesson on all whales, ishmael's thoughts about the meaning of whiteness and Ahab's exhortation to his crew. Truthfully - interesting for the most part yet do have to slog through certain bits. You have my permission to skim when needed. :lol: What are you reading this week? Link to week 8
  15. My DD has been doing HOP KG this year. We also started Reading Bear which they really like so far and she plays freely on Starfall and did a little Reading Eggs (trials) throughout the year. I started printing some Sam readers just the other day and she is reading them now and loving them. We also have some small readers around the house she will pick up to read but mostly wants me to read as she follows along. I think she is completely reading by sight though or isn't trying, at least, to sound anything out with me. She has tried at times and gets it but then other times, she clearly is just guessing and not looking at the letters or thinking of their sound at all. Or she'll just ask me to read a word she doesn't know. I gently insist she tries or I sound it out for her. I don't want to push and turn her off from reading or trying again. So I think I need something to "review" with, like a beginning phonics program. I've been seeing a lot about AAR. What do you think? Any other suggestions?
  16. (please excuse cross-post, I also posted to curriculum board but haven't gotten any replies yet...) Our daughter is currently in an inclusion preschool 1/2 day, and we are considering whether to continue next year for KG or homeschool. (Well actually I'd like to homeschool either way, but we're deciding whether to also do KG. She has a vision impairment, and we would not get any assistance from her vision teacher if she were not enrolled. Of course, we're not getting a lot now, but that's another story...) I'm a big fan of phonics -- her older brother (now 10) taught himself at home with just a little phonics. Our daughter now is in last year of preschool but also has loved Leapfrog and is starting to put letter sounds together and spell words. This is coming from home, they are not doing at school. My question is, would it be confusing if we take a phonics approach (with reading lots of books of course, and probably doing FIAR) and she does KG which is more whole language based? I just asked her school what approach they take to reading in KG and this is what I got: "Basically, it's a combination of whole language and phonics through the framework of guided reading . We determine where each child's reading level is (though a running record) and place them in flexible groups at their instructional level. Skills are taught using texts at their individual instructional levels. Groups are made with anywhere from 2-6 children per small group. There is also a lot of opportunities for inventive spelling, which also supports print awareness." To be honest, I'm not sure I understand. But it sounds like a mixture and I'm really not at all happy about the inventive spelling. I remember her brother was spelling in KG and no one seemed to appreciate it, there was a lot of emphasis on inventive spelling. I just don't understand (myself) how encouraging invented spelling and getting used to that is going to help down the road when they have to start spelling words. Am I missing something? In her preschool class now they are doing "Tools of the Mind" curriculum which is very structured, they need to make play plans (draw picture and pretend "write" before they start to play (even if it is just scribbling on a line.) Just not sure where the school approach is leading, and what would happen if we also schooled at home. Would we have a collision of minds or would she implode? Any thoughts and suggestions would be much appreciated. :) Amy
  17. I'm curious: how many of your kids will read unabridged work? This year, a lot of our literature has been adapted works. We especially like the Illustrated Classics from Candlewick Press (Don Quixote and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver). In fact, the only unabridged work we've read this year is Wordsworth, bits from Paradise Lost, and Robinson Crusoe. Is this bad? Is it okay for a logic age kid to read some adaptations now, and then read the unabridged versions in high school, or will they end up being unprepared for the real classics?
  18. I have been exposing our DD to phonics, not really instructing, and at almost 4 1/2 she is sounding out words. Lately it's not just been initials, but she is actively trying to go for the whole word. This is great, given that she also has a vision impairment. But I was wondering if others here use phonics or what other approach they are taking. And if you could tell me which you prefer and why. I grew up with phonics myself and really think that's the way to go but wonder what I may be missing. What curricula for KG are phonics and which whole language or other? Wondering also if anyone knows what they are teaching in schools these days? Is it a combination? Amy
  19. Please tell me the names of some homeschool reading and spelling curricula that are O-G based. Which do you prefer and why? Thank-you, Heather
  20. Good morning my darlings! Today is the start of week 2 in our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Welcome back to all our readers and to all who are following our progress. Mr. Linky is all set up on the 52 books blog to link to your reviews. The link is in my signature. 52 Books blog - Sarah Addison Allen: highlighting the author's books since discovered her stories are incredibly charming and well worth reading. We are off to an incredible start and I hope the momentum carries you forward throughout the year. It makes me happy to see so many folks reading and enjoying it. One thing to remember: Everyone reads at different rates and in different ways. Some can read several books at a time and others only one at a time. Some read fast and some read slow. Some read heavy duty books and others light. Enjoy your mind voyages exploring new works and ideas and don't worry about the numbers. We'll start Ahab's wife next week and then when we are done, think we'll give it a couple weeks before we tackle Moby Dick. Sounds like everyone will need a lot of encouragement with the whale tale. :) I've put together the list we have so far of folks who have amazon wishlists. We can also include your barnes and noble wishlist. Pm me if you'd like to add your lists or receive a copy of the list. I'll be sending it out today to those who already provided their lists. Remember too you can lend ebooks to each other so it you have a nook or kindle, you can add each other as contacts. Housekeeping note: Each week I'll post a link to and from the old thread and new thread. Please continue conversation in new thread no matter what book # you are on. Thanks. So.... :bigear: What are you reading this week? Link to week 1
  21. Ok, so I am completely new to this, but my 3rd grade son is completely bored in school. He is much more advanced than the work he is given. He is in the Gifted/Talented Program at school, which he says is the only class he really likes. Anyway, he reads very well, does math very well and soaks up every fact about history and science quickly. He's bored!!! I bought the book and have read the parts for elementary (Well-Trained Mind). I have a few questions. For instance, in relation to spelling, do I need to have him go back and run through the Spelling Workout books for lower levels (A&B) or just start him at C since this is for 3rd grade? I don't want him to miss anything because I skip - but he already aces every spelling test he ever has and can spell words most people I work with cannot even spell. Also, in the reading curriculum, should I start him out with the Ancients he should have been reading in 1st grade? Or, should I have him start with Late Renaissance/Early Modern, as is recommended by 3rd grade. Hate that I am starting late to the game with this, but so happy to have found this book and this forum!! :bigear: I'm all ears. :lol: Thanks for any advice!!
  22. My 5 1/2 year old and I started the Ordinary Parents Guide over a year ago. We are on lesson 89. He refuses to read other than during lesson time. If I force the issue, there are tears. He reads reasonably well during the lesson, but I can hardly even get him to read a road side sign. I feel very frustrated and I know he can do it, but he just flatly refuses. Any advice for a novice homeschooling mom.
  23. I love Audio books, but too often homeschooling parents use these in place of reading. I've written a blog post about this: http://www.knittedthoughts.com/2011/11/reading-versus-audio-books.html because as a writing teacher who regularly tutors and works with homeschoolers in Writing Enrichment classes, I see this as a trend that can have some unfortunate consequences (especially when it comes to grammar, mechanics and spelling). A good balance between eye-on-the-page reading and audio books is what works best!
  24. I've written a post about the unexpected benefits of reading aloud to older kids and teens. I've found it such a wonderful way to talk about difficult issues with them: http://www.knittedthoughts.com/2011/11/reading-aloud-to-older-children.html
  25. Ok, I am in the "throws" of Webster's Blue Backed Speller. DS has the syllabary down except for G and C which we review. We are going to start Table 4....I hope I am doing this right. He gets about 75-80% right except some of the exceptions (c with a sound of s and doubling an e or doubling an s). Somehow I feel like I need to be teaching him some rules to go along with the spelling. Advice? Am I going too fast? BTW, he does have a good background in letters (worked with letters from 2 on...he was the kid who would rather play with letters than blocks...did leapfrog DVDs....finished TYCR100 EZ lessons)
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