plain jane Posted May 30, 2009 Share Posted May 30, 2009 (edited) Now that I've gone back and reread most of the WTM and not just the recommendations like I used to do when it was the library's copy ;) I'm realizing that I have not been requiring dd to keep a reading notebook. I really like the idea but am not sure how to implement this. I'd love to hear what has worked for you. Currently, I require dd to do 45-60min of assigned reading in either history (mostly) and science. She also is required to do an additional 30-45 minutes of free reading from a quality novel (no comic books or fluff extraordinaire) each day. When her reading is for science, I do make her write 8(ish) sentences on what she read that day and illustrate. I have not been requiring this for her history and free readings, although it has always been in the back of my mind that I *should* do something more with those. Now that I've read WTM again, I want to start this up in the fall. So, if, dd were to read a chapter book for history, say for example, Son of Charlemagne, and also read The Secret of Nimh at the same time, how would I go about having her complete her reading notebook(s)? Would I have her write a brief synopsis at the end of each chapter and illustrate it? How much do I require? Would I be better to have her fill out some sort of book report form (Evan Moor, perhaps)?? Of course, I would not do this for every book she reads as I'm sure that would kill her love of reading, but I have been feeling that I need to require more response to literature from her for quite some time. I do not know if she would be able to give a synopsis of the entire book without a great deal of guidance from me (who in turn would need some guidance as to what should be included:tongue_smilie:). I'm all ears. Tell me how you reading "the WTM way" looks like in your home. I should add that dd will be in grade 3. Edited May 30, 2009 by plain jane Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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