Four boys with four different reading levels. The youngest is still in the picture book phase (thank goodness he's outgrown the "eat the book" one!), and the oldest is a new homeschooler and starting 10th grade in the next week. While we are reading lots of books "for fun," I've chosen a few to do lapbook projects with the bigger boys -- Damien gets a pass this summer! The boys like lapbooks because they are creative and don't seem so boring. I love them because it's a way to make sure they actually have read the content of the book, and haven't just skimmed the pages to be able to say "I'm done." Some go along with the book itself (especially for Jude), and others are about that same era.
Our picks for the summer (all images from Amazon.com):
Damien (PK3, book only) and Jude (Grade 1):
Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
lapbook: HS Highlights: Where the Wild Things Are
Tomie dePaola, Strega Nona
lapbook: Hands of a Child: Strega Nona
Beatrix Potter, The Tales of Peter Rabbit
lapbook: Hands of a Child: Tale of Peter Rabbit
H.A. Rey, Curious George Rides a Bike
lapbook: Hands of a Child: Curious George Rides a Bike
Matthew (Grade 7):
Susan K. Marlow, Badge of Honor
lapbook: Hands of a Child: The California Gold Rush
Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows
lapbook ideas: Diary of 1: Where the Red Fern Grows
James M. McPherson, Abraham Lincoln
lapbook: Creative Learning Connection: Abraham Lincoln
Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain
Matthew was given a study guide to complete over the summer. We probably will not do a lapbook for this one, as the assignment is to be on either looseleaf or typed.
Luke (Grade 10):
Charles River Editors, Francisco Pizarro & The Inca: The Culture and Conquest of the Inca Empire
lapbook: Hands of a Child: Mayas, Aztecs and Incas Curriculum
Christopher Columbus, The Log of Christopher Columbus' First Voyage to America in the Year 1492
lapbook: Homeschool in the Woods New World Explorers
Elizabeth George Spear, The Sign of the Beaver
lapbook: Homeschool in the Woods Colonial Life
notebook: Moving Beyond the Page: The Pearl
What are you reading this summer?
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