Posts Tagged ‘read-alouds’
  • Can you tell I love reading to my kids?  I have posted a couple times about the history reading we have done together.  We usually read these books around the dinner table (my kids are slow eaters and they are good listeners when their mouths are full ;-)).  But we also read many nights at bedtime, and I try to reserve this time for stories.  And by stories, I mean stories, and if you are a lover of stories and sharing them with people, you know what I mean.  Bedtime is for stories that mak... more »
  • From February - August of this year at home, we immersed ourselves in the Middle Ages.  My then first grader read quite a few books independently, and I also chose several titles for family read-alouds.  We enjoyed all of them, with many standing out as favorites, and I learned a lot (which is slightly embarrassing, considering that these are all children's books).  I have bolded the titles that we enjoyed the most (RA=read aloud, IR=independently read by my 7 year old): 1.  Leif the Luck... more »
  • We completed several read-alouds on Greece and Rome with the girls from September - January.  Some of these books were read aloud to the girls at the dinner table; some of them were read by my first grader independently and then I had her give me a summary narration at the end of each chapter she read.  RA stands for read-aloud, IR stands for independent reading.  I was hoping to get through more than this but we got behind during the holidays and then never really caught up.  Here is what w... more »