Continuing my series publishing our lessons plans so families that are considering homeschooling can see how we do it in detail.
Each morning, we start with reading a chapter or two from excellent children’s literature. This is a great way to prepare your child for learning while they wake up and eat breakfast. This year, we are reading books with some connection to American history.
Here’s my list:
Elisa Carbone, Blood on the River: James Town 1607
Jean Lee Latham, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Lois Lenski, Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison
Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain: A Story of Boston in Revolt
James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, My Brother Sam is Dead
Elizabeth Yates, Amos Fortune Free Man
Harold Keith, Rifles for Watie
Patricia MacLachlan, Sarah, Plain and Tall
Lois Lenski, Prairie School
Marden Dahlstedt, The Terrible Wave
Carol Ryrie Brink, Caddie Woodlawn
Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows
Doris Gates, Blue Willow
Scott O’Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins
Sydney Taylor, All-of-a-Kind Family
Virginia Sorensen, Plain Girl
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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Blue Willow, and Rifles for Watie – those are some good ones!
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