Our read-aloud literature for 4th grade (homeschooling)

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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