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9/16/11 1:37 A

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Glad to help Katie!

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9/15/11 10:20 P

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Thank you, Jenny! It is a huge help- we are listening to it in the car now and getting through it much faster. It really is well done.

Katie
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One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God IN CHRIST JESUS.
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9/14/11 12:59 P

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Katie--Here is a link to a really great audio version of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The narrator does a great job with the dialect. We offer a Civil War class each year in our co-op and the students always do Uncle Tom's Cabin. I recommend this version because the dialect is so difficult, but it's a book you shouldn't miss out on. It's one of my favorites! www.amazon.com/Uncle-Cabin-Harriet-B
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9/14/11 11:38 A

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I am reading Uncle Tom's Cabin aloud for history and literature. The dialect is really, really tough!

My dd is reading The Sea Fairies by Frank Baum for fun.

I just finished reading Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas. Absolutely wonderful book. I am reading his book on Wilberforce starting this afternoon, I hope!

Katie
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One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God IN CHRIST JESUS.
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I am reading The Hobbit aloud to my children (yes, even my 20yo college attending daughter still enjoys being read to!)

My son had to read The Lottery for his co-op class and write an essay on his reaction to the story and what he thinks the theme of the story is. creepy story.

I am reading The Lightkeeper's Daughter for fun as well as Birds and Blooms mag and Indiana Gardening mag.

Here's a website where you can find online books to read....http://www.readbookonline.net/





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and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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9/13/11 12:39 P

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We do tons of reading around here because the classics are the basis of our homeschool. In addition to scripture reading, I'm reading Tom Sawyer aloud to the kids and we're reading Hakim's The History of US.

My 14 year old has been reading A Place to Stand: The Word of God in the Life of Martin Luther, Reading Like a Writer, From Reader to Writer, and Medea.

My 11 year old has been reading tons of Shakespeare. She has finished 17 plays in 5 days (some of them she has watched and some she has read). She also just finished Red Scarf Girl.

My 10 year old is reading the Septimus Heap series, Basher Astronomy: Out of this World!, and Eragon (on audio).

My 7 year old is still learning to read, but I'm reading Little House on the Prairie to her. She's hysterical because she told me she couldn't read yet, but then she was reading my SP posts over my shoulder.

I have been reading The Spark & several Shakespeare plays.

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9/13/11 11:17 A

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We use Sonlight curriculum as the basis of our homeschool, and if you know anything about Sonlight you know there is a LOT of reading going on in our house during any given week.

My oldest (14) is reading A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, which is historical fiction about Eleanor of Aquitaine, probably the single most remarkable woman in the middle ages.

My oldest daughter (12) is reading The Bedouin's Gazelle, a light book set in middle ages Arabia.

My middle son (8, severe dyslexia) is reading The Beginner's Bible, which is an easy reader Bible story book. I am also tempting him to read more by having the DK easy reader Lego books lying around.

My youngest son (6) is reading the Sonlight written beginning reader series Fun Tales, quite similar to Bob Books.

My baby daughter (4) is looking at pictures.

Oh, I am reading Foxe's Book of Martyrs, a 16th century book detailing the lives and deaths of many Christian martyrs.

In addition, I read aloud to my kids (yes, even the teen) most weeks. To the two older kids I am reading aloud The Second Giaconda, which is historical fiction about Leonardo Di Vici and the painting of the Mona Lisa. To the next two kids I am reading Follow My Leader which is about a boy that is blinded by an accident and how he learns to take care of himself afterward and then what happens when he gets a seeing-eye dog. To my youngest two kids (yes, my 6 yo listens to both the 8 yo's books and the 4 yo's books) I am reading various picture books.

I also do Bible reading with them all, with me reading OT passages from the King James Bible to the older two kids and them taking turns reading NT passages to each other and me. I read Egermeier's Story Bible to the 8 and 6 year olds, and Family Time Story Bible to the 4 yo. I read A Child's History of the World to the 8 yo, and the only reason I don't read Mystery of History book 2 to my 12 yo is that I bought it on mp3 and she listens to it on our iPod. My 14 yo reads his history books himself, but I do find as many audiobooks as I can for him.

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9/13/11 10:15 A

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We were so busy yesterday that we had "Library book day." We just read a bunch of new books we got from the library on Friday. I tried teaching reading all year last year and my oldest just wasn't interested. Now he can't wait to learn! What a difference a year makes!



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9/13/11 10:12 A

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This is actually the first week our break (school year round so) But so far my oldest has been reading The Alex Rider series and the Ranger Apprentic books. My 2nd oldest is reading anything in regards to star wars. Other books they have read at my request so far have been the Egypt Game, Pirate's Promise and more that I can't think of right now. What I have done for this year is written down the different genres and put about 3-4 choices for their reading level in each and then they can pick from those which one they think they would like to read most. I want to have them read something from each genre until we are done with the school year.



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I am reading The Alienist by Caleb Carr. I'm about 80% finished with it. It's good, very interesting. My stepfather had recommended it to me. I am also reading a one year Bible that has commentary by John MacArthur. And I am listening to an audiobook called The Book of Names by Jill Gregory. I do that while I am walking with my dog and crocheting. I love to read =)

My 16 year old son is reading one of the books in the World of Warcraft series. He really enjoys them. He's read about 10 so far.

I have a Nook so I get a lot of ebooks from my library for it. I do not like to spend money unless I need to, so free is definitely best. You can download thousands of free books from

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/

It's all classics that are public domain. Very easy to download and read either on your computer, an ebook reader or even your phone if you have a fancy shmancy smart phone =)

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9/13/11 9:36 A

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What are you and the kiddos reading this week? Any favorite websites that deal with reading that you would like to share? Let's READ this week :)

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