A good reading plan for students is to read one classic novel per month. It really doesn't matter which books a student reads, as long as they are high-quality books! I agree with the approach to literature set forth by Adam Andrews of the Center for Lit: "Education is not about what you read, or how … Continue reading Do you have a literature plan that you recommend?
My book list is varied, with many selections of different complexity. My main criteria is that a book be well-written and worth reading, regardless of the length and depth. See a partial list of titles on my Story Chart page. I am in the process of creating Story Charts for all of the high-quality books … Continue reading Do you have a book list?
The first literature assignments in both Level 1 and Level 2 are based on a short story. Level 1 analyzes a short Jack London story, and Level 2 writes a comparison essay of a short story and movie, "The Little Mermaid." This allows the students to practice all the elements of literary analysis using a … Continue reading What fiction books do you assign?
I love literature and I have a passion for teaching students to love it and to learn how to think and write about it. Since all of my writing families have so many different approaches in their homeschool courses, I have developed my courses to work with any family's school plan. In Levels 1 and 2, … Continue reading Do your classes include any literature discussions or assignments?