Michael and I have finally found our groove with the read-aloud. I'm trying to remember some of the tips that I gave others in my article: Don't Give Up on the Read-Aloud. Tips like picking funny books and starting with easier books that have shorter chapters.
Here's a list of some of the books we've been reading over the first ten weeks of school--some read-aloud and some independent-- :
The Green Ember-- S.D. Smith
The Blackstar of Kingston--S.D. Smith
The Green Ember series is a new series filled with adventure, sword fights and rabbits. Michael loves these books! We can't wait to start reading the newest book-Ember Falls
Little House on the Prairie-- Laura Ingalls Wilder (Audio)
For some reason, I prefer to listen to an audiobook when it comes to the Little House series. Cherry Jones is my favorite!
Happy Times in Noisy Village--Astrid Lindgren
I love to read aloud books in a series! Michael has already asked about the other books.
The Magician's Nephew--C.S. Lewis (Part Audio)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader--C.S. Lewis
The Horse and His Boy--C.S. Lewis (Audio)
Another set of classics!
Strawberry Girl--Lois Lenski
Michael and I read this book while studying a bit about Florida.
The Year of Miss Agnes--Kirkpatrick Hill
Bears on Hemlock Mountain--Alice Dalgliesh
Abeka Pilgrim's Progress reader
I have goals of how many books I would like for us to read. But as long as we just "keep reading...keep reading", that's the more important goal to attain!