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Homeschool Reading

12 Aug

A few days ago, I shared what we did for a summer reading program, and today I am sharing how I have structured reading for the 2017-2018 school year.
Quiet Reading
For quiet reading, The Girlio is required to do a minimum of thirty minutes of reading per day.  Normally, I let her choose all of her books, but this year I will be giving her a few required reading books-mostly books I read and loved as a kid.
For The Boy, he is still learning to read, so he is required to read ten minutes per day to me, and I read twenty to him.  Right now we are working our way through the Magic Tree House books, and I also intend to read to him a few of the books I read The Girlio when she was in second grade so he doesn’t miss out on those-Charlotte’s Web and The Mouse and the Motorcycle for sure.  My plan is to get him more comfortable with reading and gradually increase his reading up to thirty minutes-only as he is ready though.
For The Little Guy, my goal is to read a minimum of three books to him each day.
We participate in the Pizza Hut book program, and as the kids meet these goals each month, they get their own personal pizzas-so that’s a fun additional bonus!
Reading Aloud
For read aloud, we will be working through several books that I want to read to them.  I am actually quite excited to be going back and reading ones I read as a kid-kind of like visiting with old friends.  🙂
Depending on the book, I will be reading aloud a chapter (or around 15 minutes for books that have longer chapters) each day.  I haven’t decided all the books for the year yet, but so far I am planning on reading:
Socks by Beverly Cleary
Stuart Little by E.B. White
Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
I am also interested in listening to an audio book or two-so many choices, so little time!  🙂
So there you have it-our reading program for the year!