I’ve recently finished reading Treasure Island in the original and unabridged language with my son. In Treasure Island, young Jim Hawkins travels across the ocean to a remote island, where the crew of the ship mutiny and turn out to be pirates! They spent plenty of time on the beaches of Treasure Island, and both my son […]
In Tia Isa Wants a Car and A Chair for My Mother, kids work towards earning money for a goal. Although they are very different stories, the goals of the main characters make them perfect for a lesson in comparing and contrasting. The ultimate goal setting lesson from these books is also a great character […]
For Book Talk Tuesday, I want to share about a book I’m reading with my six-year-old son: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. I love this book, so I am delighted to revisit it with my child this time around! While I realize some of it is a bit above my son’s understanding, in general, I’ve […]
Yes, the year just ended. But I really am starting to plan for next year. I’m hoping someone can give me some ideas for my chapter books “spine” for my co-op class next year. Here is the gist: I’m wanting to offer a general language arts class about “Language, Literature, and Writing Response.” It will […]
My son is strong reader, so I’ve decided to institute a “strong reading” project each week to make sure he practices those skills he’s developed. You see, although my son is reading at a 4th grade level, he is still gravitating toward lower reading level books. For example, he’s still rereading The Magic Tree House […]
Today’s Mentor Monday at The Reading Tutor/OG is about the teachers and/or parents who helped instill a love of reading in your heart. I love remembering the people who brought books to life for me!
This week’s Mentor Monday is about poetry picture books for kids, the same as last week’s subject. I realize I’m two days late here; it has been a crazy week in terms of getting any free time. Nevertheless, it’s almost good we waited, because I get to write about what we did this morning: learning […]
It is not as hard as you may think, reading a poem. Maybe you came to this page because you are searching for the elusive answer. Maybe you have found your way to poetry and are curious to see how I intend to show reading a poem via this blog post. Or maybe you are […]