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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Read Aloud Challenge

     We have been still plugging away at our reading out loud this week. Again, it has been mostly school books. I have read Sarah’s History of US Book 8 to her during History. We have read chapters on Carnegie and  Rockefeller. Then we read about monopolies and Trusts and what the Sherman Anti-Trust Act was. It has been interesting, and I am learning even more than when I went through this book with Matthew.


image   For Ben and Rebekah, the one I want to talk about is what we use for our Worship Time. Every morning we start school with a small time of worship. This consists of Hymns, Bible readings and prayers. It hit me the other day, that this is Read Aloud time as well. This year I have decided to read the Egermeier’s Bible Story Book  out loud again. I have gone through this before a few years ago and decided that it would benefit Ben and Rebekah better now that they are older. This is my favorite Bible Story Book.  I love that the stories are not “dumbed down” but very straightforward and true to the original Biblical accounts. I also like the pictures included in this book. The illustrations are not cartoon like pictures (my pet peeve for Bible story books) but realistic scenes. Having read this out loud once before, I know just how thorough this book is. Last time there were even times I went to my Bible to look up the original account of a story I did not know.

     Thank you to Debra at Footprints in the Butter for hosting this Read Aloud Challenge. It has really made me think about what I am reading out loud to my kids. I have also found many new books to look up by reading what other people are reading to their kids. Make sure you stop by her blog and let her know you are enjoying this challenge as well.


Cathlene said...

Besta used Egermeiers with us when I was growing up and your comment about the use of cartoon-like illustrations is mine as well. Great job with the read aloud challenge!

Debra said...

I have been trying to decide if I'm reading the History of US books aloud with Connor this year. Part of me says "Absolutely!" because I know I'll learn a lot.

Part of me knows he can do it on his own and I should save some time...

And I love Egermeiers. Love love love it.