Why Classic Books?

We have chosen classic books as reading books in our homeschool for a reason.  Classic books are books that were written by gifted writers who knew their way around a sentence.  The vocabulary is rich and the sentence structure is varied.  On the contrary, many modern books written for kids…

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4th and 5th Grade Level Reading Books

Here is a short list of reading books at the 4th and 5th grade level. I’ve listed the grade level that is listed on the Scholastic Book Wizard as well as the Lexile Level and a link to the book at Amazon so you can see inside the book. These…

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Literature Selections

My oldest son is moving toward literature analysis this school year.  We are using the book Figuratively Speaking to guide our literature choices.  This is his reading list this year: Poetry Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Autumn Within Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – The Rainy Day Edgar Guest – Home Ralph Waldo Emerson…

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