Reading and Listening Week. Mon

Just before half term I am having a reading week. We try and get one of these in once a term or so. Instead of the usual lessons we get out all the books that might otherwise not get enough attention and listen to stories online as well. There’s lots of good stuff. Here’s a selection from today:

Books and stories we are reading and listening to this week:

Famous Men of the Middle Ages chapters 4 and 5 Attila the Hun and Genseric the Vandal. This is to build on the rather rushed and shortened chapters we have reached in Story of the World Vol 1.

From the Cat in the Hat Learning Library: Oh Say Can You Seed and Inside Your Outsides.

Usborne Books: The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

Usborne little Greek Myths book.

Tomie de Poala: Old Befana -even though it’s for Christmas the children requested it. Charlie Needs a Cloak – great for the younger ones. The Cloud Book.

Ronan is reading from the 26 Fairmount Ave series On My Way.

Owl Babies which you can read and watch in British Sign Language too.

My friend K has done reading weeks with her children too. She suggested we make a tree with each leaf having the title of a book or story they have read or listened too. Seems less boring than my little list so we’ll set about that tomorrow πŸ™‚

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4 responses to “Reading and Listening Week. Mon

  1. That’s a great idea. I’m spending so much time “busy” at the moment that reading aloud has really fallen by the wayside 😦 I guess with 3 under 5 life is going to be like that for a bit – always a nappy to change, someone to comfort, someone to nurse, let alone feeding and watering and dressing everyone… OK, I will stop making excuses and just fit it in somehow πŸ˜‰

  2. i love the leaf idea, thank you πŸ™‚

  3. I think something like this is a great idea! We have some really neat reading logs that we use but something a bit more tangible can be a real pick me up as well as a neat decoration. Perhaps something in a large poster size that fits a door or bulletin board. It would be great for tracking reading progress as a family yearly, per quarter (or semester), or even each child individually. Oh, the possibilities! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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