THM Writing 2-6-08

February 6, 2008 at 10:24 am (Uncategorized)

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I find that the more my kids are exposed to good literature the more likely they are to write. The more books I read to my kids the more they understand about writing. We have had a lot of fun through the years by reading a book and then writing a story in same style. After reading Black Beauty, my  son (then in 3rd grade) wrote a story in similar style, from the perspective of our dog. This was one of my favorites! If I had tried to explain to him that I wanted him to write a story in the voice of an animal he may not have really understood what I meant, but after hearing the story of Black Beauty he had no trouble understanding the concept. Without much effort, he wrote a great story!

Here is a site I came across recently that we are just loving! librivox.org records public domain books and releases the audio files on the Internet. My kids and I have been having a great time listening to these classic books. Here are some of the titles we have on our reading list:

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

There are over 1100 titles to choose from! You can browse the whole catalog HERE.

In case you missed the great free e-Book we offered recently in Freebie Friday, make sure to stop by and download your free copy of Special Report – Teach Your Children to Write from Cardamom Publishers. This little e-Book is packed with great ideas and advice to get your children writing! You will find the free e-Book HERE.

Happy Homeschooling!
~Jamin

This article is from this weeks issue of The Homeschool Minute.  If you are interested in getting The Homeschool Minute as well as the Freebie Friday Newsletter you can subscribe for free HERE.  I will be passing along FREE goodies for your homeschool each week in both of these newsletters.  (Not to mention all the other great info you will get from The Homeschool Minute!)

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1 Comment

  1. msack said,

    We are listening to our sonlight reader now, Otto of the Silver hand on that site

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