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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

The Read-Aloud List

I'm writing up the past year's homeschooling for our assessments -- one week before the public schools start -- and since I am not a great record keeper I'm scrounging through my planning book trying to see what we read this year. I often feel like I haven't done anything all year, so writing up what we've read is always encouraging to me.

Belles on Their Toes
David Copperfield (first third)
Betsy-Tacy and Tib
Confessions (selections)
Little Women (second half)
Interior Castle (opening sections)
The Gospel of John
The Little World of Don Camillo
Three men on a boat (to say nothing of the dog)
Julius Caesar (selections)
Romeo and Juliet (selections)
Twelfth Night
The Book of the City of Ladies (selections)
My Man Jeeves
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Miss Hickory
The Swiss Family Robinson (started)
Around the World in Eighty Days (bedtime read)
The Hobbit (bedtime read)

Poetry memorization for speech meet:
Isabel: Ozymandias
Julia: scene from Twelfth Night
Eleanor: Jabberwock and scene from Twelfth Night

There are plenty of other stories and whatnot that we read at various times, but these are the major works.


Anonymous said...

That's quite a list! Good for you....and the kids..."Twas brillig and the slithy toad did gire and gemble in the wabe." (phonetically written.

Caroline M. said...

I'm impressed that you're doing Interior Castles - I would think that would be very dense reading for any age.

MrsDarwin said...

Caroline M, the first few sections, in which Teresa describes the idea of the soul as a castle and talks about the "loathsome reptiles" in the courtyard, and how the soul without prayer is stuck in that courtyard, was surprisingly accessible. We didn't go further than that, and I'm going to fess up right here that I've never finished Interior Castle myself. But it was a good snippet of Teresa's thought for her feast day.