Encourage your students to join our book groups, where they’ll expand their reading list and discuss their favorite books with other students!
May Book Selections
Read by: TBA
Read by: TBA
PATRICK: PATRON SAINT OF IRELAND
I chose this book because we’re traveling to Ireland in May and will visit the Saint Patrick Visitor Center while we’re there. I’m planning a related virtual field trip for families going on the trip. If we have extra spots available, I’ll add Carolina Homeschooler students to the event.
According to the publisher, the reading level is grades K-3, but the listening level is probably similar. This book contains religious content.
NORY RYAN’S SONG and MAGGIE’S DOOR
As with the book for younger readers, these books were chosen due to Traveling Homeschooler’s upcoming trip to Ireland. I’m planning a related virtual field trip for families going on the trip. If we have extra spots available, I’ll add Carolina Homeschooler students to the event.
The reading and listening levels are grades 4 and up.
LISTENING AND READING LEVELS:
Children can listen and comprehend books at a younger age, so I try to include listening levels in addition to publisher-suggested reading levels. Regardless, students can read books themselves or listen to them as read-alouds from a parent, an older sibling, or in audiobook format. Reading is reading – regardless of the method.
Discussions are conducted via Zoom.
Books are selected based on interest/listening level (not just reading level) for these age groups. Some books may seem a little “young” to the older children in each group, but hopefully they’ll enjoy them anyway.
Students can listen to the audiobook version, if they prefer that format. (Check to see if your local library has OverDrive, CloudLibrary, or Hoopla – these services provide downloadable audiobooks free on loan to patrons.)
The goal for both groups is to encourage a love of reading. Our discussions will focus on the characters, story, and plot and the students’ thoughts about the book. I won’t try to sneak in a grammar lesson, or literary analysis, or promote any agendas. We’ll just read good books, chosen from a variety of genres. If students don’t like one book, hopefully they’ll like the next!