Topic | Suggested Read-Alouds?

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  • Lisa
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    We are planning to do the Early Modern guide next year with my rising 11th, 9th, and 7th graders.

    I see the suggestions for reading books for each grade range, but I’m not seeing a suggested list of family read-alouds….am I missing it somewhere, or are we supposed to come up with our own?

    Thanks! 🙂

    sarah2106
    Participant

    Do you mean the family read aloud for History? They are on the sample, as well as on the item page under the book list tab

    Family (all students)

    Bible

    (optional, but recommended) Master Skylark by John Bennett

    Stories of America, Volume 1 by Charles Morris and Sonya Shafer

    Stories of the Nations, Volume 1 by Charles Morris, Lorene Lambert, and Sonya Shafer

    The Stuff They Left Behind: From the Days of Early Modern portfolio

    Visits to North Americanotebook by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)

    Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel (used with Visits to North America)

    Material World by Peter Menzel (used with Visits to North America)

    Lisa
    Participant

    Thank you… 🙂

    I think I was under the impression that there were history books, and that there were also seperate history read-alouds as well.  Are family read-alouds listed in the Enrichment guide?

    Please forgive me, we’ve used HOD and/or Sonlight for a long time now, and I guess I’m just used to having the history books and read-alouds in the same set/pkg.  I’m new to SCM, and am just trying to make sure I order everything we’ll need.  Thanks for your help! 🙂

    sarah2106
    Participant

    Sorry if I sounded “short” in my response, I reread it and realized it sounded quick, not thought out. 🙂

    There are also literature suggested books on this list

    https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/literature/

    SCM will not have nearly the quantity of books to read vs Sonlight or some of the others, but that is what makes it great! It is quality but allows time for other subjects and following interests, which allows education to have variety for each family. We have used SCM for 8 years now and have really enjoyed it!

    I know some who use it exactly as written and others who add in a few books here and there from other book lists. I have to remind myself that quantity not always equal quality, and slowing down to read a book is a great way to really learn and remember.

    Lisa
    Participant

    Your answer wasn’t short at all.  I appreciated both of your helpful responses…thank you! 🙂

    I’m glad to see we won’t be overloaded with too many books, but rather can tailor the guides to what works for my family.  That’s a huge relief! 😉

    HollyS
    Participant

    We used HOD when my kids were younger, and the SCM book lists are so much more manageable!

    Lisa
    Participant

    Thank you! 🙂

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