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  • Jamie
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    If I do Read-Alouds with my child using the recommended resources in the Enrichment Studies book (example – we do all of the Middle Group together this school year using Volume 1). What books is he (son – 7th grade) actually reading on his own (independently) throughout the school year? (Besides the independent history readings)

    Am I missing a “book list” for independent reading or does SimplyCM only suggest the history resources for independent reading (once the child gets past phonics instruction)?

    Please keep in mind that I am coming from Sonlight so we are used to Read Alouds (together) and then a separate literature list (based on child’s level) for independent reading – sometimes it has to do with history and sometimes they are just good literature recommendations.

    CrystalN
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    I dont think you are overlooking any booklists. I think making deeper connections with fewer books over longer periods is kind of the idea. Rather than reading a ton of books quickly and not developing a relationship with the material. My 8th grade ds is reading his history readings, science, apologetics, and one literature title this year on his own. He is not a strong reader so the scheduled books in the middle ages guide will be a challenge without extra literature. I have three kids 3rd ,6th ,8th grade so I am rotating a book from each level for literature, then letting the older two read one or two on their own.

    Jamie
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    Crystal – That makes perfect sense.  Thanks for your input.

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