Thursday, September 1, 2011

Read Aloud Challenge -- September 1st

This week I have just a short post to check in with the weekly read-aloud challenge at Footprints in the Butter. Mostly we're just continuing on with what we were reading last week.

Lauren and I are eleven chapters into Charlotte's Web (out of twenty-two). I don't know what's up next for her. I recently saw our collection of My Father's Dragon books by Ruth Stiles Gannett on our shelves. I also saw that Debra was posting about Homer Price earlier today, and I remembered how much I enjoyed reading it with Addison. It may not be next, but I know it's going on my "read soon" list.

For the big kids, we're eight chapters into Across Five Aprils with only four more until the end. I had originally planned to follow this book with Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith, but I recently saw Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit listed in our Sonlight materials. Either one would be great; I just have to decide which one to do first.

I'm really enjoying our time that we're settling into one time period for our read-alouds. We're learning a lot of information about the Civil War, and we're able to discuss how different books portray different viewpoints of the same time period. Addison and Brennan are also both reading books about the Civil War for their independent reading. Brennan finished The Perilous Road by William O. Steele and just started Turn Homeward, Hannalee by Patricia Beatty. Addison is a chapter or two away from finishing Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara and will move on to The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara next.


  1. Across Five Aprils is on our shelf; I need to add that to the list to read this year.

  2. Such great books... and My Father's Dragon! I need to add those to our stack too.

    So many books, so very little time...

  3. I have heard a lot about My father's Dragon, so I guess we better look for those when we visit the used book store. :) And Charlotte's Web- that is one of my very favorite books to read aloud, and it doesn't matter how many times they hear it, my kids are always ready for more!

  4. Love Charlotte's Web. One of my favorite reads. :)

  5. I read Charlotte's Web aloud a couple years ago. We just watched the movie a few weeks ago again. I always

  6. My kids loved My Father's Dragon. I read that to them when they were about Lauren's age. Thanks for your comments on my Read Aloud Challenge. The picture book titles I have been reading have come from the first Five in a Row book.



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