Teaching Language Arts – Reading Out Loud


Our progress with reading is moving right along and I can’t help but be over the moon excited. My daughter is finally learning to read, an act that has given me peace, filled my days, and entertained me more than anything else in my life.

I’m tackling language arts on several different fronts and I’m going to take them one at a time…


Variety is the spice of life and when it comes to reading out loud to my kiddo – I’m going to go variety all the way!

Right now, this minute, we are reading the following books on a daily basis:

Story of the World – Just a couple of pages at a time, this history book is currently focusing on the Ancient World. I fully expect it to take us through until at least spring, possibly summer

Chicken Soup for the Child’s Soul – This book is filled with morality lessons that Emily seems particularly enraptured with. So much so that she is reaching above and beyond her already kind and thoughtful self to even higher heights. Yesterday she placed a dollar of her own money in the donation box at a local museum. I didn’t point it out, no one asked her for it, she simply noticed the box and came to me to say she was going to put the dollar in.

100 Cupboards – An adventure story we have read three chapters in. We are both enjoying it!

Zita the Spacegirl – Dave and Emily are now on the second installment of Zita the Spacegirl

Poetry – We have several Shel Silverstein, as well as other authors that we move back and forth between on a daily or every other day basis

Hank the Cowdog – This is an audio book, so I guess it doesn’t really count as US reading it out loud, but she has been cranking through these audio books. Sadly, Roald Dahl’s The Witches was a little too scary for her. Perhaps we will try again in a couple more years!

Here are some of my other posts on the subject of teaching language arts…

Word A Day – www.bubblews.com/news/2000870-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-unschooler-teaching-language-arts-part-1

Audio Books – www.bubblews.com/news/2001117-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-unschooler-teaching-language-arts-part-2-audio-books

Word Search – www.bubblews.com/news/2003052-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-unschooler-teaching-language-arts-part-3-word-search

Follow the Finger – www.bubblews.com/news/2012510-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-unschooler-teaching-language-arts-part-4-follow-the-finger

Graphic Novels – www.bubblews.com/news/2058311-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-unschooler-teaching-language-arts-graphic-novels

Punctuation – www.bubblews.com/news/2066878-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-unschooler-teaching-language-arts-punctuation

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