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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

2nd Grade Read Alouds

In second grade, I hope that Camille will make the transition to reading on her own and I'll be checking out books from the library for history on her level to help with that. A few of these books that I intended to read aloud with be a joint effort between her and I.
These are the books we own that I hope to have read by the end of 2nd grade.

HISTORY RELATED
Marguerite Makes A Book
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Prince Boghole
Who in the World was the Acrobatic Empress?
Buddha
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor
East of the Sun and West of the Moon
Viking Adventure
The Whipping Boy
Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky
The Reluctant Dragon
Song of the Sun
St. George and the Dragon
The Mightiest Heart
Who in the world was the unready king?
Joan of Arc
Who in the world was the forgotten explorer?
Brendan the Navigator
The Beggar’s Blessing
The Knight of the Lion
Minstrel in the Tower
Before Columbus
Shakespeare’s Stories for Young Readers
Favorite Medieval Tales
Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales
Starry Messenger
Bard of Avon
Good Queen Bess
The Discovery of the Americas
The Renaissance Art Book

LITERATURE
The Jungle Book
Burgess’ Animal Book for Children
Just So Stories
Understood Betsy
James Herriot's Treasury for Children
Storytime with the Millers
Giant Treasury of Beatrix Potter
Mary Poppins
We may not be able to get to all the literature but it would be nice. : )

 

1 comment:

K said...

Jessica,
Wonderful work. Looks like you will have a great year next year.

I noticed that you didn't have copywork for the Chapter 18 and that you plan to St. George and the Dragon. Here are the copywork suggestions from the AOCopywork yahoo group for that book. Hopefully you will find them useful.

St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges

Page 8

Like a sailor long at sea, under stormy winds and fierce sun, who begins to whistle merrily when he sees land, so Una was thankful.



Page11

There against the evening sky they saw a mountaintop that touched the highest heavens. It was crowned with a glorious palace, sparkling like stars and circled with walls and towers of pearls and precious stones.



Page 15

The knight bade his lady stand apart, out of danger, to watch the fight, while the beast drew near, half flying, half running.



Page 23

But he had fallen beneath a fair apple tree, its spreading branches covered with red fruit, and from that tree dropped a healing dew that the deadly dragon did not dare to come near.



Page 24

Then dawn chased away the dark, a lark mounted up to heaven, and up rose the brave knight with all his hurts and wounds healed, ready to fight again.



Page 32

That is how it is when jolly sailors come into a quiet harbor. They unload their cargo, mend ship, and take on fresh supplies. Then away they sail on another long voyage, while we are left on shore, waving good-bye and wishing them Godspeed.