Sonlight Core 1

Story of the World

We started Story Of The World Volume 1 this week.

We finally reached the point in Sonlight Core 1, where the Story of the World fit in.

We are also using the Activity Book 1 which includes discussion questions, narration exercises, map work, project ideas, book suggestions and much more. It is jam packed.

We are also using the Student Pages Volume 1 which includes coloring pages, activity pages, and maps. There are no instructions in this book (which is why we purchased the Activity Book 1 as well).

We also have Test Pages Volume 1 which we use as worksheets. Most of them are multiple choice which is great for my non-writers.

When visiting Peace Hill Press to get links for this post, I noticed that a lot of their products (such as the ones above) also have PDF downloads available for sale. I like it when an e-store does that.

If you are interested in seeing how Story of the World 1 corresponds to Sonlight Core 1, check out Paula’s Archives.

Mountain Born

We finished reading Mountain Born.

The kids really connected with this book. It was a different kind of read for us, but really good. The language was challenging and stretched us. The topics were deep and we had much discussion about life and death.

My husband and I were amazed at the symbolism the author included. We can’t wait to read more of her works. She has written over 40 books.

If you are wanting to do more with this book, here is a collection of resources that you might find useful.

Resources for studying Mountain Born.

Gooney Bird Greene

We just finished Gooney Bird Greene and absolutely loved it. The kids begged daddy to keep reading more and more each night and even I didn’t want daddy to stop reading. He used funny voices and made the story that much more entertaining.

I was thrilled to discover that Lois Lowry has more books in this series. There are now four books (and I hope there will someday be more). The first book covered many things including the parts of a story (beginning, middle, and end). The next three books cover words, fables, and poetry. I can’t wait to get them and read them aloud to the children.

If you are planning on reading this book (which, I highly recommend that you do) here are some resources for you.

Lois Lowry

This is the author’s own website.

Lois Lowry

Here is a short write up at scholastic about the author.

Book and Author Literature Guide For Gooney Bird Greene

Check out this link if you are looking for some interesting ways to study this book .

Book Discussion of Gooney Bird Greene

This page has some great questions to discuss when reading this book.

Gooney Bird Green

A short audio (by the author) about the books.

Story Telling With Gooney Bird Green

This is a wonderful article about the book.

~Other Useful Resources ~

Grammar: Paragraphs

This page has a large amount of links to useful resources for studying about paragraphs.

Literature: Story Elements

This page has a great collection of resources for use when writing stories.

If you have read this book, I would love to hear your comments.

What books have you read lately that you loved?

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