Thursday, April 18, 2013

Improving Reading Skills With the Classics

It's that time again! We are back to one on one reading time and improving oral reading and reading  comprehension skills with the classics.

DJ is reading The Jungle Book and it is just perfect for my animal loving boy.

He really loves the illustrations and the different fonts of print that are used throughout the book

Mostly DJ has been engrossed with learning the Law of the Jungle right now and has even done research work involving this. In his research he has found that the Boy Scouts of America were founded on this law. He has learned the Boy Scout Oath and unfortunately he is not an official Boy Scout. It is definitely something I am seriously looking into. .

Through his inquiries he found out that there is a big thing called a Pinewood Derby Race and has begged me to get a kit from Hobby Lobby, especially when I showed him this kiddo's  trophy winning derby.


 He built this all on his own and has put other projects aside to investigate how he can make his derby go faster, also he has taken the time to learn the rules of the Pinewood Derby Races.

When he picked this book from the Classics selection as that was the only requirement that I made on their reading selection I had no idea that this type of learning would transpire.

Ken is reading Oliver Twist and loving it. I truly am happy that she picked this one, it is challenging her comprehension skills at just the right level, and WOW has her use of vocabulary grown already.

I am pleased that they are now challenging their taste of books and finding out that reading is just so much fun!!

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