summer reading list

942384_508144865923732_1737032538_nMy best memories of summer were visiting my aunt, uncle, and cousins in Michigan. My Uncle Tom was one of my favorite people in the world, so spending time with him was wonderful. And, I had a cousin my age, and we had so much fun together. And, they had a small town and old house that was everything I dreamed of. I thought this was truly a magical place. But, getting there involved a long road trip, so I would get to indulge in another love ~ reading. The librarian would let me check out extra books and keep them for a longer time for our trip. Happy dance! Ok, so for me, still one of the best things about summer is time to READ!! All those books I set aside on the busy days during the school year, I finally have time to enjoy. Continue reading


Chronological reading list for high school


5b8bb4269824c7dc6fb4bb33ae20c731One of the great joys of teaching high school students is the wonderful literature you get to share with them. Teaching the lessons of books like BeowulfUp From Slavery, and To Kill a Mockingbird is such a thrill. Meshing the literature and history together makes it an even richer experience. It is so much fun to see kids who thought To Kill a Mockingbird would be soooo boring, end up truly enjoying it. Here is a list of some of the favorites of my students. Enjoy! Continue reading

Chronological American history readers for elementary and middle school

DSC00935During their years of elementary and middle school, my boys and I loved studying the history of America – new lands, wars, pioneers, etc. There is so much wonderful American literature to experience. Such fun books for kids in grades 1-8 to read! Here is a list of books my family and others have liked. They are in chronological order, and the number after the title is the grade level. Enjoy!



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