Guest Author - Alissa Moy
The summer months are creeping closer, and this is a perfect time to plan your summer reading program for your homeschooler. There are several new educators guides available for some wonderful summer stories. Here are a few of the amazing summer reads, with corresponding teacher guides for comprehension and follow up ideas:
1. Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart is a fun read for trivia fans. This poignant story is a perfect read aloud for your younger elementary homeschooler, or a great independent book for your fourth through sixth grader. Find the educator guide here: www.randomhouse.com/teachers/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/OLIVIA-BEAN-READINGACTIVITY-GUIDE-GEPHART.pdf
2. 10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel will appeal to your preschooler or kindergartener. This tale is a whimsical one, and incorporates math, too! You can find the educator guide here: www.randomhouse.com/teachers/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/10HungryRabbits__Activity_WEB.pdf
3. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen is a fantastic story that takes place in the Everglades. This is a perfect book to compliment your study or trip to Florida, as well as to learn about biomes. This book is appropriate for homeschoolers in grades five through seven. The educator guide can be found at: www.randomhouse.com/teachers/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/CHOMP_Poster_BKNTS_WEB.pdf
4. The Name of this Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch is a clever story geared for your fourth through sixth grade homeschooler. The educators guide is witty and offers enriching lesson ideas. It can be found here:
5. Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade by Stephanie Greene is a festive and funny story your younger elementary student will enjoy. The educator guide-www.us.penguingroup.com/static/images/yr/pdf/tl-guide-princess-posey-1stgrade-activity.pdf is chock full of ideas to turn this book into a unit study, too!