Reading List for Unit 1, Grammar Stage Level 1

Unit 1 Reading List: Grammar Stage Level 1

Grammar Stage Level 1 students may also enjoy titles listed under Grammar Stage Level 2.

Literature Options

□  Life Story by Virginia Lee Burton (evolution)

□  ^The First Dog by Jan Brett (early humans)

□  *The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo (Egypt)

□  *Temple Cat by Andrew Clements (Egypt)

□  Joseph by Brian Wildsmith (Israelites)

□  ^The Hardest Word: A Yom Kippur Story by Jacqueline Jules(Israelites)

□  ^Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe (Africa)

□  ^Anansi and the Moss-covered Rock by Eric A. Kimmel (Africa)

□  ^Anansi and the Magic Stick by Eric A. Kimmel (Africa)

□  ^Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric A. Kimmel (Africa)

History Options

□  ^Magic School Bus Shows and Tells by Joanna Cole (archaeology)

□  ^Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters (evolution)

□  The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein (cave paintings)

□  Come Look with Me: Animals in Art by Gladys Blizzard (art, including cave painting)

□  ^Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile by Tomie dePaola (Egypt)

□  ^Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki (Egypt)

□  ^My Nine Lives by Clio by Marjorie Priceman (history told from the perspective of a cat starting at 3,000 BCE)

□  Your Travel Guide to Ancient Israel by Josepha Sherman (Middle East)

□  Library picture books about dinosaurs, ice age, cave men, prehistory, evolution, early humans, archaeology, mummies, pyramids, Egypt, pharaohs, Mesopotamia, Sumer, Bible stories, ancient Israel, and ancient Africa

Activity Book(s)

□  The Story of the World Activity Book One: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer  Note:  For this age group, you may only use some of the resources.

Notes

Literature

□  Free lesson plan for The First Dog by Jan Brett: http://www.janbrett.com/piggybacks/firstdog.htm

□  Free discussion questions and activity sheets for The Hardest Word by Jacqueline Jules: http://www.jacquelinejules.com/hwquestions.htm and http://www.jacquelinejules.com/activities.htm#thw (scroll down to the image of The Hardest Word)

□  Free lesson plan for Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe: http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/byrnes-africa/katshe/ and another one here: http://learningtogive.org/teachers/literature_guides/MufarosDaughters.asp

□  Free teaching resources for Anansi stories by Eric A. Kimmel: http://ericakimmel.com/teachers-guides/

History

□  Free activity ideas for Magic School Bus Shows and Tells by Joanna Cole: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/magic-school-bus-shows-and-tells

□  Free lesson plan for Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters: http://lisawestbergpeters.com/blog2/readers-activities/our-family-tree-an-evolution-story/ and another one here: http://www.minnesotahumanities.org/resources/MNOurFamilyTree.pdf

□  Free lesson plan with discussion questions for Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile by Tomie de Paola: http://vaasl.org/pdfs/Conference_Handouts/2009/Starke_Teaching_with_Trade_Books.pdf

□  Free lesson plan for use with Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki: http://www.easyliteracy.com/mummieslesson.html and another one here: https://sites.google.com/site/genevievestechnologyportfolio/unit-plan-integrating-technology/lesson-plan-5

□  Free lesson plan for use with My Nine Lives by Clio by Marjorie Priceman (“Marvelous Mesopotamia: ‘The Land of Firsts’” on Core Knowledge): http://www.coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_uploads/lesson_plans/205/Marvelous%20Mesopotamia%20%20The%20Land%20of%20Firsts.pdf

□  Register for PBS LearningMedia http://www.pbslearningmedia.org to gain free access to videos on various relevant topics.

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About Laura

I've been homeschooling since 2005. I have six children (born 2000 - 2012). We are eclectic in our approach with a bit more Well-Trained Mind philosophy over anything else.
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