- Today’s reading investigation: Allegories
- Family Sharing: “What do you notice in these titles or book covers?” *Invite everyone to share. Discuss which books you would choose because of the book’s title or cover.
- Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons
- Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
- Next: Allow everyone 10-15 minutes to put their thoughts on paper about… This is a great moment to check their spelling and their penmanship (proper letter formation including the ascenders and descenders placement). Inspire them to value their penmanship. When they put their thoughts on paper, it becomes an individual representation to an audience (reader). Their penning of their thoughts becomes the only representation of their personal connections, learning, and or creations. Ask them: “Are you satisfied with today’s writing? Could it be hung in a museum?”
- Skill Discussion: “Let’s share what you’ve penned!” Encourage everyone to share… including your youngest. Spend a few moments discussing which book would be a “good fit” for your family’s “Allegory Read Aloud.” There is no need to wait for a book, Aesop’s Fables for Children has an online interactive book link:
- Discussion Wrap-Up: Meet Renee Huston: Renee is a homeschooling educator! You can read more about her book picks, her nature walk science, and so much more… just follow this link… https://reneehuston.com/blog/
“The stories we read together act as a bridge when we can’t seem to find
another way to connect. They are our currency, our language, our family
culture. The words and stories we share become a part of our family identity.”
(p38-39, The Read-Aloud Family)