This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Monday, December 31, 2007

Boo's 2007 Reading Wrap-Up

Who knew we would come from this to that?

Boo reading has increased exponentially this year. He went from a frustrated and often resistant beginner, to a very independant and opinionated reader. I wrote about our struggles here and there.

For anyone interested we used Phonics Pathways and subtitles for part of our language arts program. For 2008 we will continue with what has worked in the past and we have some new things we are going to try. I've been given a few new additions to my already large curriculum collection. And of course we will be doing silent sustained reading, reading aloud by mom and reading aloud by Boo. Reading, reading and reading some more.

The count on the list is (I am pretty sure) 107 books. There were actually some others not included, these are the ones I would highly recommend. I am going to try to review some more childrens books as we go this year, something I enjoyed after I started blogging. If I have time I may review a few of these books just for fun.

Way to go Boo!! We are so very proud of you!

For anyone interested in 2007 Boo read:

* George Washington: Soldier, Farmer, President by Patricia A Pingry
* I Spy a Penguin (Level 1 Reader) by Jean Marzollo
* A Kiss for Little Bear
* Little Bear
* Little Bear's Visit
* Little Bear's Friend by Elsie Homelund Minarik
* Noah's Ark by Linda Hayward
* DK's Rockets and Spaceships by Karen Wallace
* One fish two fish red fish blue fish by Dr. Seuss
* Planets Around the Sun by Seymour Simon
* Dr Seuss's ABC
* The Berenstains' B Book
* DK Wild Baby Animals by Karen Wallace
* DK Dinosaur Days by Ruth Thomson
* DK A bed for the winter by Karen Wallace
* Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
* Bears on Wheels by the Berenstains
* Harry and the Lady Next Door by Gene Zion
* Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea by Cynthia Rylant
* Mr. Putter & Tabby Toot the Horn by Cynthia Rylant
* Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test by Cynthia Rylant
* Spiderman--The Amazing Story by Catherine Saunders
* Spiderman--Worst Enemies by Catherine Saunders
* Snoopy, Spike and the Cat Next Door by Charles M. Schulz
* Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book by Cynthia Rylant
* Henry and Mudge and the Wild WInd by Cynthia Rylant
* You Have a Brother Named Spike? Charles M. Schulz
* Curious George by H.A. Rey
* Snowshoe Thompson by Nancy Smiler Levinson
* Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel
* I'm a Manatee by John Lithgow
* Casey Jones by Allan Drummond
* Sailing With the Wind by Thomas Locker
* Scooby Doo and the Snow Monster by James Gelsey
* The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales (Usborne) by Stephen Cartwright & Heather Amery
* A Porcupine Named Fluffy by Helen Lester
* Horatio's Bed by Camilla Ashforth
* Ghostville Elementary--Stage Fright by Marcia Thorton Jones and Debbie Dadey
* Dinosaur Days by Joyce Milton
* DK Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Jennifer Dussling
* Pooh's Grand Adventure--The Search for Christopher Robin adapted by Justine Korman
* True Stories About Abraham Lincoln by Ruth Belov Gross
* Five True Dog Stories by Margaret Davidson
* Willow by the Sea by Camilla Ashforth
* Snow Lion by David McPhail
* Calamity by Camilla Ashforth
* Monkey Tricks by Camilla Ashforth
* Johnny Appleseed by Gini Holland
* DK Slinky Scaly Snakes by Jennifer Dussling
* Amazing Sharks by Sarah L. Thomson
* Meet the X-Men by Clare Hibbart
* BUZZ! A Book About Insects by Melvin Berger
* The Story of Columbus by Anita Ganeri
* Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley
* Twisters! by Kate Hayden
* Eruption! The Story of Volcanoes by Anita Ganeri
* Magic Tree House #1, Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
* DK Fire Fighters by Angela Royston
* DK Winking, Blinking, Wiggling, and Wagging by Brian Moses
* Pioneer Cat by William H. Hooke
* Tentacles! Tales of the Giant Squid by Shirley Raye Redmond
* Paul Revere's Ride by Shana Corey
* The Long Way Westward by Joan Sandin
* DK Amazing Buildings by Kate Hayden
* Tornado by Betsy Byars
* Prairie School by Avi
* The Magic School Bus--Twister Trouble by Anne Schreiber
* DK Water Everywhere by Jill Atkins
* The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
* The Battle for St. Michaels by Emily Arnold McCully
* DK Tiger Tales and Big Cat Stories by Deborah Chancellor
* DK Bermuda Triangle by Andrew Donkin
* Hungry Plants by Mary Batten
* Escape North--The Story of Harriet Tubman by Monica Kulling
* First Flight by George Shea
* The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl
* George Washington: Soldier, Farmer, President by Patricia A Pingry
* Dactyls! Dragons of the Air by Dr. Robert T. Bakker
* Sea of Ice: The Wreck of the Endurance by Monica Kulling
* Race Into Space by Eric Arnold
* Chief Tecumseh by Anne M. Todd
* The World of Composers: Tchaikovsky by Greta Cencetti
* Wild Cats by Mary Batten
* Choppers by Susan E. Goodman and Michael J. Doolittle
* Dolphin Adventure by Wayne Grover
* Billy and Blaze by C.W. Anderson
* Blaze Shows the Way by C.W. Anderson
* Extreme Machines by Christopher Maynard
* Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
* Blaze and the Spotted Gray Pony by C.W. Anderson
* Christina Katerina & the Box by Patricia Lee Guach
* Phipps by Liesel Moak Skorpen
* Dolphin Treasure by Wayne Grover
* Who Was Thomas Jefferson by Dennis Brindell Fradin
* Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark by Johanna Hurwitz
* Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac
* Veterans' Day: Remembering Our War Heroes by Elaine Landau
* Pocahontas: An American Princess by Joyce Milton
* Days of the Knights: A Tale of Castles and Battles by Christopher Maynard
* The BFG by Roald Dahl
* Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant
* The Twits by Roald Dahl
* Going for Gold by Andrew Donkin
* Wild Horses by George Edward Stanley
* If You Were at the First Thanksgiving by Anne Kamma
* The Flying Flea, Callie, and Me by Carol and Bill Wallace

1 comment:

kim said...

Oh how special to watch the process of a child transformed from being a reluctant reader to an eager reader! There is nothing better--(okay, maybe a few things better--:) ) than watching my boys curl up, lost in a book. A love for reading is a heritage I am thankful to have been able to pass on to my kids. You have too--good job and blessings on you as raise up your boys into young men.