Our 2011 Literature Plans

Back in September I wrote about using Librovox for our literature studies. I had a long list of titles that we were interested in listening to which you can see HERE. Well, some time has past and I have since narrowed down our selections to a realistic list to achieve this year. I have found the audios, the PDF books, many literature study guides all for free from the internet so I thought I’d share them with you.

This is our current game plan of study for  2011:

September: Librovox Audios: Lambs Tales from Shakespeare

Google E-Book: The Oxford and Cambridge edition of Tales from Shakespeare

Study tool: (purchased used) Tales from Shakespeare Study Guide by Matt Whitling

October: Edgar Allen Poe and Washington Irving Mini Studies

Edgar Allen Poe Mini Study (“The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell Tale Heart”)

Librovox Audios: Edgar Allen Poe (look for titles on list)

Elegant Ebooks-“The Pit and the Pendulum

Elegant Ebooks-“The Tell-Tale Heart

Study Tools: Questions to answer for “The Pit and the Pendulum” (This link goes directly to the DOC download on the internet, I could not find the homepage for this item)

Discussion questions for “The Tell-Tale Heart” (this is not original material made by me but has no copyright or ownership information for it. If you know who the original owner is, please don’t hesitate to contact me with that information so that I may give proper linking credit.)

Washington Irving Mini Study (“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle”)

Librovox Audios: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle” (look for titles on list)

Elegant Ebooks-“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Elegant Ebooks-“Rip Van Winkle”

Study Tools: From Core Knowledge The Core Classics Edition of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” & Other Tales

November: Gulliver’s Travels into Some Remote Regions of the World

Librovox Audios: Gulliver’s Travels

Google E-Book: Gulliver’s Travels to Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa and the Country of the Houyhnhnms

Study Tools: (For the first two parts of the book) Teacher’s Guide to The Core Classics Edition of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

December: Variety of Christmas Stories (The Christmas Angel by Abbie Farwell Brown, The Spirit of Christmas and The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry van Dyke, The Romance of a Christmas Card by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin, and “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry)

Librivox Audios: The Christmas Angel

Google Book: The Christmas Angel

Librivox Audios: The Spirit of Christmas

Google Book: The Spirit of Christmas

Librivox Audios: The Story of the Other Wise Man

Google Book: The Story of the Other Wise Man

Librivox Audios: The Romance of the Christmas Card

Google Book: The Romance of the Christmas Card

Librivox Audios: “The Gift of the Magi

Elegant Ebooks: “The Gift of the Magi

There are no formal study tools for most of December’s selections but I plan on having the kids rewrite the stories in their own words as a summary and, as with all of our literature units, they will need to write an author mini-biography.

I am still planning out the rest of this school year and hunting down free resources but we will definitely be reading A Tale of Two Cities and The Dairy of a Young Girl: Anne Frank. When I have finished planning out the rest of the school year for literature I will post.

Hope you find some of this information useful.

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Ginny
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One Response to Our 2011 Literature Plans

  1. Dawn says:

    What a great list. I hope you are able to get through most of them.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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