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”)
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
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.