Category: reading and writing

  • Zebra Unit

    Zebra Unit

    What is black and white and red all over? Now if this is said out loud the answer can either be a newspaper, you know back in the days when people would read newspapers, or a sunburned zebra. As I’m slowly pegging my way through a My Father’s World Booklist, and creating these booklists, here’s…

  • Picture books made into movies

    Picture books made into movies

    I love picture books, even when my kids were in high school I would occasionally check out picture books that did a good job of conveying what I wanted them to learn in a lesson. I also love Books made into movies, but when my kids were the age we would have really done this,…

  • Kangaroo booklist

    Kangaroo booklist

    This Kangaroo booklist came about because I was looking at an old post and thought, I never actually wrote down my list I used when we did our kangaroo unit. At some point I might expand this into a whole unit, rather than the booklist it is, and tell everyone all we did when we…

  • Oliver Twist book and a movie

    Oliver Twist book and a movie

    I don’t like Charles Dickens. My kids know this, but I also recognize his books are formative to much of modern culture, we reference ideas and images in it in our conversation. So, I decided to grit my teeth and assign an Oliver Twist book club to my kids for our book and a movie…

  • Penguin booklist

    Penguin booklist

    There is something cute and adorable about penguins. That may be why so many different schools have a penguin unit for kindergarten and preschool. When we used My Father’s World Kindergarten I put together a penguin booklist, and I realized I never shared it, which gives me a great excuse to add to my giant…