I am new to Homeschooling as of fall 2021. I have a 4th grade boy who can be hot & cold with reading. I really appreciate the Reading Journal as it works with any book that is being read. I've used it with picture books, a short read book, an article, and even a chapter out of a chapter book - any book! So far its working really well with what we are doing this year - we love it!!
I was all over the place about a reading curriculum this year. I didn't want something to force her to read, but rather cultivate loving it and learning through it. This book helps her to be more intentional about reading and then viewing the characters through the context of Christ.
We are loving the Reading Journal! My son (2nd grade) loves having a say in what books he is reading, and the journal encourages comprehension and higher level thinking without overwhelming him with an excessive amount of writing. Love the spiritual elements/applications woven in as well!
As a former public school teacher I love this. The Biblical basis on looking at this is such a great support to help with independence.
We have only used it once because I feel like it would be sufficient for a day where we want to replace Language Arts with just reading. We aren’t in a hurry to finish it as my 7 year old is still working on sentence structure. But it is very nice and I am happy we purchased it so that we can work through it and read lots of books!
This is a great way to keep track of what your student is reading and help them to think critically about it.
We are doing a hodge podge curriculum this year. My girls are actually starting high school this year and it will be our 2nd yr homeschooling. The public school here was horrible so I'm trying to catch them up grammar wise etc. I have one daughter that LOVES reading but only what she wants. My other daughter is not so enthusiastic. My 3rd grader is not on the reading bandwagon either. I'm hoping with them choosing the books it will be a win this year. I'm adding this in addition to the kids grammar/writing curriculum since it's nice bite sized pieces.
I love the reading journal because it helps them to think about what they read in a different way. What is the moral of the story,who are the characters, how could you apply certain things to your faith. It really makes them think and teaches them to think for themselves.