BY TAKING THE "ASSIGNMENT" OUT OF READING ASSIGNMENT
My children loved to read. They eagerly sought out newer and thicker books for themselves. They were avid readers.
That is... until they weren't.
One day I noticed that my kids were beginning to HATE reading. They complained... loudly... about reading for even short periods of time. And that's when I discovered that reading had become "one more thing" in their list of school assignments.
Instead of reading for fun...
At the time the school they were attending participated in a reading program that was designed to encourage children to read by collecting points. At the end of the school year these points translated into rewards like an all-day carnival. In theory it was a fantastic idea. In reality they were now reading as much as they could in as little time as possible just to earn the points. These reading assignments weren't just for rewards. They also translated into grades.
Reading had lost all appeal.
When we began to homeschool, I did the worst thing possible. I assigned reading passages with narration and comprehension tests.
And the hatred for reading grew.
I knew we had to bring back a love of reading and that's when we began adding rabbit trails and magic dust to our literature.
BY ADDING RABBIT TRAILS OF DISCOVERY
In every online book club, we will go on rabbit trails of discovery. We will hop off the traditional roads of literature and meander down paths about pop-culture, history, biographies, poetry, music and more.
We will take deep dives into some of the subjects touched on in the book and broaden our minds with new adventures.
BY ADDING A BIT OF MAGIC DUST
We will also bring literature to life by sprinkling a bit of magic dust along the way. These hands-on projects will take us into the book. We will touch, see, feel and learn on our new adventures.
“I am ecstatic about this new online book club. I was blown away by the fun resources and learning packed into an easy-to-follow online resource. The twins and I are starting it together next week!”
~ Vanessa Wright, Homeschool Mom and Owner of Wright at Homeschool
"This course is chock full of resources to add learning and fun to reading! You can not go wrong with this purchase!"
~ Chantelle Grubbs, Homeschool Mom and Owner of Chantelle's Adventures
Dachelle is a former traditional teacher turned homeschool mom. She has a passion for literature and for adding adventure to her homeschool. She has started several book clubs in her community with the idea that each book club should be a celebration of literature. At Literary Adventures for Kids she takes those experiences and uses them to create online book clubs that add that little bit of magic to your children's education.