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High School Reading Lists & Reading Comprehension

Are you confused about reading lists? High school reading lists are not just for "school" books, they are for ALL books.

High School Reading Lists & Reading Comprehension


High School Reading Lists & Reading Comprehension


When we were homeschooling, my children would occasionally write a brief essay about a book they read, but only once in a while.  I can't even remember if we did one a year...perhaps less!  An essay or even reading comprehension questions are not required for a book to be included on a reading list.  A reading list is for all books that kids read, whether they are for school or for fun.  Public school kids also have a reading list.  That reading list includes reading for pleasure -  books that don't have any essays or assignments that are just reading for fun. Isn't that what books are all about anyway?  Fun?

To get some ideas for books to read in your homeschool, here is a great college bound reading list. If you're wondering how to put your child's reading list together to submit to colleges, here is a sample reading list for you.






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Guest - Lee (website) on Saturday, 27 September 2014 08:11

Hi Karen,
Each parent can make that decision about the reading list for their own child, and not everyone will choose to make the same decisions that you or I would make. I recommend pre-reading books, and reading reviews on Amazon to determine if there is objectionable material. It's also important for children to know what's out there, while they are still in the safety of your own home, so they can discuss it with mom and dad, while they are in a nurturing environment. You know about this author, so you have read the book and formed your own opinions. When your child is old enough, they will also be able to read the book in order to learn, without it being devastating to their faith.
Blessings,
Lee

Hi Karen, Each parent can make that decision about the reading list for their own child, and not everyone will choose to make the same decisions that you or I would make. I recommend pre-reading books, and reading reviews on Amazon to determine if there is objectionable material. It's also important for children to know what's out there, while they are still in the safety of your own home, so they can discuss it with mom and dad, while they are in a nurturing environment. You know about this author, so you have read the book and formed your own opinions. When your child is old enough, they will also be able to read the book in order to learn, without it being devastating to their faith. Blessings, Lee
Guest - KarenBowman on Saturday, 27 September 2014 07:26

Hello Lee,

I would like to make a comment on the reading list. While most of the list is standard I have wondered how most followers of Christ can condone reading material that takes the Lord's name in vain and gratuitous profanity. Case in point, works of John Steinbeck, for example.
I just do not see the benefit of engaging such material even as they are touted as 'classics'. It breaks my heart to see the compromise of calling such works worthy of consideration when they clearly do not honor the call to focus on what is good.
I could, (and have.) elaborated more on our stance, but this is such a basic desire for one that would seek God's Word that it baffles me when some make an argument 'for' the works, whether books or movies, etc..
In any case, I just wanted to comment on this.

Sincerely,

Karen

Hello Lee, I would like to make a comment on the reading list. While most of the list is standard I have wondered how most followers of Christ can condone reading material that takes the Lord's name in vain and gratuitous profanity. Case in point, works of John Steinbeck, for example. I just do not see the benefit of engaging such material even as they are touted as 'classics'. It breaks my heart to see the compromise of calling such works worthy of consideration when they clearly do not honor the call to focus on what is good. I could, (and have.) elaborated more on our stance, but this is such a basic desire for one that would seek God's Word that it baffles me when some make an argument 'for' the works, whether books or movies, etc.. In any case, I just wanted to comment on this. Sincerely, Karen
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