Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Drawn into the Heart of Reading

Heart of Dakota has a special place in my heart.  We love that curriculum.  Although we have moved on to Classical Conversations, I have continued to use the reading program created by Heart of Dakota.  It is called Drawn into the Heart of Reading.  It has been a wonderful choice for Old Crow's 2nd grade reading curriculum.  It is a literature-based guide that covers genres, story elements, and Godly character traits.  It offers guided literature discussions, creative projects, vocabulary development, graphic organizers, and story maps.

Old Crow is currently in the adventure genre and is reading Stone Fox.  

To introduce the adventure genre, a treasure hunt is lots of fun and memorable.  Old Crow still remembers this treasure hunt from our adventure book last year.

Stone Fox ties in perfectly with our winter unit.  It introduced Old Crow to dog sledding.  He wasn't familiar with this so we researched online and found great Youtube videos of dog sled races.  We also watched Snow Buddies on Netflix.  Both sources gave the kids an accurate idea of dog sledding.

After Stone Fox we will move to the book, Dolphin Adventures.  I know Old Crow will love that one as well!

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