World History Literature

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snadig
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World History Literature

Post by snadig » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:23 pm

Hi Ladies,

My daughter is just in the first week of World History lit and is having a hard time getting the pages read for each day. She is a pretty good reader but the classics seem to be harder for her to get through. She is an auditory learner and was thinking maybe getting the audio books for some of them? How would you use those with the guide is my concern or would you just have her write a journal entry?

Any advice would be really helpful.

Thank you!
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Re: World History Literature

Post by LynnH » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:07 pm

The challenge would be finding the correct abridged version of many of the books. Carrie picked the specific versions that she did after reading several versions, so you wouldn't want to use any other version. One thing I did to help my son a bit was if the book had a movie version I would let him watch some of the movie at the start of reading the book and that seemed to help him read that amount of pages because he had a schema to build on.

Edited to add if you can find an audio book that went word for word for one of Carrie's choices you could do that and then have her do the lit journal assignment as written. Those assignments are really good, much better than any other lit program out there in my opinion.
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Re: World History Literature

Post by snadig » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:59 pm

Lynn,

Thank you for the reply. I need to take a deep breath as this is the first week of school and we jumped in full force. Our oldest just started college and is struggling with how to get organized, so just a lot going on.

I will look but if you know off the top of your head how long should the lit box in world history take for an average student? She has struggles with writing and math......takes a lot out of her. They are her weaknesses but we are working on them.

blessings,
Stacey
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Re: World History Literature

Post by LynnH » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:47 pm

Julie has the lit box as taking 45 minutes. My son would do it in about that amount of time or a little less, but he isn't one to write much in his lit journal. He is precise and to the point :) .

You are right in not getting too worried at this point. The first few weeks of a guide are always the longest days for my son.
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Re: World History Literature

Post by momtofive » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:20 am

Another thought, especially since life is very full right now, is maybe just slowing down the lit to half speed for a while. It would give you both some time to adjust to the new things going on, and wouldn't be overwhelming time-wise. :)
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Re: World History Literature

Post by snadig » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:05 pm

Thanks Ladies. It is so nice to have others advice. Sometimes you get so overwhelmed by new seasons of life. She surprised me this morning by getting all caught up with her reading :shock: (she had 30 extra pages to read). Hopefully she is not just skimming.... :lol:

She had a lot of stress last week (started a theater troupe, new kid on the block) so hopefully this week will go better. I am a slow reader so I totally get it. Hopefully it will keep going this way from hear on out.

Happy Home schooling!
Stacey
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Married 21years to my best friend
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19-dd-College student Aug 18
17-dd-US 1 Histroy -Aug 18
13-ds-MTMM - Aug 18
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Re: World History Literature

Post by snadig » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:09 pm

Ok ladies I have another question.

I was looking through the lit boxes for this unit and going forward. I am pretty sure my daughter is going to flip when she sees it tell her to write 3 paragraphs in her lit journal, as she HATES writing because it is hard for her to get her thoughts out. So would it be bad to do some of this orally? This is her learning style. Maybe have her write something short about what stuck out to her and then talk about the rest.?

She is doing much better with writing but this might just send her over the edge! We skipped MTMM last year and jumped into Geography and boy she stepped up with her written narrations, but her essays still need a lot of work.

Any thoughts? I have also taken out living library(due to the heavy reading in lit, she may pick them up on her own) and Spanish (to focus on writing). She also has 2 outside classes (Theater-very involved/new group, photography-online).

Thanks for helping ponder this!
Stacey in Co

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19-dd-College student Aug 18
17-dd-US 1 Histroy -Aug 18
13-ds-MTMM - Aug 18
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Re: World History Literature

Post by StephanieU » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:21 pm

Can she speak/report in a there paragraph fashion? If so, maybe she could try a few text to speech program. It often takes some editing after, but it might be better than the idea of writing it from the get go.
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Re: World History Literature

Post by LynnH » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:32 am

The 3 paragraph written narrations for lit are every other week if I am remembering correctly. They are responding to a specific prompt right? I really think it is an important skill, especially if she is going to go to college of any type. My son is dysgraphic and he wasn't thrilled on those days either, but my thought was that it was a typical high school type assignment and that is what he needed work on. Now there were a few other things I let him dictate to me instead of typing out his answers, but this I made him do because it was a different type of written narrations and was more like what my daughter was doing in college at the time. Those are just my thoughts. I know sometimes it is hard to find that balance between pushing and overwhelming and only you can figure that out for your daughter. She will be doing oral narrations on the off weeks from the written narrations, just fyi.
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Re: World History Literature

Post by snadig » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:09 pm

Thanks Lynn!

I agree with you that it is an important skill. We talked it out and I told her to do the box as written going forward to the best of her ability. I am sure there will be bumps but hopefully with the Lords help we can make it through this year. She is still a bit over whelmed with her school stuff but it is just week 2. :roll:

Some of it I might just have her orally narrate as she seems to get it out so much better than writing it. I don't know.......just going to see how it goes each day.

thanks so much for your help.

Stacey
Stacey in Co

Married 21years to my best friend
my wonderful kids:
19-dd-College student Aug 18
17-dd-US 1 Histroy -Aug 18
13-ds-MTMM - Aug 18
Finished:Beyond,Bigger,Preparing,RtoR,RevtoRev,CtC,MtMM,WH,AH1,AH2

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