Classic Book Studies

Classic Book Studies are the foundation of our Language Arts, Geography, History, and Science and Values Curriculum. For example, when reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, each child charts the course of the submarine’s travels on a personal globe. As the story takes them to Antarctica the students will learn about the climate, animals that live there, and the history of the land. And so on.

Also, for example, when reading Charlotte’s Web, students study spiders, farming practices, and the concepts of compassion and service.

Book Study Group

Each child is allowed to participate in a book study group.  The study groups read a book together, study it, discuss it and research it.

Classic Book Studies are included in full private school enrollment but are also available as a partial enrollment option.
Come join the fun!

Group Class is held monthly between Aug and May, and students can attend in a video online or onsite.

We will let you know the schedule in August of when your child’s class will be.

Class Description:  Group Language Arts Lessons
Price:  $400 per year grades K-8, $400 per semester grades 9-12

Independent Reading

Students are encouraged to independently read classic books on a regular basis.

Reports

Students create reports about what they have learned.  They are given many methods to report on what they have learned including Blog posts, lap books, oral reports, written reports, etc.

Year 4 – Modern 1850-Present

Read Aloud

Year 4 – Modern
1850-Present
Elementary Reading List

  • Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry [7.1]

Independent Reading

  • Black BeautySewell  [1800’s England]{4.3}
  • The Besty-Tacy Series [the late 1800s and early 1900s, Mankato, Minnesota]{4.2}
  • The Little House Collection [American pioneers late 1800s -early 1900s]{4.2}
  • The Whipping Boy, Fleischman [4.0, 1870s]
  • ​​The Cricket in Times Square
    (Chester Cricket)
    By George Selden [5.9]

Math Classics

Year 4 – Modern
1850-Present
Middle School Reading List

Independent Reading

American Civil War / Slavery

World War II

Cold War

  • The Black Stallion series, Farley [1946, shortly after the end of World War II, off the north coast of Africa]{6.5}

Math Classics

Year 4 – Modern
1850-Present
High School Reading List

Independent Reading

Other Classics for Youth

 

Year 1  Creation – 400 AD

Year 1
Creation – 400 AD
Elementary Reading List

Independent Reading

Year 1
Creation – 400 AD
Middle School Reading List

Year 1
Creation – 400 AD
High School Reading List

  • Ben-HurWallace, Johnson
  • The Bible

Year 2 Renaissance 400 – 1600

Year 2
Renaissance 400 – 1600
Elementary Reading List

Year 2
Renaissance 400 – 1600
Middle School Reading List

Year 2
Renaissance 400 – 1600
High School Reading List

Year 3 – Late Renaissance / Early Modern 1600-1850

Read Aloud 

Geography

Poetry

  • Songs of Innocence, William Blake (Online) The Tyger (Online)
  • William Wordsworth, collected poems (Online)
  • “The Lady of Shalott” (Online) and “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” (Online) Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Edward Lear, the nonsense poems (Online)
  • Christina Rossetti: “Goblin Market,”(Online) “A Birthday,” (Online) “Sister Maude”,(Online) “No, Thank
    You, John” (Online)
  • East O’ the Sun and West O’ the Moon : Fifty-Nine Norwegian Folk Tales, by
    Peter Christen Asbjrnsen (Online)
  • The Concord Hymn“, Emerson [1836]

Year 3 – Late Renaissance / Early Modern 1600-1850
Elementary Reading List

Primary Independent Reading

Elementary Independent Reading

Year 3 – Late Renaissance / Early Modern 1600-1850
Middle School Reading List

Year 3 – Late Renaissance / Early Modern 1600-1850
High School Reading List

Math Classics