I'm looking for a reading plan/curriculum/schedule for literature similar to the Sonlight 4/5 guide. I've been using the book lists from their site, as well as the book lists from BFIAR, FIAR, and Peak with Books, and the Read-Aloud Handbook and What to Read When. Between all of these resources, I have tons of lists of books and we always leave the library with a cart full. But I am really having a hard time getting some kind of schedule or plan down. My DD will sit with me for over an hour and read book after book, and I am happy to do that for her. My DS had the attention span of only a couple of books at a time at the most. I would really like to be in the habit of reading a few new books to them every day, and then as much as my DD would like after that. I printed out the 3-week sample of Sonlight's 4/5 guide and this is exactly what I am looking for! A plan for the week with books to read everyday, with some supplemental activities, etc. to compliment the themes. I don't need a huge collection of activities as much as the set reading plan. The problem for me with using *just* Sonlight right now is that many of the books in the 4/5 curriculum are collections of many, many stories and they are used for weeks or months at a time. Some are at my library but some are not and I just can't afford to buy them all. We have a really great local library, so I should be able to do something "like Sonlight" and not have to buy all the books.
So this is what I am looking for--a reading plan that is set up like Sonlight's 4/5 guide, geared for the pre-school age, that includes mostly books that I can easily find at my library. Something seasonal or that hits different themes would be great. I love how Sonlight includes rhymes, poems, stories from different cultures, fables, science, art, etc. and this is all laid out already.
If this makes sense at all and if anyone has any ideas, I'd love your thoughts.