Basically we are straddling the unschooling fence around here. Unschooling for somethings and not for others.
Literature is being straddled. I need help. DS 11 is a voracious reader. He reads upward of 1000 pages a week. (fully printed pages- not picture book pages). Part of this years 'plan' is to cover some of the Newbery and Caldecott Award books. Our year goes by calendar year for this project so all of 2012.
Right now we are finishing 'From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler'. Next is 'Alice in Wonderland'- which really isn't an award book but is equally important.
So wise mama's how do I select books for 'literature'.
Right now this is so overwhelming.
**I posted on Unschooling as well but after 24 hrs realized I am shifting away from unschooling toward something assignment based this year and need HELP!
These books would not be all that DS reads in a week, nor would they be a significant amount of what DS reads in a week but I feel the Newbery list is very important and I do want to touch upon them this year. How do I begin to narrow down such a stellar list into something manageable?
Do I first cross off the ones I know neither of us 'like'?