>Does anyone know where I might be able to find a reading list for 10th to
Try Sonlight <http://www.sonlight-curriculum.com
> and browse their online catalog. They state in their catalog that they do not care if you buy their products (though obviously it is their business to do so) but that they want to help homeschoolers develop a curriculum that WORKS for them. They even have
suggestions of books which you might find in the library, in order to help
you save money. the SONLIGHT curriculum was developed by missionaries, for
missionaries, so they are well aware of how expensive it can become to
homeschool! Since they are a Literature based curriculum, you should be
able to find several books that would interest your children. They are
expanding their curriculum to include more high school level books, last
year I think they went up to 10th grade. So I believe you will find a
decent reading list there. Not all of their books are "Christian" books,
many are found in mainstream (secular) bookstores, a few are not. Also,
you'll find on their web site that the numerical assignments they give to
the packages have been more customer demanded than their own views of
imposing grade level onto students. Books in the level 10 section might be
just as well interesting and useful to an 8th grade level student as to a
12th grade level student. Literature is not exclusive to particular age
groups, good literature should be interesting to ANYONE who reads it.
Look at the Harry Potter books? They are written about an 11 year old boy
(well, he gets older in each book... but anyway...) and there are 7 year
olds to ADULTS who adore these books! I just turned 32 and *I* love these
books! They have inspired me, and rekindled my imagination! Don't limit
books to one grade level just because some one has put them into that
category. There was a 2nd grade level book we read last year (Red Sails to
Capri) that was EXCELLENT, and I've been trying to convince my husband to
read it for nearly a year now. My friend has the book at the moment, but
maybe my husband will read it when she brings it back.
Anyway... I probably didn't need to babble on so much. And my children
are wanting to do some magnet experiments, so I guess I should go do some
science with them while they are interested...
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