book that we are using is Treasury of Illustrated Classics.
read about a chapter a day. It's a nice break from math or
maps, both of which cause tears.
I've tried using
this as a read-aloud opportunity, but some of the words are
hard to pronounce. Also, I find that my kids tend to not pay
attention to the content and focus merely on reading. So,
instead, I do all the reading - pausing to explain as often
as needed - and leave their read-aloud practice for less complicated
The kids are really
enjoying the story. Who wouldn't enjoy a tale about a man
who found a country of people the size of Barbies?
After reading several
chapters, we began discussing the meaning of satire. I handed
out these printouts (which I trimmed to size and folded so
that they could read the name, but had to open it for the