In an effort to encourage my children to read often – and to read old literature, I assigned them a book report. A new report on a new book is due every two weeks, and every other one, for my two older girls, is to be from a book that can be aquired free for kindle because it’s old enough to be public domain. It’s working. My kids are reading much this week. Sterling is nearly finished with a Boxcar Children book, Eden’s reading and reporting on Pilgrim’s Progress, and Liberty chose a Louisa May Alcott book to report on.
Today, though, when Sterling inquired as to what a report ought to look like, Liberty got out her English book to show him what a report ought to have. When he was still a bit confused, she wrote him a sample report on her English book. A heads up: we do a Mennonite curriculum for English – and while I have bought used books at the used bookstore, it’s not quite a thrift store. I wish. Her report reads as follows.
My report is on Progressing with Courage, English book, and it was written by the Rod and Staff Publishers. The copyright date of this book is 1994 and this can be found at a thrift store or Rod and Staff Publishers store.
The setting of this book is about how to diagram, pick out verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, predicate nominatives, and predicate adjectives. The main characters are: Sarah, John, Brother Daniel, Brother David, Brother Bla, Bla,…
The main events are trying to learn how to do certain things correctly and obeying the rules of English.
My opinion is: that the forms of lay and lie are really kicking my butt. The indirect objects… not my favorite either. I really am learning though!
My dear daughter, while slightly sassy, is also rather hilarious. It made me laugh!