Thank goodness for Kindle

76 titles on Kindle downloaded to 2 Kindles and 4 Kindle for PC readers. How did we get here?
*    Take the required reading list from DSMS for Grades 6&8
+    Get fabulous input from home-school mentors DianeS and LauraB
–     Subtract all the titles not on Kindle (classics appear to be the last to go digital)
+    Add location-specific titles
+    Add reference books for science and social studies to supplant text-books

Now what?

Spend 2 hours creating the “White Family Reading List” excel spreadsheet organized in chronological order, by continent, by reader.   Excerpts:

Early
E, A/R        Mango Shaped Space (Wendy Mass)
E, A/R        Schooled, (Gordon Korman)
ABW          Huck Finn (Mark Twain)
Africa
Kids     africa    Don’t Let’s go to the Dogs Tonight (Alexandra Fuller)
ABW    africa    Naughts and Crosses (Malorie Blackman)
D/G     africa    Cry, the Beloved Country (Alan Paton)
D/G     africa    Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone (Martin Dugard)
Survival unit
E, A/R    survival    Before We Were Free (Julia Alvarez)
E, A/R    survival    Diary of Ma Yan (Ma Yan)
E, A/R    survival    Hatchet (Gary Paulsen)

Reference
Kids        all      Short History of Nearly Everything (Bill Bryson)
All           writing    Rulebook for Arguments (Anthony Weston)
A, A/R    science    Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science (Natalie Angier)
A, A/R    science    Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities (Richard Panchyk)
E, A/R    social studies    Don’t Know Much About Mythology: Greatest Stories in Human History (Kenneth Davis)
ABW       social studies    Don’t Know Much About History: American History (Kenneth Davis)

Thank goodness for Kindle!

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One Response to “Thank goodness for Kindle”

  1. Dana, it sounds as if you have this nailed! It’s wonderful that you can harness technology and travel light. And of course the great thing with Kindle is that if you forget a volume (which I doubt you would) you can always download it on the road!
    Have a great time!
    Toby