Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmas Literature

We finished "A Christmas Carol" tonight. It was fun to read as usual. This will make the third year we've read it. Nothing holds a little boys attention like grouchy old Scrooges and scary ghosts! I'm glad that we started it early this year. The last few years we started the week before Christmas and didn't finish till New Years.

I hope to catch the 1984 version with George C. Scott on T.V. soon. Maybe I'll find the 1955 version with Fredric March in the "cheap DVDs" bin at Walmart.

Here are a few learning links to use if you too decide to read Dickens " A Christmas Carol "

Comprehension Questions

Free Unit Study

Christmas Homeschool Helps

Now we just have to decide on another book. I've put away Island of the Blue Dolphins for a while. We knew right away that we'd be bored to death. Maybe later huh?

Here are a few I'm considering. The last isn't a Christmas book but I think it's a strong contender! Any suggestions or opinions?


Scribbit said...

I love a Christmas Carol--love the words and characters.

I'm planning on reading it here to my boys in fact.

Jennifer said...

I remember reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever when I was young and lovin' it!!

PS...I tagged you for a meme on my blog, maybe you'll want to play along?

~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

I always hated The Christmas Carol. I have been thinking of reading it with the boys though. Maybe they'll appreciate more than I did!

I second the vote for Best Christmas Pageant Ever.