My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II




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Narration ideas

I found this list on the 4Real Learning Forum. These are all ideas to get the kids narrating, or talking about the books and articles they are reading. Great ideas! My favorite is #32 – make a quiz show about the book! I know my daughter would enjoy some of the more artsy things.

1. Make a book jacket depicting the characters, setting, and theme of your book
2. Use photographs and caption to make a scrapbook based on your book.
3. Make a home movie
4. Make a comic strip
5. Make an illustrated time line for historical books
6. Construct a diorama
7. Construct a mobile
8. Construct a sand table
9. Make clay, soap, wood or plaster models
10. Make a collection of souvenirs from the story
11. Make a mural
12. Give a flannel board talk
13. Make a collage
14. Draw several clocks showing the times of important events
15. Make a bulletin board
16. Construct a jigsaw puzzle based on the book
17. Design a coloring book around the characters and events
18. Make a board game
19. Create a set of bumper stickers based on characters and events
20. Make a series of bookmarks with appropriate shapes. Choose wise sayings from the book to write on them.
21. Make a word search or crossword puzzle
22. Make a wanted poster for an appropriate character
23. Make a family tree
24. Design a set of T-shirts to suit the characters.
25. Broadcast a book review
26. Tell the story to musical accompaniment that suits the mood of the book
27. Tape record and important conversation or excerpts from the book
28. Conduct and interview between author and characters, between you and a character, or between 2 characters.
29. Make a brief oral report on why this book should never be spoiled by a book report.
30. Make a nomination speech for your book to win an award.
31. Dress as one of the characters and tell about yourself or tell about the other characters from your point of view.
32. Produce a quiz show
33. Give a t.v presentation or film preview of the book
34. Create a puppet show using stick, finger, glove or hand puppets
35. Hold a debate or panel discussion when several students have read the same book
36. Retell the story to a group of younger children.
37. Create a game show based on your book
38. Write a movie script for part of the book
39. Write a different ending
40. Write and draw a rebus story based on the book
41. Make a newspaper. Include events that could have occurred when and where the story took place.
42. Develop a dictionary for a character in the book. Include words that he or she particularly liked to use as well as definitions that character would have given the words.
43. Write a job-wanted ad for the main characters
44. Write a series of letters or postcards from one character to another
45. Write several diary entries for main characters
46. Make a commercial for selling your book
47. Make new lyrics to a familiar tune to tell about your story in song.
48. Write a limerick about a favorite character
49. Pantomime a story scene for others to identify.

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