This week's reading aloud post?
Yeah, this one is for everyone who seems to have this completely insane idea that I'm super-homeschool-mom or something.
What did we read aloud this week? Well, I think we managed to read two days of The American Patriot's Almanac by William Bennett. That's maybe 5 minutes total.
Other than that, <ahem> the only reading aloud that happened all week was when someone read subtitles on various XBox games.
Okay, so I read aloud a couple news stories about the Boston Marathon too.
If it isn't obvious, Dale had the week off, and we stayed home. That primarily meant various mega-game fests that I tried to ignore.
I thought about just not posting a reading aloud link-up, but hey, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Some weeks are just not educational. At all.
In other semi-related news, though, William has been reading along on his Kindle Fire via the Immersion thing (where the professional Audible.com audiobook is read, and the text on the ebook is highlighted as the words are said) a whole lot of stuff, including some this past week.
And yesterday, driving to Scouts, he did more reading aloud than I did all week. He was trying to read every road sign we passed. He was succeeding too. I never, ever thought he would be able to do that. He told me that he figured this was really good practice -- having only a certain amount of time to read (usually) unfamiliar text. "And besides, Mom, I'll need to be good at reading road signs before I can drive." <gasp, choke, sputter>
I had people tell me I was spoiling him by buying that Kindle Fire, but he has made SO much reading progress in the past four months, and I haven't been working with him at all in 2013. He has read through Tale of Two Cities three or four times, and right now he is doing Gulliver's Travels and some Troy book or another. And clearly, it is having an impact.
It was worth every single penny.
How about you? What are you reading out loud? It simply has to be more than I did this past week...