The Notebooking Fairy is joining in the fun of iHomeschool Network’s 10 in 10 blog hop. Today’s topic is Top 10 favorite read alouds.
(At the bottom of the post is information about how you can participate in the link up.)
To make this week’s topic fit notebooking, I had to be a bit creative. So I’ve selected top ten read alouds that have free online notebooking pages.
These living books span all academic areas — math, science, language arts, and history. The headings link to the books themselves and most of the images are hosted at Pinterest on my Notebooking for Homeschool board so you can repin them.
This collection of chapter biographies of mathematicians through history is a favorite among our math history books. I created notebooking pages for each person featured in volume 1.
Go directly to the mathematician printables.
2. Exploring the History of Medicine by John Hudson Tiner
If you have a child who is interested in medicine, I highly recommend this history book that takes a look at different scientists and physicians from ancient times to modern. It is filled with informative graphics, and each chapter ends with a simple quiz. Melissa Telling created notebooking pages to go with this book, and we have used her printables for almost every chapter.
Go directly to the History of Medicine notebooking pages.
Grammarland is a book in the public domain that takes an unusual approach to grammar — a narrative. In the story, the parts of speech are personified in a realm called Grammarland. There are grammar exercises in each chapter to reinforce the lessons within the story.
(scroll down to the correct PDF)
Go directly to the Grammarland worksheets.
This gorgeous picture book and CD set is a wonderful foundation for a study of the poetic forms. It is not too simplistic for middle schoolers if this is their first exposure to free verse, lyric verse ballads, sonnets, limericks, and so on. I created eleven different sets of printables for eleven of the poetic forms.
This living science book explores microscopic creatures. I made a notebooking page for each chapter of the book — seven different organism.
- Paramecium Notebooking Page
- Amoeba Notebooking Pages
- Algae Notebooking Pages
- Euglena Notebooking Page
- Rotifers Notebooking Pages
- Hydra Notebooking Pages
- Flatworm Notebooking Pages
Another living science book, The World of the Microscope is a perfect introduction to how a microscope works and what you can do with one. Ami created some beautiful printable pages for a microscope study.
Go directly to the microscope notebooking pages.
7. Wizard of Oz
Another freebie from Ami — The Wizard of Oz. Did you know the Oz series actually has 15 books? The link above takes you to a very inexpensive Kindle version of the entire library. We have read or listened to them all. (Check Librivox.org for free audio files.)
Go directly to the Wizard of Oz notebooking pages
Erica shares her Brahms set of notebooking pages as a freebie on her blog. (Other composer sets are for purchase.)
Go directly to Brahms notebooking pages. (This is linked as a freebie at the bottom of the page.)
Here’s a classic of English literature — Beowulf. Aadel created free printables to teach her elementary aged children about this epic.
Go directly to the Beowulf notebooking pages.
A classic of young adult literature, Island of the Blue Dolphins is written by Scott O’Dell. Betsy Stout of Notebooking Nook created an entire lapbook and notebooking pages bundle that is free on CurrClick.
Go directly to the novel notebooking pages.
Those are my top ten, but I’m sure there are others out there. Please feel free to share your links for notebooking page for great living books.
This post is linked up at Angie’s Top Ten Tuesday.
If you want to join in, post a top ten post of any topic and link up there.