Tracey and I are the same age, but we know that most of our readers are not. In fact, loads of you have emailed us asking how you can use living books with multiple ages.
As so today, we have asked Paige, our resident living books expert, to come back once again and share about how to successfully use living books with lots of differently aged kids.
So join me in giving a collective virtual wave to Paige!
As homeschoolers, it is not uncommon for us to have a wide age range of students. The wonderful thing about living books is that they give us the ability to easily scale a lesson to fit multiple ages.
But how exactly does one go about doing that?
Let’s begin with a review what a living book is:
A living book is a book that engages the reader and draws them in to learn more about the subject.
If you want to know more about these resources, check out these two posts that I previously shared:
When you read living books with the younger crowd your main focus is to introduce them to the material in an interesting way.
Here are several tips for making the most of your living books study with the younger crowd:
Each of these tips serves to give younger students a marker peg in their minds on which to hang the information they are learning.
When you read living books with the older crowd your main focus is to feed them with important facts in a memorable way.
Here are several tools for making the most of your living books study with the older crowd:
Each of these tools will act as a touch-point with the material. Multiple touch-points will work together to firmly affix the information into the older students' brains.
I trust that these tips and tools will help you make the most of living books with multiple ages. Of course, if you have only one age group of students you can certainly use the advice above for making the most of your living books study with them!
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