Friday, September 06, 2013

Slowing down a speed reader

There's one book on this term's schedule that I know Dollygirl is going to try to rush through and say that she's read it. In fact, she "read" the first chapter in about ten minutes, when I think it took one of her sisters about three weeks.

Looking over the next chapter, I notice that it mentions several Christian symbols found in the Roman catacombs; but you have to read carefully to find out which ones.  So next week's reading will be accompanied by a sheet of paper headed "Symbols of Faith" and divided into boxes, on which she will be asked to draw the symbols that are mentioned.  (Something I learned from the mama in All-of-a-Kind Family.)

Illustration from All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor, illustrations by Helen John.

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