Julie in MN wrote:
Well, there are some more ideas. I feel confident that if Crystal's oldest (another voracious reader) had plenty to read during ECC, your son will, too!
yeah, my oldest reads everything and reads above her age/grade level. I don't always admit all of that. But she does. And she tends to like "boy" and "girl" stuff too. When we lived in Indiana, she was commonly checking out books at the library. So I understand the problem even if my solution isn't good for you. But she has never lacked for reading in MFW and is a voracious reader.
agreeing with Julie on all of it. It's a reading time issue, not book basket.
Curious on her son's perspective on Anne of Green Gables. (Julie's son, that is)
so brainstorming for Reading Time for you..... because that's the other place to look. what will they read during reading time, if book basket isn't enough for their preferences..... (even though my kid was good at just reading it all....)
1. one thing she liked: getting a subscription to God's World News magazine. Here's a link to a part of their magazine's website where you get a 10% discount (taken on 2nd page) and MFW gets referred proceeds for their Bible translation fund.
2. don't forget the General Reading list at the very back of the MFW manuals. Use those. It doesn't have to be related to history/social studies. That's another source for list. Then you can let him enjoy book basket for book basket. (like that makes sense at 447am) I think I mean, some light reading related to topic. then reading list on whatever.
3. if you go for the older missionary biographies... hmm..... My guess is that you might want to preview Peace Child for your 4th grader. uhm... yeah.
Bruchko will probably be ok. Narrow Road will be really long. hmm.... I dared to Call him Father. hmmm.... he just might not click with that one given his age., but I dont' know.
instead, how about other YWAM books that aren't used in MFW (those are the series in the ECC deluxe package).
4. what about something like World Book encyclopedia to read? My daughter loved using the computer edition last year to read read read read read, and play around with features to see pics around the world and listen to clips of music from places.
5. ok, so the novels in weeks 3-8 didn't strike his fancy? ok.... uhm... (don't let the titles in there make you think it is all "girly" stuff) What about turning to weeks 12-17 and looking at the europe fiction?
i think you'll find as the year goes along, it's going to self resolve. Lots of chapter books and novels for older kids are in the basket time. and I'm not sure where the AG references go in ECC either. confused. but that's ok.
so.. uhm yeah. basically (so, I'm awake too early b/c my autistic kid woke up too early.. and ...)
*add in God's World News magazine
*consider either more YWAM stories (but look ahead in ex1850 and 1850MOD for what is coming up and don't duplicate) or at least Bruchko from jr. high package. I really wouldn't do Peace Child with a 10 y.o. too much. no. content and maturity level. no.
*use the general reading list from the very back of the tm.
*don't assume that the titles mean it's a girl book. I'm looking at some of them and thinking "oh... but that's not exactly what the book is like".
*and there really will other books as you go along in book basket.
hope that makes sense... I woke up too early. and no... I wasn't offended at your questions and trying to figure out what is best for your child. glad I answer without fluffy bunnies everywhere. and remember, I'm just a customer trying to share what I've experienced.