Hope and Sydney, Edwards Academy third graders, are reading Upper Grammar literature selections for Tapestry of Grace Year 4. Not long ago, they finished reading Mr. Popper's Penguins. This book, written in 1938, is the hilarious tale of a house painter's obsession with all things polar.
We approach TOG literature assignments for Hope and Sydney as an opportunity to practice reading aloud. (They get to do this with their Grandma, who lives down the street.) They read aloud, stop and talk about words they don't understand, and work on TOG worksheets that accompany the literature assignment.
For Mr. Popper's Penguins, we also threw in some activities and information in their Tapestry workbook that I found on the HomeschoolShare site.
Our fun construction-paper penguin project (pictured) was a favorite. They dressed their penguins and their artwork reflects their personality!