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AO Year 3 1/2 - AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline - Year 3.5 Booklist

(A 36-week schedule for this booklist is here.)

This unofficial Year is designed to be picked up at any point during Term 1. Since Year 3.5 is a transitional booklist, it lacks the historical chronology of the other Years. It is intended to be used as an interim booklist for students who completed Year 3 but need an additional year to be ready for the more advanced pace of Year 4. Depending on where you pick up this plan, you may want to add a book or two from Year 3's Free Reading list for literature to Term 1 (if you begin early in the term) or double up on The Story Book of Science and Geography to catch up to the point where you begin. This plan uses almost all books that are available online for free since many who find that they need this plan will have already purchased Year 4's books and may not have a budget for another year of curriculum.

Detailed weekly schedules for these books are available in various formats:
Html List; PDF; modifiable DOC; modifiable ODT

Note: These booklists and curriculum suggestions are incomplete without a thorough understanding of Charlotte Mason's ideas and methods. We cannot emphasize enough that you take time to familiarize yourself with her philosophy by reading her books.

Table of Contents:

Key: (What do all those symbols mean?)
Book titles are linked to Project Gutenberg (which offers free etexts in a variety of formats) or other online text when no Project Gutenberg text is available.
β - manybooks.net, another free ebook site.
Δ - free etext at archive.org.
K - free Kindle text from amazon.com.
($) - hard-copy book purchase from amazon.com.
(K) - Kindle purchase from amazon.com.
- free audiobook at Lit2Go
Ω - free audiobook at Librivox [2]
- other free audiobook source
[0] - Click the bracketed numeral to view any notes about the book near the bottom of the page.
[0] - red footnotes indicate a heads-up for parents about the title. We cannot foresee every incident that might potentially be an issue to every family, but we have red-flagged those that are commonly a concern.

Asterisks refer to which term the book is used:
      * Term 1
     ** Term 2
   *** Term 3


In order to complete the curriculum additional instruction should be provided in the following areas.


Daily Instruction:


Weekly Instruction:





If you're planning to use AmblesideOnline, your first stop should be the the FAQ for some information about the curriculum and basic instructions. It is not advisable to attempt this curriculum without first reading the FAQ. Homeschoolers hoping to raise their children to be readers, as Charlotte Mason urged, owe it to themselves to take the first step in reading by looking over the instructions for the curriculum they plan to use. The FAQ has all the questions that people routinely ask, with detailed answers and explanations collected from two years of responses to user questions.





Bible [06]


History


History Tales and/or Biography

(possible addition; still under review):


Geography


Natural History


Science


Penmanship/Copywork

A curriculum or program for handwriting is not necessary, but if you want to use one, these are some we've used and can suggest:

AO's Language Arts Scope and Sequence for this level is here.


Mathematics


Foreign Language

Choose a foreign language program that focuses on oral learning. Some that are popular among Charlotte Mason parents are The Learnables, Little Pim, Cherrydale Press, Language Learning for Children by Alyssa Johnson and Christine Lewis (K or free for AO Forum members)

Celeste at Joyous Lessons wrote a 3-part blog series on teaching young children a foreign language. There's also a vintage Parents' Review article on teaching foreign languages


Poetry


Literature

(If some of these were read as Free Reading in previous years, you may subsitute from the Free Reading list below)



Additional Books for Free Reading [18]