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Old Year 2 Booklist

Asterisks refer to which term the book is used.
* the book is used in term 1
** the book is used in term 2
*** the book is used in term 3


In order to complete the curriculum, daily or weekly instruction should be provided in the following areas.

Daily Instruction or Practice
Penmanship or Copywork
Phonics            notes on teaching phonics in a CM education
Math
Foreign language

Weekly Instruction or Practice
Art
Handicrafts
Music, including the teaching of 1-3 folksongs and hymns each term
Nature Study
An artist and a composer each term

Bible
This site has many versions; it is preferable for a child to become accustomed to the language and flow of the KJV, as a familiarity with King James English will make other literature more accessible.

American History
This Country Of Ours by H.E. Marshall 

World History
Child's History of the World by V.M. Hillyer 

Nature Study
Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock
**Pagoo by Holling C. Holling

Phonics
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Engelmann, Haddox and Bruner
Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers by Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Home Start in Reading by Ruth Beechick

Mathematics (choose one)
Developmental Mathematics by L.George Saad
Making Math Meaningful by David Quine
Math U See homepage
Miquon Math 

Foreign Language
Lyric Language
Phrase-A-Day

Poetry
*Walter De La Mare
**Eugene Field      James Whitcombe Riley
***Paul Revere's Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
***Sing Song Christina Rossetti

Literature
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit
Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan download text
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
*Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
**The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
**The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
***The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Suggested Additional Reading
Benjamin Franklin by Ingri D'Aulaire
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
George Washington by Ingri D'Aulaire
Heidi by Joanna Spyri
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

For those on a strict budget trying to buy as few items as possible by making use of online resources and library books, recommended purchases are:

Hillyer's Child's History of the World (to be used for 3 years)
Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock (to be used for 6 years)
a Math program
a phonics program if necessary
Pagoo by Holling C Holling if your library does not have it
D'Aulaire books if your library does not have them (Ben Franklin, G Washington)
Laura Ingalls Wilder books if your library does not have them
Other books can be read online or borrowed from the library.