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Old Year 3 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 curriculm, 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
Foreign language

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

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 

Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling

Nature Study
Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock
Secrets of the Woods by William J. Long

Science Lab in a Supermarket by Robert Friedhoffer
Story of Inventions by Michael J. McHugh and Frank P. Bachman

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

*William Blake
** Emily Dickinson
*** Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
Heroes by Charles Kingsley
Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan download text
*Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
*Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
**At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
***Bambi by Felix Salten
***The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Suggested Additional Reading
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri D'Aulaire
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell 
Buffalo Bill by Ingri D'Aulaire
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
The Four Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

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
Minn of the Mississippi if your library doesn't have it
Friedhoffer's Science Lab in a Supermarket
Christian Liberty press's Story of Inventions
American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenberg, unless your library has a copy of tall tales
Bambi by Felix Salten if your library doesn't have it
D'Aulaire books if your library doesn't have them (Lincoln, Buffalo Bill)
Laura Ingalls Wilder books if your library does not have them
Elizabeth Enright books are nice if you can find them cheap (but not worth high collector prices)
Other books can be read online or borrowed from the library.

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