Possibly more than any other group, homeschoolers have a keen appreciation for picture books. A weekly trip to the library can result in a healthy stack of new picture books to explore in the coming days. Older children can practice their reading skills as they read to their younger siblings, and younger siblings can create words for the pictures as they "read" to the family dog.
Tolman Hall is creating a series of picture book "Follow-Ups," one-page printables to stretch the learning that inevitably comes from reading picture books. These one-page printables can keep younger kids busy while you work with the older ones, or they can provide discussion material for everyone at once.
Our first Follow-Up is about a young man who wanted to read more than anything else, and when he finally managed to learn...watch out, World!
The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton is about a North Carolina slave who taught himself to read. He earned money writing poetry and love letters, and his earnings were enough to buy his time but not his freedom. Author Don Tate presents a remarkable story in a thoughtful and inspiring way.
After you read it to your favorite young people, print off the Tolman Hall Follow-Up and enjoy spending a little more time with George and his love of reading and writing.