Ambleside Year 3.5

Ambleside Online is an extensive K-12 curriculum based on the Charlotte Mason method. This means kids read real books rather than textbooks, spend time in nature, and are allowed time after school to pursue their own interests. The resources on the Ambleside website are completely free, as is membership in the support network. The authors are adamant that simply reading the books on these lists won't give your child a Charlotte Mason-style education, though: you'll need to thoroughly understand and apply her methods, which they've made available to users in free online e-texts via a contemporary-language translation of her 6-volume homeschool education series.

If you plan on using Ambleside Online, your first stop should be the theFAQsectionfor information about the curriculum and basic instructions.Do notattempt to use this curriculum without first reading theFAQ's. 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. TheFAQ sectionhas all the questions that people routinely ask, with detailed answers and explanations collected from two years of responses to user questions.

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 should be implemented for students who completed Year 3 but need an additional year to get ready for the more advanced pace of Year 4. Depending on where you pick up, you may want to add books 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 Home Geography to reach your beginning point. This plan uses almost exclusively books that are available free online, since many who find they need this plan will have already purchased Year 4's books and may not have a budget for another year of curriculum. A schedule dividing this work into 36-weeks ishere.

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Arabian Nights Entertainments
by Andrew Lang
from Dover Publications
for 3rd-5th grade
$12.71
At the Back of the North Wind
by George MacDonald
from Wilder Publications
for 4th-Adult
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$9.99
Bambi
by Felix Salten
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Animal Stories: Fantasy for 4th-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
$6.79
Book of Missionary Heroes
by Basil Mathews
from BiblioLife
for 3rd-6th grade
in History of Missions (Location: J)
Book of Pirates
by Howard Pyle
from Dover Publications
for 4th-8th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
By Pond and River
Eyes and No Eyes #2
by Arabella B. Buckley
from Yesterday's Classics
for 2nd-5th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96
Elementary Geography
by Charlotte M. Mason
1st edition from Blue Sky Daisies
for 2nd-4th grade
in Introductory Geography (Location: GEOG-INTRO)
$9.95
Enchanted Castle
Puffin Classics
by Edith Nesbit
from Puffin Books
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$4.24
English Fairy Tales
by Joseph Jacobs
from Everyman's Library
for 3rd-6th grade
$16.11
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
Five Little Peppers #1
by Margaret Sidney
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$7.64
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
Five Little Peppers #1
by Margaret Sidney
from Living Book Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$7.61
Good Master
Puffin Newbery Library
by Kate Seredy
from Puffin Books
Realistic fiction for 4th-6th grade
1936 Newbery Honor Book
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$6.79
Handbook of Nature Study
by Anna Botsford Comstock
from Comstock Publishing
for 6th-9th grade
in Nature Study (Location: SCI-NAT)
$26.95
Happy Prince and Other Stories
Puffin Classics
by Oscar Wilde
from Puffin Books
for 3rd-6th grade
$5.09
Heroes Every Child Should Know
by H. W. Mabie
from Yesterday's Classics
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$12.56
Home Geography for Primary Grades
by C. C. Long
from Blue Sky Daisies
for 3rd-6th grade
in Introductory Geography (Location: GEOG-INTRO)
$8.46
Just David
by Eleanor H. Porter
from Watchmaker Publishing
for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$8.99
Little Brother to the Bear
by William J. Long
from Yesterday's Classics
for 4th-6th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$10.76
Little Lame Prince
by Dinah Maria Craik
from Junior Deluxe Editions
for 2nd-5th grade
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Puffin Classics
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Reissue from Puffin Books
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$4.24
Men of Iron
by Howard Pyle
2nd edition from Bob Jones University Press
Historical Fiction for 6th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$8.50
Men of Iron
by Howard Pyle
2nd edition from Living Book Press
Historical Fiction for 6th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$7.23
On the Shores of the Great Sea
Story of the World Series #1
by M. B. Synge
from Yesterday's Classics
History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$10.76 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America
by Donald Hall
from Oxford University
for 1st-8th grade
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Secret of Everyday Things
by Jean Henri Fabre
from Yesterday's Classics
for 3rd-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$13.46
Singing Tree
Puffin Newbery Library
by Kate Seredy
from Puffin Books
Realistic fiction for 4th-6th grade
1940 Newbery Honor Book
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$6.79 $4.50 (1 in stock)
Stories of Don Quixote
by James Baldwin
from Yesterday's Classics
for 5th-7th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$9.86
Story of Sir Walter Raleigh
The Children's Heroes Series
by Margaret Duncan Kelly
from Yesterday's Classics
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$7.16
Thirty More Famous Stories Retold
by James Baldwin
from Yesterday's Classics
for 2nd-5th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$9.86
Ways of Wood Folk
by William Joseph Long
from Rarebooksclub.com
for 2nd-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
Wild Life in Woods and Fields
Eyes and No Eyes #1
by Arabella B. Buckley
from Yesterday's Classics
for 1st-4th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96