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     AO Booklists - The curriculum booklists for each year.
     AO Schedules - 36-week schedules for each year.
     Curriculum Resources - Art Study, Music and Composer Study, Nature Study, Plutarch, Shakespeare, and Poetry.
     AO Resources and Support - FAQ, help for new users, support groups, sample member schedules, AO exams.
     Etexts and Online Books - Texts used in AO or in Charlotte Mason's PNEU schools. (Not an exhaustive list.)
     The CM Series - The original six-volume series by Charlotte Mason in various formats.
     Articles and Topical Discussions - Articles and discussions by Advisory members and AO users about AO, CM, and homeschooling.
     General Resources - General CM Resources for help with your own planning, including Holiday reading,
           Tables of Contents for some books (some with dates), original PNEU Programmes and PNEU Exams.
     Information - Background information about AO and the Advisory, User comments and reviews, License Agreement




AO Booklists

'Lite' years are suggested lightened booklist for students in Years 7-11 who need less reading.
     Year 0
     Year 1
     Year 2
     Year 3
          Year 3.5, a detour for students who arrive at Year 4 before they're ready for the heavier workload
     Year 4
     Year 5
     Year 6
     Year 7 / Yr 7 'Lite'
     Pre-7
     Year 8 / Yr 8 'Lite'
     Year 9 / Yr 9 'Lite'
     Year 10 / Yr 10 'Lite'
     Year 11 / Yr 11 'Lite'
     Year 12 (not yet available; you can view one AO student's Year 12 plan, based on books suggested by Advisory members and HEO list members from archived posts, here.)
     AO-Help Emergency Lesson Plan for help with homeschooling during a crisis
     Old (2011) Booklists for Years 3, 4, 5, 6 (science was changed; old schedules are below)
     Old (1999) Booklists and 36-week schedules


AO Schedules

     Year 0 (K)
     Year 1
     Year 2
     Year 3
     Year 4
          Year 3 1/2 (for students who arrive at Year 4 before they're ready for the heavier workload)
     Year 5
     Year 6
     Year 7 / Yr 7 'Lite'
     Year 8 / Yr 8 'Lite'
     Year 9 / Yr 9 'Lite'
     Year 10 / Yr 10 'Lite'
     Year 11 / Yr 11 'Lite'
     Year 12 (not available)
     Old (2011) Schedules for Years 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6 (science was changed)
          weekly schedules for: It Couldn't Just Happen, The Story of Inventions, Madam How and Lady Why (2-year/72week schedule)
     Unofficial Schedules for Pre-year 3 (combines years 1 and 2), Pre-Year 5 (years 3 and 4), Pre-Year 7 (years 5 and 6) created by Missey Gray


Curriculum Resources

     Art Study Schedule for picture study
     Ordering art prints
     Gilbert Stuart notes
     Gauguin, Cezanne, Seurat notes
     Composer Study schedule
     Medieval Era Music notes
     Hymns schedule
     Folksongs schedule
     Nature Study Schedule and Helps
     Plutarch schedule
     Aemelius study by Anne White
     Brutus study by Anne White
     Crassus study by Anne White
     Demetrius text and study by Anne White
     Fabius study by Anne White
     Nicias study by Anne White
     Pericles study by Anne White
     Philopoemen study by Anne White
     Poplicola study by Anne White
     Timoleon study by Anne White
     Dion study by Anne White
     Summary of Alexander by an Ambleside student
     Summary of Solon by an Ambleside student
     Shakespeare schedule
     Poets and Poetry Schedule for Years 1-6
     Carl Sandburg collection
     Christina Rosetti collection
     Edna St. Vincent Millay collection
     Emily Dickinson collection and More Emily Dickinson
     Eugene Field collection
     Henry Wadsworth Longfellow collection
     James Whitcomb Riley collection
     John Greenleaf Whittier collection
     Paul Laurence Dunbar collection
     Poems for your Baby
     Robert Frost collection
     Rudyard Kipling collection
     Sara Teasdale and Hilda Conkling collection
     Tennyson collection
     Walter de la Mare collection
     William Blake collection
     William Wordsworth collection
     Year 1 Anthology complete or listed by month: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
     Year 6 Anthology of 59 Poems


AO Resources and Support

     FAQ
     AO Forum
     Beginner's Page for new users
     Schedule Examples from AO members
     AO Exams (Still in progress)
          Year 1: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key
          Year 2: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key
          Year 3: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key
          Yr 3.5: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key
          Year 4: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key
          Year 5: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key
          Year 6: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key
          Year 7: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key (only term 1 is mostly done)
          7 Lite: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key (only term 1 is mostly done)
          Year 8: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key (only term 1 is mostly done)
          8 Lite: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key (only term 1 is mostly done)
          Year 9: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key (only term 1 is mostly done)
          9 Lite: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key (only term 1 is mostly done)
          Year 10: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key (only term 1 is mostly done)
          10 Lite: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key (only term 1 is mostly done)
          Year 11: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key (only term 1 is mostly done)
          11 Lite: Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3 - Key (only term 1 is mostly done)
     Questions from real PNEU exams for Grades: 1-3, 4-6, 7-9
     Examples of Exams from AO members (Year 1, Year 2)
     23 Short Stories list for high school
     Acrononyms abbreviations used in email list posts
     Aesop suggested fables, linked to their online text
     Alphabetized Booklist Years 1-11 arranged by Title or Author (Free Reading for years 7-12 is at the bottom of the Booklist pages)
     Bambi study guide Bambi is free reading in Year 3
     Bede's Ecclesiastical History etext divided for Year 8
     Beginning AO with an older (7th grade and up) student
     Beowulf study guide
     Bible Memory Verse suggestions (compiled for AO-HELP)
     Canada resources for AO Canadians
     Credit Hours for planning High School
     Current Events resource links blogs and news sources for older students
     Files that were temporarily placed on the AO site when we ran short of space
     Geography Options for High School
     Hans Christian Andersen suggested fairy tales, linked to their online text
     High school English: literature analysis, and writing discussion
     Links to formatted etexts, AO special support groups, and AO buy/sell/trade lists
     Links to supplemental resources for AO studies
     quick links - an alternative AO main page to bookmark for folks who just need to quickly go they need to go on the AO site
     AO on the Go for your Mobile Device - a page of links to AO Years and subjects, online book sites, online nature field guides, movie reviews, selected AO blogs and more
     Marco Polo resources
     Shakespeare Sonnet selection for Year 8
     Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels linked and listed by year/term for high school
     Suggested Supplemental History Books for Years 3-6
     Taxonomic Key for the Burgess Animal Book scheduled in Year 2 by Kelly Kenar
     Where to Get the Books - book vendors and free etexts
     Which version of the Oxford Book of English Verse? (for high school)
     Lexile Reading Ratings: just how hard are AO's books, anyway?


Etexts and Online Books

     A New Handwriting by Monica Bridges (pdf file here)
     The British Museum for Young People by Frances Epps
     A New Grammar of the English Tongue by J.M.D. Meiklejohn (in progress) There's a complete pdf file here; it's a huge (8MB) file.
     Elementary Geography by Charlotte Mason (available in html or pdf file; the pdf file may have missing pages.)
     Heroic Deeds by Donald A. MacKenzie
     Prophets and Kings (complete and proofread) by J. Paterson Smyth
     The Bible for School and Home by Rev. J. Paterson Smyth
     The Sciences by Edward Holden
     When I Was a Boy in Japan by Sakae Shioya
     Countryside Rambles by W.S. Furneaux
     In Memoriam - A tribute written by students, co-workers and friends of Charlotte Mason after she died in 1923; this book includes concise explanations of her methods, selections from her books, personal remembrances and insight into her character.


The CM Series

     The Original Series
     Modern English Paraphrase
     Concise Summaries of each volume
     Reading Schedule for the CM Series email list
     Which Volume Should I Read First?


Articles and Topical Discussions

     A Magical Expansion - A Study of CM's Principle 12 by Lynn Bruce
     An Imaginary Conversation with a Great Mind - A Study of CM's Principle 8 by Tammy Glaser
     An Oyster and a Jewel - A Study of CM's Principle 10 by Lynn Bruce
     AO Placement For Those Coming From Textbooks
     The benefit of reading books slowly over an extended period of time rather than cramming in lots of books quickly
     Books Build Character by Wendi Capehart
     Christians, Charlotte Mason and Fairy Tales
     Copywork discussion
     Cultural Fun by Wendi Capehart ideas for including culture on a modest income
     Discussion about Foreign Language
     Endangered Minds - Leslie's review of Jane Healy's book
     Escapist Literature by Wendi Capehart
     Free Reading - how to incorporate AO's extra suggested books in your schedule
     Gaps by Wendi Capehart - What if we forget to teach something?
     Grammar Discussion
     Grammar Worksheets - 9 exercises for elementary students
     Handicrafts Discussion
     History - discussion and AO's chronological history sequence
     Imparting Living Ideas to Children Advisory comments
     Language Arts discussion
     Language Arts Scope and Sequence for AO by Karen Glass
     Math comment by Anne White
     Narration discussion
     Phonics Discussion
     Picture Study discussion
     Poetry discussion and CM quotes and PR articles about poetry
     Raising Patriotic Kids: US History Through Holidays by Donna-Jean Breckenridge
     Readaloud discussion - does CM discourage reading aloud?
     Science: Homeschooling the High Schooler the CM Way by Wendi Capehart
     Shakespeare discussion
     Shearing Samson - the Place of Films in a Literary Education by Lynn Bruce
     Should I Combine Children in 1 Year to Streamline our Schedule?
     Should Pictures Have a Place in Education? Does Research Support Quality Over Quantity?
     Solfa - shape note discussion
     Some considerations about the books used (and not used) by AO
     Should I wait until my child is 6 to move on to Year 1?
     Some Thoughts on Narration by Donna-Jean Breckenridge
     Special needs ("backward children") discussion
     Teaching Music Appreciation
     The benefits of Mother Goose
     The Once and Future King book discussion
     The Spiritual Octopus - A Study of CM's Principle 11 by Lynn Bruce
     The Virtues of Tea by Lynn Bruce
     Thoughts about Exams
     Thoughts about Year 0 (K)
     Tips and suggestions for new members from current AO users
     Toward a Definition of a Living Book by Colleen Manning
     Was CM an evolutionist? Why does AO use evolutionary books like Hillyer's CHOW and Van Loon's Story of Mankind?
     What is CM?
     What Year/Level Should I Place My Child?
     Why Read Plutarch? by George Grant
     Why Read the KJV? by Lynn Bruce
     Year 1 Primer - Lorraine Nessman's Tips on Implementing AO for Beginners
     Year 7 - Wendi Capehart goes through book by book explaining why each book was chosen
     You Know You're Hooked On AO When . . . (A fun look at AO)


General Resources

     Charlotte Mason's 20 Principles side-by-side original/paraphrase version of the 20 Principles that boiled down CM's education
     Parents' Review Articles from the monthly magazine that was sent to parents and teachers in CM's PNEU schools
     In Memoriam - A tribute written by students, co-workers and friends of Charlotte Mason after she died in 1923; this book includes concise explanations of her methods, selections from her books, personal remembrances and insight into her character.
     List of Attainments - Charlotte Mason's lists of what a child know at age six, and at age 12.

Vintage PNEU Programmes - These were the Booklists for CM's own schools:
     PNEU Forms/Class corresponded to grades and page count comparisons from included 1921 PNEU programme schedule
     Programme for Term 1 Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade
     Programme for Term 1 Form II - approx 4th-6th grades; the "N.B." at the bottom of these programmes means "nota bene," or take notice.
     Programme for Term 2 Form III - approx 7th/8th grade
     Programme for Term 42 Form Ia - approx 2nd and 3rd grades
     Programme for Term 42 Form Ib - approx first grade
     Programme for Term 42 Form II - approx 4th-6th grades
     Programme for Term 43 Form Ib - approx first grade
     Programme for Term 43 Form II - approx 4th-6th grades
     Programme for Term 44 Form Ia - approx 2nd and 3rd grades
     Programme for Term 90 (Spring 1921) Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade
     Programme for Term 90 Form II - approx 4th-6th grades
     Programme for Term 90 Form III - approx 7th/8th grade
     Programme for Term 91 (Fall 1921) Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade
     Programme for Term 91 Form II - approx 4th-6th grades
     Programme for Term 91 Form III and IV - approx 7th-9th grade
     Programme for Term 91 Form V and VI - approx 10th-12th grade
     Programme for Term 92 (Winter 1921/22) Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade
     Programme for Term 92 Form II - approx 4th-6th grades
     Programme for Term 92 Form III - approx 7th/8th grade
     Programme for Term 92 Form IV - approx 8th/9th grade
     Programme for Term 93 (Spring 1922) Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade
     Programme for Term 93 Form II - approx 4th-6th grades
     Programme for Term 93 Form III - approx 7th/8th grade
     Programme for Term 93 Form IV - approx 8th/9th grade
     Programme for Term 94 Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade
     Programme for Term 94 Form II - approx 4th-6th grades
     Programme for Term 94 Form III - approx 7th/8th grade
     Programme for Term 94 Form IV - approx 8th/9th grade
     Programme for Term 94 (Fall Form V and VI - approx 10th-12th grade
     Programme for Term 95 Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade (half done)
     An image of a PNEU weekly schedule/timetable - from a 1908 Parents Review magazine article
     British currency conversion rates (to help translate book prices on PNEU programmes
See also Charlotte's Daughters: 12 years of PNEU booklists (try the archived link)

Vintage PNEU Exams - These were the exam questions given to CM's students in her schools:
     Exam for Term 42 Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade
     Exam for Term 62 Form IV - approx 8th/9th grade (back page is probably mismatched from another Form IV exam)
     Exam for Term 90 Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade
     Exam for Term 90 Form II - approx 4th-6th grades
     Exam for Term 90 Form III - approx 7th/8th grade
     Exam for Term 91 Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade
     Exam for Term 91 Form II - approx 4th-6th grade
     Exam for Term 91 Form III - approx 7th/8th grade
     Exam for Term 92 Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade
     Exam for Term 92 Form II - approx 4th-6th grades
     Exam for Term 92 Form III - approx 7th/8th grade
     Exam for Term 92 Form IV - approx 8th/9th grade
     Exam for Term 93 Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade
     Exam for Term 93 Form II - approx 4th-6th grades
     Exam for Term 93 Form III - approx 7th/8th grade (incomplete; only half was available)
     Exam for Term 93 Form IV - approx 8th/9th grade (back page possibly mismatched)
     Exam for Term 94 Form I - approx 1st-3rd grade
     Exam for Term 94 Form II - approx 4th-6th grades
     Exam for Term 94 Form III - approx 7th/8th grade (missing 2 middle pages)
     Exam for Term 94 Form IV - approx 8th/9th grade

     See the kinds of questions CM asked of her youngest students - (grades 1-3)
     See the kinds of questions CM asked of her middle students - (grades 4-6)
     See the kinds of questions CM asked of her older students - (grades 7-9)
     Printing Etexts benefits and instructions
     Downloading etexts and ebooks to your electronic device (Kindle, Nook, etc.)
     Holiday Reading - poems, book suggestions, and music
     16 Thanksgiving Poems
     27 Christmas Carols
     Christmas songs and CD suggestions
     Poems for Christmas and New Years

Tables of Contents to help in your school planning and scheduling

     36-week breakdown of chapters for Hillyer's Child's Geography of the World for those who want to use this book in Year 5
     Contents for chapters of Halliburton's Book of Marvels (The Occident/The Orient) for those who can find this book for Year 5
     Hillyer's Child's History of the World and M.B Synge's 5-volume Story of the World chapters listed with dates/historical periods
     H.E. Marshall's This Country of Ours chapters listed with dates/historical periods/keywords for planning your schedule
     Gerald Johnson's History for Peter series listed with dates/historical periods
     H.E. Marshall's An Island Story/Our Island Story chapters listed with dates/historical periods
     Van Loon's The Story of Mankind chapters listed with historical periods
     Churchill's History of the English Speaking Peoples chapters listed with historical periods
     Susan Wise Bauer's's Story of the World, Volume4, The Modern World chapters listed with historical periods
     50 Famous Stories Retold (scroll down for list by date)
     H.E. Marshall's History of English Literature for Boys and Girls chapters listed with dates/historical periods
     Charlotte Mason's review of Van Loon's The Story of Mankind
     Hillyer's A Child's History of Art chapters listed with dates/historical periods
     Paul Fleisher's Secrets of the Universe chapters listed and noted which new book it's in


Information

     Advisory member biographies
     About AO
     How AO Began
     User reviews and thanks and helpful tips and suggestions from users
     How does AO compare to other curriculums/methods?
     June 2005 AO Conference in Dallas:
          Member Reviews
          Colleen Manning's Notes from the conference
          Sheri Bowland and Katie Barr's Conference Notes
          Pictorial narration of the conference from an Advisory perspective
          Purchase CDs of conference talks from Sound Word
     Page Counts for Year 7 to compare with CM's workload
     License Agreement