FOTR - Families on the RoadZion NP

Roadschooling: Teaching Language Arts

Reading

Listen to Books

  • Overdrive.com free to use if you have a library card from a participating library
  • Cracker Barrel Stores can be found near the highway and they also have audio books for rent. Purchase a Books-on-Audio title at full retail price at any of our over 630 locations, listen to it, and return it to any of our locations for a full credit less a $3.49 per week exchange fee (plus tax where applicable). Book prices range from $9.99 to $48.00 (plus tax where applicable) based on the number of cassette tapes or CDs (or size of the book). If you are not able to return it to a location you may mail it back to Guest Relations at P.O. Box 787, Lebanon, TN 37087.
  • Audible.com download audio books for a fee.
  • Librivox.com lets you download audio books for no charge
  • More audiobooks available for free download

Read Books Online

  • Gutenberg.org you'll find over 19, 000 free e-books - download them to a Tablet or iPad and read at your leisure.
  • Wikipedia.org also has texts available online

Visit our page dedicated to questions about taking books on the road and borrowing them from the library.

Writing Resources and Ideas

  • For those who want to publish and possibly sell their own books try lulu.com
  • Writing Prompts from Writer's Digest
  • Keeping an online journal for friends and family
  • Send postcards, emails and letters
  • Magnetic Poetry - if your RV fridge is not magnetic try buying magnetic paint to paint the ceilings and kids areas with. Just use caution with electronics in the magnetic areas.
  • Online writing class for grades 6 and up. Offered by a homeschooling mom.

Language Games and CDs

Foreign Languages

  • JapanesePod 101 Why Study with JapanesePod101? Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101! No more dry, out of date textbook story lines! Here at JapanesePod101, you'll learn Japanese with fun, interesting and culturally relevant lessons that are easy to listen to. But not only are they fun - they're effective too! Join the hundreds of thousands of people already learning Japanese through the power of our mobile apps, desktop software and website with free Japanese lessons released every week!

    Historical Fiction Map

    The FOTR community is putting together a map of Historical Fiction Locations with Google Maps.

    This is a work in progress and we could use your help! If you have something to add email Familiesontheroad for an invite.


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    Historical Fiction Connections
    Book Author Location Notes
    The Legend of Sleepy Hallow Washington Irving Sunnyside and Philipsburg Manor in Tarrytown, New York Go at Halloween to see the Headless Horseman
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain Hannibal, Missouri Mark Twain's Boyhood home and inspiration for Tom Sawyer. Try to visit during 4th of July and join in the National Tom Sawyer Days celebration. Boys 10-13 can sign up for the fence painting contest and girls can compete in the Tomboy Sawyer contest. Camp at Mark Twain Caves. Read about one family's experiences at NTSD .