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 PDA 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

  • Apples to Apples comes highly recommended by some of RVing Families. It is a card game that requires only minimal reading skills and is a great conversation starter. There is an Apples to Apples Junior Game for the kids and Apples to Apples for the adults and teens . Get a box of each and mix all of our cards together to even the playing field while keeping the adults entertained.
  • Make your own Word Search puzzles. Just delete their word list and add your own.
  • vocabulary games
  • Learn your ABCs African style - Stories from the Alphabet Tree

Foreign Languages

  • JapanesePod 101 - hundreds of lessons for all levels, free audio and more

    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 .