In this set you will find Student Guides and Teacher Manuals for:
1.) Adam of the Road
At first I had Mr. B read a chapter at one time, then do the student pages right after, but this was too much for him to do with 2 chapters per student pages set. So I broke it up a bit more. I would have him read one chapter, and answer the questions he could from that chapter one day, then the next day he could read the next chapter, and so on. A couple of times we did the vocabulary portion on one day, read a chapter and a did a page the next, and then finished on the 3rd. Some chapters took him a couple of days to finish because fiction just isn't his cup of tea. His age and maturity level played a large part in his ability to read several pages at one time. Overall, he has really enjoyed
A Door in the Wall, and brings it up often.
1.) Customization: Is it easily adaptable? Can we customize it to fit “us?” Can we modify or set our own schedule? Can we take breaks, jump ahead, or flat out skip?
YES! Because the guides are independent of one another you can choose which book to read and in what order. You can work at your child's pace with reading, but understand that they will need to remember what they have read to accurately answer the questions.
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?
This is a matter of personal preference. Mr. B likes the book we chose to read for the review. Others may not. In that sense, it may be boring if you don't like the book. The questions are thought provoking. Duration is child dependent. Mr. B usually spent 30-45 minutes reading, and about 15-20 in answering the questions.
4.) Does it tie into other things we already have.