1 physical Teacher's Manual. This is spiral bound and contains all of the same poems and speeches as the student book. It also contains some great reading text pages in the front to help you help your child. I highly recommend taking a day or two to really go over these pages in depth.
What is a benefit for visual kids is the addition of a check list chart so that they can mark off when they have memorized one. Also, at the end of each unit is a lovely certificate that is, according to Mr. B., quite "fancy."
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?
This needs to be done the way it is written for it to work best. So I would not jump ahead or skip. You could set our own schedule, but you risk it being more difficult than it needs to be. Depending on your circumstances, I could see this being adapted to fit your needs in a lot of cases.
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?
Mr. B loved it. It's not too time consuming and he's enjoying the content.
4.) Does it tie into other things we already have.