There are tips to watch for as you reading, reading comprehension, and even writing lessons included in the student guide.
The Teacher Guide has some great grading helps that will work great for portfolio reviews.
The schedule would work well for a typical, on grade level student. It's not overbearing or overwhelming for your average 9th or 10th grader. I'm showing the schedule from throughout the study so you can see how it is spread out.
We did not complete a writing assignment yet, because those are well outside his current ability and I did not want to over stress him with that since he was really trying hard on the reading. Overall, this is a great study. I do wish the Teacher Guide was bound like the student guide as that would make it much more polished and user friendly. While is didn't work for us at this time, I know it will work wonderfully in the future when Mr. B is on this level. I would recommend this to others.
Does Hewitt Homeschooling Resources Pass My 4 Ingredient Test?
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?
These are physical books, so there's no time constraints that you'd find with an online program. We were able to easily start on Unit 4 to use the book I already had vs. starting on Unit 1. I don't feel we missed anything by starting in a different place because each unit is distinct on it's own.
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?
This depends on your child's interest. I had a difficult time keeping attention and focus with Mr. B because it was beyond his level academically so he wasn't as interested as he should have been. There are no bells and whistles. This is a "read the book, answer the questions, write the paper" type of program.
Other than Language Arts, that you can pull out of this, no other subjects are in here by default.This is strictly literature, and you can use the writing exercises as a language arts bit.
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