Another interesting thing about this program is that the authors expect that the students using it will not all be at the same level or pace. Some will have already been reading and some may not. They also encourage reading aloud no matter the ability of your child. When you use books that are less challenging to read it makes it easier for them to pull out the answers to the comprehension questions and do the lessons because they are able to concentrate on the actual material and not struggle first with the reading.
|I told you - he's always moving ... see the blurry face.|
This curriculum also introduces diagramming of sentences. It's the earliest I've really seen this skill introduced and my son has really enjoyed it. BUT in the instructions it says that if your child struggles or is frustrated just drop them and you can try again towards the end of the year. It was nice that the student workbook came in full color. That really helped draw my son's attention to the pages he was working on. I also appreciate the larger font that the entire book is written in and that the spaces where my son has to write answers in is long enough for his still quite large handwriting. That helps to lessen his frustration level when writing his answers.
|Full color pages in Student Workbook|
Right now Hewitt Homeschooling offers elementary (1st - 3rd grade); junior high (7th & 8th); and high school with courses from American Literature to British Literature and so much more. They are in the works of a curriculum set for 4th grade set to release in August 2017 for at least the first semester of the year. We found the Grade 2 set to be a full well-rounded curriculum that covered many great works and we plan to continue it through the summer. I'd highly recommend this program, but don't just take my word ... check out what the CREW has to say too!!