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I'm a Language Arts tutor and felt from viewing the "loss leader" pages-including p. 3 and the creative book cover-that this would have comprehension questions developing critical thinking skills. I was wrong. I'm GREATLY disappointed and wish I had not spent $10 on the e-book. Plus, I was not allowed to download the book, only print. This was extremely frustrating, since I wanted to use the guide with a Skype student overseas (mine was purchased through Veritas Publishing).
Rarely do I leave a reveiw, and even more rare, a neagtive one. However, I felt compelled. My suggestion is to beef up the comprehension area with questions on all thinking levels, not merely the level of knowledge i.e. Bloom's Taxonomy. I retrieved better material from homeschooler blogspots than I did from this guide and am shopping for another guide--downloadable--to send to my student.
I am not reviewing the Comprehension Guide, but I do have a comment on the story. How come the only black character in the book, Rupert Black, has to be grammatically incorrect and wearing raggedy clothes? I'm sure glad we are no longer living in 1943 when this book was written! Even the freight train rod riding, Mr. Gabby, who is a human sign sandwich is wearing decent clothing. I saw the book at a book fair and remembered reading it in elementary school. I didn't notice this when I read the book then, however, as a parent raising black children -- I notice it now.