Tuesday, November 1, 2011

TOS Review~~Excellence in Literature

The best part about being on The Review Crew is getting products that you would never have otherwise thought of getting for your family.  I've seen this product around but we never got it.  Everyday Education has a lot of great products written by Janice Campbell for homeschooling for each season of life.  You can visit her blog Taking Time for Things That Matter for great information.

Excellence in Literature was created as a college prep course.  This is probably why we never thought to get it.  My oldest daughter's have learning disabilities that have them below their "grade" level.  So for whatever reason I usually skip over the ones that say "college" in them.  That will NEVER happen again.  You have to step outside of your comfort zone from time to time.  Your children will really amaze you!

The book is broken up into 9 units.  Your child will start off with short stories and then go onto other classics like:
"Around the World in 80 Days" by Jules Verne
"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
"Treasure Island" by Robert Lewis Stevenson
"Animal Farm" by George Orwell
"The Tempest" by William Shakespeare
and many more.

The cost of a print book is $29 plus shipping.
The cost of an ebook is $27 with instant access to the book.

Getting my children to read is like pulling teeth.  They just do not like it.  But this really helped them pick up books they might not have enjoyed.  We started out with reading them aloud all of us.  But eventually they started picking up the books on their own.  They could not wait to see what was going to happen.  Especially Andrew when he was reading "Around the World in 80 Days".   Then when I shared with the kids that their assignments were going to involve writing...oh boy.  Next to reading this was the other thing they all dread.  But they picked up the pencils and away they went.  I was very proud of them.  Especially my daughter Hannah.  She really struggles with writing.  She enjoys it the most of our children.  But she has a hard time doing it.  She really blew me away with how far she has come with her writing!!  It really does this Mother's heart good to see that successful face she makes.

This is a great product.  Please don't make the same mistakes I have made when choosing a curriculum.  Read everything you can about something before deciding if it's for you or not.  Contact the publisher/writer.  They are usually more than willing to help you.  Excellence in Literature is an amazing product that will push your child...but not push them so far they give up.

To see what my other crew mates are saying about this go HERE.

***As a member of TOS Homeschool Review Crew I was sent this product free in exchange for my honest review.***

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