squarecutter wrote:All sounds fair though I'm not sure how a parent verifies a reading assignment is done without ploughing through the material themselves and then testing on it.
These packets that are being handed out usually cover one topic. The boys are in world history, but that class could really be called 'European History as it Relates to the Caucasian Settlement of North America'. It's better than when I was in school, but that's really still it's focus. The packets (I've looked at several of them now) are covering things that happen during the time period they're studying, but elsewhere - Japanese, Chinese, and Central/South America have all come up several times.
That makes it fairly easy to review the boys on, since I can just glance at the packet, while they tell me what they got from it, and ask a few questions. I'm also going to study both of these tests to get an idea of what kind of questions this teacher asks.
squarecutter wrote:As to that teacher I hear him on spoon feeding but I think if you plan on a live test you need to be clear the reading needs to be done
After reading the e-mail this teacher sent, and checking with Johnny, it seems like he told them a few weeks ago that 'everything he assigned' would be covered on the tests, and that the extra reading he was giving them was an assignment.
"In the end, it's just a story. But if you ask me, it's all true."