To begin the book, you must first fill out a Spy Application and tell about your qualifications and willingness to learn. You have to be accountable to do your best. As you read through the book, you are tasked with the job of finding a treasure and keeping it safe. Students are introduced to and name their main character (My character is named Rain) and they follow him through a series of adventures. This is really kind of like a detective story/mystery/adventure all rolled into one. When you sign in to your current chapter (I read one chapter a day), your character leads you through the story to find the treasure. While you are reading, the story comes to life through videos that apply to the task at hand. Math videos and science videos explain new concepts that apply to what you've just read. Famous quotes from literature and history are clickable so that you learn who said themand what they meant. You are able to earn gold stars as read through the book -- and you use the gold stars to feed your orphs and keep them alive. There are even recipes to try.
The entire program is user-friendly and offers a "no parent required" success rate. My eighth grade Princess works completely on her own each day. Concepts are introduced and taught in a fun and engaging way that keeps her interest and leaves no room for complaint. As a result, we are all winners. Orphs of the Woodlands would make for the PERFECT summer reading program. You'll definitely want to give it a try. There's even a FREE TRIAL so you can see if it's a good fit for your students in 4th grade and above.
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