thegeyser Posted August 20, 2012 Share Posted August 20, 2012 I've used SOTW for my 3rd grade son since he was a 1st grader, so we are now on Year 3. However, this year I have added my 1st grader. My oldest son has an amazing attention span and reading comprehension skills- even since he was really young. My 2nd son is completely different. He can't answer any of the questions from the AG. I am starting to feel like it is really over his head. How can I expect him to know about Protestantism, Catholicism, and all the European countries (30 Years War)? How does he know what Buddism is when we discuss Japan? Shoguns? He didn't start from the beginning. There are so many new places and topics being introduced - and not explained. I am starting to feel like I should be doing something else with him. We are on chapter 10 and not much has improved since we started. My oldest reads everything he gets his hands on and remembers all the answers. It is hard to know if my child has a reading comprehension issue, or is either lazy, uninterested or overwhelmed. I would love some insight please. I have 4 children, so the thought of doing something else that requires more of me is a little overwhelming. Nonetheless, I don't want him to get short-changed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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