Anyone know specifically what passages the reading program uses?
No one seems to know where the reading passages are coming from and what topics they address. For example, my 8-year-old had a story about bullying (what is a bully, why a person is a bully, etc.) self -esteem (a kid moves and wants to know why no one likes him). She's reading ahead of her grade level. What happens next year when she's reading 5th grade material? Will she hear stories of body development or drugs and alcohol. There is no human follow up to these passages that are supposed to be assessing comprehension, phonics skills, vocabulary. Even folks at the company can't tell me what stories are in there! And the teachers don't know either!
How I Use It
I am a parent, so I do not use this in my teaching. My children use this program at school. But I have concerns.