My grandson is currently in a special program that allows gifted kids, especially those with other special needs, to attend high school at the community college. The program covers regular high school curriculum but also allows them to enroll in college level courses. He's currently struggling through freshman composition. Essentially, this course asks him to take the leap from 8th grade, his status last year, to college level reading and writing. Since I'm a retired teacher, we are working through his lessons, trying to fill in what he would have learned in high school. The college professor doesn't seem to realize that, even though he excells in test taking, he has not had instruction in writing research papers and decifering 18th century prose. We work together long distance, over the phone and sharing documents by computer. It's a challenge.

Posted by at 2023-04-01 21:09:39 UTC