Frequently Asked Questions

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How much time will my child spend on the curriculum each day?

If you are using Moving Beyond the Page as a comprehensive curriculum, the following outlines our recommended typical day at each level.

A typical day at the 5-7 level might look something like this:

Minimum Requirements

  • 45 - 60 minutes implementing the lesson plan (includes time to review vocabulary words)
  • 30 - 45 minutes teaching your child the mechanics of reading (using a curriculum of your choice) and/or having your child read text aloud on his reading level.
  • 20-30 minutes reading text aloud to your child. We recommend these be longer text with meaningful characters and stories. (i.e. short chapter books) This can even be done at bedtime or with other siblings.
In addition you may choose/need to spend time in one or more of the following ways. You will not do all of these everyday, and you may need to spend more or less time than what we recommend. These are just estimates.
  • 30 minutes re-teaching skills and providing additional practice in skills in which your child needs more practice to master. (optional)
  • 30 minutes extending the lesson. This may involve the real-life application suggestion at the end of the lesson, extra time to work more in-depth on a project/activity, and/or researching ideas and related information on the internet or in books like the encyclopedia. (optional)
Moving Beyond the Page covers the standards for Math and offers practice in math application throughout the 5-7 level, however, many parents choose to include an a additional math program. This is especially true for parents of children that have advanced abilities in math.

A typical day at the 6-8 level would look something like this.

Minimum requirements:
  • Approximately 60-90 minutes on lessons described in the parent manual (includes time for vocabulary and spelling).
  • 30 minutes of independent reading time — your child should practice reading books on her reading level, both silently and orally (to you or a sibling).
  • 20-30 minutes reading text aloud to your child. We recommend these be longer text with meaningful characters and stories. (i.e. short chapter books) This can even be done at bedtime or with other siblings.
In addition you may choose/need to spend time in one or more of the following ways. You will not do all of these everyday, and you may need to spend more or less time than what we recommend. These are just estimates.
  • 30 minutes letting your child explore topics in which she is interested more in-depth, both those in the curriculum and even topics that are not related to the curriculum. This could mean finding additional information on the internet or in books or it could mean extending a project or an activity in which your child wants to keep going. This can be an extremely important part of a gifted child's education. (optional)
  • 30 minutes to re-teach and reinforce skills and information you feel your child did not master during the lesson. If needed, it is very important that your child have this time for additional practice on skills and additional discussion on ideas she might be confused about. (optional)
  • 30 minutes for real-life application. Many of these ideas are presented at the end of the lessons. You can also think or your own ideas for how your child could apply the knowledge and skills in his own world. (optional)
Moving Beyond the Page covers the standards for Math and offers practice in math application throughout the 6-8 level, however, many parents choose to include an a additional math program. This is especially true for parents of children that have advanced abilities in math.

A Typical Day at the 7-9, 8-10, 9-11, and 10-12 level:
When using Moving Beyond the Page as a comprehensive curriculum, a typical day would look something like this.

Minimum requirements:
  • Approximately 1 hour on the language arts lesson, and approximately 1 hour on the Science and Social Studies lesson.
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading time — reading the assigned reading in the language arts units.
  • 45 minutes on a math curriculum of your choice.
In addition you may choose/need to spend time in one or more of the following ways. You will not do all of these everyday, and you may need to spend more or less time than what we recommend. These are just estimates.
  • 30 minutes letting your child explore topics in which she is interested more in-depth, both those in the curriculum and even topics that are not related to the curriculum. This could mean finding additional information on the internet or in books or it could mean extending a project or an activity in which your child wants to keep going. This can be an extremely important part of a gifted child's education. (optional)
  • 30 minutes to re-teach and reinforce skills and information you feel your child did not master during the lesson. If needed, it is very important that your child have this time for additional practice on skills and additional discussion on ideas she might be confused about. (optional)
  • 30 minutes for real-life application. Many of these ideas are presented at the end of the lessons. You can also think or your own ideas for how your child could apply the knowledge and skills in his own world. These ideas are optional, but highly recommended so your child can see the relevance of what is being learned (optional).
A Typical Day at the 11-13 and 12-14 level:
When using Moving Beyond the Page as a comprehensive curriculum, a "typical" day would look something like this. These times are only estimates and will vary based criteria such as how quickly a child reads, attention span, how many breaks are needed, etc.

Minimum requirements:
  • Between 75 and 90 minutes on each of the three subjects of science, social studies, and language arts. This includes the independent reading time for the language arts units.
  • 45 minutes on a math curriculum of your choice.
In addition you may choose/need to spend time in one or more of the following ways. You will not do all of these everyday, and you may need to spend more or less time than what we recommend. These are just estimates.
  • 30 minutes letting your child explore topics in which she is interested more in-depth, both those in the curriculum and even topics that are not related to the curriculum. This could mean finding additional information on the internet or in books or it could mean extending a project or an activity in which your child wants to keep going. This can be an extremely important part of a gifted child's education. (optional)
  • 30 minutes to re-teach and reinforce skills and information you feel your child did not master during the lesson. If needed, it is very important that your child have this time for additional practice on skills and additional discussion on ideas she might be confused about. (optional)
  • 30 minutes for real-life application. Many of these ideas are presented at the end of the lessons. You can also think or your own ideas for how your child could apply the knowledge and skills in his own world. These ideas are optional, but highly recommended so your child can see the relevance of what is being learned (optional).

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