I bought the new contemporary comp book from son number three as he likes doing comps and I thought it would help him achieve his 100 goal in the bucks test.
First one went fine, decent mark, a few discussions etc.
bless him, he finished in time, I heard the buzzer, he came and got me from the other room where I was sorting linen, tears were streaming down his face, I dropped the socks for a huge cuddle thinking something awful.had happened to a pet or sonething....'it's the story, its so sad' he cried. It really is too, he also got a pants mark, because he was over interpreting everything trying to make it a bit happier in his mind. I honestly doubt CEM will reduce halls of kids to tears....are these books tried out on children before publication.
Also found an ambiguous answer he won the argument for in the Alice in wonderland comp in the other book.
Will do number three in a few days, but so far I have plenty of other comp exercises that granted are not multi choice, but I like more.