My 13yo LOVES this program. My 11yo daughter cannot WAIT till it's her turn.
You watch the teacher talk about various aspects of story. You read the text (I read to my son), you read aloud excerpts from books that go with what he talked about for the day and then do the workbook page that matches that day's lesson.
He's just beginning to frame his story now that he has a bunch of elements. We've both learned a lot and it's really cool to see how the stories my kids love fit with the things he tells us.
This is a winner at our house because it gives boundaries on creating a great story. Adventure novels include everything from historical fiction to pirates to spiderman and beyond. I bet somewhere in there all of our kids read adventure novels.