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Are you considering homeschooling this fall? If you're new to the idea and looking for a neat way to get started, let me suggest looking into Progeny Press and their classic literature study guides. Learning has a lot more to do with engagement and connection than it does with facts and figures. All homeschoolers struggle to remember this from time to time, especially when you're new. Reading and discussing great literature stirs up engagement in the best kind of way! Thanks to the Homeschool Review Crew, my review today features In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Study Guide and A New Coat for Anna Study Guide from Progeny Press.
What We Received:
We received a digital copy of A New Coat for Anna Study Guide (Grades 1-3), 28 pages long and In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Study (Grades 4-6), 58 pages long. The corresponding books were not included, but easily obtained from our local library.
Each study guide begins with similar elements including:
- Note to Instructor - This section gives instructions on how the study guide can be used.
- Synopsis - Parents who haven't read the book before can get a general understanding of the story.
- About the Author/Background Information - More than a simple biography note, historical context and events surrounding the story is shared.
- Before You Read/After You Read Activities - These are often history or geography related, but always with the purpose of a greater understanding of a character's experience. Crafts, cooking and family tree research are just a few of the possibilities in each study guide.
- While You Read Activities - These are the bulk of the study guide designed to increase vocabulary, comprehension and a Christian perspective. This section may include crossword puzzles, word definitions, fill in the blank, short answer
- questions and discussion questions.
- Additional Resources: At the end of each guide, this final section lists books and websites that compliment the topics of the book in further research.