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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Progeny Press Silver Chair E-Guide Review #hsreviews #progenypress #literatureunitstudies #literaryanalysis

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My girls are always looking for an excuse to read and they love when they "have to" read for school. The newest book we "had to" read is The Silver Chair to go along with The Silver Chair E-Guide (Grades 5-7) from Progeny Press.

Silver Chair - E-Guide
Progeny Press E-Guides was started by Michael and Rebecca Gilleland. After beginning to homeschool in 1991 they were disappointed in the resources to teach classic literature with a Christian perspective so they developed their own. They want children to understand the themes and ideas the author is portraying in their books.

The Silver Chair Study Guide is available as a book, on CD, or as an immediate downloadable E-Guide and should be used with C.S. Lewis book The Silver Chair. The Silver Chair is in the Adventures of Narnia series. You do not need to read the first books before reading the book or using the study guide. We received the E-Guide that includes two files, the Study Guide and the Answer Key.  The Answer Key is 9 pages and includes all the answers. The Study Guide is 53 pages that can be printed and written in or it can be used as an interactive PDF where the student can fill in all the answers on the computer.

This e-guide should take around 8-10 weeks to complete. Progeny Press recommends that The Silver Chair should be read during the first week while completing the prereading activities. They should reread and reference the book while they complete the rest of the study.

The study guide includes a note to the instructor, information about the study guide author, C.S. Lewis, and a synopsis of the book before the prereading activities and the chapter lessons. There are five chapters to cover the book itself using several book chapters per each study guide chapter. After the chapter lessons there is an overview, activities for after reading the book, and additional resources. Throughout the chapter lessons there are vocabulary activities, questions, sections for understanding and thinking about the story, and further study to dig deeper. After reading the story there are additional activities to choose from including creative writing assignments, arts, design, and creating a timeline.

I chose to have Alaina use the interactive e-book for a couple of reasons. There is quite a bit of writing that would need to be done and she has been learning to type and this is a great way for her to get some extra practice in. The blue spaces in the picture above are where Alaina has answered her questions. She liked all the vocabulary words, she has been a horrendous speller up until the last few months. Something just clicked and she can spell and is liking vocabulary words more. The questions asked in the study guide are great at getting Alaina to think about what is going on in the story.

Progeny Press is not new to our family. We have reviewed Across Five Aprils, Great Expectations, The Last of the Mohicans, Anne of Green Gables, and The Golden Goblet. The literature titles we have reviewed from Progeny Press have all been great and the study guides add so much to each one.
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