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We recently had the opportunity to review two e-study Guides, My Side of the Mountain e-Guide and Animal Farm e-Guide from Progeny Press. These guide introduced new books for our teenager to enjoy, but it also gave me help to keep up her reading comprehension lessons for summer reading with little work from me!
Progeny Press Study Guides combines literature, critical thinking skills, along with Biblical text. The Study Guides provide a great way to encourage your student's love of literature, and also give them scriptural reminders about behaviors to discuss.
When classically educating your child, one thing parents can do is draw out as many educational experiences as possible in literature books. This can become a time consuming endeavor, but Progeny Press has done all of the work for you.
My Side of the Mountain is the classic tale of a young man who sets out to find himself. After being told by so many that he was not made for the outdoors and working in the outdoors. He sets out with only $40.00 and a few tools and string. Will he be able to reach his family's homestead in the mountains? Will he be able to make it there? Sam captures and befriends a falcon, who makes a great friend and helps with supplying food. Does Sam really find a place where he belongs?
The My Side of the Mountain - eGuide can be used at your own pace. The questions are very though provoking with each chapter. They encouraged Caty to really think. But at the same time, due to her learning disabilities, she struggled a bit with writing the answers and really getting her thoughts lined up. The My Side of the Mountain - eGuide really adapt to their learning style by allowing them to move at whatever speed they are most comfortable. One day I had her just type up her answers to the questions, instead of handwriting out the responses. The eGuide gives students the ability to type in their answers and print the pages if that is what they need at that time.
Each eGuide breaks down the study/reading of the book into a certain amount of chapters being matched up with questions. Included also are questions and activity suggestions that include areas of interest in geography, science, math, and also language arts. So when using a Progeny Press Study Guide, you are really getting a total study unit.
The other tale that Caty has started is the Animal Farm eGuide and store. Animal Farm is a classic tale of a farm that is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. This tale has shown to be sort of a fable for grown-ups exhibiting the evolution of a revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism state. It is required reading for many high school students in literature.