I was so excited to review Progeny Press's Hound of the Baskervilles Study Guide! You see we are reading Hound of the Baskervilles for our Who Dun It? Cozy Mystery High School English Course. It was perfect timing!
Progeny Press is a great place for homeschoolers to go to get study guides for classic literature written from a Christian perspective.
Hounds of the Baskervilles Study Guide starts with a synopsis of the book, a brief summary. Next, we learn about the author Conan Doyle.
We also learn a little background information. Hounds of the Baskervilles is actually a Gothic novel, so we explore that genre.
We followed the advice in the Prereading Activities section and looked up the words more, mire, tor, and gorse. I was glad we did because that helped so much with reading and understanding the book. Next, explored Dartmoor in Devon, England on the internet. It is a beautiful place, but easy to see how it can be spooky.
After reading the first chapter of the book, we started with vocabulary and then learned about Sherlock Holmes' deductive reasoning. This was followed by questions about the chapter.
I was impressed with the questions about the story that went far beyond rote answers. I loved the analytical questions that really led the students to dig into the story. The analysis questions and Dig Deeper questions were excellent. I felt that we analyzed literature in a deep way in this study guide.
Equally impressive were all the optional activities at the end of the all the English work. There were science projects, Bible study, history fun, research, art, architecture, type setting, writing, journaling, and discussion questions. This could definitely be a complete unit study!
As a homeschooling mom and homeschool co-op teacher, I feel that this study guide is a treasure!
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Progency Press study guides are easy to use.
Besides the book, you will need a good dictionary, a Bible, a thesaurus, and sometimes a Bible concordance.
The ideas for exploring the book take students in-depth in their understanding of how the author crafts his or her book. In addition, they learn so much about vocabulary, word usage, elements of literature, and analysis. They are truly impressive!
It is very important to me that my children look at literature from a biblical perspective and learn to use discernment. Our culture is heading further and further away from a Christian Worldview, but the Bible is our compass in life. I love that Progeny Press looks at literature from a biblical worldview.
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