Progeny Press is the place homeschoolers can go to get study guides for classic literature written from a Christian perspective. I was so excited to review Progeny Press's Little House on the Prairie Study Guide!
The Little House books are favorites in our house. My older children read these books followed by hours of playacting.
We started by reading the short synopsis of the book and biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder. We also read the historical background information together and discussed that time in history of Westward Expansion.
We did not go camping because I prefer to see nature through a window, but we did find and label all the suggested places the guide mentioned like the Mississippi River, the Verdigris River, Fort Gibson, Missouri, Wisconsin, etc. That was great for knowing where the little family was starting out and where they ended up.
The first English lesson was impressive to me. We found synonyms and explored similes and personification. Then, we answered plot questions. At the end were some questions to help the children go deeper and really think about the book. I really liked everything about how Progeny Press teaches English! Well, of course we had to make the cornbread and Molasses Milk--we love to cook! We tried two more of the eight suggested activities: we wrote a letter from Laura to Grandpa and we listened to some of the suggested music. What fun!
We continued on through the book and study guide which stayed fresh with a variety of creative assignments. I was totally delighted with Little House on the Prairie Study Guide. There is nothing lightweight about what they teach, yet they keep it fun and creative. Very impressive!
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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!
My favorite thing about Progeny Press is that it looks at literature from a Christian perspective, a biblical worldview. You see, that's how I teach my own children. I want them to see that the Bible relates to all areas of life.
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You can also read my Review of Hounds of the Baskervilles Study Guide from Progeny Press here.
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