Progeny Press Study Guides provide teachers, parents, and students with literary analysis based upon the foundation of the Bible. Examining well-written literature in relation to biblical standards, students will develop and refine how they deal with man's philosophies while learning about the craft of writing. Progeny Press Study Guides deal with literature as works of art and philosophy as they explain and use literary terms; deal with plot construction; dig into character studies; and bring attention to themes and ideas the author has crafted. 

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Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Grade 5, Activity Purple

The Purple Book is designed for 5th grade students. Features in this level are as follows: 36 weekly lessons divided into easy-to-use daily plans; 4 book studies (listed in the order they appear) on Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Trumpet of the Swan by EB White, Meet Addy by Connie Porter, and Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink; 3 units on speech making, poetry, and oral presentation of folk tales and tall tales; teacher friendly, with little or no preparation needed; review activities follow most lessons providing additional skill practice; assessment help teachers to evaluate student's progress.

A blend of dictation and units, lessons integrate all the 5th grade language arts skills: grammar, creative writing, composition, spelling, higher-order reasoning, and study skills.

Everyday Words: Students hone in on grammar skills through dictation and writing exercises. Students learn how to make oral presentations such as speeches and stories in the Speech Making Unit the two Oral Presentation Units. Additional creative writing and expression are taught extensively through the Poetry Unit.

All literature passages are contained in The Purple Book, but the passage may spark your student's interest to read the book. These books may be obtained through your library or purchased from bookstores or catalogs. Additional books utilized in this level are Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater; David Livingstone, Foe of Darkness by Jeannette Eaton (OOP--check for inter library loan); Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski; Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates; and Color the Classics by Carmen Ziarkowski.

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BJU Reading Grade 5 Homeschool Kit

Compelling stories, cheerful illustrations and age-appropriate text encourage reading in children, and the Biblical themes reinforce Christian character. Phonics and discussion questions emphasize comprehension; Reading 5 will strengthen critical thinking skills with classic literature excerpts. 

Kit Includes:

  • Teacher's Edition Set 
  • Student Text 
  • Student Worktext 
  • Teacher's Worktext 
  • Visuals Flip Chart

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Bring Classics Life Grade 5

Bring The Classics To Life. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Key words are defined and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require the student to recall specific details, sequence the events, draw inferences from story context, develop another name for the chapter, and choose the main idea. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells.

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Hound of the Baskervilles
Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, Activity Book, Level 5                                                                                                                                                             Ivanhoe, Grade 5

A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Grade 5

Kim, Grade 5

Last of the Mohicans, Grade 5

Metropolis, Grade 5

Moby Dick, Grade 5

The Count of Monte Cristo

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McGuffey's Eclectic Readers Primer through the Sixth Reader 7 Volumes

This revision of McGuffey's Eclectic Readers features materials applicable to the various reading levels. Many of the stories, poems, and pictures appear as they did in the first edition, but with a more readable print and also a different layout. Each of the volumes is geared to a particular reading level, and provides vocabulary, phonics and cursive writing exercises. These are based on the original readers, with some minor revisions to make the language more understandable for the current times. Stories and poems have been added. There is a primer and six volumes of readers, each reader progressing to a higher grade level. Could be utilized for entire school experience.

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Your children will delight in learning not only about the various animals and plants in creation, but also about God's glory. Birds, Bugs and more all pay tribute to God as their creator! Grades K-5. This product contains the following books:

Christian Liberty Nature Reader Book 4, Second Edition, Grade 4

Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 1, Second Edition, Grade 1

Christian Liberty Nature Reader Book 2, Second Edition, Grade 2

Christian Liberty Nature Reader Book 3, Second Edition, Grade 3

Christian Liberty Nature Reader Book 5, Second Edition, Grade 5

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Christian Liberty Nature Reader Pack, 5 Volumes Grades 1-5


No other stories have captured the hearts of 8- to 12-year-olds quite like the Little House on the Prairie series. Now these time-honored tales serve as the basis for a comprehensive homeschool unit---including cross-curricular studies in Bible, literature, science, art, creative writing, cooking, and history! Features twelve 4-week lesson plans for use with grades 3 to 6. Additional materials required. 283 pages, softcover from Cadron Creek.

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The Prairie Primer: A Literature Based Unit Study Utilizing the Little House Series

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Prairie Primer


Now readers young and old can enjoy the classic adventures of Laura and her family as they survive and thrive on the American frontier! The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story. These slipcased softcovers feature Garth Williams's beloved original illustrations. Treasured reading for collectors and kids of all ages--especially 8- to 12-year-olds! This set includes the titles: Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years,and The First Four Years.

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Little House on the Prairie, 9 Vols., slipcased

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The Little House (9 Volumes Set)


Once upon a time, a carpenter entered a forest and happened upon a wolf wearing a feathered cap. Quick, whose side are you on? If you don't know, then keep reading. Stories provide a road map for life. This is because stories are life. But oftentimes it's easiest to understand where we are when we can look through other eyes-from the perspective of someone else, living somewhere else, some when else. 

If you thought you knew The Book Tree, think again. Jane and Elizabeth have updated this charming book with over 100 new book reviews, and whimsical illustrations from recommended titles are scattered throughout. New formatting and four indexes (title, author, illustrator, and subject) make it easier than ever to browse for that next well-worn favorite.

For those beginning to read for the first time or those beginning to read again, The Book Tree will drop golden apples in your lap, until you can climb high enough to pick for yourself. Paperback.

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The Book Tree: A Christian Reference to Children's Literature (2nd edition)

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The Book Tree: A Christian Reference for Children's Literature, 2nd Edition