Progeny Press Study Guides

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.

Easy-to-use lessons include vocabulary, comprehension, analysis and critical thinking exercises, questions on related Biblical principles, activities, and a complete answer key. Middle & High School guides take approximately from 8 to 10 weeks to complete. 70 reproducible pages, paperback.


Learning Language Arts Through Literature The Gold Book: American Literature, 3rd Edition

Learn language arts through studying classic literature! Featuring works that represent the best of American writing, units are organized around the major forms of writing: the short story, the novel, the essay, and poetry. Readings must be obtained separately and are not included in the book (the books are listed and linked on the Christianbook page). 

This book is divided into two sections; the student half is at the beginning and the teacher notes in the back. The teacher section features notes for each unit as well as a list of reading assignments, objectives for the unit, and terms to identify; line-listed answers for each unit follow, along with two essay checklists. 

The student portion of the book is written directly to the student; it is suggested that they keep a notebook for writing assignments, vocabulary words, definitions for literary terms, and short story/essay assignments. Lessons are comprised of a series of questions in an outline format. Questions cover elements of literature, the story and themes in the writing, and personal reflection exercises. 

With literature at its center, the Gold Book: American Literature will enhance your high school student's ability to read and understand literature in all its varying forms. 

Required Works: 

  • The Red Badge of Courage
  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • The Pearl
  • The Mentor Book of Major American Poets edited by Oscar Williams and Edwin Honig
  • Great American Short Stories edited by Wallace and Mary Stegner

    166 pages with glossary of literary terms. This is a college preparatory course which may be used at any high school level. Answers included. Non-reproducible, non-consumable workbook.

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Learning Language Arts Through Literature: The Gold Book British Literature, Third Edition

Now updated into an all-inclusive teacher/student book, this third edition of the LLATL Gold Book: British Literature features answers and summaries in a separate teacher section (in the back of the book) for easy grading and student use. 

With literature at its core, this high school literature curriculum will enhance your high school student's ability to read and understand literature in all its varying forms. Students will develop their capabilities for verbal and written expression, learn to interpret literary meanings in context, and state a response position. Assignments include writing book reviews that include a summary and opinion, as well as three 500-word essays. 

Poets covered include Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Robert Browning, Mathew Arnold, Gerard Hopkins, Thomas Hardy, T.S. Eliot, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves; Novel studies focus on Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Emma by Jane Austen, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, and Animal Farm by George Orwell. 

230 pages with glossary of literary terms. This is a college preparatory course which may be used at any high school level. 3rd Edition.

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Fundamentals of Literature Grade 9 Homeschool Kit (Second Edition)

BJU Press' Fundamentals of Literature Student Text (2nd ed.) conveys the literature's foundational elements of conflict, character, theme, point of view, structure and tone. Students are introduced to literary criticism and are encouraged to read and analyze literature in light of a Christian worldview; the literature selections are delivered in an attractive new format accompanied by rich illustrations, author biographies, and application questions that promote critical thinking skills.

The teacher's guide includes an English translation of Ronstand's drama Cyrano de Bergerac, varied teaching strategies, highlighted marginal notes of literary analysis, discussion questions, notes for biblical worldview analysis, and answers to student text questions. 

This kit includes:

  • Fundamentals of Literature Teacher's Edition 
  • Fundamentals of Literature Student Text 
  • Fundamentals of Literature Tests 
  • Fundamentals of Literature Tests Answer Key 

    This resource is also known as Bob Jones Fundamentals of Literature Homeschool Kit, Grade 9, 2nd Edition.

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Lifepac Electives American Literature Complete Set

Give your high schoolers a greater understanding of the development of Western civilization, and strengthen their faith in the process! From the early American writings of Puritans to postmodern and contemporary authors students learn not only historical facts, but how to apply that knowledge with understanding and wisdom utilizing a classical learning structure of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Includes five LIFEPACs and a teacher's guide with answer keys.

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Lifepac Electives British Literature Complete Set

From Beowulf to Paradise Lost, from Pride and Prejudice to The Screwtape Letters, this comprehensive curriculum introduces your children to the rich heritage of British literature. Each lesson includes a short biography of the author, an excerpt from his or her writings, and test questions. A brief introduction to each period puts the works in context. The spiralbound teacher's guide provides alternate test and discussion questions.

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More Reading Comprehension Book Level 1, Grade 9

These newly developed books are specifically targeted for junior high school students who need more practice in reading comprehension skills. Derived from Reading Comprehension, Books 7-10, the books contain new selections, although some revised selections are included. Each book contains twenty-five selections on social studies, science, literature and language, philosophy, logic and mathematics, the arts, and combined subjects. Exercises develop students' skills in finding the main idea, identifying facts, following sequences, drawing conclusions, and making assumptions. The books also contain a new writing component that gives students practice in writing a short paragraph as well as a longer piece that gives his/her interpretation or opinion of a question related to the selection. Topics in Level 1 include: Color, Dolphins and the Sea, Conquests, Achievements, Sacrifice, and Hardships.

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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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MOVIES AS LITERATURE

Good storytelling teaches---whether heard, read, or  seen. Through cinema, your students can learn to critique narrative content and form, identify underlying messages, and analyze from a moral standpoint. The Stouts' guide includes plot summaries, discussion and composition questions, extended-study activities, and teacher's guide for 17 movies (chosen for literary merit and effective filmmaking). Use as a one-year high school course or supplement to grades 7 to 12 English. 335 pages, softcover from Design-A-Study.

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THE BOOK TREE: A CHRISTIAN REFERENCE TO CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (2ND EDITION)

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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