Exposing my children to quality literature is something that is very important to me as a homeschool Mom. Unfortunately the demands of my family and home do not always allow me to pre-read the books and create study guides before my children need to read their books. That is why I was so excited for the opportunity to review the Treasure Island study guide from Progeny Press as a part of The Homeschool Review Crew.
My 11 year old son, who loves to read, was very excited to see that we had received the Treasure Island study guide for review. Even though he has read the book previously, he was looking forward to studying it more in depth than just reading.
After a trip to the library because we couldn't locate our own copy of Treasure Island my son dove right in to the study guide. As recommended in the study guide my son read the novel in it's entirety first then we began the study guide. Also as recommended I had him complete one page of the chapter sections each day. During this four week review period he was able to complete about half of the study guide. Still ahead is the overview section which I plan to use as a test and he will also complete the essay section to further reinforce not only his understanding of the book but also to help with his writing. Something about tying two subjects together in one (reading comprehension and writing in this case) makes my homeschool Momma's heart happy.
This particular study guide was broken up into 6 parts with three to six chapters per part. Each part of the study guide includes vocabulary questions, fill in the blank answer sections, critical thinking about the chapter, and dig deeper questions. The tech nerd in me loves that the pdf version of this study guide allows for fill in the blank, no more printing of paper and he can read the pdf of my iPad. Love it! The questions in each part of the study guide were challenging and thought provoking, definitely more in depth and complete than anything I could have ever created myself. They asked questions I would have never thought of and I learned quite a lot considering their questions in relation to the story. Progeny Press recommends that for best use of their study guides you also provide your student with a dictionary, thesaurus, a Bible, and a Bible concordance.
Well written and thorough study guides are very hard to come by, trust me I've searched high and low for a variety of study guides. Progeny Press is definitely a company you should consider when in the market for study guides.
I am so thankful we had the opportunity to review this product, we will definitely be purchasing additional study guides to use in our homeschool.
Printed Booklet: $18.99