- Vocabulary: The activities were typical of Progeny Press, and a Middlest made good use of the Dictionary.
- Study Guide Questions: These questions are fairly straight-forward "Does the student understand the basic story.
- Thinking About The Story Questions: This time I found that if I left Middlest alone with the guide, he didn't really think about what the questions were really asking, and tried to answer them as simply as possible, more like the generic study guide questions. However, when I sat down with him and went through them, he was able to look a little deeper into the story and come up with the sort of answers I was looking for. Some of this had to do with the fact that this story *is* dystopian, and not the sort of thing that he likes to think about or dwell on, which I'll take as a good thing (Philippians 4:8). ;)
- Digging Deeper: This section is again, the portion where the story is examined through the lens of the Bible, which was extremely interesting simply because of the dystopian basis of the book.
Side note: Progeny Press recommends that the student read the book in its entirety, and then re-read or skim through the chapters for each lesson to find the answers that they don't remember. In the case of The Giver, my son followed that directive, but ended up wishing that he hadn't, as some of the questions in the early chapters were more difficult to answer based on the knowledge he had from further chapters.
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- Company: Progeny Press
Many of the guides have samples available to download on their product pages on Progeny Press, so that you can know what to expect.
*each completed high school study guide may be expected to complete 1/4 of a high school credit, based on information found in the guides.
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