This provided the perfect opportunity to begin reading comprehension lessons with Ben. I printed off the study guide and made him a binder for it. The story is intertwined with The Hobbit by J. R. Tolkien and was a good fit for an 8 year old boy, full of adventure! There are dragons, gargantuan spiders, and elves! He read the entire book IN NO TIME!!! He really enjoyed it!
We broke the book down into chapters and Ben worked on the questions and puzzles independently, then I would read him the bible passages and we would discuss the "Dig Deeper" questions- which was my favorite part of the lesson. This was one of the questions that totally blessed my heart:
Great conversations were had thanks to the promptings in this study guide! It was chock full of vocabulary, word searches, literary analysis, and language arts. There is also an "After You Read" section with ideas for further study and activity. Here's a sample of a random page in the study guide:
Designed for 3-5 graders, the book retails for $9.99 and the study guide cd/instant download is $15.99. There are MANY, MANY to choose from on the Progeny website ranging from 1st grade through 12th. You can get a complete list of products here. I have book marked the website- as I am SURE we will be frequenting it!