Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Progeny Press - Give Me Liberty E-Guide {TOS Review}


Literature Study Guides from a Christian Perspective {Progeny Press  Review}



Recently we had the opportunity to review the Give Me Liberty E-Guide from Progeny Press.  We have been searching for a good literature program.  Many programs limit what you can read, or make the choices for you.  It was refreshing to see the large selection of books and guides that you can chose from. 

We received the Give Me Liberty E-Guide and purchased the Give Me Liberty book separately.  You can purchase the book through Progeny Press when you purchase the E-Guide.  This E-Guide is recommended for middle school (grades 6-8).


I printed the E-Guide and added the binding myself.





How we used the E-Guide and book. 
There was not a lot of prep for me to do. (Yay!) I printed the book, did the binding, and gave it a quick read through.  This is what we found to work best for us, my daughter would read a chapter or two each day, and then would answer the questions on the following day.  She enjoyed this method, and didn't seem overwhelmed.  The E-Guide was easy to follow.  The questions were not always easy, and you had to do the actual reading to find the answers.  No skim reading!




There are many activities for comprehension, so my daughter wasn't bored with doing the same thing every day.  The work includes multiple choice questions, matching, crossword puzzles, answer questions in your own words, and much more.

There is also a vocabulary section for each chapter.  So many literature courses skip this, and I feel it's so important.  I've found with my daughter (and I'm sure like most kids) she will skim over words she can't pronounce or if she doesn't know what they mean.  The first part of every section have vocabulary words and you match with the definition.

Another favorite of mine is the Dig Deeper sections - I loved this section because it has the student search the Scriptures and compare with things they have read in the book.  For example, in the book it talks about a person who had a dangerous burst of rage and destroyed something.  The E-Guide has you look up Scriptures on self-control, anger, shame, and remorse.  It then has the student tell how the situation should have been handled.  To me, the Dig Deeper sections are the best part of the E-Guide. 









At the end of the E-Guide there is a section called "Writing and After-You-Read Activities".  The student can pick one or two of the assignments to do.  Of course, if they're really keen they can do more.  We are not quite at the end of the book, but one of the suggestions is a field trip to Colonial Williamsburg.  I thought it would be fun to find some things online, and look at photos of a trip we took there a few years back.

There are 15 activities to chose from focusing on art, music, creative writing, journalism, drama, and more.

At the end of the E-Guide is the answer key for the entire course.
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The study guides are divided up into 4 categories that make it easy for searching: lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school, and high school.  There are so many books to chose from, I don't think you'll be disappointed.



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