Carnegie Medal winning author • ALA Notable Children's Books • American Library Association Notable Children's Books
In the early second-century A.D., Marcus, the Roman Cohort Commander of the Second Legion, along with his best friend and former slave, Esca, begins a quest deep into the northern highlands of Britain and Scotland.
Determined to recover the lost eagle standard of his father's lost Ninth Legion and redeem his family's honor, Marcus also seeks to discover his father's fate and that of the men who mysteriously disappeared under his command. Desperate battles are followed by heart-stopping pursuit as they flee with the recovered eagle standard. Travel with Marcus as he demonstrates the true meaning of freedom, friendship, and honor.
Progeny Press English/Language Arts curriculum provides your Middle School grade student with:
About the Author: Learn about Rosemary Sutcliff.
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: In context, hyperbole, foreshadowing, allusion, metaphor, synonym, antonym, simile, cliffhanger, ambiguity, mood, cause and effect, imagery, quest, symbol, compare and contrast, juxtaposition, anthropomorphism, alliteration, consonance, assonance, motivation, characterization, plot structure, conflict, full-circle ending, theme, parallel character, motif, Chekhov's gun.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Worry, sacrifice, heroism, pride, self-worth, work, love our enemies, honor, hospitality, patience, perseverance, fear, future, failure, contentment.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Ancient Rome, geography, class discussions, interview, history, games, aesthetic distance, eulogy, letter to the editor.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff.
All of Progeny Press' language arts unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
Features and Benefits of a Progeny Press ELA study guide
Printed Workbook Format
- Large 8.5x11 format is convenient to read and easy on Middle School student's eyes
- Every question in our novel unit study has plenty of whitespace for middle school level student answers
- Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
- Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
- Provides a permanent record of the middle school student’s work
- Complete, removable answer key included for the teacher to make grading simple!
- Contains the complete study guide in universally compatible PDF format (works on Mac AND Windows)
- No costly software purchases necessary
- PDf files open in the FREE Adobe Reader program.
Note: Mobile devices may require an alternative app that supports and saves fillable form fields and interactive features.
- Upgraded, fillable form fields allow the student the opportunity to complete their work on the computer, saving you printing costs
- Conveniently print what you need, when you need it:
- Print the whole ELA study guide at once
- Print single literature lessons or pages as the student completes them
- Print multiple copies of the entire curriculum study guide for classroom sets
- PDF format makes it easy to use with multiple students
- Complete answer key PDF file included for the teacher to make grading simple!
Formatted with your Middle School grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and refine their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!