Golden Goblet, The - Study Guide

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Grade Range: 7-9

Setting: Ancient Egypt

Genre: American Literature, Historical Literature

Page Count: 68 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 9 weeks

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Newbery Honor Award Winner 1962 • Three-time Newbery Honor Award winning author • Top pick for school history studies • Featured in 100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy

Ranofer dreams of following in his father's footsteps as a goldsmith, but when he is suddenly orphaned, he struggles under the abusive control of a half-brother. When he stumbles across tomb robbers, Ranofer is swept into danger, mystery, and intrigue, but he never loses sight of his dream. This exciting coming-of-age mystery brings Ancient Egypt to life.

Progeny Press English/Language Arts curriculum provides your Middle School grade student with: 

About the Author: Learn about Eloise Jarvis McGraw. 
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth. 
Literary Techniques: Synonym, imagery, simile, setting, juxtaposition, irony, foreshadowing, in context, foil, metaphor, dictionary, comic relief, antonym, cliffhanger, point of view, mood, conflict, climax, characterization, dilemma, theme, poetic justice.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Refine, our plans, consequences, prayer, fear, anger, lying, greed, wealth, trust in God, diligence, truth, humility.
Activities and Writing Assignments:  History, field trip, mapping, create your own lap book, crossword, gold, jokes, hieroglyphics, cooking, Egyptian culture, discussion, drama, writing, art, Bible study.
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 Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview! 

Features and Benefits of a Progeny Press ELA study guide 

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  • Large 8.5x11 format is convenient to read and easy on Middle School student's eyes
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  • Provides a permanent record of the middle school student’s work
  • Complete, removable answer key included for the teacher to make grading simple!

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    • Print the whole ELA study guide at once
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  • 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!

Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
Ancient Egypt
American Literature, Historical Literature
Study Guide Page Count:
82 pages
Study Guide Author:
Carol Clark
For the Book By:
Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Workbook ISBN:

    2 Reviews

  • Posted by Melinda on 6th Oct 2020


    Best of the Guides Available

    Best of the three teacher resources I purchased for this novel, and the only one I'll use. I'll purchase from this company again. I teach 5th and 6th grade and wanted reproducible materials for a reading unit. This is pedagogically solid material and fully reproducible for one classroom. This is exactly what I would have developed if I had the time! Also, each chapter has a small, separate section relating the Bible to the text, but if you are using this in a public school you can just skip those parts. Being in a Catholic school I think it is a useful integration.

  • Posted by Steffanee R. on 24th Mar 2016


    Somewhat pricey

    The cost is high for what you get. It would be better if it included note poking pages, projects and maybe additional reading for digging deeper. The younger versions need more vocabulary and content.