Horse and His Boy, The - Study Guide

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Grade Range: 5-7

Setting: Imaginative

Genre: Fantasy

Page Count: 60 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7-8 weeks

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Book 3 in The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis.
Science Fiction Hall of Fame Award • Gandalf Award nominee • Prometheus Award nominee • Hugo Award nominee • Big Read List #9 (UK’s top 200) • The Great American Read #9 (Top 100)

The horse, Bree, and his boy, Shasta are fleeing their slavery, heading north to Narnia and freedom. Along the way, they join the horse, Hwin, and her girl, Aravis, who is fleeing an arranged marriage. Together they ride north across the desert. Meanwhile, the vengeful Calormene prince Rabadash determines to destroy Archenland and invade Narnia to capture Queen Susan and make her his bride.
When Shasta and Aravis discover his plan they must warn Archenland in time, or all is lost. Their journey to "Narnia and the North" involves difficult and dangerous situations, through which they come to realize that they are being guided by none other than Aslan himself! The surprise that awaits Shasta at the end of his journey is more than he ever dreamed of!

Follow the story in:   #1 The Magician's Nephew     #2 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe     #4 Prince Caspian   #5 Voyage of the Dawn Treader     #6 The Silver Chair       #7 The Last Battle

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

About the Author: Learn about C.S. Lewis.
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Synonym, imagery, foreshadow, proverbs, antonym, characterization, metaphor, syntax, aside, in context, hyperbole, simile, onomatopoeia, imagery, cause and effect, paraphrase, homonym, allegory, epilogue, comic relief, personification, quest, dynamic vs. static, theme, conflict, allusion, parallel, structure.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Anger, pride, do our best, despair, hope, God's protection, selfishness, perseverance, mercy.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Narnia series, field trip, writing, map, journal, abuse, discussion, drama, art.
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 Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis.

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

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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
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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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  • 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!

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    2 Reviews

  • Posted by Bryan T. on 5th Oct 2015


    We really enjoyed the study

    We really enjoyed the study guide and purchased two more for the remainder of the Narnia series. The questions were accurate and thought-provoking, but not so complicated that my 6th grader could not work independently.

  • Posted by Tina R. on 20th Dec 2014


    This is the third study

    This is the third study guide we have purchased from Progeny Press and it proves to stand equal to the superior quality of the previous study guides. Will always use study guides from Progeny Press, they do not disappoint. I know once we complete The Horse and His Boy, my grandson will have a deeper understanding of the story than just by reading.