Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - Study Guide

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Grade Range: 4-7

Setting: Fantasy, WWII

Genre: Fantasy

Page Count: 48 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 8-9 weeks

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In this tale symbolic of the gospel, during World War II, four children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, are sent to stay at the country home of an old professor. During a game of hide-and-seek, Lucy steps into a wardrobe, only there seems to be no end to it. Just when she thinks she's found the back she steps out into a wintry forest - and the land of Narnia!
There she meets a Faun named Tumnus who tells her how the White Witch has used her magic to make it always winter in Narnia, but never Christmas. They will all discover the land of Narnia and meet Aslan, the Great Lion and true ruler of Narnia.
Though Aslan's return brings hope to the Narnians, that hope is crushed when Aslan gives himself in sacrifice to save Edmund from the Witch. Who will save Narnia now?

Find the full series:  The Chronicles of Narnia
Book 2 in The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis.

Progeny Press' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe English/Language Arts curriculum provides your Middle School grade student with:

About the Author: Learn about C.S. Lewis and his allegorical writing style.
Vocabulary: Learn words used throughout C.S. Lewis' novel, expanding your vocabulary and boosting retention.
Literary Techniques: Discover how The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe engages readers through literary style and tools, such as symbolism and allegory. Decipher text in-context and understanding the use of foreshadowing. Use a dictionary, identify plot structure, break down characterization, and uncover overarching themes.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Go beyond comprehension with lessons in temptation, apologies, and betrayal. Recognize talents as gifts from God, finding the courage to face challenges, and trusting in God's control. Discuss the meaning and impact of sacrifice, and the power of helping others
Activities and Writing Assignments: Gain appreciation for C.S. Lewis' blending of mythology into his works, select from multiple optional writing assignments, join in class or family discussions, and learn to use logic. 
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 Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

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!

CD Format

  • 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!

Book Awards:
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)   •   NY Public Library Book of the Century   •   TIME All-Time 100 Novels.
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Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
WWII England, Fantasy
Study Guide Author:
Andrew Clausen
For the book by:
C.S. Lewis
Page count:

    3 Reviews

  • Posted by heidi n. on 24th May 2016


    Impressed with the depth of study

    I ordered the Study Guide for one of our school teachers. He is thrilled with it. The little I saw of it impressed me. Greatly appreciate the depth to which it digs into the novel and bringing the light of scripture to bear on the book.

  • Posted by Heidi N. on 18th May 2016


    I purchase the Lion, the

    I purchase the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Study Guide for one of our teachers. When asked for his input he said: "Excellent". I managed to briefly peruse it. I appreciated the vocabulary research and the biblical applications.

  • Posted by michelle h. on 26th Aug 2015


    we have just started using

    we have just started using the Study Guide this last week, but already I as a mom love it! And, my 12 year old son- besides loving the book and already falling in love with the whole series- is truly enjoying digging deeper thru the Study Guide. This is our 1st time to use Progeny and the Study Guides and I know it won't be our last!