Magician's Nephew, The - E-Guide

Progeny Press

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Grade Range: 5-7

Setting: England, Fantasy

Genre: Fantasy, Christian

Page Count: 54 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 8 weeks

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When Polly Plummer meets Digory Kirke, he is very unhappy. His father is away in India, and he and his mother, who is very ill, have moved to London to live with an aunt and uncle. Digory is convinced that his Uncle Andrew is either mad, or has a very important secret. Though he's been warned to stay away from Uncle Andrew's study, he's heard strange noises coming from the room late at night.
Digory and Polly become friends, and because of the cold, wet summer days, they are forced to play indoors. While exploring a tunnel that connects their houses, the children accidentally find themselves in Uncle Andrew's study, and Uncle Andrew seems far too delighted to see the children. Uncle Andrew's experiment will send the children to strange other worlds, but an encounter with the sinister Queen Jadis brings evil to the land of Narnia on the day of its creation. Digory, meanwhile, may have a chance to heal his mother, but will he pass the test?

Find the full series:  The Chronicles of Narnia
Book 1 in The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis.

Progeny Press The Magician's Nephew Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Middle School grade student with:

About the Author: Explore the life and literary legacy of C.S. Lewis, an author known for his allegorical works that resonate with readers of all ages.
Vocabulary: Improve your vocabulary through various activities designed to increase retention, growth, and reading comprehension through the language of the novel.
Literary Techniques: Appreciate the artistic craftsmanship within the novel through an exploration of key literary techniques, including characterization, vivid descriptive language, context-driven analysis, mood setting, past vs. present tense narratives, dialect usage, comparative storytelling, the intricacies of conflict, the rise to climax, satisfying resolution, and overall themes.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Discover insightful moral lessons and character values woven into the narrative, touching upon themes of creation, curiosity, the allure of temptation, the fleeting nature of vanity, the profound teachings of the Gospel, the guidance of Jesus as our shepherd, and the timeless importance of loving one's neighbor.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Expand your literature curriculum with a wide array of activities and writing assignments that encompass Bible study, historical exploration, celestial discoveries in astronomy, creative writing, a captivating journey into British coins, a puzzle review to test comprehension, and artistic expressions that capture the essence of the narrative.
Suggestions for Further Reading: Explore an exciting reading list featuring additional works by C.S. Lewis and books that share writing styles, themes, and other simililarities found in The Magician's Nephew.

All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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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!

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)

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    6 Reviews

  • Posted by Becca G. on 31st Aug 2016


    Well written. Thought provoking questions

    Well written. Thought provoking questions and project selections. Vocabulary for each section provided as well. Our 2nd study and we appreciate our child's ability to be self directed. Thank you.

  • Posted by Dan on 4th Dec 2015


    C.S. Lewis Study Guide

    A great supplement to a great book. I will be purchasing all the supplements that go with this series. Thanks to study guide's like these (and the time dad puts in with son) my boy gets A+'s and is academic student of the year. Fight the common core, it is certain to put children 2 years behind their peers who do not succumb to this liberal agenda. God Speed and God Bless!

  • Posted by Margaret M. on 24th Apr 2015


    Love it! Absolutely a cut above

    Love it! Absolutely a cut above any other, especially with its thoughtful consideration of the book in light of scripture!

  • Posted by Shelley R. on 15th Feb 2015


    I am always impressed

    I am always impressed with the quality of your study guides, the Magician's Nephew is no exception. The study questions are thought provoking and develop critical thinking skills. They make my job as a teacher rewarding and efficient.

  • Posted by Beth F. on 9th Sep 2014


    Very good study guide

    Very good study guide covering vocabulary, reading comprehension, and "digging deeper" into the book. This is my second purchase of a study guide from Progeny Press and I'm very satisfied with it. Since literature is not one of my strengths I appreciate having something like this to help me homeschool my Jr. and Senior high students. Only thing missing would be discussion and then questions regarding specific themes, character motivation, etc. things that only a literature teacher would ask about. Maybe you do and I'm just not catching it, which is not out of the realm of possibilities.

  • Posted by Bek on 27th Jun 2014


    Excellent resource

    After twelve years of home educating my children I finally bought and used a Progeny Press study guide. What a fool. I really wish I had found these earlier in my career.. The Magician's Nephew study guide was excellent for slowing my fast reading son down and helping him to go deeper into the book. The Digging Deeper questions, in particular, led him to examine his own heart in the light of what he was learning. The digital format is easy to use too!