Magician's Nephew, The - Study Guide

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

About the Author: Learn about C.S. Lewis and the life that inspired his allegorical and symbolically-themed literary works that continue to capture the imaginations of readers of all ages.
Vocabulary: Learn and understand words used in The Magician's Nephew, completing a variety of fun activities to improve retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Examine literary techniques that help bring a story to life, including characterization, vivid descriptive language, context-driven analysis, mood setting, past vs. present tense narratives, the use of dialect, comparative storytelling, the complications of conflict, the rise to climax, satisfying resolution, and overall themes.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Look at the deeper lessons and values woven into the narrative, discussing themes of creation, curiosity, the allure of temptation, the fleeting nature of vanity, the teachings of the Gospel, the guidance of Jesus as our shepherd, and the timeless importance of loving one's neighbor.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Augment your ELA novel study with activities and writing assignments that encompass Bible study, historical exploration, celestial discoveries in astronomy, creative writing assignments, a fun forray into British coins, a puzzle review to test comprehension, and artistic projects that help students process and retain the information presented.
Suggestions for Further Reading: The fun doesn't have to stop! Discover more books by the C. S. Lewis, as well as other books that share themes or writing styles with, The Magician's Nephew.

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!

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  • Posted by Dan on 6th Nov 2015


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    1. Shipping - USPS failed in its tracking and shipping. The shipping said Progeny requested USPS pick up for delivery but never changed status. The order was made on the 28th of Oct and delivered on Nov 5. It seemed too long and the lack of (workable) tracking added to the unpleasant factor. 2. The workbook seems great. I will start implementing it tomorrow. I have read through it and it seems great. Thank you. 3. Progeny customer service was excellent. I called regarding the above issue and they immediately acted to resolve the issue. Great company!