Redwall - Study Guide

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Grade Range: 5-8

Setting: Imaginative

Genre: Fantasy

Page Count: 74 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 10 weeks

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It is the summer of the late rose in Mossflower Woods. As the animals gather at Redwall Abbey to feast in celebration of Abbot Mortimer's Golden Jubilee, the dark clouds of war gather on the horizon. The evil, one-eyed rat, Cluny the Scourge, and his band of marauders have arrived in Mossflower country. Securing the church of St. Ninian's as his base of operations, Cluny seeks to conquer Redwall Abbey and take it as his own. Preparing the residents of Redwall to face this cruel rodent of legendary fame and his henchrats are Abbot Mortimer, the religious leader of the abbey; Constance, a fierce and battle-wise badger; and Matthias, an eager but clumsy and unsure mouse, as yet untried in battle.
Rising to a position of leadership, Matthias finds inspiration and encouragement in the tale of Martin the Warrior, in the wise counsel of Abbot Mortimer, in the battle skill of Constance the badger, and in the admiration of Cornflower, a young female mouse. The survival of Redwall Abbey will touch not only the inhabitants within its stronghold, but also the fate of hundreds of citizens living far beyond its walls. Author Brian Jacques captures all the evil of the villains and heroism of the noble defenders in this epic animal fantasy.

Our Redwall literature ELA curriculum teaches Middle School students:

About the Author: Learn about Brian Jacques and his literary works.
Series Background: Enter Mossflower forest and the world created by Brian Jacques that has entertained generations of readers.
Vocabulary: Learn words used in the novel, using a variety of fun and engaging activities to boost vocabulary growth.
Literary Techniques: Understand how good books are written! Appreciate the use of descriptive writing, foreshadowing, and the use of dialect. Discuss empathy, foils, and using paraphrasing to reinforce information. Enjoy comic relief and understand paradox, similes, and acrostic prose. Explore mood, idioms, context, symbolism, and so much more! 
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Think about and discuss the qualities portrayed by the characters in the story, such as leadership, humility, teamwork,and cooperation. Reflect on the value of a promise, the power of self-control, and  using our talents wisely. Talk about the consequences of our actions, God's knowledge and forethought, the significance of the armor of God, and the impact of valuable advice.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Bring your literature study to the next level with extra-curricular assignments. Research the genre of fantasy. Learn about maps and draw your own. Cook a meal delicious enough to grace the table of Redwall! Learn about animals, architecture, and art. Try your hand at craft projects, flags. Research democracy, and participate in a service project.
Suggestions for Further Reading: Keep your reading adventure going with more books by Brian Jacques and other books that  are similar to, Redwall.

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

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Featured Review:
"Useful for those of us using 'Redwall' as a teaching tool. I love 'Redwall' books myself and own every one! Brian Jacques, was a brilliant writer and great person!" -Tay

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
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  • Complete, removable answer key included for the teacher to make grading simple!

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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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    1 Reviews

  • Posted by Amy S on 8th May 2022



    Wonderful fun story. My daughter loved reading this and answering the questions