Farmer Boy

Farmer Boy

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Item #: 000875
ISBN: 9780064400039
Grades: 3-8

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Category Description for Progeny Press Study Guides & Books:

Among the many companies that offer a literature guide or study guide to use with a novel, Progeny Press does a beautiful job incorporating scripture into their literary analysis. I like how their guides begin with more basic comprehension questions and evolve into more challenging questions that encourage deeper thinking. Think of it as moving from who, what and where into the how and why’s. With Progeny Press, students are asked to draw comparisons between the literature they are reading and the Bible. Your student will use their own Bible in their preferred version.

New to literature study guides? They are an independent and flexible option for adding a literature component to your language arts. As your student reads a novel, the guide provides a framework, something like a workbook. The guide might suggest each learner read chapters 1 and 2, then answer some questions. Students answer directly in the guide. From a parent’s viewpoint, this is a time saver! You can set a schedule if you like, or just open their guide and ask them a question! Students love talking about what they are reading, whether they like it or not. Parent educators get a sense of the investment in the book each child has based on their remarks. In addition, parents could easily develop and add some deeper questions into an essay too.

Progeny Press has many titles to choose from. The age groups overlap in places because, well, that is not an exact science, is it? One student may read a book at age 10 and another at age 14. The age groups help a parent determine if the novel’s content is likely appropriate for a child’s age. Reading comprehension and literary analysis are an important component of any ELA year. A typical number of novels with guides is 4-6 a year, or 2-3 per semester. Some novels may take only a couple weeks to complete, while others take up to 8 weeks. Guides are currently available as softcover books, PDF format on CD-ROM, or PDF downloads available directly from the publisher at ( The guides are reproducible within one classroom or family.

Each guide includes:

  • a concise synopsis of the book
  • information about the book’s author
  • background information pertinent to the story
  • suggestions for activities relating to the subject matter
  • introduction of literary terms
  • vocabulary exercises for each section of reading
  • comprehension, analysis, and application questions for each section of reading with discussion of related Biblical themes
  • a complete answer key and suggestions for further reading

Category Description for STUDY GUIDES & BOOKS:

Please note that a brief synopsis of many of the books included here are provided in our Library Builders section. Study guides for the same book are often available from several publishers, so we found it more efficient to give a description of the book only once.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder
Softcover Book
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0.55 (lbs.)
7.62" x 5.25" x 0.81"
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Required by my curriculum!
Rachel G on Aug 9, 2022
part of classical home study group curriculum
Gina G on Jul 27, 2021
Required by my curriculum!
Rachel G on Aug 9, 2022
Home School Book Study
Amy R C on Feb 12, 2022
part of classical home study group curriculum
Gina G on Jul 27, 2021
Recommended by amblesideonline . org curriculum
Laura E on Jun 3, 2021
On school curriculum
Katie M on Jun 26, 2020
My son has been dying to read Farmer Boy ever since we read one of the Little House Beginner books and he was introduced to Almanzo in that book.
Shannon B on Apr 30, 2020
I chose this book to go along with the Learning Language Arts Through Literature Purple book.
Christine S on Aug 15, 2019
I chose these book for my homeschoolers
Kendra C on Oct 3, 2016
This book is an assigned reading for Learning Language Art Through Literature yellow.
Dawn W on Jun 6, 2016
Home School Book Study
Amy R C on Feb 12, 2022
Recommended by amblesideonline . org curriculum
Laura E on Jun 3, 2021
is this a hardback book or softcover?
A shopper on Jul 6, 2019
Farmer Boy
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BEST ANSWER: Farmer Boy has a soft cover.
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This is the "boy" book from the Little House series
I read this book with a group from our co-op. All of the boys and girls (7-10 yrs old) loved it! I was surprised to learn that some of the boys wanted more and started reading other Little House books on their own.
December 8, 2015
over 7 years ago

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