Whipping Boy

Whipping Boy

# 001319

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Item #: 001319
ISBN: 9780060521226
Grades: 3-7

Product Description:

Newbery Medal winner about a prince and an orphan who run away together.

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 (progenypress.com). 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.

Primary Subject
Grade Start
Grade End
Trade Paper
Series Title
HarperClassics Ser.
8 to 12
Peter Sís (Illustrator)
Sid Fleischman
Softcover Book
Brand Name
0.2 (lbs.)
7.5" x 5.06" x 0.19"
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Books needed for classroom at school.
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We Love the Moving Beyond the Page Curriculums for Language Arts
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Books needed for classroom at school.
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my son loves adventure stories
Emily P on Nov 18, 2021
We Love the Moving Beyond the Page Curriculums for Language Arts
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Brenda B on Jun 27, 2021
to go with total language plus
Anne J on Jul 4, 2019
It was appealing to me.
Andrea F on Aug 13, 2016
learning about middle ages this year - love this book as a child and has great lessons in it for kids
Summer F on Aug 9, 2016
my son loves adventure stories
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