Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

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Item #: 002425
ISBN: 9780553211764
Grades: 9-AD

Product Description:

Includes an afterword by Stephen Koch and is 416 pgs, pb

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
Mass Market
Series Title
Bantam Classics Ser.
14 to 17
Young Adult
Steven Koch (Afterword by)
Charles Dickens
Brand Name
Bantam, Doubleday and Dell
0.45 (lbs.)
7.0" x 4.0" x 1.0"
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Rebecca S on Dec 31, 2022
For my son to read.
Rob M on Feb 16, 2021
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SUSAN G on Jul 21, 2022
For my son to read.
Rob M on Feb 16, 2021
A classic for my shelves - and for my kids to read when they get a little older.
Cheryl R on Jul 9, 2019
required reading
Janice S on Aug 24, 2016
A classic used for English comp
Rhonda A on Mar 2, 2016
SUSAN G on Jul 21, 2022
A classic for my shelves - and for my kids to read when they get a little older.
Cheryl R on Jul 9, 2019
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