Veritas Press Literature Guides

Is it really necessary to have a guide accompanying your child’s literature? Can’t they benefit from simply reading the book? Simply reading books is beneficial, yes, but only if you know how to read them. The more you can read between the lines, think critically, and retain information, the more you gain from reading. Until you know how to do this, reading is fairly pointless. These guides are dedicated to teaching your child to effectively comprehend and benefit from books, as well as increase their love of reading. With factual and analytical questions to help your child asses the book and activities to help your child enjoy the experience and enforce what they’ve learned, Veritas’ Comprehension Guides are an excellent foundation in intelligent reading that will set the stage well for later studies.

How Do These Work?

These Comprehension Guides are intended for children ages 5-13. Though they range in difficulty level from Milly-Molly-Mandy to The Lord of the Rings, the format for all the guides is the same. A list of questions for each chapter of the book focuses on helping your child remember facts and analyze the story. In addition to comprehension questions, there are several activities for each chapter, from recipes to research activities to art projects.For example, you'll cook Turkish Delight and make a model of the Dawn Treader when you read the Narnia books, and you'll decipher elvish runes when studying The Hobbit. With answers to the comprehension questions in the back of the book, it is feasible that older children can go through this guide on their own. However, especially for the younger children, parental guidance is suggested for checking answers and helping with the activities.

Our Honest Opinion:

From making a Little House on the Prairie breakfast to analyzing reality TV according to Fahrenheit 451, the activities and questions in these guides are ideal for helping kids understand and enjoy what they’ve read. Though this makes an excellent companion for younger children’s reading, we don’t recommend that it be used as a literature course for the older grades. The projects and factual questions are perfect for younger kids, making it easy for them to remember what they’ve read and learned.Veritas Press tends to be aggressive academically, so while we list their grade level recommendations in the list below, we think it’s quite alright if you use them in slightly later grades.But if you’re looking for a literature course for an older child, you might want something with a little more depth. For a literature program for older students, Veritas Press’Omnibusis the next step up from these Comprehension guides.

KINDERGARTEN
  • Kindergarten Favorites
FIRST GRADE (and up)
  • First Favorites Volumes 1 & 2
SECOND GRADE (and up)
  • More Favorites
  • Baby Island
  • Boxcar Children
  • Little House in the Big Woods
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • Milly-Molly-Mandy
  • Pinocchio
  • Railway Children
  • Winnie-the-Pooh
THIRD GRADE (and up)
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Black Ships Before Troy
  • Book of Fairy Tales (Grimm)
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Chronicles of Narnia
  • Homer Price
  • Misty of Chincoteague
  • Peter Pan
  • Story of the Treasure Seekers
  • Stuart Little
FOURTH GRADE (and up)
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Dangerous Journey
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  • Hobbit
  • Mary Poppins
  • Robin Hood
  • Story of Rolf & the Viking Bow
  • Twenty-One Balloons
FIFTH GRADE (and up)
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Blackthorn Winter
  • Heidi
  • Secret Garden
  • Susan Creek
  • Squalls Before War
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • Treasure Island
  • Where the Red Fern Grows
SIXTH GRADE (and up)
  • Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Call of the Wild & White Fang
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Jungle Book
  • Little Women
  • Lord of the Rings

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Comprehension Guide
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by Chris Oberholtzer & Ned Bustard
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Comprehension Guide
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Anne of Green Gables - Comprehension Guide
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Around the World in Eighty Days - Comprehension Guide
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by Jonathan Daughtrey & Ned Bustard
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for 6th-9th grade
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Baby Island - Comprehension Guide
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$13.95
Black Ships Before Troy - Comprehension Guide
by Adam Kuliszewski
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$13.95
Blackthorn Winter - Comprehension Guide
by Marlin & Laurie Detweiler
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$13.95
Boxcar Children - Comprehension Guide
by Deb Chapin
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for 2nd-5th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Call of the Wild & White Fang - Comprehension Guide
by Ned Bustard
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for 6th-9th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Comprehension Guide
by Laurie Detweiler
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for 4th-7th grade
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$13.95 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Charlotte's Web - Comprehension Guide
by Laurie Detweiler
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for 3rd-6th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Chronicles of Narnia - Comprehension Guide
by Ned Bustard
from Veritas Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$24.95
Dangerous Journey - Comprehension Guide
by Emily Fischer
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for 4th-7th grade
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$13.95
Fahrenheit 451 - Comprehension Guide
by Ned Bustard
from Veritas Press
for 6th-9th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm - Comprehension Guide
by Emily Fischer
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for 3rd-6th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
First Favorites Volume 1 - Comprehension Guide
by Laurie Detweiler
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$21.95
First Favorites Volume 2 - Comprehension Guide
by Laurie Detweiler
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$21.95
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - Comprehension Guide
by Emily Fischer
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for 4th-7th grade
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$13.95
Heidi - Comprehension Guide
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by Ginny Walls
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for 5th-8th grade
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$13.95
Hobbit - Comprehension Guide
by Emily Fischer
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for 4th-7th grade
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$13.95
Homer Price - Comprehension Guide
by Laurie Detweiler
from Veritas Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Jungle Book - Comprehension Guide
by Jonathan Daughtrey
from Veritas Press
for 6th-9th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Kindergarten Favorites
by Laurie Detweiler
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$19.95
Little House in the Big Woods - Comprehension Guide
by Deb Chapin
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for 2nd-5th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Little House on the Prairie - Comprehension Guide
by Deb Chapin
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for 2nd-5th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Little Women - Comprehension Guide
by Leslie & Carey Anne Bustard
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for 6th-9th grade
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$13.95
Lord of the Rings - Comprehension Guide
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by Ned Bustard
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Mary Poppins - Comprehension Guide
by Ned Bustard
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$13.95
Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook - Comprehension Guide
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by Deb Chapin
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for 2nd-5th grade
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$13.95
Misty of Chincoteague - Comprehension Guide
by Laurie Detweiler
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for 3rd-6th grade
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$13.95
More Favorites - Comprehension Guide
by Laurie Detweiler
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for 2nd-3rd grade
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$19.95
Peter Pan - Comprehension Guide
by Ned Bustard
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Fantasy for 3rd-5th grade
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$13.95
Pinocchio - Comprehension Guide
by Deb Chapin & Laurie Detweiler
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for 2nd-5th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Railway Children - Comprehension Guide
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for 2nd-6th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Robin Hood - Comprehension Guide
by Diane Coleman
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for 4th-7th grade
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Secret Garden - Comprehension Guide
by Laurie Detweiler
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for 5th-8th grade
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$13.95
Squalls Before War - Comprehension Guide
by Ned Bustard
from Veritas Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow - Comprehension Guide
by Emily Fischer
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for 4th-7th grade
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Story of the Treasure Seekers - Comprehension Guide
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by Ginny Walls
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for 3rd-6th grade
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$13.95
Stuart Little - Comprehension Guide
by Ginny Walls
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for 3rd-5th grade
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$13.95
Susan Creek - Comprehension Guide
by Laurie Detweiler
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for 5th-8th grade
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$13.95
Swiss Family Robinson - Comprehension Guide
by Jameson & Laurie Detweiler
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for 5th-8th grade
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$13.95
Treasure Island - Comprehension Guide
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by Ned Bustard
from Veritas Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Twenty-One Balloons - Comprehension Guide
by Emily Fischer
from Veritas Press
for 4th-7th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Where the Red Fern Grows - Comprehension Guide
by Shea Foster & Laurie Detweiler
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for 5th-8th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Winnie the Pooh - Comprehension Guide
by Ned Bustard
from Veritas Press
for 2nd-4th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95