The Magician’s Nephew is (chronologically) the first book of C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia. The story follows the adventures of Digory and Polly, who are sent by Digory’s wicked uncle on a quest that takes them to “the wood between the worlds”. From there, they plunge into different worlds, meeting several characters along the way — including Jadis, the Witch, and Aslan, the Lion.
The Teacher Guide contains the answers to the Student Guide (sold separately) and the Quizzes and Tests.
Children who are asked to read slightly above their comfort level will develop into superior readers. This reading program for grades 2-7 continues the development of reading skills through the selections listed above. Reading is not a passive activity for pleasure. Reading requires an active, discriminating mind that is challenged to think, compare, and contrast. Students who have been challenged by good literature will never be satisfied with the poor-quality books that are so readily available today.
Literature study guides train students to become active readers. These guides focus on vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, and composition skills. Each lesson includes a word study to help students build vocabulary. The comprehension questions challenge students to consider what they have read, identify the important content of each story, and compose clear, concise answers (a difficult skill at any age). Writing is thinking, and good questioning stimulates the child to think and write.
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