Having a child who struggles with reading comprehension makes reading especially challenging. There are many frustrations not with the reading itself, but in the understanding of what is being read, the meaning behind it — all things comprehension. We have been looking for visual aids to assist with reading comprehension, and were pleased for a chance to review the Indian in the Cupboard E-Guide from Progeny Press.
About Progeny Press
Progeny Press is a faith-based company which makes Study Guides and Interactive E-Guides for literature from lower elementary through high school. Each level has several great literature titles to choose from. Their mission is to “To teach our children to think clearly, to understand literature, and to rely on the scripture for truth and values, and enjoy themselves while they do it!”
About The Indian In The Cupboard E-Guide
For the purpose of this review, I received one Indian In The Cupboard Interactive E-Guide which was downloaded in PDF format to my computer. I also received a separate PDF download of the Answer Key. Each chapter in the E-Guide contains:
- Questions (taken from each chapter)
- Thinking About The Story
- Dig Deeper
*The book is not included and needed to be purchased.
How We Used The Product
I assigned my son 1-2 chapters to read a day, about twice a week. Some chapters are longer than others, and some of the E-Guide content is longer than others. What I love about the E-Guide is that it is interactive, meaning my son was able to type and save his answers directly on the screen as he worked through it. Here are a couple of screenshots of completed pages. Please excuse the image quality.
I allowed my son to answer the questions as he read, rather than making him wait until he completed the reading and try to remember what he read. For the most part, he did well with the vocabulary and majority of the questions. He did struggle with some of the questions, putting his answers into the write words, as well as some of the Digging Deeper, which has to do with scripture.
As far as the book itself, he really enjoyed reading it.
I think the Progeny Press Interactive E-Guides are a wonderful way for children to study literature. For my son, we definately enjoyed using it, although we didn’t finish it. I am going to be purchasing additional Interactive E-Guides to incorporate into our next school year. I will be trying out the middle elementary level, since my son is still a bit behind in comprehension skills.
If you are a looking for a fun and interactive way to learn literature, give the Progeny Press Interactive E-guides a try. They are easy to use and your child will enjoy reading and learning along with the help of the guide.
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