We added Progeny Press e-Guides to our summer reading repertoire and excited to review The Scavengers – eGuide! Honestly, I had never heard of this book or Progeny Press before so this was new to me. I am so glad for this opportunity!
This is my first review for Progeny Press so I didn’t know what to expect. However, I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to use, especially the interactive guide.
WHO IS PROGENY PRESS
Progeny Press designs study guides from a Christian perspective. The owners, Michael and Rebecca Gilleland, have a mission to teach children to think clearly and understand literature while relying on scripture for the ultimate truth and values.
Progeny Press has grown from 18 study guides in 1993 to over 115 study guides in 2018. The owners still edit and review each study guide to ensure high-quality standards of literary analysis.
You can learn more about them HERE.
INTERACTIVE STUDY GUIDES
So, why would you want to purchase an Interactive Study Guide? First of all, it reinforces a student’s learning. It gets them to think about the story and it’s outcome instead of flying through it without critical thinking.
When you purchase the eGuide, you get two files. The first file is the interactive guide and the second is an answer key. ‘Interactive’ simply means you can edit the guide, or answer the questions directly in the file. It’s not a static pdf file anymore. How convenient is that?!!! I really loved this feature as it minimizes wasted paper. However, you can still print it if you prefer.
You can buy The Scavengers book directly on their website HERE.
Here’s a quick synopsis of the book. A girl is living in a dystopian world of OutBubble with her family in uncomfortable and dirty conditions. Maggie (aka Ford Falcon) is a great narrator in First Person as a 12-year-old. She is a bit mature, but that would be expected when surrounded by adults and learning to live in an uncertain time. When the going gets tough, Maggie has to make difficult choices and take charge of her unique situation.
I had never heard of The Scavengers Story but my son and I both enjoyed it. He is going into 6th grade, so he’s technically not in middle school (according to the state of PA) but this was certainly at his level. This is a great read for an upper-elementary or middle-school aged daughter as well.
The Scavengers story is quite captivating and a great novel to keep your child’s attention. My son didn’t seem to mind that a girl was the main character. He read the book on his iPad via the Kindle app and then answered the vocabulary and questions on the computer.
We did try to use the interactive feature on the iPad but didn’t have the correct app loaded. It was easy to shift gears and get on the computer to enter the answers. I would suggest if you want your student to answer questions on an iPad, I would suggest confirming you have editable readers such as Adobe Acrobat.
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