just have to say, of all the Home School Adventure Co. products we’ve reviewed, The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions is blessing us the most.
We throughly enjoyed The Wise Woman Review.
We were expected to cover at least one chapter per week during the review period. We covered a chapter a day! We really enjoyed the text and Q&A and discussion time together. It was great mother-daughter bonding.
The text of The Wise Woman is by George MacDonald, a Christian minister, author, and poet (1824-1905). We love the story of a lost princess and only stumbled over a few sentences with difficult syntax. It was delightful and hard to put down to do other work. We read a chapter each day and completed the questions together. It didn’t even feel like work!
I used my comb binder and printed off the books to make things easier for us. The pdf is editable, so students can type their answers right in the file if they choose.
Fourteen chapters with 16-24 literary analysis questions after each – and vocabulary pages for language review make this study quite comprehensive.
Who says developing critical thinking skills requires dry and somber study?
Liz sees herself in this too much, to her chagrin. I love it. And she’s really really thinking and learning lots about herself. Thanks, Stacy!
For a question chapter 11, number 7:
If Rosamund made The Shepherdess miserable, why did she cry when she sent her away?
Liz answered: “The Shepherdess cried because she was a bad mother.”
I asked: “So, does that make me a failure as a mother?”
Then Liz stammered and stuttered and realized she had made some progress herself, but still had a long way to go for heart change, similar to Agnes and Rosamund showing external change but internal was more difficult to grasp. Liz quickly backed up and assured me that I am a good mother, unlike the Queen or Shepherdess, who were too indulgent. She told me that I do try to teach and train her and her siblings, and she admitted she doesn’t always listen or try hard enough to learn or obey.
It was an awesome mama moment.
I have been so pleased to see Liz mature over the course of going through this study with me. She was sullen and disagreeable in the beginning and saw herself in the two characters immediately, much to her horror. She has shown great improvement in her behavior and attitude lately and I am so, so happy to see it.
She’s a natural leader and reading this text and doing the analysis together really helped us work through some heart issues and prune our thoughts and attitudes.
I love literary lessons. This is a perfect lesson for readers!
We were sad when it ended. And I love the ending, but I won’t tell!
$28.95 for print and $14.95 for Ebook Download (Additional shipping charge for international orders.)
For read aloud and discussion as a family: ages 9-11. For ages 12 and up, also great for family discussion and/or parental/teacher guidance. High schoolers can do this on their own.