Review: Sixth Grade Literature Guide Set from Memoria Press

If you are a follower of my blog, you are aware of how essential reading is in our home.  If you aren’t a follower, let me assure you that it is one of the most beloved activities that we do.  My kids ask to stay up late to read, and you know what, I let them.  I am always looking for products that will foster the love of reading that my children have, as well as will challenge them in their comprehension of a story.  This is why I was so excited about being given the opportunity to review the Sixth Grade Literature Guide Set from Memoria Press.

About The Company

Memoria Press was founded by Cheryl Lowe in 1994.  Mrs. Lowe has passed away in 2017, but the company is still a family-run publishing company.  Memoria Press has a goal to “produce simple and easy-to-use classical Christian education materials for home and private schools.” Classical education is a term that some people may not be familiar with.  Click on the Memoria Press logo to learn more about classical education.

About The Product

Sixth Grade Literature Guide Set contains four sets of soft-cover student workbook and teacher guides of the following novels:

“The Adventures of Robin Hood”

The Student Study Guide contains workbook pages for each of the 24 chapters in the story, as well as the prologue and epilogue.  This includes vocabulary words in which students use the context clues of a sentence to determine the meaning of the bold word, comprehension questions, quotations in which the student must read a quotation and answer key questions about it, discussion questions, and enrichment activities.  An appendix is included that has a map of England, map of counties around Sherwood, a glossary of vocabulary words, and three poems “The Barefoot Friar”, “Mendicant Friars and the Strolling Friar’s Song” and “Robin Hood and the Ranger”.

The Teacher’s Guide has teaching guidelines for each of the 24 chapters in the store, as well as the prologue and epilogue and includes the answers to the student guide questions.  An appendix is included that has a map of England, map of counties around Sherwood, a glossary of vocabulary words, and three poems “The Barefoot Friar”, “Mendicant Friars and the Strolling Friar’s Song” and “Robin Hood and the Ranger”. Finally, the teacher’s guide also includes quizzes and a final exam as well as the corresponding answer key.

“The Door in the Wall”

The Student Study Guide contains workbook pages for each of the 10 chapters in the story.  This includes vocabulary words in which students use the context clues of a sentence to determine the meaning of the bold word, comprehension questions, quotations in which the student must read a quotation and answer key questions about it, discussion questions, and enrichment activities. 

The Teacher’s Guide has teaching guidelines for each of the 10 chapters and includes the answers to the student guide questions.  An appendix is also included in the teacher’s guide. The appendix includes two poems “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” and “Untitled” as well as the answer key to the discussion questions.  Finally, the teacher’s guide also includes the midterm and final exam as well as the corresponding answer key.

“King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table”

The Student Study Guide contains a map of Arthurian England, workbook pages for each of the chapter in the four books included in the selection.  This includes vocabulary words in which students use the context clues of a sentence to determine the meaning of the bold word, comprehension questions, quotations in which the student must read a quotation and answer key questions about it, discussion questions, and enrichment activities.  The appendix contains a glossary of vocabulary words, the poem “The Lady of Shalott” and the poem “The Wooing of Sir Keith” and a selection from “Le Morte D’Arthur”.

The Teacher’s Guide has teaching guidelines for each of workbook pages for each of the chapters in the four books, as well as answers to the student guide questions.  An appendix is also included in the teacher’s guide. The appendix contains a glossary of vocabulary words, the poem “The Lady of Shalott” and the poem “The Wooing of Sir Keith” and a selection from “Le Morte D’Arthur”. Finally, the teacher’s guide also includes the quizzes and final exam as well as the corresponding answer key.

“Adam of the Road”

The Student Study Guide contains maps of the British Isles and Southern England.  It also has workbook pages for each of the 23 chapters in the story.  This includes vocabulary words in which students use the context clues of a sentence to determine the meaning of the bold word, comprehension questions, quotations in which the student must read a quotation and answer key questions about it, discussion questions, and enrichment activities.  There is also a section about Meter and Rhyme in Poetry, with examples of poems.  There is also a glossary of vocabulary words from the chapters.

The Teacher’s Guide has teaching guidelines for each of the 23 chapters as well as the maps.  An appendix is also included in the teacher’s guide. The appendix includes the meter and rhyme in poetry and corresponding poems.  There is also an answer key to the discussion questions.  Finally, the teacher’s guide also includes five quizzes, a final exam, and the answer key to each. 

How Did We Use It?

I used this review product with my sixth-grade daughter.  We worked through “The Adventures of Robin Hood.”  Since our review materials did not include the novels, we downloaded them on a tablet for her to read daily.

For the first few lessons, I worked with her, however, as she grew confident in her abilities, I let her work independently and was there for guidance only. We would talk about the discussion questions after each chapter. 

What Did We Think?

A Mom’s Perspective-I liked the independence that my daughter was given.  I also liked the higher-level questioning that was demonstrated in the questions.  I feel as if they helped to foster a deeper understanding of the materials.

A Kid’s Perspective

Kisha-Age 11-I really liked reading the story about Robin Hood.  I learned a little bit about him when I studied the Medieval Ages, but it really neat reading the story about him, I was really sad that he died though.    I had a text-to-self connection with him in that both of our moms are named Joanna.  The student guide was challenging.  I really had to think about the questions that were being asked.  If I didn’t understand something, my mom would help me.  At first, I had to have a lot of help, but as time went on I got better about doing it by myself.

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