I grew up reading The Chronicles of Narnia Series, and passed that love on to my children. Have you read these in your home? You can turn the books into a great learning experience with study guides, unit studies and Narnia worksheets.
Anyone else a C.S. Lewis fan?
The first chapter book that I ever read was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I couldn’t believe what I was reading! There was a talking lion, magical creatures, and a wardrobe that transported children to a magical land. I knew I would be forever sucked into the wonderful world of Narnia.
When my first born was old enough I bought the complete set for him hoping he would love it as much as I did when I was his age. I was right. He was also a young reader when he started the series.
Why should you read The Chronicles of Narnia?
The Chronicles of Narnia can be a great read aloud for your homeschool and family. The books make for some thoughtful book discussions.
The series is a great piece of literature with deep stories, characterization and plot. They draw you in to a magical world and make you feel the emotions that the characters are feeling.
C.S. Lewis was a Christian and The Chronicles of Narnia is is an allegory. There are many theological symbols woven beautifully within the story line. The main one being Aslan who is portrayed as Jesus.
It is full of action and adventure which boys and girls will love. It will hold the attention of your entire family no matter their ages.
How many books are in The Chronicles of Narnia series?
There are seven books in this well-loved series: The Magician’s Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle.
What is the correct order for The Chronicles of Narnia books to be read?
The first book many people normally pick up to read is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, since that was the first book that was written. However, that is not the correct chronological order.
C.S. Lewis wrote the series completely out of order and the books were published at different times. Once they were all complete he shared the best order they should be read in.
Read more about the correct order on the C.S. Lewis website in this article: The Narnian Order of Things.
The Chronicles of Narnia Order:
If you want to read the books in the true chronological order you would read them this way:
- The Magician’s Nephew
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
- The Horse and His Boy
- Prince Caspian
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
- The Silver Chair
- The Last Battle
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Free Printables for The Chronicles of Narnia Books:
We have gathered up lots of printables that can go with each book in the series to enhance the learning. There are unit studies, vocabulary word worksheets, reading comprehension questions, discussion questions, lapbooks and more. Notice we have put them in chronological order.
The Magician’s Nephew
The Magician’s Nephew Story Study Lapbook – Lots of cute little mini books to create your own lapbook.
Cursive Copywork – Practice your handwriting skills with copywork from the book.
Chapter Summary Questions – Reading comprehension questions for each chapter in the book.
Create Your Own Quiz – Questions from the book that you can use to generate your own quizzes and tests for after reading the book.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Lapbook – This lapbook is a great addition to a study on the book. Keep track of what you have learned with the fun printable mini books.
Into the Wardrobe Lesson Plans – Great lesson plans to help you teach
Sparknotes for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Great literary analysis and breakdown of the book.
Classroom Activity Guide – Discussion questions and journal writing prompts for the book.
Narnia Unit Study – Learn about Narnia, C.S. Lewis and the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe with this unit study full of resources.
The Horse and His Boy
The Horse and His Boy Lapbook – There are mini foldable books that go along with every single chapter. Put your final books together in one nice lapbook.
Quiz for the book – Online comprehension quiz for the book.
Study Guide and Character List – Learn about the characters in the story with this free study guide and character breakdown.
Ideas for Reports and Papers – Teaching guide to help with ideas for your students to write reports and papers on The Horse and His Boy.
Prince Caspian Reading Journal and Worksheets – Printable reading journal and worksheets with questions and answers for each chapter.
Book Report Worksheet – Easy fill in the answers worksheet to help your kids put together their own book report for the book.
Activity Sheets – Prince Caspian puzzle worksheets and coloring pages
Vocabulary Word Worksheets – Vocabulary words for each chapter.
Reading Comprehension Questions – Comprehension questions that go with every chapter in the book.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Voyage of the Dawn Treader Lapbook – This is a fun lapbook with mini books to fill out and put together.
Reading Comprehension Questions – Printable questions for each chapter in the book.
Novel Study – This novel study includes vocabulary and definitions, reading comprehension and writing activities.
Unit Study and Craft Ideas – Very well thought out unit study with great craft ideas to go along with it.
Word Search – After reading the book, you can do a fun word search with names from the book.
The Silver Chair
The Silver Chair Unit Study – Free unit study to go along with the book. There are individual downloads for each chapter.
Reading Comprehension Questions – Questions to test your children’s comprehension for each chapter in the book.
Literature Unit Study Ideas – Great ideas and resources for a unit study to go along with the book.
Word Search – This word search covers words and themes in the book.
Book Analysis and Study Guide – Summary of the book with a study guide.
The Last Battle
Reading Comprehension Questions – There are reading comprehension questions to go along with each chapter in the book.
Word Search – Word search with words from the book.
Book Analysis and Study Guide – Free summary and analysis of the book with a study guide.
Chronicles of Narnia Coloring Pages and Narnia Maps
Chronicles of Narnia Coloring Pages – Coloring pages for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe book.
Themed Coloring Pages – There are coloring pages of the battle, the Pevensie family, Prince Caspian,
10 Free Coloring Pages – More coloring pages of the children and scenes from Narnia.
Map of Narnia – This is a map from the movie to download.
Dawn Treader Map – Map that follows the Dawn Treader’s voyage.
Silver Chair Map – Map from the stories in the Silver Chair.
More resources on C.S. Lewis and Narnia:
Narnia Activities and Ideas – There are coloring pages, character studies, printable posters, crossword puzzles and more.
Study Guides to the work of C.S. Lewis – This is an excellent resource for free educator guides to various books in the series with lesson plan ideas and answer keys.
The Chronicles of Narnia Classroom Activity Guide – Discussion questions for the books and writing prompts for further literary exploration.
C.S. Lewis Quotes for Copywork Pages – Practice your handwriting while copying memorable quotes by C.S. Lewis.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!