Welcome to day 9 of the 2012 ~ 10 Days of Homeschooling Blog Hop! This year my topic is 10 Days of Classic Literature. Over the 10 day series I am releasing one unit study each day, for a total of 10 units you can go through with your students!
Psst….GIVEAWAY ALERT!…at the end of the blog hop I’ll be offering a Giveaway for the ENTIRE set of Classical Literature unit studies, so make sure to enter at the bottom of this post!
Each unit study contains educational lessons, activities and a fun lap book that your students will work on as they progress through the book. They also include book reports, vocabulary, critical thinking, story timelines, and comprehension. These studies are geared towards grades Kindergarten-4th, but can probably be adapted for older students as well.
I really designed these units to be a fun addition to reading the classics. I didn’t want them to be too stressful for myself or my kiddos, but instead give them something fun to do along with the stories to help them remember what they’ve learned in a fun hands-on way. The lap books included are wonderful for reviewing subject matter, and a great creative interactive homeschooling tool.
And without any further ado…here is today’s unit:
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island is a high-seas adventure set in the eighteenth century, and is the ultimate pirates tale of buried treasure! It is known for its atmosphere, characters, and action. Morality is a key issue in this novel as displayed by the various characters. It chronicles the adventures of young Jim Hawkins as he discovers a legendary pirate treasure map from the infamous Captain Fling. Jim’s friends set up a sea voyage in search of the treasure. As they set sail, mutiny breaks out aboard the Hispaniola, and a race to find the treasure ensues! The story has a series of exciting battles of both strength and wits.
Treasure Island is described as a “swashbuckling tale of heroes and villains” and remains one of the most widely read books in the history of children’s literature.
CAUTION: While never graphic in nature, this story does include quite a bit of sword fights. There are several bad guys, and lots of good ones too, some meeting an early death.
In this unit students will learn all about pirates, clothing, moral codes, pirate ships and more!
They will make their own pirate “booty”, do a character study, learn about parrots, create a secrete treasure map, learn to read a compass, and of course learn some pirate vocabulary!
The units also include forms for predicting story plots, character analysis, identifying the protagonist and antagonist, a story timeline, and a final book report on the novel.
What’s the cost? Each unit is only $2.99!
Can’t wait? You can get the whole set of 10 Classical Literature Units at a discount! Click below:
Since I love to give things away for free, I’m offering a giveaway for all 10 Literature units!
Simple leave a comment below to enter to win! I’ll be choosing 1 winner from all 10 days of comments, so make sure to come back and leave a comment for each study release!
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- The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday April 27, 2012. Winner will be announced by Monday April 30, 2012.
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- Disclosure: I am offering a pack of all 10 unit studies for giveaway on my blog.
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