Hi everyone! I wanted to share my new Robinson Crusoe Unit Study & Lapbook. Hope you enjoy!



Story Summary:

Robinson Crusoe is an exciting tale of a young and impulsive man named Robinson. He it obsessed with adventure and travel and would like nothing more than to become a sailor. As he ventures out in search of finding his dream, he encounters several action packed adventures! Eventually he finds himself shipwrecked on an island. In this story your student will read all about Robinson’s life as a castaway, and his struggle for survival as seen through his own eyes.

This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the Classic Starts Robinson Crusoe version as retold from the Daniel Defoe original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook chapters will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same, so you should be able to complete the units using any version you choose.


Watch my Robinson Crusoe Lapbook Video to see more information:


What ages are these units for?

I normally recommend my literature units for elementary level readers. You can assign them out individually to your student so they read on their own, then complete the mini-book assignment for each chapter.

Or you can read it together as a group if you have younger readers, then have them complete the mini-book assignments when you’re done with each chapter.

How long does the literature unit take?

That really depends on your child’s reading speed, and how many chapters there are in the book! Each one varies, and you can easily modify these units to fit your schedule. So for example, you can assign a chapter per day plus associated mini-book assignments, or you can have them do 2-3/week. It’s totally up to you, your schedule, and your student.

What’s included in the Unit Study?

Each unit includes everything you need to complete the Robinson Crusoe lapbook with the exception of the book itself and the file folders.

The download includes a teacher’s manual with the daily reading assignments, along with the comprehension questions and answers for each chapter. This makes it much easier for you to help your students even if you haven’t read the book yourself!



There is also one mini-book for each chapter in the book. Inside your student will answer a comprehension question that relates directly to the chapter they’ve just read. Some assignments include vocabulary words, mapping the voyage, and completing the mini-reports.



For older students:

This unit includes 5 reports that your students can complete. If you have older readers, have them do these reports to make the unit a bit more challenging. If you have younger readers, you might prefer to ask the questions verbally so they aren’t having to write a report.

The reports include:

  • Story Facts (Setting, Main Plot, Main Characters)
  • Protagonist vs. Antagonist
  • Prediction Sheet
  • My Book Report
  • Book vs. Movie
  • Storyboard timeline

As you read through the book, each chapter has a mini-book with comprehension questions for your student to complete.



This unit has 20 mini-books including a vocabulary mini-book full of terms to learn throughout the story.



Then on the backside of the lapbook, I added a pocket to the backside where you can store the reports and story timeline.



Get your copy today and start learning with classic literature! 


Looking for more unit studies? Check out these links!




For more lapbook tutorials:


Win it!

Of course you know I love to give back to my readers, so I’m offering 1 of these units free for one of you! Enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I am really excited to use this lap book, but after reading through both the original and the Classic Starts version, I decided that I would find a different abridgment. Normally I like Classic Starts and I own several, but Robinson Crusoe is a book about a man who finds God in his isolation and comes to know and love Him. The abridgment takes God out of the story. I still think the retelling is interesting, but you lose the value of seeing Robinson learn to be grateful in his circumstances and to feel happier in isolation than in human society because he came closer to God. You also miss all of the Bible references. I am glad that I had two different ages to deal with or I wouldn’t have read the original to sync our unit, and I wouldn’t have known what was taken out. Thanks for all you do!

    Meliah Lindsay

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.