Good Morning! I have another new Classic Literature Unit Study and Lapbook! Today’s unit is Gulliver’s Travels Unit Study . This is a great book for young readers as it includes a lot of adventure and fictional fun!

Hope you enjoy it!



Story Summary:

Much like Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver has a need for travel and adventure! When Gulliver first goes off to sea, he has no idea of the strange adventures he’ll find. Travel along with Gulliver as he visits a flying island, a land inhabited by tiny people, and a world ruled by talking horses, and more!

This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the Classic Starts Gulliver’s Travels version as retold from the Jonathan Swift 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 Gulliver’s Travels  Lapbook Video to see more details on this fun literature unit study!

What ages are these units for?

I normally recommend my literature units for elementary level readers grades 1-5. You can assign them out individually to your student so they read on their own, then complete the mini-book assignment for each chapter. There are writing assignments for each chapter as your students answer comprehension questions from the reading. So you’ll just want to make sure they’re comfortable writing. 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! And how fast your child reads through the chapters as well. Each one varies in length, and you can easily modify these units to fit your schedule. So for example, you can assign one chapter per day plus the 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 unit study and 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 22 mini-books plus 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.



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  1. Hi,
    I’m a newbie here. 🙂 We began Expedition Earth this week and love it! I’ve been looking through the literature units and wondered if you recommend a specific publisher/version of the books in the studies? I have many of the books that you have listed here in abridged and unabridged forms. I’m curious if I would be missing anything if I used the ones I already have instead of the same versions you use….?

  2. Hi Erica! I love your ideas in this post. I haven’t tried a lap book before, but this looks like a great way to encourage younger readers to process the story.
    I am in the process of compiling a series on “Studying the Classics” and would love to link my readers to this post if that’s ok?
    Hilary at Wholesome Reads

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