An Easy-to-Use Literature Program with Hands-On Activities
The Treasure Trove of Literature, Level 3 guides students through five classic works of children's literature: The Door in the Wall, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Endless Steppe, Treasure Island, and The Hobbit. (See list of recommended editions here.)
The Treasure Trove of Literature, Level 3 includes:
- Vocabulary assignments;
- Reading comprehension questions;
- Oral narration assignments;
- Literary elements: setting, character, plot, and theme;
- Literary devices (hyperbole, perspective, plot twists, and more);
- Literary connections
- Weekly questions for individual or group discussion;
- Six studies of virtuous character qualities and saintly role models;
- Weekly hands-on activities;
- Final project for each book.
Level 3 builds upon Level 1 and Level 2 by challenging students to practice the skills needed to understand works of literature on their own. For example, instead of providing definitions for challenging vocabulary, Level 3 directs the student to write the definitions of three words from the chapter that he is unfamiliar with. This assignment gives the student an active role in expanding his vocabulary and helps him develop the habit of looking up words he does not know the meaning of.
Another development in Level 3 is the introduction of Literary Connections. These sections explore various topics—geography, history, music, and more—that are relevant to the reading. Understanding these connections helps students gain a more thorough understanding of the reading and also helps students develop the skill of making connections between literature and other aspects of life.
Level 3 also includes regular oral narration assignments (approximately every other lesson, alternating with reading review questions). Oral narration, an activity in which the student retells in his own words what he has just read, involves more advanced thinking skills than reading review questions. If your student is new to oral narration, detailed instructions and tips are included in the book.
Character Quality Studies occur less frequently in Level 3 than in Level 1 and Level 2. The authors of the classic works of literature in this program excel at instilling moral lessons in non-overt ways through the characters, plots, and themes of the stories. Level 3 focuses on drawing out these lessons to show how good literature inspires and teaches moral lessons.
The Treasure Trove of Literature, Level 3 does not have a separate Guidebook and Notebook; instead, everything is included in a single consumable worktext. To encourage independent study skills, all instructional material is directed to the student. A removable answer key, including a detailed parent's guide to discussion questions, is included in the back of the worktext. Level 3 is recommended for sixth grade, but could be used by older students, up to eighth grade.
Level 3 Worktext: 420 pgs. 8½”×11” Spiral binding. Softcover.
Recommended core text in CHC Lesson Plans: Sixth Grade. Tour this title in the Sixth Grade Interactive Guide!
About the Author
Since 2009, Roxanna Hebson has dedicated herself to homeschooling. Originally from Florida, she now lives in Colorado with her husband and their four children. She earned a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities from the University of West Florida. She has enjoyed leading literature and writing classes through various homeschool groups. In particular, Roxanna loves combining hands-on activities with rich literary experiences.