Course Description

We take a close look at the competing characters of Treasure Island during this 4-lesson course. Treasure maps, pirate gold, and a novel originally written for young adults make this an enjoyable, accessible tale. The lectures center on details of the work, discussing its structure and style, and investigating the themes raised by the work in light of its context and authorship. Miss Cara also introduces the characteristics of a bildungsroman novel and leads the students in applying the analysis skills learned in Unit 1: Literary Analysis round out this unit.

Prerequisite: Unit 1 Literary Analysis

Author & Educator

Cara Shelton

Miss Cara received a Bachelor of Arts in English from CSU, Northridge, where she graduated magna cum laude. A lifelong bibliophile, Miss Cara has been teaching Literature and English Composition courses for over twenty years now, finding that getting students talking about Literature is just as rewarding as reading it! Outside of the classroom, Miss Cara and her husband are co-ringmasters of their own "Family Circus," recently having graduated the last of their children from their own homeschool. Author of several children's books, and co-author of a set of devotional books (with her sister), Miss Cara is excited to provide literature courses that will empower parents, teachers, and students to take education into their own hands!Not all Rigor is Mortis!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome/Intro to Treasure Island: Unit - Treasure Island: Week 1

    • TeacherGuide_Week1

    • UnitTI_Discussion1

    • Story Element Diagram_Treasure Island

    • Treasure Island Unit Vocabulary List

    • Treasure Island Homework, Week 1

    • How to Mark a Book_RCRRQuestions

  • 2

    Unit - Treasure Island: Week 2

    • Unit: Treasure Island, TeacherGuide_Week 2

    • Reading Comprehension Quiz, Treasure Island Pt 1

    • Unit - Treasure Island, Discussion 2.1

    • Treasure Island Unit Vocab Phrases

    • Character Analysis_TI

    • Hispaniola_KnowYourShip

    • UnitTI_Discussion 2.2

    • Treasure Island Homework, Week 2

  • 3

    Unit - Treasure Island: Week 3

    • TeacherGuide_Week3TI

    • ReadCompQzLesson3TI

    • Unit - Treasure Island, Discussion 3.1

    • Vocabulary Crossword

    • SeaChanty

    • Unit - TI_Discussion 3.2

    • UnitTI-Homework3

  • 4

    Unit - Treasure Island: Week 4

    • TeacherGuide_Week4

    • Unit- Treasure Island, Discussion

    • Reading Comp Quiz Lesson 4

    • PirateBingo

    • PirateVocabQuiz

    • SimilesandMetaphorsWorksheet