Summer 2023 Catalog


Literature & Reading Comprehension

LEVEL My First 1 2 3 4 Types of Activities in The Treasure Trove of Literature My First 1 2 3 4 LEVEL

Vocabulary • • • • • Vocabulary words and definitions are provided for the student in My First Treasure Trove and Levels 1 & 2. In Levels 3 & 4, the student is directed to write the definitions of three words from the reading that he is unfamiliar with. • • • • • Reading Review Questions help the student recall what he has read and ensure that he has comprehended the reading. • • • • • Several times per week, the student will explore the literary craft the author has used to write the book. Topics covered include setting, characters, plot, theme, alliteration, simile, personification, irony, conflict, and perspective. Visualizing What You Have Read • • • • • In Levels 1 & 2, the student is asked to draw an illustration after each reading assignment. These illustrations are not about creating fine art, but about helping the student to visualize and remember what he has read. • • • • • Oral narration assignments in Levels 3 & 4 involve more advanced thinking skills than reading review questions because they require the student to organize his thoughts. The act of narration also requires the student to visualize the events he is retelling and helps to cement the story in the student’s memory. • • • • • Literary Connections in Levels 3 & 4 explore various topics from geography, history, music, and more that are relevant to the reading. To read an independent review by Cathy Duffy, go to and search for “Treasure Trove.” Reading Review Questions Literary Studies Oral Narration Literary Connections

Discussion Questions • • • • • Weekly Discussion Questions require the student to think critically and to make connections to his own life. A detailed parent’s guide to discussion questions is provided. Character Quality & Role Model • • • • • This section focuses on a virtuous character trait exemplified in the reading and explores what the Bible says about the character trait, how the saints practiced it, and how the student can practice the trait.  Games, Projects, & Activities • • • • • A wide variety of optional activities—including crafts, art activities, and research projects—are suggested each week. The hands-on activities expand on what was read and bring the book to life for the student through memorable experiences. • • • • • Each book study in Levels 1–4 concludes with a final project. These projects range from inventing a character for a new Father Brown mystery story to building a model fort and using it to explain the plot of Madeleine Takes Command . • • • • • Each book study concludes with ideas for a final celebration. Food, music, and activities are suggested that fit the time period or theme of the book. The final celebration is an ideal opportunity for the student to display his final project.  Final Projects Birthday-cake Final Celebration

“T HIS literature curriculum is one-of-a-kind fantastic. I have shared my love for it with many of my homeschooling friends and find the discussion questions, virtue study, and hands-on activities so helpful in bringing the books to life for the kids.” — Ann, MN


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