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The Treasure Trove of Literature

Literature of Treasure Trove The And the Art of Understanding It by Roxanna Hebson

Level 3

The Treasure Trove of Literature, 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). 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 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 titles: The Door in the Wall, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Endless Steppe, Treasure Island, and The Hobbit 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); • Weekly questions for individual or group discussion; • Six studies of virtuous character qualities and saintly role models; Designed for independent study—no prior literary knowledge needed by the parent!

• Weekly hands-on activities; • Final project for each book.

Level 3 Worktext: 420 pgs. 8½”×11” Spiral binding. Softcover. TTL3 $38.95

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