Summer 2023 Catalog

LANGUAGE ARTS Literature & Reading Comprehension

The Treasure Trove of Literature, Level 3 Roxanna Hebson, M.A.

To encourage independent study skills, all instructional material in this program is directed to the student. A removable answer key with detailed answers to discussion questions are included in the back of the book. Level 3 introduces new literary topics such as the episodic plot, the narrator, and plot twists. The literary element of theme is explored in various ways. Grades 6–8.

Consumable. 420 pgs. Spiral binding. Softcover. 8½”×11” TTL3 $38.95

It is wrong to use too few words, but it is o � en far worse to use too many.

Literary Connections: Ships A large,  ne sailing vessel, the Hispaniola is an important part of the se � ng of Treasure Island . Have you ever seen a large sailing ship? If so, you know that these ships are magni  cent. Built from wood, with their tall masts and white sails billowing in the wind, sailing vessels from the 1400s–1800s are beau � ful examples of human achievement using materials from God’s world.

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Before the steam engine was invented, ships were powered by wind or by oars. To be powered by the wind, a ship must have sails a � ached to masts. Sailing ships either have square-rigged sails, which means the sails are set perpendicular to the keel, or fore and-a � -rigged sails, which means the sails are set parallel to the keel. (The keel is the backbone of a ship or boat, the beam that runs


Words are valuable and should not be taken for granted. Words can also confuse ma � ers if they are misused.


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along a ship’s bo � om from its front to its back.) The Hispaniola is a schooner, so her sails are fore-and-a � -rigged. (Ships are always referred to as “she” and “her,” not “it.”) Below is a list of ship terms for you to learn or review. Several exci � ng events will take place on board the Hispaniola in the next few chapters, and it will be easier for you to follow what is going on if you

understand the following terms: • Bow: the front of the ship • Stern or A � er-Deck: the back of the ship


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• A � : in the direc � on of the stern • Astern: behind a ship or toward the back of a ship • Starboard: right • Port/Larboard: le � • Keel: the backbone of a ship; the beam that runs along a ship’s bo � om from bow to stern • Cabin: a room for sleeping on a ship; used by the captain, the owner, or passengers (the crew sleep in the forecastle) Bow Starboard Port/Larboard A � /Stern

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• Quarter Deck: a raised deck in the stern of a ship, used mainly by o ffi cers • Forecastle or fo’c’s’le: the forward part of a ship with the crew’s living quarters • Forecastle Deck: a raised deck over the forecastle

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Books studied in Level 3

Recommended Editions

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

ISBN: 9780440227793 ISBN: 9780394820378 ISBN: 9780064405775 ISBN: 9780486815244 ISBN: 9780618260300

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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