8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Reading and Writing
Read and respond to the text, use the map from the book to find buried treasure in Minecraft.
September 26, 2019
Treasure Island World File
Treasure Island world in Minecraft to support lessons.
LITCRAFT uses the popular Minecraft gaming platform to build accurate scale models of authorial maps from classic works of literature.
Treasure Island Minecraft world file for Java editions of Minecraft.
The Treasure Hunt
Full lesson plan and additional activities.
Treasure Island Excerpts
Excerpts from Treasure Island to support activities.
This series of lessons is designed to help teach English Language Arts concepts through the study of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.
Reading aloud/shared reading of extended extract ‘The Treasure Hunt’
Children re-read the longer extract with their partner taking turns to read a paragraph and helping each other with any difficult vocabulary.
Students are expected to respond using the point, evidence, explanation prompt.
Additional supporting activities can be found in the attached PDF file.
Hunt for Treasure
Start by loading the Treasure Island Minecraft world file found in the resources section.
Book in chest 4 at start point: instructions
Search for Treasure.
Like the pirates you are now going to hunt for the treasure.
Using the map of Treasure Island from the book, find the three sites where X marks the spot (and other interesting sites). Bring back as much loot as you can.
You will receive a bonus 5 golden nuggets value for each of the following:
How would it feel to discover a treasure trove? What would you do with such a cache? Keep it hidden? Move it somewhere safe? Spend it?
Look for and read the books in the first (main) treasure site and inside the chest at Ben Gunn's cave.
Follow-up writing activity:
Children write a newspaper report based on Ben Gunn’s journal account of the theft of the treasure and the pirates’ reactions to discovering the treasure had been stolen.
*This writing activity should develop over a sequence of lessons and include engagement with examples of newspaper reports, sentence level development work and modelling of good practice.
Simpler follow up: Children read Ben Gunn’s journal account and write a summary of it.
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