8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Reading and Writing
Gather information about a character using point, evidence and explanation, build vocabulary, and write descriptive sentences.
May 7, 2018
Treasure Island World File
Treasure Island world in Minecraft to support lessons.
My Shore Adventure
Lesson plan and additional resources.
This series of lessons is designed to help teach English Language Arts concepts through the study of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.
Reading and Responding
Children listen to the extended extract from Treasure Island and follow the text.
They then re-read the text with a partner taking turns to read a paragraph and helping each other with any difficult vocabulary.
Working together, the children highlight any phrases that tell them about the character of Jim. These can be sentences where meaning is direct or where it is inferred. Discussion and feedback.
Role On The Wall Activity
Additional supporting activities can be found in the attached zip file.
Start by loading the attached Minecraft world file.
Immersive Activity 1: Scavenger Hunt
Students go to CHEST 1 in the game and pick up and read the book inside.
Find as many of these items as you can and be the first team back!
- A compass
- Leather armor
- As good a tool as possible
- As good a weapon as possible
- A piece of cooked food
- A melon
- A pumpkin
- A jewel
- Catch and tame a parrot
- Catch a fish.”
Immersive Activity 2: Compass Challenge
Students go to CHEST 2 in the game and pick up the compass.
For this challenge they must locate each point of the compass by finding it on beacons around the island.
Collect the coins and write down the phrases on a sheet of paper.
Students should look up or work out the meaning of any words you do not know.
Discuss how Jim’s experience of the Island in the book compares to their experience inside of the game. What places can they see on the map? What did Jim see in his account? What did you see when you visited the Island in the game?
Teacher models how to write a paragraph with fronted adverbials to sequence events in the correct order. Discuss importance of flow and that not every sentence should start with a fronted adverbial – include examples in the model that don’t. This paragraph will be the second paragraph following on from the description of the island and, as such, teacher will need to discuss how to link the first and second paragraph so that the piece reads well.
Children write their own paragraph about of what they did on the Island,
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The Time Machine (Activity 2)
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The Time Machine (Activity 3)
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Ship-Trap Island (Part 3)
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Un livre numérique animé avec Minecraft
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The Man of the Island
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