Treasure Island Study Guide




Jim Hawkins is just a boy trying to do the best he can running an inn with his widowed mother when adventure and danger literally walk through the door in the form of a pirate! He is left with a treasure map and the warning, “Beware the one-legged man!”

Jim goes sailing in search of treasure with Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and Captain Smollett. Put under the tutelage of the ship’s cook, Long John Silver, Jim learns much of the sea-faring life and gains a great friend. But where treasure is concerned, honor and friendship can be held cheap. As they near the island, the ship’s crew mutinies, and Jim has to decide where his loyalties are and what it means to be honorable.

Set sail aboard the Hispaniola with the fearless Jim and the formidable Long John Silver!

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Through this exciting classic pirate story, students will learn:

About the Author: Learn about Robert Louis Stevenson.

Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.

Literary Techniques: Mood, foreshadow, dialect, synonym, pace, transition, stereotype, idiom, simile, descriptive language, hubris, point of view, dictionary, poetic justice, irony, ambiguity, parallelism, anthropomorphism, cliffhanger, characterization, dynamic vs. static, symbolism, main character, conflict, complication, theme, dramatic structure.

Moral Lessons and Character Values:  Courage, peer pressure, discretion, advice, fear, discouragement, God is with us, doing good, eternal life, death, mercy.

Activities and Writing Assignments:  Coins, ships, writing, pirates, maps, art, sea shanties, biographies, essays.

Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Treasure Island  by Robert Louis Stevenson.

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

Features and Benefits of the study guide

Printed Workbook Format

  • Large 8.5×11 format is convenient to read and easy on the eyes
  • Every question has plenty of whitespace for student’s answers
  • Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
  • Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
  • Provides a permanent record of the student’s work
  • Convenient, removable answer key included for the teacher!
Recommended Grade Level: 7-10 (9-10 British Literature)
Setting: England, 18th-19th Century
Workbook ISBN: 978-1-58609-524-6
CD ISBN: 978-1-58609-525-3
Study Guide Author: Joy Hardin
For the Book By: Robert Louis Stevenson
Study Guide Page Count: 63 pages

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .5 in
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