The Treasure Trove of Literature and the Art of Understanding It, Level 3

Literature & Reading Comprehension


Literature, Grade 6

Lead your student to understand and love literature with this hands-on, Catholic program! The easy-to-use program guides the student through The Door in the Wall, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Endless Steppe, Treasure Island, and The Hobbit.

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An Easy-to-Use Literature Program with Hands-On Activities

This easy-to-use program consists of a worktext guiding students to understand, enjoy, and be enriched by five classic works of children’s literature:

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)
  • Literary Connections (studies in geography, history, music, and more referenced in the readings)
  • Weekly questions for individual or group discussion
  • Six studies of virtuous character qualities and saintly role models
  • Weekly hands-on activities
  • Final project for each book

Level 3 builds upon Levels 1 and 2 by presenting more in-depth instruction and including more advanced activities for maturing learners. This level challenges students to practice the skills needed to understand works of literature on their own (for example, looking up their own vocabulary words). To encourage independent study, all instructions are directed to the student.

Removable parent resources include:

  • complete answer key
  • detailed guide to discussion questions

Level 3 does not have a separate Guidebook and Notebook; everything is included in a single worktext. To encourage independent study, all instructions are directed to the student.

Recommended for grades 6-8. The program is designed to be completed in one year, but it could be completed over a longer period. A daily schedule for this program is available in CHC Lesson Plans for Sixth Grade.

The Treasure Trove of Literature, Level 3 includes detailed studies of the following five books:

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli—15 lessons
Recommended Edition: ISBN 9780440227793
This short, meaningful book about a crippled boy living in the Middle Ages provides a chance to review literary concepts introduced in Levels 1 and 2.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Main Literary Devices: Character Arc, Symbolism, Theme, Dialect, Flashback, Onomatopoeia, Personification, Simile, Alliteration, Imagery

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster—30 lessons
Recommended Edition: ISBN 9780394820378
This fantasy tale about the value of education is full of word play, symbolism, and allegory. The student will keep track of the lessons the main character learns on a decorated map of “Milo’s Milestones.”
Genre: Fantasy
Main Literary Devices: Character Arc, Theme, Paronomasia (Pun), Idiom, Allegory, Symbolism, Point of View, Perspective, Oxymoron, Irony, Paradox

The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig—30 lessons
Recommended Edition: ISBN 9780064405775
The author of this inspirational true story describes her experience of being deported to Siberia with her family during World War II.
Genre: Autobiography
Main Literary Devices: Inciting Incident, Point of View, Theme, Metaphor, Episodic Plot, Characterization, Tragic vs. Humorous Irony, Symbolism

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson—45 lessons
Recommended Edition: ISBN 9780486815244
This thrilling adventure story about pirates and hidden treasure is full of cliffhangers and plot twists.
Genre: Adventure Story and Quest Tale
Main Literary Devices: Narrator, Perspective, Allusion, Cliffhanger, Connotation, Polysyndeton, Cause and Effect, Plot Twist, Rhetoric (Pathos, Logos, Ethos)

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien—40 lessons
Recommended Edition: ISBN 9780618260300
In this epic tale, Bilbo the hobbit goes on a quest to recover stolen treasure from a terrible dragon. The student will fill out a plot map of the story to review the five parts of a mountain plot.
Genre: Quest Tale, Adventure Story, and Fantasy
Main Literary Devices: Mountain Plot, Plot Twist, Character Arc, Riddles, Cacophony, Mood, Hyperbole, Irony, Theme, Simile

Product Code: TTL3
Format: Softcover
Binding: Spiral binding
Page Count: 420 pages
Dimensions: 8.5″×11″
ISBN: 9781946207456
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? Yes, purchase one per student.
Answer key: A removable answer key is included in the back of the book.

Roxanna Hebson, M.A., has dedicated herself to homeschooling since 2009. Originally from Florida, she now lives in Colorado with her husband and their four children. She earned a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities from the University of West Florida. She has enjoyed leading literature and writing classes through various homeschool groups. In particular, Roxanna loves combining hands-on activities with rich literary experiences.

Q: Do you offer a single-subject lesson plan for The Treasure Trove of Literature?

A: Currently, there is no single-subject lesson plan available for The Treasure Trove of Literature because it is fairly simple to schedule on your own. There is a suggested schedule in the introduction, and it is easy to divide up the lessons into one lesson per day. 

Q: Is it all right to use different editions of the literature books?

A: The Treasure Trove of Literature assigns the reading by chapter as often as possible, so in all but a few instances it doesn’t make a difference what edition you use, so long as it is unabridged. 

“My daughter had a great time completing her 3D map of Middle Earth from The Hobbit study in The Treasure Trove of Literature, Level 3 🙂” —Annie, MI

We love the Treasure Trove of Literature books!! They make reading analysis so fun and easy. The end projects are always so fun too. This is my kid's new favorite subject.
We absolutely love the Treasure Trove series. As a parent I was worried about how to teach literature to my children and I can truly say this is a lifesaver. It includes a great variety of the classic books, review questions, and projects and I love how it is separated into very easy and non-overwhelming workload for both parents and students. It has made my stress about teaching this subject nonexistent!
I have been homeschooling my niece and nephew for three years now and they both absolutely LOVE your Treasure Trove of Literature series. They are exceptionally well done, I love the tie-ins to our faith, they teach literature in a wonderful and engaging way, and they make complex concepts very easy to understand for students. It's also exceptionally easy to use from the teacher perspective. Five stars for this series!
I have been homeschooling my 6 kids for 6 years now. This is the absolute best reading curriculum I have ever found!! I've bought and tried probably close to 30 different reading comprehension programs. This one is the most well done and age appropriate that I have ever encountered. If you buy only one thing from Catholic Heritage Curricula, this should be it!
The Treasure Trove of Literature series is our favorite curriculum that my family has used over the years because it not only has comprehension, but also teaches about the book and literary analysis. Thank you for doing this!

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