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  1. Treasure Island – Characters Y6 
  2. Treasure Island – Dialogue Y6 
  3. Treasure Island – Story Openings Y6 


Bring Treasure Island to Life Whilst Teaching Core Skills

This complete 3-part Treasure Island unit for UK primary students utilises the universally beloved Robert Louis Stevenson story to teach essential literacy abilities alongside vital 21st century competencies.

The first lesson examines the duplicitous pirate Long John Silver’s character through close reading, vocabulary building, analytical questioning, and creative writing. The second lesson analyses how dialogue advances plot in an excerpt with Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver whilst letting students practice punctuating dialogue themselves. Finally, the third lesson hones descriptive writing techniques through higher order questioning and self-assessment based on the novel’s opening.

Embedded throughout the lessons are opportunities to cultivate collaboration, critical thinking, metacognition and other evidence-based learning skills strongly correlated with achievement. Practical 5-minute CPD activities also empower teachers to continually strengthen their own practice.

Bring this classic pirate adventure to life in your classroom whilst equipping students with the core competencies and learning strategies needed to thrive in exams, further education and careers. This expertly-designed Treasure Island scheme of work ticks all the boxes for engaging and effective Key Stage 2 English lessons.

These 8 skills are the EBL skills developed in across these Treasure Island lessons. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning


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Treasure Island + PDF + Word