Realize that sometimes one must travel far to discover what is near
Feel satisfaction toward the end of the story
Appreciate the grace of a simple heart
Infer character traits
Interpret emotional reactions
Produce imaginative output based on the story
II. Subject Matter
The Treasure by Uri Shulevitz
A. Vocabulary study
house of prayer
put an inscription
B. Motivation question: What is your wildest dream?
Motive question: What is Isaac’s wildest dream?
Form 4/5 groups. Do the following:
Remember Slice – Options: 1. Draft a timeline of Isaac’s journey.
2. Draw a map of the roads he traveled from
his house to the palace and the bridge.
Create an acrostic to spell out T-R-E-A-S-U-R-E using any detail you remember.
R – oad
E - arly
A – etc.
Understand Slice – Options: 1. Draw on the board the countryside
he traveled on (Use colored chalk)
2.Make a flow chart to illustrate sequence
3.Turn the story into a 6-8 -frame cartoon strip
Apply Slice – Options: 1. Compose a short ditty based on the story.
2. Put up a diorama based on the tale.
Paint several posters with insights that you
got from the story. E.g. Pursue your dream
Analyze Slice – Options 1. Form a cause-effect chart with
three (3) instances.
2. List three (3) messages from the story.
3. Enact your predicted reaction from the Guard
after receiving the ruby.
Evaluate Slice – Options: 1. Role play the dialog between the Guard
2. List three other recommendations to Isaac
regarding what to do with the treasure.
3. Write a newspaper editorial on Isaac’s
Create Slice – Options 1. Put up a puppet show on the story
2. Draw up a plan for the House of Prayer
3. Rewrite the story where Isaac tells the guard
that he is the Isaac in his dream.
Follow up questions to tap HOTS
Why was Isaac walking on foot?
What does that tell about him? About the times he lived in?
How would you describe the places he passed? What effect does it leave on him?
What convinced him to go ahead with the journey?
Would you have decided that way, too?
What trait would you give the Guard?
Was he unkind to Isaac? Prove your answer.
Why wouldn’t Isaac reveal his secret to the Captain? What would have happened if Isaac said “I am Isaac, the man in your dream.”
That Isaac built a House of Prayer shows to whom Isaac was thankful. Identify.
What other traits of Isaac is shown in this gesture?
Would it have been better if the Guard knew everything?
Why do you think it takes another person for Isaac to find his dream realized?