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Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book. Starting with background information about Scott O'Dell and his writing of the story, this guide moves on to provide a plot summary, character and setting descriptions, key vocabulary, important themes, and chapter related guiding questions. Also included are potential writing topics and extension activities, making this a complete resource for teaching this story. Consider reading this historical fiction novel as the class is learning about Native American cultures to allow for interdisciplinary connections.
Students compare a photo of a child's room during the Holocaust to their room. For this WWII lesson, students read picture books and evaluate the roles of characters in the book. Students create either a poster about the roles, a movie poster for the book, or a new book jacket. Students write journal entries about a time they were involved in bullying behaviors.
Middle schoolers discover how to cite sources in this bibliography lesson. First, they discuss plagiarism and how to cite resources. Next, they use graphic organizers to write a research report. Finally, they use two resources and follow the model of a correct citation.
What is an annotated bibliography? While not usually required until college, introducing your juniors and seniors to this type of document will prepare them for their collegiate careers. The term is defined, and the three elements of an annotation are explained. 
Student gains insight into the culture of Japan. They articulate the main ideas and supporting details, also they create a "glimpse of Japan" with an illustrated and written summary of the main idea and four supporting details from the book. Upon completion, learners present their "glimpses" to the class and play jeopardy to review the material.
Students discover the Middle Ages through fun activities.  In this World History lesson, students complete a tournament of physical activities similar to events that took place in the Middle Ages.  Students write a class book that takes place during that time.
Students study the key figures in African-American military history. They discover how African-American military history reflect both discrimination and the often heroic struggle to overcome discrimination. They examine the key periods of progress in African-American military history.
Students identify some famous people in the United States and why these people are famous. Students identify and discuss famous people in Japan. Students use internet websites in bibliography if computer is available to learn more about HOKUSAI. Students make an outline, chart, or web of what they learned to give a 5-10 minute report to the class.
Sixth graders examine and compare the lives of slaves and indentured servants using primary sources and the historical fiction books, "Molly Bannaky and Barefoot." They analyze and compare advertisements for runaway slaves. Students discuss how slaves were treated as property that had a high econmic value.
Students investigate the life and influence of Tet suko Kuroyanagi upon the world. They conduct research into her life from the 1st grade to adulthood. Students read excerpts from her book for information and inspiration.
Use WebQuest of Nation Parks to research the physical, historical, geographical, and ecological aspects of various National Parks. Pupils use the site to explore the importance and process of creating a bibliography. Instruction is focused on bibliographies for books, magazines, encyclopedia articles, and web pages.
Utilize technology to make citations and format easy! The website Citation Machine allows you to put an ISBN into the search and receive an automated entry for a Works Cited page or Bibliography. Take your class through citing sources step by step.
Students combat pervasive stereotypes. For this Critical Analysis lesson, students examine and evaluate the stereotypes of Aboriginal groups, as depicted in a picture book. Students will use primary and secondary sources to compose comparative analysis essays on other books that may foster stereotypes. 
In this parts of a book worksheet, students read a paragraph and then examine a table of contents page. Students respond to 10 short answer questions regarding the information
Students plan and implement an activity to do with their Kindergarten buddies.  In this writing lesson, students plan, write and illustrate a book.  This book includes information about their cultural group and illustrations.  Students read their finished books to their buddies in the Kindergarten class.
Readers explore East Asian culture and literature with a book folder project. Before beginning the project, learners record three beliefs they have about East Asian culture. They then select two books to read and create a display for the school library. Detailed instructions for the book folder project, a project rubric, and an extensive annotated book list are included.
Learners identify the basic freedoms of citizens in the United States.  In this Bill of Rights lesson, students act out scenarios about the Bill of Rights.  Learners create a picture book describing the rights they've acted out.
Third graders explore Canadian culture by creating a book. In this community analysis lesson, 3rd graders identify the First Nations people of Canada and discuss the culture, language and diversity. Students create a book discussing these aspects after they read the story The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt.
Students listen to and watch the opera, Don Pasquale, by Donizetti. They discuss the importance of sets and costumes in an opera and then, with a partner, design a period costume for each of the main characters in the opera.
Ninth graders explore the rules of the Modern Language Association for the correct development of a bibliography. The information, punctuation, order, indention, and spacing for the format of the entries are stressed in this lesson.

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