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Guided Reading: Island of the Blue Dolphin
Discuss Island of the Blue Dolphins in this guided reading lesson. Young learners read the historical novel by Scott O'Dell independently, and discuss plot points and characterization with their classmates throughout the book. After they finish the novel, reflect how the book has changed them personally.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Students analyze the text, Island of the Blue Dolphins. In this literature lesson, students read the novel three chapters at a time and write short summary with a prediction about what happen next. Students discuss unfamiliar words in the text and define them. The students also brainstorm things they need in order to survive on an island. Suggested graphic organizers are included.
Whole Language Approach to Map Making
Fifth graders, after reading Island of the Blue Dolphins, explore map making using the Whole Language Approach.
Historical Fiction: Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell's classic tale of Karana, a young girl stranded on an island off the California coast, is the focus of a sixteen- slide presentation that includes a list of vocabulary words, guided reading questions, and a link to resources. Also included are a series of "Daily Fix-It" grammar exercises.
Literature Activities: Island of the Blue Dolphins
In this Island of the Blue Dolphins worksheet, students solve math problems with the Aleut words for numbers and keep a journal for a character in the book
Word Unscramble: Book- Island of the Blue Dolphins
In this Island of the Blue Dolphins worksheet, students survey how to unscramble twenty five words associated with the novel.
ESL Integrated Literature Unit
Students read and analyze information related to the book Island of the Blue Dolphin. They select appropriate information for the purpose of investigating part of the book.
Fifth graders work in groups of three to produce a slide show (at least 5 slides, no more than 8) in Kid Pix. They work in groups, and plan a slide show of at least 5 slides for presentation on the different sea life they studied during a novel unit on The Island of the Blue Dolphins.
Adventure and Exploration
Fifth graders compare/contrast the theme of survival in each of the novels as exhibited by the actions, thoughts and feelings of the main characters. They use Inspiration software to represent their conclusions in a graphic organizer.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners complete 7 short answer questions regarding the book Island of the Blue Dolphins. Students write summary paragraphs of the book on dolphin shaped worksheets.
Island of the Blue Dolphins Project
Fourth graders construct a character sketch of the main character Karana from the book, Island of the Blue Dolphin. They create a concept map, time line, or animation project deomonstrating their knowledge of the book through multimedia presentations.
Island of the Blue Dolphins: Study Guide
In this comprehension activity, students complete matching, short answer, and multiple choice questions for the book Island of the Blue Dolphins. Students complete 17 problems.
Island of the Blue Dolphins: Chapters 1-2 Quiz
In this Island of the Blue Dolphin worksheet, students identify vocabulary words from chapters one and two in this book. They match the vocabulary word to the best definition Students complete six problems.
Island of the Blue Dolphins #2
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, learners read the 30 clues about the book Island of the Blue Dolphins. Students use the clues to solve the crossword puzzle.
Newberry Award Reading Project
Fifth graders complete a project for a Newberry Award winning book. This ambitious lesson outlines the expectations for students regarding their project. Included is a list of possible books and a variety of writing, art, music and performance activities.
Young scholars use a variety of reference materials to complete a trivia-question scavenger hunt assignment. They seek answers to questions in many curriculum areas.
In this language arts worksheet, students will read from a list of given literature as well as research the author's life. Students are then asked to synthesize a comparison between the book's characters and the life story of the author of their chosen literature.
Literature of the Islands and the Sea
Young scholars read an age-appropriate novel in which an island setting plays an important role from a provided list. This will help them understand life on an island. They will analyze the plot, theme, characterization, setting, and style of the book.
Picture the Place--and Place the Picture
In this writing worksheet, students discover the importance of setting in a story. Students read a novel where characters move from place to place. There is a suggested reading list. Students illustrate a key scene from the story.
Third graders are introduced to a game in which each card they receive will have half of a book title on it. They find the person who has the other half of the title and they sit down in a circle. Students when whisper what they know about their book and share it with the class.