Island of the Blue Dolphins Teacher Resources
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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 16-slide presentation that includes a list of vocabulary words, guided reading questions,...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Guided Reading: Island of the Blue Dolphins
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...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
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...
4th English Language Arts
Parental Involvement Middle School Literacy Novel Units
Bring parents into your study of The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Each of the five activities included here incorporates parent input and participation. The activities focus on setting, characterization, and vocabulary. Graphic organizers and...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Newberry Award Reading Project
Fifth graders complete a project for a Newberry Award winning book. This ambitious instructional activity outlines the expectations for students regarding their project. Included is a list of possible books and a variety of writing, art,...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
5th - 6th English Language Arts