Island of the Blue Dolphins: Vocabulary and Spelling

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Accompany a classroom novel study of Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell with a spelling and vocabulary packet. Scholars define several terms and choose three of nine spelling activities to complete over the course of a week. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create small groups based on reading level, work with each group focusing on a learning skill; while they wait for you to arrive, instruct them to complete packet activities 
  • Direct pupils to work on vocabulary and spelling activities after they complete another task
  • Copy the entire packet for class members to keep safely throughout the entire reading of the novel, or only print pages that are needed at the time to keep from making more copies later if children lose it 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires several copies per child
  • Coincides with the reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell  
Pros

  • Opens as an editable copy 
  • Offers multiple activity options from which learners may choose to complete 
  • Bridges the home-school connection with a required parent signature 
Cons

  • Format appears disjoined, unprofessional looking