Study Guide for Island of the Blue Dolphins

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Dive your class into a reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins with this in-depth study guide. Breaking the novel into three parts, the resource begins each section with a focus activity that identifies a specific theme or question to be addressed in the reading. Learners are then provided with background information, key vocabulary, and a graphic organizer to use while taking notes, before answering a series of five comprehension questions. Each of the three sections concludes with extension ideas for writing and discussing key concepts from the book. Also included are reading guides for five additional pieces of writing that encourage young scholars to expand their learning and make connections between multiple texts. A thorough resource that supports learners in reading and understanding this award-winning novel.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Comprehensive reading guide
  • Adaptable to Common Core State Standards
  • Includes extension activities
Cons

  • Not very well differentiated