The Black Pearl Novel Study

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In Scott O'Dell's novel The Black Pearl, the frightening Manta Diablo is a giant, cave-dwelling manta ray. With The Black Pearl novel study, pupils use their imaginations, artistic abilities, and details from the text to bring this creature to life on paper. Scholars also answer comprehension questions about the first two chapters, practice language activities, and complete storyboards. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have partners collaborate to research facts about manta rays and present their findings to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The preview of the full novel study covers chapters one and two
  • Provide both regular and English-Spanish dictionaries
  • Students need access to the text to answer the questions

  • Targets language and vocabulary development 
  • Includes creative, engaging activities 

  • Does not include an answer key