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Historical Fiction: Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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,...
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Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this reading worksheet, students answer 10 multiple-choice questions about the book. For example, "What caused the death of the old sea elephant?"
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McGraw Hill

Study Guide for Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
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...
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Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Teachers 7th - 11th
This literature study PowerPoint summarizes the main story elements of the book, Island of the Blue Dolphins. Students read about the the theme, setting and events. There are also a few slides where students complete various interactive...
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Interactive
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Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Students 5th - 10th
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Reed Novel Studies

Dolphins of the World

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Pair a novel study of Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell with a presentation on dolphins. The 37-slide PowerPoint shows different types of dolphins all around the world, includes a brief description of each, and provides a photo...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Word Unscramble: Book- Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Island of the Blue Dolphins worksheet, students survey how to unscramble twenty five words associated with the novel.
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Whole Language Approach to Map Making

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, after reading Island of the Blue Dolphins, explore map making using the Whole Language Approach.
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

An Innovative Book Report Idea for "Island of the Blue Dolphins"

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students can create a board game to show their understanding of the book "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell.
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Island of the Blue Dolphins Project

For Teachers 4th
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...
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Channel Islands Film

Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 4

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Imagine being stranded all alone on an island for 18 years. How would you survive? Class members are challenged to makes necessities out of natural materials that would likely be found on an island.
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Curated OER

ESL Integrated Literature Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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.
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Channel Islands Film

Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
After watching West of the West's documentary The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, class members imagine how Juana Maria/Karana may have felt about living alone on the island for 18 years and craft a blackout poem or a narrative in her...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Island of the Blue Dolphins: Chapters 1-2 Quiz

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Island of the Blue Dolphin instructional activity, 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.
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Channel Islands Film

Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 1

For Teachers 4th Standards
As a practice writing test, fourth graders use the West of the West's documentary Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island and two print resources as source materials for an informative article that identifies information that is historically...
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Island of the Blue Dolphins Jigsaw

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research three topics from the book, either Village Life, Sea Life, or San Nicholas Island. They research independently and meet in a jigsaw format to share what they learned. As group they create a poster for class...
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Peace Corps

What's Mongolia Really Like?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Understanding different cultural experiences is a challenging and worthwhile objective throughout grade and content levels. This lesson facilitates an appreciation of rural Mongolian life through a simulation of being a nomadic teen as...
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Sea Slides

For Teachers 5th
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...
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Channel Islands Film

Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 3

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Should researchers be able to excavate, examine, and remove Native American artifacts from historic sites? Should companies be permitted to build on sacred Native American land? After watching West of the West's documentary, The Lone...
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Channel Islands Film

Cache: Lesson Plan 2 - Grades 4-6

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Class members will dig this activity that has them trying their hand at recovering artifacts. Groups are assigned a section of a sandbox, carefully uncover the artifacts in their section, and then develop theories about who might have...
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Curated OER

Juana Maria, the Real Lost Woman of San Nicolas Island

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students view a museum exhibit on Juana Maria. As a class, they describe the difference between real and fictional people and the difference between history and historical fiction. Using a map, they locate San Nicholas Island and...
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Curated OER

Rewards of Reading

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine how to make reading a habit. They read and discuss an article, discuss anti-war messages in Dr. Seuss books, complete a worksheet, and analyze the first amendment.
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Curated OER

Springfield Wiki Lesson - Literature Circles

For Teachers 6th
Using a variety of novels about survival, such as Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George, pupils create author's studies using wikis. First, learners are placed in groups to study a particular novel. Then, they create a page...
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Hawaiʻi State Department of Education

Illustrating Text

For Teachers 5th
Ideas like this are highly effective for helping build better reading comprehension. The class listens to an excerpt from a grade-appropriate text, and they discuss what clues or words helped them visualize the scene. They then read a...