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41 reviewed resources for island of the blue dolphins

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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 Students 6th - 12th
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Island of the Blue Dolphins: Reading Comprehension

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Twenty-three pages offer a multitude of questions designed to reinforce reading comprehension of the novel, Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. After reading a chapter, scholars answer questions using knowledge of the story's...
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Island of the Blue Dolphins: Lesson Activities

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Use a 12-worksheet packet to complete as the class reads Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott Odell. The skills practice sheets have everything from grammar practice identifying parts of speech to using chapters to answer reading...
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Island of the Blue Dolphins: A Novel Study

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell? Use this set of worksheets to accompany a novel study of the famous book. Each set of sheets is broken up to include two chapters of reading comprehension, vocabulary study, research...
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A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book....
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Guided Reading: Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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Island of the Blue Dolphins: Vocabulary and Spelling

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
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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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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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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Word Unscramble: Book- Island of the Blue Dolphins

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

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students complete 7 short answer questions regarding the book Island of the Blue Dolphins. Students write summary paragraphs of the book on dolphin shaped worksheets.
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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 Final Project

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As your class finishes its reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins, allow your students to choose from this list of final projects. From creating a shoebox museum or researching modern day survival stories, to writing a diary or newspaper...
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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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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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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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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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Stranded: Survival Themes

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore human character by reading classic children's books. In this story analysis lesson, students read the book Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell and Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Students identify the character traits...
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ESL Integrated Literature Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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Cache

For Students 4th - 12th
The excavation of a cache of artifacts found on San Nicolas Island, a part of the Channel Island chain, is the focus of a documentary that shows how archaeologists uncover artifacts and use these finds to attempt to understand the past....
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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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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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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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Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island

For Students 4th - 12th
The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island documents the story of Juana Maria (the name given her by the padres of the Santa Barbara mission) who spent 18 years alone on the most remote island of the Channel Islands chain.
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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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Pre-read Tea Party

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students rev themselves up to read. In this Island of the Blue Dolphins lesson, students participate in a scripted tea party to enable them to note key elements in the novel before they read it.
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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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Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students to imagine themselves in this situation: "You are stranded alone on an island that is surrounded by salt water. There are animals on the island, but you have no weapons to hunt them or tools to fish. You have only the clothes on...
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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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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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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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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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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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Picture the Place--and Place the Picture

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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.
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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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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...
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Adventure and Exploration

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders compare/contrast the theme of survival in each of the novels as exhibited by the actions, thoughts and feelings of the main characters. They use Inspiration software to represent their conclusions in a graphic organizer.
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Author Connections

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this language arts worksheet, students will read from a list of given literature as well as research the author's life. Students are then asked to synthesize a comparison between the book's characters and the life story of the author...
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Ocean World

For Students 7th - 9th
In this components of the ocean worksheet, students answer 20 questions about various species in the ocean such as plankton, different types of whales, sharks, and herring. Students also answer questions about the volume of water in the...