Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 1

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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 accurate and information that is not in Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups use Venn diagrams to compare information presented in the three sources
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson presumes class members have watched the West of the West's documentary The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island
  • Writers are expected to have experience crafting informative essays
Pros

  • Writers are presented with the challenge of assessing three different versions of the tale
Cons

  • Beware the typos and misspellings (women instead of woman, Nicholas instead of Nicolas) in the resource and the writing prompt
  • While a rubric is included, the photo of the writing rubric is not legible