This product is a common core aligned literature unit of the novel Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.
Activities included in the unit are:
1. a comprehension journal with text dependent questions (includes an answer guide)
2. a vocabulary journal with suggested words
3. a character analysis sheet of Karana
4. an event timeline
5. an Internet based research and reading activity on the life of Scott O'Dell
6. a non-fiction article read with a main idea - detail organizer
7. a novel - movie comparison activity
8. a map making activity (includes two sample maps)
The unit has been aligned to fourth grade standards, but could be adapted for fifth or sixth.