This novel study on the classic, Newbery Award winning book, Island of the Blue Dolphins, has been designed to challenge students to think deeply about their reading. Through the guidance of four essential questions, students will explore basic needs, perseverance, Author's Purpose and living in balance with our natural environment. In addition, the novel study calls upon the reading comprehension strategies of Anticipate, Monitor, Question/Answer, Connect, Infer, Determine Importance, Summarize, Analyze and Bring Closure.
Due to the open-ended nature of most of the questions, an answer key is not provided.
*Updated 08/08/13 to include a rubric for the Performance Task.