Island of the Blue Dolphins Novel Study Unit - Questions and Activities

Island of the Blue Dolphins Novel Study Unit - Questions and Activities
Island of the Blue Dolphins Novel Study Unit - Questions and Activities
Island of the Blue Dolphins Novel Study Unit - Questions and Activities
Island of the Blue Dolphins Novel Study Unit - Questions and Activities
Island of the Blue Dolphins Novel Study Unit - Questions and Activities
Island of the Blue Dolphins Novel Study Unit - Questions and Activities
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The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Delll Novel Study Unit - Common Core Questions, Projects, and Activities

This huge 100 page Island of the Blue Dolphins Unit contains everything you need to teach a complete novel study on The Island of the Blue Dolphins. Detailed comprehension questions, answer keys, vocabulary, story element analysis, projects, and engaging worksheets are all included in this Island of the Blue Dolphins Literature Guide. All activities are classroom tested and include creative handouts, graphic organizers, information sheets, detailed instructions, foldables, templates, and rubrics! This resources package is perfect for your upcoming Island of the Blue Dolphins novel study or Island of the Blue Dolphins unit. Very little teacher prep is needed – simply print and teach!

Resources included in this package can be easily tied to the common core.

This creative and engaging 100 page package includes the following:

Comprehension Questions: Multiple pages of detailed comprehension questions are included. A full answer key for all questions is also included. A version of the questions formatted with 2 sets to a page is also included, to save on photocopies if needed. This version can also be put together into a a fun mini book!

Reading Strategy Questions: A full set of Reading Strategy Questions to go along with the novel are included. These questions ask students to look deeply at the text, and infer, connect, evaluate, visualize, analyze, question, comprehend, summarize, and synthesize.

Vocabulary Resources: A detailed list of vocabulary words to go along with the novel are included. A vocabulary worksheet to use with the words is also included.

Character Studies and Compare/Contrast Activities: Compare/contrast activities and Character Studies for each of the main characters in the novel are included.

Reading Response Activities: A variety of creative reading response activities are included - foldables, creative worksheets, and graphic organizers. These pages have been specifically created to engage upper elementary and middle school students. These activities make gorgeous additions to Interactive Notebooks!

5Ws News Report: Students create a news broadcast presentation on the novel, and present it to the class. Students must reflect back on the novel and answer the 5W’s of Who, What, Where, When, and Why. A great way to reflect on key scenes!

Create Your Own Survival Kit Posters: Students reflect on the items Karana had with her to help her survive alone on the island, and create their own survival kit ads showcasing items they think would be important to have if they were in Karana’s shoes.

Survival List: Students make a list of the items Karana used to help her survive on the island, and rank them in order of importance. A great way for students to review key aspects of the novel!

Message in a Bottle Writing Activity: Students use the included instructions and template to write a "Message in a Bottle" from Karana to her tribe, discussing her adventures on the island. A great way to review key details from the story!

Close Reading Resources: Several pages of my best selling close reading resources have been included in this package. This includes several pages describing the close reading process, a detailed text annotation guide, a page of information to aid partner discussion, and a page of tips and tricks to show students what to look out for when close reading. These resources can be used at any time throughout the novel, to aid in deep thinking and comprehension.

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