Island of the Blue Dolphins | Reading Response Pages | Book Companion

Grade Levels
3rd - 7th, Homeschool
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45 pages
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It's all here! All the pages you need for your students to improve their writing skills when responding to literature. Enhance the reading experience of the book,

Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell with this book companion. Writing about my reading improves reading achievement. Comprehension Questions, Word Study, Character Traits, Main Idea, Storyboard and even create a bulletin board!

Focus Skills Included in this Teaching Resource:

  • comprehension questions (thick and thin) by chapter, short answer, some drawing
  • learning new vocabulary... Flashcards are approximately 7" x 2.5", big bold print for easy read and display. 50 cards
  • word search
  • character study pages
  • main idea- graphic organizer
  • storyboard (sequence) graphic organizer
  • colorful pictures to make a bulletin board display
  • 'the real lonely woman' page- the woman who inspired Scott O'Dell to write this fabulous story
  • cover page for students to design if keeping a reader's folder for this book

What ways can I use these pages with my students?

  • keeping a reading journal or writing folder about my reading
  • independent reading and writing about books
  • small reading group assignments
  • whole class read aloud - responding to literature
  • springboard for meaningful class discussions
  • building a community of readers and writers
  • share pages in your literature circles
  • book talks
  • homework pages

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