The Island of the Blue Dolphins is a 89 page comprehensive and integrated novel study guide. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); and Extension Activities. This curriculum unit includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing opportunities, character studies, discussion/brainstorming opportunities, literary devices, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, parts of speech, investigations of plot and setting, crossword and word search puzzles.
Numerous links to the Common Core Standards.
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