This project is a great culminating activity for students to complete after reading the novel, Island of the Blue Dolphins. This project can be used for classwork, homework, a culmination assessment to your novel study, group assignment, or just for a fun reading activity! This is meant to be a print and go activity, with very little prep on your part required! I have even included a full color sample (page 6-7 of this PDF) for you to show your students as model of your expectations on this project. I love incorporating art with other academic areas and this project is a fun way to do so. For those of you doing common core, this project is also a great way to add some computer research into your novel study. I allow my students to either draw their brochure, print out things they need from the computer, or create the brochure entirely on the computer using a program. You can also opt to have students share their finished pieces in groups or whole class. My students love this project and it hits so many standards, while being a fun and exciting learning experience!
This resource includes the following:
*Brochure Template for student use
*Full Color Teacher Sample
Students will create a tri-fold travel brochure using their knowledge of events in the book as a guide. It will be extremely helpful for your class to have access to the internet in order to see images of various plant and animal life mentioned in the book. Students will begin with designing a cover with their name, research plant and animal species, draw a map of the island, reasons to visit, and things to do while on the island.
The common core standards relating to this project are below:
W.3.7, W.3.8, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, SL.3.4, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.4.9, RI.4.4, SL.4.4, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.9, RI.5.4, RI.5.7, SL.5.4
Please see my BUNDLE of this travel brochure, along with my comprehension questions by clicking here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. ☺