Island of the Blue Dolphins! An engaging book written by Scott O'Dell about a young girl who is marooned on an island and left to fend by herself. This book is perfect for 4-7 grade students. Your students will LOVE this book and all of the activities and discussions included. EVERYTHING you will need to complete the unit is included except for the book.
There are NO answer keys since the majority of the questions are open ended questions meant for discussion in small groups/whole group/or partners.
-Daily lesson plans with engagement activity
-Vocabulary with page numbers for the entire book
-Daily I can statements
-Common Core alignment (daily and entire unit) RL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 SL 4, and W3
-Show What You Know Questions (Chapters are broken into the following sections 1, 2&3, 4&5, 6&7, 8&9, 10&11, 12&13, 14&15, 16&17, 18&19, 20&21, 22&23, 24&25, 26&27, 28&29)
-Reflection journal following the same chapter breakdown as above
-Word search for character names
-End of unit test
-Rubric for movie trailer project
The unit will take approximately 20 school days, depending on how long your literacy block’s are, how you choose to read the book, and which activities you choose to include.
DISCLAIMER: Any claims of alignment to the CCSS or NEXT GENERATION STANDARDS are solely those of the creator and have not been implied or endorsed by the NGA.
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