In this 41 page eight lesson novel study, you will find all you need to take your students to deeper understanding of this action packed survival story, "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell. These lessons were constructed to emphasize the formulation of big ideas. It includes detailed lesson plans, comprehension worksheets, posters, chapter summaries and vocabulary work. Flexibility is paramount. It can be used with guided reading groups, literature circles, independent reading students or the entire class.