This is everything you need for the book project "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell.. besides the actual book!
The goal of the project is for students to make connections between humans and their environment, which is one of our science standards. There is an explanation of the project on the word bank sheet that will help you explain it to students and what questions they should be asking themselves.
I usually do this project during our Native American unit and Environment/ Animal Adaptations unit. Use it where you see fit!
Students will be asked to take notes during read aloud on a note-taking sheet (provided) while using a word bank (provided).
Once the book is finished (or even if you do not finish the book), students will have to pick their best three connections (which I usually meet with them to help them find their top three) and write an essay on the this topic.
Most students need help organizing their essay. This bundle comes with two differentiated essay organizers (a lower and higher level) with sentence stems. A challenge for my high students is for them to change at least 3 words in each box of their essay organizer. Students basically fill in the organizer boxes with their information.
The essays are organized into six paragraphs. An introduction, a book summary, three connection paragraphs, and a conclusion.
The bundle also includes a rubric to help you assess their work.
Students are very proud after completing an essay of this size and magnitude and it really helps them to see how to organize and write longer pieces of writing.
Please remember that this resource is in SPANISH only.