THE ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS Essay Prompts & Grading Rubrics

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Island of the Blue Dolphins Essay Topics will get learners engaging with meaningful topics the novel raises:

> Wanting to Live
> Loneliness
> Girl to Woman

TEXT: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
LEVEL: 4th-8th
COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

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This resource can be purchased as part of ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS Unit Teaching Package bundle.

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They can then choose to write an essay or deliver a speech on their ideas from Island of the Blue Dolphins. The grading rubrics are included for easy, effective grading and feedback.

Enjoy ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS! Hope really can come alive.

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> Essay Topics & Grading Rubrics

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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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THE ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS Essay Prompts & Grading Rubrics
THE ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS Essay Prompts & Grading Rubrics
THE ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS Essay Prompts & Grading Rubrics
THE ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS Essay Prompts & Grading Rubrics