The ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS Unit Novel Study - Literature Guide

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Our Island of the Blue Dolphins Unit Teaching Package has 215+ pages and slides of engaging activities. Students will enjoy the rigor and creativity in these standards-aligned resources built from best practices.

NOVEL: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
LEVEL: 4th-8th
TOTAL: 215+ slides/pages
Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included

»»» MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS «««

LITERATURE PLAN CONTENTS:

* Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit.
* Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities in the classroom.

··· Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity
- answer thematic questions to get students thinking about the novel
- 12-page/slide engaging activity
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc
- organize the 6 parts of the plot
- 2-page organizer
- suggested answer key included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
- Students analyze the 6 different types of conflict in stories
- 2-page organizer
- suggested answer key included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Characters Organizer
- analyze the main characters using novel quotes
- 5-page organizer
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3

··· Figurative Language Instructional PowerPoint
- We set out to make the most helpful, most compelling, most graphically attractive teaching resource for you to introduce your learners to all the various figurative language. This 70+ slide PowerPoint will help you introduce how every many you need to teach your level of learners.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

··· Figurative Language Bundle
- analyze and complete 39 figures of speech specific to the novel
- 8-page bundle (3 parts)
- Similes vs. Metaphors
- Figurative Language Analysis
- Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, Hyperboles, Analogies, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Puns, Allusion
- answer keys included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

··· Grammar - Commas in a Series
- Using examples from the novel, students will study commas used in a series (list). They will learn to locate the lists in the sentences and use appropriate commas.
- 1-page activity practicing the commas in a series using examples
- answer keys included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2

··· Grammar - Commas w/ Introductory Elements
- Using examples from the novel, students will study commas used with introductory elements at the beginnings of sentences. They will learn to locate the introductory elements in the sentences and use appropriate commas.
- 1-page activity practicing the commas w/ introductory elements using examples
- answer keys included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2

··· Grammar - Commas w/ Direct Address
- Using examples from the novel, students will study commas used with direct address. They will learn to locate direct address in the sentences and use appropriate commas.
- 1-page activity practicing the commas w/ introductory elements using examples
- answer keys included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2

··· Grammar - Prepositions
- Using examples from the novel, students will locate prepositions and prepositional phrases in the sentences, and they will practice using the appropriate preposition for the meaning of the sentence.
- 1-page activity practicing prepositions
- answer keys included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1

··· Grammar - Conjunctions and Interjections
- Using examples from the novel, students will study conjunctions (coordinating, subordinating, and correlative) and interjections. They will learn to locate the various conjunctions and interjections in the sentences.
- 2-page activity practicing conjunctions (coordinating, subordinating, and correlative) and interjections
- answer keys included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1

··· Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
- 1/2 writing assignments to spur much deeper conversational thinking
- 34-slide engaging PowerPoint
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

··· 14 Comprehension Pop Quizzes
- a 5-question pop quiz per chapter
* 31-slides of PowerPoint Quizzes
* 28-pages of Printable Quizzes
- The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn't read recently would not do well.
- answer keys included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

··· Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment
- 45 vocabulary words from the novel
- three 15-question lists & quizzes
- 9-page bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer keys
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

··· Map It Out Activity
- Using locations mentioned in the novel and a little bit of outside geography research, students will draw a map of where the story happens and mark where the characters travel, talk about traveling, and are going to travel.
- For everything on their map, students will record where they got their information or clues from.
- 2-page activity
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1,3

··· Message in a Bottle Activity
- After reading about the big events leading up to end of Chapter 16, students will imagine they are in the story and write a letter about what’s been happening on the island and how they’re feeling about it all. What fears, hopes, dreams, and/or plans are running through their mind and what do they think they should do now?
- Teacher decides whether or not to include letter in a bottle and/or what kinds of bottles they can use.
- 1/2-page instructions
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1,3

··· Essay and Speech
- 3 response to literature essay options for students to choose from; optional delivery of essay as a speech
- Includes essay topics and speech grading rubrics
- 6-page bundle
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1,3

··· Movie vs. Novel Comparison
- 2-page organizer
- Students compare & contrast the movie and novel
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

*** 215+ pages / slides total ***

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

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SEE THESE OTHER ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS RESOURCES:

> PreReading Bias
> Plot Chart Organizer
> Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
> Characters Organizer
> Figurative Language Bundle
> Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
> Map It Out Activity
> Message in a Bottle Activity
> 14 Pop Quizzes Bundle
> Grammar Bundle: Commas, Conjunctions, Prepositions, Interjections
> Grammar: Commas in a Series (List)
> Grammar: Conjunctions Interjections
> Grammar: Commas w Introductory Elements
> Grammar: Commas w Direct Address
> Grammar: Prepositions
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 1-4)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 5-11)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 12-29)
> Vocabulary Complete Novel (45 words)
> Essay Topics & Grading Rubrics

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Teaching Duration
2 Months

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