Author: Scott O'Dell
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 1996-08-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Twelve-year-old Karana escapes death at the hands of treacherous hunters, only to find herself totally alone on a harsh desolate island. How she survives in the face of all sorts of dangers makes gripping and inspiring reading. Based on a true story.
Author: Scott O'Dell
Release Date: 1982-01
Genre: Indians of North America
Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The perfect companion to Scott O'Dell's "Island of the Blue Dolphins," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.
Island of the Blue Dolphins is the true story of a young girl’s survival alone on a secluded island. Karana makes a choice between leaving with her village people on a rescue ship or swimming back to her island home to save her younger brother, Ramo. There, Karana battles harsh environments and hostile wildlife. Her isolation from humans teaches her how to co-exist peacefully with the wildlife on the island and the sea. For nearly eighteen years, Karana learns how to hunt, cook and clothe herself while surviving the harsh winters on the island. Finally, Karana is discovered by travelling missionaries and is taken off the island. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, discussion questions and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.
In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The classic, Island of the Blue Dolphins is based on the true story of a woman marooned on San Nicholas Island during the early 1800s. Karana, her family and her people are living on the island when the Aleuts (Russians) arrive to hunt the sea otters. The Aleuts kill the natives leaving Karana and her brother Ramo stranded on the island. Soon after wild dogs kill Ramo, and Karana is left to struggle on her own. For eighteen years she lives to survive the weather, the animals, the Aleuts and the loneliness. This story is about a strong and courageous woman who proved that with determination, nothing is insurmountable. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.
Author: Charles Aracich
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Students analyze Island of the Blue Dolphins using key skills from the Common Core. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers.
Author: Carmela M. Krueser
Publisher: Milliken Publishing Company
Release Date: 1989-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Exploring Literature is a complete teaching unit designed to give you everything needed to help students understand and appreciate fine literature. This exciting approach includes classroom-tested activities sure to save you hours of valuable preparation time.
This is a photocopiable resource specially designed for teachers wanting quality classroom material on a range of popular texts. It contains a full summary of the text, notes on the author, background on the novel or key issues, comprehension and/or discussion questions, writing projects and games, and more.