Unit: Island of the Blue Dolphin

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A complete three week unit on the novel, Island of the Blue Dolphin - that features the students competing in a "Survivor" type game throughout the unit.

Lessons

Island of the Blue Dolphin - L1 Introduction Resources: 3

Students will understand the game that will be played throughout the book and the students will create their own island.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin L2 Reading Response Journal Resources: 4

Students will understand how to write in a reading response journal.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin L3 Questions and Connections Resources: 2

The students will have read through chapter 5 of their novel making note of questions, connections and the main character traits.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin L4 Predictions Resources: 3

The students will understand how to use evidence from the text to make a prediction in reading.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin L5 Literary Genre Resources: 3

Students will identify literary genre of the story.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin L6 Comprehension Resources: 2

Students will prove understanding of the novel to this point.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin L7 Character problems Resources: 1

Students will analyze problems presented in the book and find solutions.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin L8 Comprehension Check Resources: 3

Students should recall specific events from the story.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin l9 vocabulary quiz Resources: 2

Students focus on working together to complete a task.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin L10 Visualization Resources: 3

Students will visualize and describe in detail scenes from the book.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin L11 character motivation Resources: 2

Students will understand the motivation of the main character.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin L12 Visualization Resources: 1

Students will visualize Karana’s cormorant skirt.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin L13 Visualization Resources: 3

Students will recall details from the book.

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Island of the Blue Dolphin L14 Opinion Essay Resources: 3

Students will develop an opinion about Karana’s actions in the book.

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