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Island of the Blue Dolphins

By Scott O'Dell (17)

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Scott O’Dell’s best known work, and a Newbery Medal award-winning novel, Island of the Blue Dolphins is a tour-de-force, set within a true, historical context that lends the tale authenticity. Karana, the daughter of the Chief of Ghalas-at, lives on the Island of Blue Dolphins, a much-loved sanctuary. The novel begins with the arrival of Russian hunters, the Aleuts, who wish to hunt the sea otter that populate the island, giving in exchange goods to the native Indians. When the Aleuts renegade on their promise, a battle of violent proportions breaks out, and men are lost on both sides, with Karana’s people suffering the most tragic of deaths, as Karana’s Chief father is killed. When the new Chief seeks out a new land for the tribe to inhabit, Karana’s younger brother, Ramo, is left behind, and rather than leave her brother to brave the wild on his own, Karana jumps off the ship, returning to the island. Karana proceeds to live on the deserted island for 18 more years, braving wild dogs, the tragic death of her brother, and the return of the Aleuts. Honing her survival instincts, the young girl blossoms into a mature and strong woman who faces the elements independently and bravely. O’Dell has crafted an astoundingly poignant and beautiful portrait of a strong female character, whose strength is nurtured by a deep fortitude that will inspire readers.

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    Novel Study: Island of the Blue Dolphins (eBook)

    Teacher Tested Educational Publications
    64 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
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    Novel Study: Island of the Blue Dolphins (eBook)

    This Novel Study supports the superb novel, Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. All Teacher-Tested Novel Studies follow a similar format. Teachers can provide each student with a different novel but use similar assignments that include comprehension questions and visual interpretations, assignments in plot and conflict, character webs, timeline, vocabulary crosswords, and formats to respond to letter and essay writing assignments.


     
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    Teaching Unit: Island of the Blue Dolphins (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    66 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Teaching Unit: Island of the Blue Dolphins (eBook)

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    Island of the Blue Dolphins: Literature Resource Guide

    Milliken Publishing
    48 Pages, Grades 3 - 8
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    Island of the Blue Dolphins: Literature Resource Guide

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    Power Pack: Island of the Blue Dolphins (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    71 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
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    On The Mark Press
    64 Pages, Grades 4 - 6
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    Literature Guide: Island of the Blue Dolphins (Lit Links series) (eBook)

    Please note that this eBook is a teaching guide for the novel described below. This product does not contain the novel.This is a story of a young girl, Karana, who is faced with the most frightening of all challenges - to exist alone. Novel by Scott O'Dell. Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key.


     
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    Study Guide: Island of the Blue Dolphins (eBook)

    Learning Links/Novel-Ties
    31 Pages, Grades 4 - 7
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    Study Guide: Island of the Blue Dolphins (eBook)

    Created to benefit newer middle school students with a greater understanding and appreciation for literature, this Learning Links Novel-Ties guide will encourage and train students for more complex reading in the future. Pre- and post-reading activities and worksheets are supplied on a chapter-by-chapter basis, which allows students to become comfortable with the majority of literary devices. A story synopsis and worksheet answer key is provided for educators. Novel-Ties guides are a reputable supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grade 5, constituted of the following additional titles: Bridge to Terabithia; Island of the Blue Dolphins; My Side of the Mountain; The Pinballs; Tuck Everlasting; Sign of the Beaver; The Phantom Tollbooth; From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; The Fighting Ground; Matilda; The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle; In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson; Lily's Crossing; The Borrowers; The Whipping Boy; Toliver's Secret; Bloomability; On My Honor; Summer of the Monkeys; Among The Hidden; Castle in the Attic; The Wanderer; Call It Courage; Amos Fortune, Free Man; Crash; Becoming Naomi Leon; Bud, Not Buddy; Seedfolks; Esperanza Rising; George Washington's Socks; Crispin: The Cross of Lead; Among the Imposters; Fever 1793; Pictures of Hollis Woods; Surviving the Applewhites; Al Capone Does My Shirts; Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; Three Cups of Tea; Elijah of Buxton; Marley, A Dog Like No Other; Rules. All precursory Novel-Ties eBooks can be found by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    48 Pages, Grades 3 - 5
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    Shell Education
    72 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
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    Island of the Blue Dolphins: An Instructional Guide for Literature (Great Works eBook)

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    6 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
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