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Examining Island of the Blue Dolphins through a Literary Lens

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Examining Island of the Blue Dolphins through a Literary Lens

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Twelve 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Sue Carmichael

Rochester, New York

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Student Interactives

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Story Map

The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram, 3 Circles

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 23

Author Scott O'Dell was born on this day.

Students select a set of books to read and compare fiction and nonfiction books and discuss their findings as a class. Students can follow up by writing short stories about the topics they explored.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   K – 12  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Venn Diagram, 3 Circles

Students use this graphic organizer to describe similarities and differences between three objects or ideas.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Supporting Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners

This Strategy Guide is for developing comprehension that incorporates the gradual release of responsibility model.

 

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