Island of the Blue Dolphins Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
Island of the Blue Dolphins Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
Island of the Blue Dolphins Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
Island of the Blue Dolphins Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide

Island of the Blue Dolphins Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide

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Island of the Blue Dolphins 163-page Common Core State Standards Aligned Literature Guide for Scott O'Dell's classic! Aligned to CCSS for grades 5 and 6, this Island of the Blue Dolphins Bundled Lesson Literature Guide is sure to have everything you could want to address the Common Core Standards in your teaching!

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This Island of the Blue Dolphins Literature Guide includes (specific standards addressed are in parentheses):

  • Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities List (covers numerous and varied CCSS)
  • Author Biography: Scott O’Dell, followed by corresponding CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions (RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.8; RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.8)
  • Pre-Reading Activity: Visualization (RL.5.10; RL.6.9, RL.6.10)
  • Informational Focus: Exploring Grief and Loss, followed by CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions (RI.5.1, RI.5.8, RI.5.10; RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.6.10)
  • Informational Focus: Exploitation followed by CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions (RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.10; RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.7, RI.6.10)
  • Vocabulary Lists: one with, and one without definitions (L.5.6; L.6.6)
  • Active Reading Guide for Note-Taking for each section (covers numerous and varied CCSS)
  • Chapter Questions for each section (covers numerous and varied CCSS)

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  • CCSS Reading: Literature Focus activities and lessons, including:
    • Elements of Plot (RL.5.5; RL.6.3, RL.6.5)
    • Point of View (RL.5.6; RL.6.6)
    • Making Inferences (RL.5.1; RL.6.1)
    • Metaphors and Similes (RL.5.4; L.6.5.A)
    • Cause and Effect (RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3; RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.5)
    • Theme (RL.5.2; RL.6.2)
    • Compare and Contrast Characters (RL.5.2, RL.5.3; RL.6.3, RL.6.6)
    • Denotation/Connotation (RL.5.4; RL.6.4)
    • Compare and Contrast Settings (RL.5.3; RL.6.3)
    • Summarizing (RL.5.2; RL.6.2)
  • CCSS Writing Focus activities and lessons, including:
    • Transition Words (W.5.1.C, W.5.2.C, W.5.3.C; W.6.1.C, W.6.2.C, W.6.3.C)
    • Writing Inferences (Rl.5.1, W.5.3.D; RL.6.1, W.6.3.D)
    • Narrative Writing (W.5.3; W.6.3)
    • Summarizing (RL.5.2, W.5.4, W.5.8; RL.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.8)
  • CCSS Language Focus activities and lessons, including:
    • Vocabulary in Context (L.5.4.A; L.6.4.A)
    • Word Choice (L.5.3, L.5.4.C, L.5.5; L.6.3, L.6.3.A, L.6.4.D)
    • Pronouns (L.6.1.A-C)
    • Metaphors and Similes (L.5.5.A; L.6.5.A)
    • Subject/Verb Agreement (L.5.1.C, L.5.1.D)
    • Sentence Fragments (L.5.3.A; L.6.3.A)
    • Perfect Tenses (L.5.1.B)
    • Denotation/Connotation (L.5.5; L.6.5.C)
    • Using a Dictionary (L.5.4.C; L.6.4.C, L.6.5.D)
  • Reading Quizzes for each section
  • Vocabulary Quizzes for each section
  • Two Final Exams - one Multiple Choice version
  • Teacher Resources, including:
    • Sample Agenda
    • Notes to the Teacher
  • Post-Reading and Extension Ideas
  • Essay and Writing Ideas
  • Two Project Rubrics
  • Response to Literature Rubric
  • Summary of the Novel
  • Answer Key

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