Description : 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.
Description : This is the first authoritative edition of one of the most significant children’s books of the twentieth century. Winner of the 1961 Newbery Medal, Island of the Blue Dolphins tells the story of a girl left alone for eighteen years in the aftermath of violent encounters with Europeans on her home island off the coast of Southern California. This special edition includes two excised chapters, published here for the first time, as well as a critical introduction and essays that offer new background on the archaeological, legal, and colonial histories of Native peoples in California. Sara L. Schwebel explores the composition history and editorial decisions made by author Scott O’Dell that ensured the success of Island of the Blue Dolphins at a time when second-wave feminism, the civil rights movement, and multicultural education increasingly influenced which books were taught. This edition also considers how readers might approach the book today, when new archaeological evidence is emerging about the “Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island,” on whom O’Dell’s story is based, and Native peoples are engaged in the reclamation of indigenous histories and ongoing struggles for political sovereignty.
Description : Author biography, chapter summaries, discussion questions, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, cross-curricular activities for students of all learning styles for the novel Island of the blue dolphins by Scott O'Dell.
Description : This compelling narrative describes the quest of a father and daughter to reveal the true events that inspired Scott O'Dell's most beloved novel, Island of the Blue Dolphins. It also details the life and legacy of the real woman whom O'Dell referred to as Karana in the pages of his fictional masterpiece.This remarkable saga weaves together a captivating story derived from dozens of historic documents. With equal reverence, it also includes accounts of Indigenous People from numerous Southern California tribes who passionately assert their ancestral bond to the actual island that O'Dell dramatized in his novel.During this crusade, bitter conflicts arise as traditional archaeologists are accused of suppressing evidence to allow the alleged illegal exploitation of human remains and sacred artifacts taken from the "Island of the Blue Dolphins." Their challengers are formally-overlooked tribal members who simply wish to rebury their ancestors on that island, which, according to their ancient beliefs, will bring about a reunion with their families in heaven among the Milky Way.
Description : 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.
Description : Author biography, chapter summaries, discussion questions, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, cross-curricular activities for students of all learning styles for the novel Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.
Description : A young Indian girl, caught between the traditional world of her mother and the present world of the mission, is helped by her Aunt Karana, whose story was told in Island of the Blue Dolphins.
Description : Island of the Blue Dolphins: An Instructional Guide for Literature features rigorous and engaging cross-curricular lessons and activities to aid in students as they follow this Newbery Medal-winning novel about a young girl stranded on an island. This guide incorporates research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. Each lesson and activity work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and much more.
Description : Our Parent's Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins is a comprehensive book guide that allows you work with your child on this text without actually having to read the book yourself. It is designed to allow you to talk about what your child has read and be confident in assessing their responses. It will allow you to get a sense of how well your child understand what they read and also how to support them in boosting their comprehension. Our book guides for parents include: -A explanation of each section of the book guide that provides suggestions about how best to use each section to boost your child's comprehension. -An explanation of the genre of the book. -Various background materials that will help to provide a better understanding of the context of the story. -A summary of the entire book so you have a good idea of the major events that take place in the story. -An in-depth look at the various themes that will be developed throughout the book and what types of questions to ask your child as you explore these themes together. -"Big Idea" Questions that are designed to give you a sense of the deeper understands your child should take away from reading this book. -An overview of the developmental concepts that apply to children of this age and what happens in the story. It is designed to inform you about where children typically are in developing their concept of the larger world and how best to work with them to further this development as they explore the events in the story and how it applies to their own understanding and world view. -A guide to the chapter sections so you know how best to use them as your child reads this text. Each chapter guide includes: -Important vocabulary your child show know before reading the chapter so that it doesn't get in the way of their comprehension -A detailed summary of the chapter so that you can be familiar with the events from the chapter without having to read it yourself -Text-Based Questions with example responses: These questions address the events of the story with basic recall questions. Each question comes with a sample answer so you have a good idea of what your child should say in response to these questions. -Critical Thinking Questions with example responses: These questions push your child to think about the events of the chapter in a more challenging way. Each question comes with a sample answer so you have a good idea of what your child should say in response to these questions. -Theme Based Questions with example responses: These questions are designed to help child connect the events of the chapter to the development of the themes throughout the story. Each question comes with a sample answer so you have a good idea of what your child should say in response to these questions. -Making Connections Questions: These questions challenge your child to make connections between the events of the story and things that may have happened to them in their own lives. Everyone's experiences are unique, so there are no sample answers here. Once you arrive at these questions, you'll have a good idea of what an appropriate response would be like.