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Island of the Blue Dolphins Teaching Unit
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- One of the major themes of this book is dealing with survival. How does Karana use the various resources around her to help her survive?
- What does Karana’s reaction to her brother’s being left behind on the island reveal about her sense of family relationships?
- Karana displays much courage, honor, and resourcefulness living alone on the island. Find examples from the book that describe how these traits aid in her struggle to survive.
- There are many different kinds of plant and animal life, both from the land and the sea, described in this novel. Discuss several ways in which the life on the island provides Karana with shelter, clothing, food, tools, weapons, and even medicine.
- Another major theme of this book is dealing with loneliness. How does Karana cope with being the only person on the island?
- Karana interacts with many animals during her long years alone. How do they aid her in coping with loneliness?
- How does the division of labor between the men and women of the tribe affect Karana once she is alone on the island?
- Several life-threatening events happen during Karana’s time on the island. Find three such events and describe how Karana survives.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.