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Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins | Scott O'Dell
Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.
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LokiDokey
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📘 Island of the Blue Dolphins
🎥 Castaway
🎵 Message in a Bottle
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🏝💙 2d
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FantasyChick
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📚 Tagged
📽 The Blue Lagoon
🎶 Kokomo - The Beach Boys

#manicmonday @JoScho

BookishTrish Nicely played 3d
JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🏝💙 2d
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GypsyKat Loved this book as a kid! 💙 2w
OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 2w
Kaila-ann This was one of my favorite books growing up. 2w
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BennettBookworm Wow yes, blast from the past! 2w
kspenmoll I adored this book too! 2w
TheSpineView @GypsyKat @Kaila-ann @BennettBookworm @kspenmoll Even my grand kids love this book. It's a classic. 2w
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UwannaPublishme
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Pickpick

Author Scott O‘Dell (1898-1989) always had a high respect for all people, animals and nature, and abhorred those who abused or disrespected them. He wrote adult fiction for years until penning this powerful children‘s classic of survival and endurance. “The reason I write is to say something. I‘ve forsaken adults because they‘re not going to change, although they may try awfully hard. But children can and do change.” 😍🙌🏻

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ahoffkosik
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When I read Island of the Blue Dolphins as a kid, I felt a lot of pressure (weirdly) to think it was the BEST 👏 BOOK 👏 EVER 👏. I also thought it was pure fiction and that it was set on an island very far, far away. On this week‘s episode of my podcast, we disprove ALL of that misinformation. We also talk about the badassery of main character Karana, discuss kid lit emotional rabbit holes, fangirl over dogs, and more. Link to listen in bio! 🎧

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cjegolden99

“More than anything, it was the blue dolphins that took me back home.”

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cjegolden99

Historical fiction. This is a book I remember reading when I was older, around seventh grade. I think it‘s perfect for that older reader range but can also be uses to start readers a little younger than that on historical fiction.

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cjegolden99
Pickpick

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O‘Dell, 1960. A wonderful classic in the world of historical fiction. Based on a true story, it is a wonderful telling of survival and innovation. Truly a beautifully told story.

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tracydishman17

31/70. A reread for me.

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Jobridge
Pickpick

I wanted to read this book as a child but never got the chance. Reading it now as an adult I know I would have loved this book back then. It‘s an interesting survival narrative of a girl alone on an island that reminds me a bit of Hatchet, another childhood favorite of mine. It comforts me to know there are books like this with strong female protagonists for young girls to read.

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Jobridge
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I was heartbroken in elementary school when I didn‘t get put in the reading group for this book. Finally going to dive in after all these years!

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Loric
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I read this as a young girl and never forgot it so jumped at the chance to read with my granddaughter when she asked. I am not sure why I didn‘t realize it until reading it now, but this story is based on a real event. A simple, beautiful story of resilience, resourcefulness and love ... love of family, humanity, nature and animals, this story is written with such a reverence for life.

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Suzze
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1. I read and reread the tagged book after our teacher read it to us. I also loved Pooh. And Nancy Drew.
2. Not a fan of pie, although I‘d eat a piece of Grand Traverse Pie Company‘s apple crumb in a flash. Otherwise cake.
3. Road rallies. Solving clues leading from one location to the next. I‘ve been doing them for 37 years!
4. I‘ve wanted to live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan since I was a kid.
5. Hey to everyone! 👋🏼

#friyayintro

AprilMae Oooooo, love their cherry pie! Had it on vacation two summers ago and I am still in love ❤ 8mo
Suzze @AprilMaesBookHabit There‘s one a couple of miles from my house. ❤️ 8mo
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BacklistReader
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Mehso-so

I wanted more but for a children‘s book it was good. Very strong girl power themes.

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BacklistReader
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Is it blasphemy to be drinking hot chocolate out of my Chip tea cup? You tell me...
Do I really care that much? No...Chip is new and pretty and I love my Chip mug.

RaimeyGallant He likes it. 9mo
BacklistReader That‘s what I was thinking. 9mo
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BacklistReader
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#charmsextracredit for the #magicalreadathon2018 book 3 here we go. I love dolphins....

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keys_on_fire
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Mehso-so

This was one of my #MakeMeReadIt picks from August. I‘m trying to finish them this month rather than give up on them! This was a short book, & is a #Newbery award winner as well. For me, this was just kind of average. I‘m glad I read it, but I probably won‘t re-read it. The story of Karana being abandoned on her island was neat, but there wasn‘t anything that stood out to me. On to the next one!
#mtTBR

SleepyDragon I'm still reading some of my #MakeMeReadIt stack as well, though not necessarily in order any more. Lol 10mo
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BarbaraJean
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There are so many wonderful books with #blue in the title! The Blue Parakeet is the only one of these that I haven‘t read, and I love all of the others. 💙📚💙 #readingresolutions

Ingerella Island of the Blue Dolphins was a book I read multiple times when I was young. It's really good. 11mo
ScientistSam 💕 The Blue Sword 11mo
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GGallegos
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Pickpick

This HF is a Newbery winner (not shown), and a personal favorite of mine growing up. The theme of this book is friendship. Katana with her 2 siblings are living on an island when Russian hunters come to kill the otters. This book shows their trials and adventures during the hunter invasion. This is a great IR. This link is a specific lesson for this book:

GGallegos http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/have-journal-will... UDL principle 7.1 as students could choose this book on their own. ESOL strategy 11 as the students could relate to the texf. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 11mo
DrSpalding This book is a classic 11mo
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JPeterson
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Hour 36 Challenge: Childhood Reads

A few of my books I couldn‘t put down when I was growing up.

#24in48

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Hoopiefoot
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My oldest children‘s books ❤️

#24in48 #childrensreads

JazzFeathers I love those covers 😍 11mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder These are the best covers. I know it has to be done, but I hate when they update covers. 11mo
LeahBergen These are the covers I had. ❤️ 11mo
Avidreader25 I had that copy of Island! 11mo
KathyWheeler Those are two of my favorites from my childhood. 11mo
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GeekGirlOnAQuest
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Pickpick

This was one of my favorite books as a kid, and I just finished reading it with my own children. I had kept my old battered copy so that I could share it with them, and I‘m so glad they loved it as much as I do. It‘s such a lovely story of survival and courage, and the fact that it‘s based on a true story amazes me.

mabell Welcome! 🎉🎉 And great photo! I have that pineapple in white 😁 12mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Does anyone know how to gracefully get library plastic covers off of books? I have a lot of books from Thrift Books and library sales that have these plastic covers, and I think they're ugly and dirty. I've tried to remove them before but I'm just terrified I'm going to rip the cover. Any ideas?

Redwritinghood No, but I‘d like to know too. 13mo
Rachel.Rencher @Redwritinghood I'll tag you if anyone has a good suggestion! 🤓 13mo
Redwritinghood @Rachel.Rencher Thanks! 13mo
valeriegeary I've taken a knife to the tape before to get the cover off the cardboard part, then the plastic usually comes off the paper without any problem (depending on how the library did it, I guess). A bit of tape is usually left on the inside cardboard though. Also I haven't yet figured out how to get off stickers that are stuck directly to original cover. 13mo
valeriegeary Also I've heard steam might loosen tape? But I haven't tried that yet 13mo
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haileybean
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I remember wanting to read this when I was younger and I have no idea why I didn‘t. It was available on audio from my library, and I have about an hour and a half left. I almost DNF‘d it and I‘m glad I haven‘t

Suet624 Wow! Tantoo Cardinal. I haven‘t thought of her in ages. 13mo
haileybean I have got a half hour of the audiobook left and I don‘t want her to stop reading to me 13mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Thriftbooks haul! 🤓 Ordeal by Fire is for Lucas' history class, and the rest were for me so I could get free shipping...or at least that's what I told him. 😉

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bookandbedandtea
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This was one of my favorite books when I was young. My daughter just read it and loved it which makes me all kinds of happy. 💜

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BookFreakOut
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Mehso-so

The so-so is more about me than the book, I just don't like wilderness survival stories that much. I'm more of a city ruins type girl. #FreakyFriday @FantasyChick

sammisho I read this when I was 12 or 13 and loved it. Maybe it's one of those books you have to read as a kid to appreciate? 1y
FantasyChick I get that. I usually don't like many wilderness stories either but I love that you tried it!! 🤗 1y
LoverofLit @sammisho I read this around the same age and loved it too! 1y
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Blaire
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A story of survival - a young girl is left behind on her island and must fend for herself. She learns to cope with loneliness, gains an appreciation for the animals around her, and defies her tribes stereotypes about women to survive. Based on a true story which I did not realize when I read it as a kid. Fits a couple #booked2018 categories but I‘m going to use it for #setoutdoors and pick something else for #childhoodfavorite #25infive

Andrew65 Making progress 😊 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick! I remember reading this one also. 👏🏻👏🏻📚📚🎉🎉 1y
Suet624 Hmmm... I didn‘t know this was a true story. 1y
Blaire @Suet624 yes, her cormoran skirt was apparently sent to Rome. The back of the kindle edition explained what historians know about her. 1y
Cinfhen Oh god!!! Read this three times with my kids for Miss Marshall‘s 5th grade class🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬 1y
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AmberWB
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1. It is hard for me to pick a favorite, but Island of the Blue Dolphins has stuck with me for years.
2. “Keen”
3. I will read absolutely anywhere, unless in a car. I get motion sickness. 😑
4. Both!

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tonyahoswalt Island of the Blue Dolphins was big for me too. I don't remember the plot now, but I remember it being special. 1y
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DivaDiane
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#MarchInBooks @maich

One of my favorite books as a child. I so want to read it again.

PictureandBook Me too. Just reread it with the kids bc last spring we saw those islands 1y
Mommamanzi One of my absolute favorites as well! 1y
Chrys Oh I haven‘t read that this in ages, but it was a favorite when I was young 💙 1y
AnansiGirl One of the few books I had repeatedly read until it fell apart. 1y
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GypsyKat
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1. Tagged book. I was 11-12 when I read it and loved it so much! Although I also loved Velveteen Rabbit. 💙

2. Pictured. I got him for Christmas when I was 5, and he‘s the only stuffed animal from my childhood that I still have. His name is Bogie. 🐵

3. Anything with tater tots! 😋

4. Both. This is why I‘m fat now. 🍪🍰🎂🍫🍦

#ManicMonday @JoScho

readherwriteher Island of the Blue Dolphins was so good. 1y
PenguinInFlight Oh, I loved this book, too! 😍 1y
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DivaDiane Me too! Island of the Blue Dolphins AND the Velveteen Rabbit were both major favorites. 1y
GypsyKat @readherwriteher @kspenmoll @PenguinInFlight @DivaDiane I still have my original battered paperback from when I was a kid. I‘ve been wanting to reread it again soon! 💗 1y
readherwriteher @GypsyKat I need to get a copy and read it with my kids. 1y
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Island of the Blue Dolphins is an astonishing, eye-opening RF about a young woman who‘s tribe is taken to the new land in the east while her and her brother is left on their home island of Ghalas-at. To survive, she takes on the jobs of the men, which she wasn‘t allowed to do before, and continues to call the island her home. However, after a series of events, she experiences loss, friendship, and catastrophe like nothing else she‘s seen before.

erin.yarbrough This Newbery award winner is great for LCs due to its vocabulary and analytical potential. When I read it in school, it was both a RA and an IR, and some great discussions were done on how she felt during her entire experience and what drove her after the loss she experienced. A GR and a SR would also work for this novel. 1y
erin.yarbrough http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/examining-island-... |. In this lesson plan, it includes using the novel as a DR to help ELLs understand the struggles the main character went through as well. This books is also a great opportunity to teach ELLs note-taking strategies, such as timelines and T charts, since the events of the book are distinct (#17 and #9). #UCFLAE3414SP18 (edited) 1y
erin.yarbrough A ULD strategy would be to clarify the symbols throughout the book, and how she used them to support the meaning of survival in her story. Making a timeline would also help with ULD since it promotes organization and note taking (2.1, 3.3, and 6.3). (edited) 1y
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DrSpalding Minor errors, UDL… you may have read this previously but it is an excellent choice for historical fiction. This author is the reason why we have the Scott O‘Dell award for historical fiction. 1y
DrSpalding Timelines are excellent to enhance chronology! 1y
DivaDiane I wish I knew what all the acronyms mean. 1y
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Lizbeth
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Been a little distracted this readathon but I was able to finish my second book! What a charming classic Newberry award winner. I would especially recommend #Islandofthebluedolphins for younger readers. @24in48 #bookriotreadharderchallenge

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librariankris
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Santa brought me these in the early ‘80s, and I love them all. #24in48

Clwojick ♥️🙌 Are you going to join us this weekend for the #ThrowbackReadathon ? 1y
librariankris @Clwojick Sounds like fun; however, I have a ton of work reading to do, so I‘m focusing mainly on new releases. Happy reading! 📚💕 1y
Bette ❤️ Johnny Tremain 1y
librariankris @Bette Yes - so good❣️ 1y
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elisebarker
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I can‘t believe I didn‘t read this one when I was younger!! I loved it! It reminded me a little bit of Hatchet, except it was a strong FEMALE learning to get by on her own. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

DimeryRene What?!?! I think I may have gotten this is a book box once. 🐬 1y
elisebarker @DimeryRene I know!! It‘s crazy that I didn‘t read it when I was little! 1y
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Clwojick
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Pickpick

Another quick #audiobook that I tore through this morning. I absolutely loved it, and will be recommending it for preteens/teens. I had always wanted to read it when I was younger, but it was always out on loan at my school library. Glad I finally got around to enjoying it.

L_auren We read this in my 4th grade class!! Loved it 1y
aplunk I love this book! 1y
GypsyKat Awe! I LOVED this book as a kid! I‘ve been wanting to reread it, listening to it as as audiobook is a great idea! 😃 1y
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Clwojick @GypsyKat it was a really good audiobook. I found it on Libby. 1y
GypsyKat @Clwojick I‘ve never used Libby, I‘ll have to check it out! 1y
MinDea I read this book over 100 times when I was a kid. I loved it so much! 1y
Julsmarshall @MinDea I read it over and over too! ❤️❤️ 1y
Clwojick @MinDea @Julsmarshall ❤️️❤️️ I'm a little sad I never got to read it as a kid... but I still loved it as an adult 1y
MinDea Did you ever read a book about a girl and a boy who could send each other thoughts and then would draw what the other was sending them? I can not remember the name of the book and I am always trying to find it! The image that I always remember is an elephant with polka dots.... @Clwojick @Julsmarshall @GypsyKat 1y
Clwojick @MinDea No! I tried googling it, but it kept sending me to a link for "what to do when you can't remember the title of a book you're looking for" lol 1y
MinDea Hahaha. Yeah, I doubt I will ever be able to find it. I remember loving it! 1y
TommieMarie74 There‘s a group on Goodreads that helps with that, and has pretty good success. You might check there. 1y
MinDea Thanks @TommieMarie74 ! What is the group called? 1y
MMenefee Whenever asked the “what is your favorite book” question (which I know throws some folks in a tailspin: “just one?!?!”), this title is the one I‘ve selected since I was a ute. 1y
shahn77 I listened to the audio last year. I really enjoyed it. I had never read it before either. 1y
TommieMarie74 @MinDea It‘s called “What‘s the name of that book?” They‘ve helped me a couple of times. 😊 1y
Cortg I just found a copy to bring home. I read it in middle school and have been wanting to go back to revisit! 1y
MoMogrl One of my favorite middle school reads. 1y
MinDea Thanks @TommieMarie74 I'll check them out! Maybe they can help! 1y
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everlocalwest
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Another Newbery on my shelves that I need to read. I have very vague memories of reading this as a kid. #mcpl #mctbr

tomes4gnomes Oh, I was so captivated by this when I was a kid — I need to reread. 🏝🐬 1y
JanJan This is one of my favorite books and it will break probably your heart. Enjoy it! 1y
tonyahoswalt I loved this as a kid. Can't remember much about it other than that now. 1y
Slajaunie I didn‘t like this book as a kid. 1y
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JuliaMurra
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Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell is a HF Newbery Award winner that would work well for CR. The book is based on a true story about a girl who was stranded on an island and must survive on her own. It's a great book about strength and survival. I remember reading this in 5th grade and it evoked many emotions back then as well. #ucflae3414f17

JuliaMurra https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/activities/migrated-files-in-bod...
This link provides great questions to guide discussions and provides interactive activities at the end. Either reading as a class or playing the audiobook would work well. This would align with UDL 1.2 offer alternatives for auditory information.
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JuliaMurra By using the consistent discussion questions every chapter this would align with EL 6 continually monitor students' comprehension. 2y
WendyP I read this in middle school and it was one of my all time favorite books, I also like the strategies you included! 2y
JordanHull This book was on my to-read list. It‘s mentioned in one crazy summer and another book I read. Great content summary, and the link you provided would be a great tool for greater understanding of the book. 2y
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DominiqueL
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This HF Newbery novel is great for Independent reading in the classroom. The website https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/activities/migrated-files-in-bod... provides teacher's reading guide for the book. It contains information such as background knowledge, comprehension questions, literary elements, and activities for students.

DominiqueL The UDL strategy that would be beneficial are 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge, 6.2 Support planning and strategy development, and 6.4 Enhance capacity for monitoring progress. 2y
DominiqueL The beneficial ESOL strategies are slow pacing and redundant speech, linking the lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge, asking numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses ,and giving enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
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MadisonFeltis
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We follow Karana through her dangerous survival on the Island of Blue Dolphins in this Newbery Award winning, RF novel. This book would be great to Read Aloud in a secondary classroom. Paired with some *lesson plans, let your students dive in to Scott O‘Dell‘s story slowly as you read 1-2 chapters a day.
* https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Island-of-the-Blue-Dolphins-Reed-Nov...
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MichelleL I remember reading this book!!! It was awesome and I agree with the ESOL strategies 2y
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Mehso-so

It was a really good book for children. If you're planning to join Survivor then you must read this ;p. It was hard to put down. It was really exciting in a way despite the lack of characters. I really love Rontu, it was sad when he died. A nice "coming-of-age" story.

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Mehso-so

It was a really good book for children. If you're planning to join Survivor then you must read this ;p. It was hard to put down. It was really exciting in a way despite the lack of characters. I really love Rontu, it was sad when he died. A nice "coming-of-age" story.

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bookwrm526
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I‘ve never been very good at picking favorite books or #desertislandbooks, so I decided to go with my favorite books ABOUT being stranded on an island. I loved this book as a kid and it blew my mind when I found out (much later) that it was at least partially based on a true story. #emojinov @RealLifeReading

ChrysFey I have this book waiting for me on my bookcase. It‘s been ages since I last read it. 2y
TricksyTails I love this book! 2y
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CaseyL
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This Newberry HF is great for a LC. The story of a young Native American girl, Karana, who is left alone on the Island of the Blue Dolphins for 18 years is a classic. The many challenges that she overcomes and the love that she has for the earth and the animals who inhabit it is inspiring. This book is a great addition to any classroom library because children will be able to imagine themselves in these hardships and discuss Karana‘s bravery.

CaseyL https://www.teachervision.com/island-blue-dolphins this link provides so many amazing enrichment activities! I would love to use these creative projects while teaching this book in a LC. The link also provides the current weather for San Nicolas (The Island of the Blue Dolphins) so children can see the climate now. These resources are so fun! 2y
CaseyL UDL 4.2 vary the methods for response and navigation is used in the enrichment activities because the children are able to show what they know in multiple formats. EL 24 incorporate the culture and language of students into the curriculum can be used when discussing Karana‘s language/culture vs. the Aleut‘s language/culture. Students can then be encouraged to share differences in their own language/culture. 2y
MadisonCarter Wow, what a beautiful edition of this classroom staple. I‘ve gotta keep an eye out for this cover. Great post! 2y
DrSpalding Oh yes, you told me you were reading this classic. Excellent example of historical fiction. Nice job stating the UDL principle related to culture. So important to include this in our classrooms. 2y
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MakennaK
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This HF John Newberry award winner book was another one of my favorites as a child. It is about a girl who lives on an island all by herself. She must find ways to survive and have a close eye out for the wild dogs and the tribe that lives there! You won't want to put this book down! I would use it in an upper elementary class using shared reading! #ucflae3414f17

MakennaK I would use EL 8, use direct instruction, in order to help them with the more difficult parts of the text. I would use UDL 9.3,develop self assessment and reflection, and have the kids write about how they feel and how they think Karana (the main character) feels throughout the novel! (edited) 2y
MakennaK https://youtu.be/Q8TdcUtRiqw. I would show my students this YouTune video after the book is finished and before assessing them to help them summarize the novel and collect all of the most important events that took place in the book. 2y
Jaquessial I read this book in high school. I love it. So emotional. Felt like I was on the island with her. 2y
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ashley.v This is an awesome book. I read it in highschool and want to get it for my library 2y
EricaG I remember reading this book in elementary school and really enjoyed it. I like the writing activity you mentioned you would use, I think that's a great idea! 2y
DominiqueL I remember reading this book in 7th grade, and I loved it. In my class we actúa did literature circles along with read alouds of the book. 2y
JuliaMurra I remember reading this book in 5th grade and it quickly became my favorite. I definitely want to use this book for lessons in my own classroom! 2y
DrSpalding Excellent selection being that the Scott O'Dell award is named after this author. What a great idea to show them the video afterward to aid comprehension. Wise choice. 2y
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JanaLL
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Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell is a great HF John Newbury Award winner for a LC teaching strategy in an upper grade level classroom. This story is about a young girl named Karana who lives in a village called Ghalas-at with her family's Native American tribe. Unexpected visitors, the Aleut people, arrive and swindle her father, chief Chowing, for hunting local otter. After a battle breaks out and many of their tribe were killed,

JanaLL They agreed to set sail and relocate to the main land. Karana and her little brother find themselves left behind and to fend for themselves. Sadly her brother Ramo, is attacked and killed by the island's wild dogs. Karana then vows to avenge her brother's death but has a change of heart along with many other life changing decisions. 2y
JanaLL Without giving away the rest of the story.... The dolphins help Karana on her journey by accompaning her along her explorations of the island and lead her to realize that the island is her forever home. To leave you in suspense, the Aleut people return, but it is much different this time around. 2y
JanaLL http://www.readingrockets.org/article/strategies-promote-comprehension These extension activities are great ways to have your students practice simple retelling of events in the story. Also, how to use story maps as visual representations of the elements that make up a narrative by focusing on the important elements. 2y
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JanaLL EL 2 - Promote cooperation (small groups). UDL 6.3 - Facilitate managing information and resources. 2y
Dbenford Wow, this sounds like an interesting book. I will definitely have to read it. The readingrockets link that you put in your post looks like an awesome tool to use for our future classrooms. Great post. 2y
DrSpalding This is a classic @janaLL! Reading rockets is a high-quality source and your description is concise yet detailed. Well done. 2y
emilykwilkins I remember reading this in middle school! I loved the story line in this book, it definitely made you want to keep reading it! The link you provided for readingrockets is super informational for us as future educators! 2y
WendyP I remember reading this in middle school and loved it, I would love to reread it and add it to my classroom library. Thanks for sharing 😊 2y
LaurenR I never read this book but everyone seems to love it. I guess I need to to add it to my list of books to read! Thanks for sharing! 2y
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Yes, a lot of children's books but I am counting them because I have to do an annotated bibliography on them. So there :)
16 for the month. #monthlyroundup

Sweettartlaura Books are books! 2y
Lindy Yes, what @Sweettartlaura said. 2y
MidnightBookGirl I count whatever I read! I read children's books at my bookstore job because it helps me sell them. 2y
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My 5th grader is reading this in class and so I decided to join him by listening to it while commuting. The story is bumming me out.

Avidreader25 It's kind of a bummer, but I loved this one in grade school! 2y
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Reread for myself as well as for homework. The history of the story appendix was new to me and really added to the book.
I didn't have a picture so here is a picture of my younger two dancing in the bathroom 🙃

Jabberwocky Oh my god I loved this book as a child. 🐬🐬 2y
josie281 @Jaberwocky it had to be over 25 years since I read it. Still loved it. 2y
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