Although Robin Hood is coming in a close second. Well, so is the My Side of The Mountain trilogy.
Too many good read-alouds on the book shelf here.
However, should we go with Island of The Blue Dolphins, I found some great bloggers today sharing ideas for lapbooks and such. I need to get more into the whole lapbook evolution (doesn't that look like a fun way to study???)...they look like so much fun!
Notebooking Nook shares her great unit/mini book goodies. It's full of goodies I know we will get alot of use from/
Lapbook Lessons at Ning her finds were for the younger children, which of course we have here as well.
The California Channel Islands, a page for The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, The NOAA Page for current conditions around The Channel Islands, and The Commander Islands
Here is a good novel Study, weekly assigned reading and activities (it links this page with various rexources for all manner of things)
EdHelper.com has a great page with resources. We may have to join so we can do these.
Web-Based Thematic Units has a good Teacher page and a good Student page
The Newbury Medal Winners page has several good links to check out. There are pages also for Out of The Dust (about a Dust Bowl family) and Johnny Tremain...keepers for later in our history studies.
The Solution Site...several links to lessons as you go along (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
There are several good "teaching connection theme" ideas at Teachers @ Random
WebQuest has some good links and resources
This is a good page with plenty of linked resources and question ideas
ClassZone has some great 'further reading' and 'related reading' books listed that we might be gathering as well. And just make sure you check out the original page -- there are TONS of great books linked!
Here's a fun interactive site with some goodies to do
Life Stream Center pages on Island of The Blue Dolphins, with chapter by chapter questions and some vocabulary, plus pages for further study on aspects of the novel like the Chumash Indians, California Missions, the real life story of Karana, etc.
PlayhouseSquare has a fun little PDF file available
BookRags has a study guide pack you can purchase
Here's a file from Appalachian State University
Some good ideas to use yourself at SCORE
(I was specifically looking at the baskets made by various tribes...and thinking about pine needle baskets...and pine needle/raffia baskets...basic instructions...for a craft idea)
lots of animal studies...sea otters, elephant seals, island fox, seals, octopus, cormorants, kelp, devil fish, dolphins, of course...etc. to keep us busy. I see alot of Netflix movies geared toward this with nature, National Geographic and Blue Planet.
There is plenty to choose from to design a fun study time for the book, that's for sure. Just need to decide what to do and get a plan in mind :o) If you have any resources you like, other books to read on any of the subjects connected to the story, fun craft ideas, etc. share them please.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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