Great Literature: Island of the Blue Dolphins

New on Outschool
In this online book club students will dive into the Newberry Award winning book, Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell. We use discussion, art, and history to deepen our comprehension of a wonderful tale of survival.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Intermediate Level
The learning goals for each student is to enjoy a good book and have fun doing it.  I believe part of "enjoy" and "fun" happens when students really get into the story and connect with it.  
Homework Offered
Students will be assigned in the first class of each week to read one chapter and on the second day of each week to read two chapters before the next class. Depending on the reader this may take 15 minutes to an hour.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Other than the book, Island of the Blue Dolphin, students will need 30 3x5 white index cards, a book ring and a single hole punch.

Island of the Blue Dolphin: I found one on Amazon for $6.78.

hole punch: Here is one I found on Amazon for $4.72: Officemate 1- Hole Punch, 5 Sheet Capacity, Silver (90091)

book ring (The book rings are not sold individually. Unfortunately you have to buy them in a pack. I found a pack for $5.99. 2 Inch Loose Leaf Binder Rings, 20PCS Nickel Plated Steel Book Rings for Index Cards

Blank Index Cards: Here is a pack of 100, I found for $4.65 on Amazon. (Please make sure they have no line on the front or back.)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The Island of the Blue Dolphin is based on research done by Scott O'Dell on a girl that was actually rescued from an island in the early 1800s. There are some key events that may be difficult for some students. These include: combat, death of a young brother, and death of a dog. 
Island of the Blue Dolphin

Meet the teacher

New on Outschool
My name is Laurie.  I have 21 years of experience in education with a Bachelor and a Master degree.  As a teacher, I think learning should be fun and engaging.  I love using music, mnemonics, and tactile experiences to help students learn.  I... 
Group Class


weekly or $90 for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
50 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages 9-11
3-6 learners per class

SafetyPrivacyCA PrivacyLearner PrivacyTerms
Outschool International
Get The App
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
© 2024 Outschool