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Island of the Blue Dolphins : Island of the Blue Dolphins Historical fiction is a combination of imagination and fact, with fictional characters and plot placed in a factual historical setting. Island of the Blue Dolphins : Island of the Blue Dolphins Karana is an Indian girl stranded alone on an island. While waiting years for a ship to come near and rescue her, she finds inventive ways of living on an island inhabited by wild dogs. She makes a cave house, creates her own tools, finds food, and survives many years on her own. Theme and Setting : Theme and Setting The theme is the underlying meaningof a story. The theme is often not stated. You can figure out a theme when you have finished reading from events and other evidence in the story. The setting is where and when the storytakes place. Writers use details, such as sights and sounds, to describe it. Words to Know : Words to Know gnawed bitten or worn away headland narrow ridge of high land jutting out into water; promontory kelp any of various large, tough, brown seaweeds lair den or resting place of a wild animal Words to Know : Words to Know ravine a long, deep, narrow valley eroded by running water shellfish a water animal with a shell. Oysters, clams, crabs, and lobsters are shellfish. sinew tendon Guided Reading Questions : Guided Reading Questions Reread p. 75. Describe the setting of this historical fiction story. How was the spring Karana visited near the dog's lair different from the spring near the headland? Based on pp. 74–75, what do you think the big idea, or theme, for the story will be? Guided Reading Questions : Guided Reading Questions How would you describe the way Karana approached the job of finding a place to build her hut? Tell about a time you wish you had acted in a similar way. What do the images and sensory words on p. 78, paragraph 2, suggest about what kind of day it was for Karana? Guided Reading Questions : Guided Reading Questions Have students use a dictionaryto determine the meaning ofomen on p. 78, paragraph 2. What does the strong fence around Karana's house show about her situation? Read paragraph 6 on p. 81 and visualize Karana's shelter. Describe what you see. Guided Reading Questions : Guided Reading Questions What are the things that Karana has done so far to survive in this setting? How were Karana's cooking utensils made? What has Karana accomplished by the end of the selection? Compare and contrast another selection you've read where the main character had to overcome many difficult obstacles. Describe similarities and differences. Daily Fix-It : Daily Fix-It Marge like to read adventurstories. She readed a book set in spain. Daily Fix-It : Daily Fix-It Mr. Jones is a expert onNative american history. Him gived a talk about theCherokee to our class. Daily Fix-It : Daily Fix-It If you go to south Dakota. You should see the Badlands. Thay look like a sene fromanother planet. Daily Fix-It : Daily Fix-It Natives on the cost hunted,and fished at sea. They lived near the water. Because it was theirsource of food? Daily Fix-It : Daily Fix-It After white settlers took there land many Native Americans lived on reservations. With little land, it was dificult to hunt with bow and arow. Writing Prompt : Writing Prompt Write a letter to someone telling him or her about your vacation. Describe the place using specific details. Use transitions to show clearly when things happened or where things are located. Resources : Resources Eduscapes LifeStreamCenter Glencoe Study Guide Teacher CyberGuide

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