ERIC Number: ED040199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Guide for Teaching the Novel "Island of the Blue Dolphins," Grade 6.
Prior, Kathleen W.
As a guide for in-depth study of "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by sixth-graders who have completed the basal reader, this document focuses on ways of enabling each child to find satisfaction and enjoyment in the novel; to develop a greater interest in literature; to gain an understanding of plot development in a story; to realize what the mood, setting, and background contribute to the novel; to become aware of the ways in which an author develops characterization in a story; and to appreciate the specific writing techniques of an author. Material is organized under seven units for group discussions--the first, an introduction to the book; the next five, discussions of groups of chapters as they are read; and the last, an appraisal of the novel as a whole. Specific questions and discussion guidelines are provided for each meeting as well as suggestions for factors to be considered while reading the next chapters. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.
Identifiers: Island of the Blue Dolphins