Everything you need to understand or teach Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.
At the beginning of the book Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell, Karana is twelve years old. When Aleut hunters come to her island to hunt otters, her people are defeated in a battle. The next year, with their numbers diminished by their loss, they decide to abandon the island. While their ship is about to depart, Karana’s younger brother Ramo runs back to his hut for a favorite spear, but the ship starts to pull away. When Karana sees him running along the cliff, she jumps from the ship and returns to him. The ship does not return for the two stranded children, so they start to make a life for themselves the best way they can.
Karana and Ramo are not alone on the island. They have to share (or compete) with a pack of wild dogs. It is not long before Ramo...
Island of the Blue Dolphins Lesson Plans contain 145 pages of teaching material, including: