Island of the Blue Dolphins Character Map

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Island of the Blue Dolphins Character Map

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In this activity, students should depict the characters of the story, paying close attention to the physical and character traits of both major and minor characters. Students should provide detailed information regarding the characters’ actions and how they influence other characters. In addition, students can identify how the main character changed over time.

Characters included in the character map are:

  • Karana
  • Ramo
  • Ulape
  • Chief Chowig
  • Captain Orlov
  • Matasaip
  • Kimki
  • The Rescuers
  • Rontu
  • Rontu-Aru
  • Tutok


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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in Island of the Blue Dolphins and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a character to represent each of the literary characters.
    • Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  3. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  4. Fill in the Textables for Physical/Character Traits, What Challenges Does This Character Face, and How Does This Character Impact the Plot.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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