Island of the Blue Dolphins Vocabulary
Updated: 6/21/2018
Island of the Blue Dolphins Vocabulary
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Island of Blue Dolphins Teacher Guide

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

Island of the Blue Dolphins is a fictional novel based on the true story of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas. Karana is stuck on an island, forced to survive harsh weather, wild dogs, and enduring solitude, wondering if she’ll ever be rescued and returned to her family. These storyboarding activities will help students understand important details and concepts.




Island of the Blue Dolphins

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Island of the Blue Dolphins Vocabulary

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  • Definitions
  • We are only about a league away!
  • Characteristics
  • A unit of distance, estimated at about 3 miles
  • Examples
  • League
  • Karana spotted the ship several leagues away.
  • Non-Examples
  • Distance, space between two points, measurement
  • An organization, group, club, society
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