Teacher Resources

teacher reading book to students
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The writing prompts and lesson plans listed below by theme and chapter provide students with opportunities to reflect on their reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins and deepen their understandings.


Leaving the Island

Study guide from 1964 film adaptation

For more information about the California Channel Islands and Channel Islands National Park, visit these resources on the national park’s website:

Photos and Multimedia—Photo galleries, films, virtual tours, webcams, and more

Channel Islands Live—The Channel Islands in to your classroom with live, interactive broadcasts

Curriculum MaterialsFrom Shore to Sea, a curriculum developed by the JASON Foundation for grades 4–9

History and Culture—The park’s 13,000 years of human history

Nature and Science—The park’s animals, plants, and ecosystems

Publications—The park brochure and other publications



Last updated: June 20, 2018