Fourth Grade Class
7:45 Nicholas G
1:15 Nick R
Island of the Blue Dolphins Presentations
Please prepare a one-minute presentation to give in class on Wednesday, December 19th. You may come up with any original idea of something related to any part of the book, or you may use one of the suggestions listed below. Books may be checked out if needed.
Remember that it is very important to be well prepared, so practice your presentation several times at home. You must remember to speak loudly enough and slowly enough that everyone can hear you and understand what you are saying. This presentation is your final assessment on Island of the Blue Dolphins and will be graded.
Suggestions for your presentation:
• Make a model of the island and label it.
• Make a model of the Ghalas-at village or of the home Karana made for herself.
• Use an encyclopedia or the Internet to get information on cormorants, dolphins, sea elephants, etc., and report about it in your own words. Include one or more pictures.
• Paint a picture and tell what it illustrates.
• Draw, paint, or make a model of Karana, Ramo, Ulape, Captain Orlov, Rontu, Tutok, an Aleut ship, or Karana’s canoe.
• Make a diorama and discuss how it relates to the story.
• Sing, play an instrument, or dance to dramatize a part of the story.
• Make a mobile that shows several main events in the book.
• Write a newspaper article to go with “Girl Jumps Overboard to Return to Younger Brother.”
• Create a travel brochure for the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Include pictures and use factual information from the book to write descriptions of sights and activities a vacationer would want to see and do.
• Plan an interview of Karana after her rescue. Prepare a list of questions a reporter might ask and answers that Karana might give.
• Write a poem showing Karana’s feelings at different times in the book, or one that tells about the main ideas.
• Select a favorite passage and read it. Use an illustration or a prop.
• Give a report on the author or on Zia, the sequel to Island of the Blue Dolphins, or report on another of Scott O’Dell’s books such as The Dark Canoe or The Black Pearl.
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