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Dolphins: Teacher Resources, Games, Posters, Books

Welcome to the Dolphin Teacher's Helper! Here we've found some great teacher resources for school or home, including links, posters, activities, and books...and put them in one place! We hope these ideas will be helpful!

Dolphin Theme Resources

900531: Dolphins/Porpoises, Softcover Dolphins/Porpoises, Softcover
By Zoobooks

Some say dolphins may be as intelligent as people. We present the facts in an impartial way that encourages kids to develop their own opinions. They'll have fun, too, with the stories of human-dolphin encounters and the explanation of dolphin 'sonar.' Softcover. Zoobooks.

Books About Dolphins - Great resources for teachers and parents.

Dolphins - Dolphin theme web site reviews by Barbara J. Feldman of SurfNetKids.com

Animal Planet: Dolphins Explored - Facts and articles about dolphins. Listen to dolphin sounds.

David's Whale and Dolphin Watch - "One of the largest collection of dolphin and whale pictures on the Web! This is the place for all fans of whales and dolphins."

Teacher.Scholastic.com/dolphin - Dolphin Wild Animal Watch. Teacher's guide and lesson plans.


Under the Sea Theme Room Decorations

Whales and Dolphins

Under the Sea!
Under the Sea Classroom Decorations - Show your students under the sea with these theme decorations.


Dolphin Inflatable

667809: Gray Dolphin Inflatable Gray Dolphin Inflatable
By Group Publishing

Add life and dimension to your decorating when you hang these dolphins from the ceiling, or have them "jump" out of an oceanscape scene. Inflatable, with bell. 36" long.

Dolphin Stickers

9594: Dolphins  Stickers Dolphins Stickers
By Sandylion

Shiny, prismatic dolphin stickers are perfect for rewardinggood behavior, for incentives or for decorating projects. 3 sheets.

Dolphin Fun Links

Dolphin Jokes by Kids

Under the Sea Arts and Crafts

Free Dolphin Coloring Pages


Recommended Books About Dolphins

462256: I Wonder Why: Whales and Dolphins I Wonder Why: Whales and Dolphins
By Judy Allen & Mike Bostock / Kingfisher

Give curious children the answers to all the questions they have about these amazing creatures of the sea! Follow mighty whales as they swim in the deep ocean and graceful dolphins as they leap through the waves. An interactive book, kids can read the questions and uncover the fascinating answers as they lift the flaps and turn the pages. This beautifully illustrated book also has scene changes as children go through the book. Recommended for ages 4 to 9.
8260412: A Guide For Using Island of the Blue Dolphins in the Classroom,  Grades 3-5 A Guide For Using Island of the Blue Dolphins in the Classroom, Grades 3-5
By Teacher Created Resources

This resource is directly related to its literature equivalent and filled with a variety of cross-curricular lessons to do before, during, and after reading the book. This reproducible book presents an exciting approach to teaching well-known literature! It includes sample plans, author information, vocabulary building ideas, cross-curriculum activities, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and many ideas for culminating and extending the novel. Level: Intermediate.
069629: Island of the Blue Dolphins Island of the Blue Dolphins
By Scott O'Dell / Houghton-mifflin

Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the Island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otters play in the vast kelp beds, cormorants roost on its crags, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.

Here, in the early 1800's, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure, filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea-otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply, even when it meant battling an octopus.

More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance, and her acceptance of fate transform what to many would have been an ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror comes the strength and serenity that is modern man's goal and that is symbolized by the island itself, rising alone and majestic from the waters of the Pacific. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. The 1961 Newbery Medal winner.

093396: Island of the Blue Dolphins Progeny Press Study Guide Island of the Blue Dolphins Progeny Press Study Guide
By Progeny Press

Island of Blue Dolphins was the 1961 Newbery Medal Winner. When disaster strikes, Karana's people leave their island home to begin a new life across the sea. But Karana is left behind and must learn to survive for many years while keeping alive the hope of an eventual rescue. Based on a true story.

Progeny Press Study Guides provide teachers, parents, and students with literary analysis based upon the foundation of the Bible. Examining well-written literature in relation to biblical standards, students will develop and refine how they deal with man's philosophies while learning about the craft of writing. Progeny Press Study Guides deal with literature as works of art and philosophy as they explain and use literary terms; deal with plot construction; dig into character studies; and bring attention to themes and ideas the author has crafted.

Easy-to-use lessons include vocabulary, comprehension, analysis and critical thinking exercises, questions on related Biblical principles, activities, and a complete answer key. Middle & High School guides take approximately from 8 to 10 weeks to complete. 56 reproducible pages, paperback. Grades 5-7.

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