The Music of Dolphins Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson will help your students learn about the story 'The Music of Dolphins' by Karen Hesse. Students will read a story summary, learn some related vocabulary, and participate in group activities that help them explore the story and its themes.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize the story
  • define and use related vocabulary
  • identify how the narrator's point of view influences the story

Length

45-90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6

Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

Materials Needed

Vocabulary

  • evaluation
  • feral
  • foster home
  • institution
  • translator

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