Island of the Blue Dolphins Writing Prompt

Students write about what may have happened to the main character.

  • Grades: 3–5, 6–8

Writing: Going Beyond

Discuss with the class what Karana's life would have been like after she left the island. Remind students that she didn't speak English or Spanish and that she had been alone for many years.

Have students write about what they think happened to Karana. Was she happy? Did she learn to fit in? Did she miss the island? Did she make new friends? Invite students to share and discuss their ideas.

  • Part of Collection:
  • Subjects:
    Expository Writing, Literary Response, Writing Prompts
  • Skills:
    Expository Writing