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Author Study: Scott O'Dell

These websites are about author Scott O’Dell and his books. Learn about the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Book Award. Some websites include lists of his books. Read about O’Dell’s life on his official website. There are also lesson plans, activities, and student reviews for several of his books. There are links to eThemes on his book “Island of the Blue Dolphins,” Historical Fiction, the Iditarod, Native American Culture, and the Revolutionary War.


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This website is all about Scott O'Dell. Find information about his life and each of his books. You can email a book review of one of his books and it might be featured on the website. Click on "Quiz Results" to see which O'Dell books are the favorites of others who have visited the website.
Students explore an historical topic related to books by Scott O'Dell. Fiction and nonfiction books are used. Students write a short story based on the information they have collected.
This link provides lessons and teaching units for books by Scott O'Dell.
This biography of O'Dell was written by students. There are links to a list of his books and reviews of two books.
Here are many discussion questions for O'Dell's book "Sing Down the Moon."
Learn all about O'Dell's book "The Black Pearl" on this website. Includes an interview with O'Dell's wife, chapter questions, chapter summaries, interactive activities and more.
This resource includes several activities for each section of the novel by O'Dell.
This three page PDF file contains a book review of "Carlota" by Scott O'Dell.
These websites are about the book "Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. Read about the author and the book. Includes worksheets, reviews, lesson plans, and an interactive quiz. Includes links to eThemes resources on Scott O'Dell and bottlenose dolphins.
Learn more about the genre of historical fiction. There are definitions and listings of recommended children's books, plus lesson plans and classroom activities. Includes links to eThemes Resources on various historical fiction books.
Learn more about the Iditarod Dog Sled race in Alaska. Read about the history, teams, dogs, and much more. Some sites offer ideas for classroom activities. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on Alaska.
Learn more about the cultures of various Native American tribes. Some sites emphasize that these are "live" cultures because there are more than a million American Indians living today. Watch videos of a powwow, read biographies of famous Native Americans, and view paintings and photographs. Includes population statistics on the largest tribes and information about the controversy over the use of Native Americans as school mascots.
These sites are about the Revolutionary War and the various causes. The reading level is for middle school students. Includes paintings and examples of political cartoons from the Revolutionary period to the present. There is interactive role-playing and other games.

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