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In 1965, 16-year-old Robin Lee Graham began a solo around-the-world voyage from San Pedro, California, in a 24-foot sloop. Five years and 33,000 miles later, he returned to home port with a wife and daughter and enough extraordinary experiences to fill this bestselling book, Dove.

Curriculet Details
64 Questions
70 Annotations
3 Quizzes

Designed for students in 9-10th grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining textual evidence, inference and summarization. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about figurative language and author's purpose. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of point of view, text structure, and vocabulary. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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1. Joining the Circle

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Based on the details in the text, when does this account take place? 
Story Introduction: On his sixteenth birthday, March 5, 1965, Robin Lee Graham said to his mother and father, "I'd really like a boat of my own so that I could sail to the South Pacific islands." In 1965, 16-year-old Robin Lee Graham began a solo around-the-world voyage from San Pedro, California, in a 24-foot sloop. Five years and 33,000 miles later, he returned to home port with a wife and daughter and enough extraordinary experiences to fill this bestselling book, Dove. (This annotation contains an image)
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For Robin, boating was a way to experience __________________. 
Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up?  
Imagery is the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. Imagery is more complex than just creating mental pictures. Imagery needs the aid of figures of speech like simile, metaphor, personification, and onomatopoeia in order to appeal to the bodily senses. Watch the video to learn more about why authors use imagery.  (This annotation contains a video)
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List two examples of imagery from the highlighted text. 
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Which of the following is NOT an example of simile? 
Simile and metaphor compare two distinct objects and draws similarity between them. The difference is that simile uses “as” or “like” and metaphor does not. (This annotation contains a video)
Do you agree with Gene Weston's argument that the boys should be given credit for being bold enough to try? Why or why not? 
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What is most likely the reason Robin kept Gene Weston's letter for his scrapbook? 
Would you trust a wind vane to pilot your boat while you slept? Why or why not? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of publicize. Write a sentence using the word publicize correctly in context. 

2. Loneliness and Landfalls

Don't forget to read the titles of the chapters. The title gives a clue to what the chapter will be about. Based on the title of this chapter, what do you infer Robin experiences in Chapter 2? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of loneliness. Think of an antonym (word with opposite meaning) for loneliness and write a sentence using the word. 
Make Connections: Have you ever felt like Robin and kept busy by doing little chores? 
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Why does Robin seem more interested in his library books than his school books? 
What does Robin's remark about Little Lord Fauntleroy suggest? How might Little Lord Fauntleroy differ from Robin? 
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How does Robin feel about seeing the land of Oahu island? What evidence from the text supports your answer?  
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How does stopping in Hawaii affect Robin in a negative way? 
With the author's descriptive imagery, can you see the sunset yourself? Which words specifically help you "see" the sunset? 
Robin can see Fanning Island in the distance. Look at the image below. Notice where Fanning Island is located in relation to Hawaii and the United States.  (This annotation contains an image)
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How does a human voice differ from a radio voice? 
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Based on the details in the text, what is the purpose of the Dove's taffrail spinner? 
Why does seeing land cause Robin to feel better? Do you think you would feel the same way? 
What does it mean to be superstitious? Do you think Robin became more or less superstitious as he traveled around the world? 
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What do you infer is the reason Robin lies about shooting the shark with a bow and arrow? 
What are some of the things Robin learns on the island that he would have probably never experienced if he were not sailing around the world? 
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What affect does stopping on the island have on Robin? What evidence from the text supports your answer? 

3. Where Earth Day Begins

American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean. Look at the image of the American Samoa island. The top image shows the island while the bottom image shows you where the island is located in the South Pacific.  (This annotation contains an image)
Why do you suppose Robin records events like this? Do you think he is afraid he will forget what his trip around the world was like? 
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A simile compares two objects using "like" or "as." Robin uses similes in his writing. Find one example of simile on this page and type it below. 
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Which word below could correctly replace bartered in this sentence? 
This tapa cloth was made in Papua, New Guinea. Tapa can be made from the inner bark of paper mulberry or breadfruit trees. (This annotation contains an image)
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How would you describe the reception Robin receives at the Port of Suva? 
How does Robin seem to handle remarks from the media? 
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What is the most likely reason that Robin gets drunk? 
Patti Ratteree Graham, around 1967. (This annotation contains an image)

4. Love and Blue Lagoons

Read the title of this chapter. What do you predict will happen in this chapter? 
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What does "moonless" suggest in this sentence? 
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Which of the following is a synonym for bliss? 
Robin compares himself and Patti to children. In what ways do they act like children?  
Why does Robin view the house differently? What does this reveal about his relationship with Patti? 
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Why is keeping a record of this voyage important to Robin? 
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How does the grocery store that Patti writes about differ from American grocery stores? Why do you think there is such a contrast between the two? 
What do the details in the highlighted text reveal about the natives on the island? 
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Why is Robin most likely feeling depressed? 
This image shows the cover of the National Geographic magazine that includes Robin's story. (This annotation contains an image)
Quiz 1 

5. Battlefields and Love Letters

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Earlier in the story, Robin mentions that he is not a diarist. He does not like to write. What is most likely causing him to write now? Do you think he will share this letter with Patti if he ever sees her again? Why or why not? 
Robin speaks about "new experiences." How are the new experiences changing him? Do you think he will go through more changes as he continues his journey? 
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Why does Robin almost break his pencil when writing in his logbook? 
How do you think Patti feels about leaving Robin? 
An aqueduct is an artificial channel constructed to move water from one location to another.  (This annotation contains an image)
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The process of making kava is an example of a/an _______________. 
The megapod bird, also known as incubator birds or mound-builders, are stocky, medium-large chicken-like birds with small heads and large feet.  (This annotation contains an image)
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What is an omen? 
How might the incident with the porpoises and the wind cause Robin to be more superstitious? 
A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex, usually appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud, that occurs over a body of water.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Use the map in the annotation above to answer this question. When Robin leaves Port Moresby, which continent is he going to next? 
Port Moresby is the capital and largest city of Papua, New Guinea. It is located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua, on the southeastern coast of the Papuan Peninsula. (This annotation contains an image)
If you search for Dalrymple island, it is very difficult to find images and information about the island. That is probably why Robin does not see anyone there. Do you think he would have stopped here if he had known he would be alone? Why or why not? 
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What is the most likely meaning of abuse in the context of this sentence? 

6. The Hobo Makes It

Where is Darwin, Australia? Look at the image below. Do you recognize any of the places that Robin has mentioned in the book so far? Can you find New Guinea on the map?  (This annotation contains an image)
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How does Robin know that Charles expected to find someone different? 
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Name one incident that is causing people to think badly of Robin. Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
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In what way does the construction job in Darwin help Robin?  
Throughout the book, Robin mentions Joshua Slocum. In what way does Robin relate to him in this section of text? 
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What do the details in the highlighted text reveal about Robin? 
Make Connections: How would you feel if you were Robin? Would you keep going or call it quits? 
How has the newspaper negatively affected Robin's trip? 
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Create a sentence using the word intuition correctly in context. Type your sentence below. 
What makes Robin say a prayer to God? Do you think God will answer his prayer? 
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Which definition of abate BEST fits the context of the sentence? 

7. Drumbeats and Bridal Suite

Durban is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Use the map in the annotation to answer this question. Which ocean borders the east coast of South Africa? 
Make Predictions: When Robin makes it back to California, do you think he and Patti will have a real wedding? Why or why not? 
What does the word "christened" mean in the context of this sentence? 
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What do the details in the highlighted text reveal about the African people? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
Look at the map of South Africa. Can you find Durban and East London? How much progress has Robin made? (This annotation contains an image)
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Why is Robin worried about Patti? 
How do you think Robin will save Dove? 
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Robin says that "Dove wasn't seaworthy any longer." Seaworthy means ___________. 
"All downhill" is a saying that means easy. Why does Robin feel that his voyage from this point is "all downhill"? 
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Examining Word Parts: Trans- means "across." Therefore, transatlantic must mean __________________. 
What does Robin mean by "Dove looked respectable again"?  

8. The Third Quarter

Look at the image. This map was included to show you the location of the Atlantic Ocean and so you would have an idea of where Robin is in the grand scheme of his voyage. Cape Town is located at the southwestern tip of South Africa. Robin's plan is to sail from there to the northern coast of South America. (This annotation contains an image)
Why is Robin desperate to get in touch with Patti? Do you think he will be able to talk to her? 
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Why is it good for Robin to have the kittens on the boat with him? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of provisions. Name three provisions that Robin may need for his trip. 
Why do you suppose Robin says The Robe shook him up? Do you think he will think more about God and religion after reading the book? 
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Which of the following words is a synonym for aptly? 
Can you locate the mouth of the Suriname River and Paramaribo on the map below?  (This annotation contains an image)
What do the details in the highlighted text reveal about Robin? 
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Why have Robin's feelings for Dove changed over the course of his journey? 
Make Connections: Have you ever felt so alone that you became angry or frustrated? How did you cope with your emotions? 
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Why does Patti believe that if they think about each other at the same time each day, they will be able to "talk" to each other? 
Quiz 2 

9. Bigger Wings and Baby Talk

In what ways does Big Dove differ from Little Dove? Which boat is safer, Little Dove or Big Dove? 
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Based on details in the text, which location makes Robin and Patti happiest? 
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How do Robin's recordings differ when Patti is sailing with him rather than when he is sailing alone? 
The Virgin Islands: Can you find Saint Thomas on the map?  (This annotation contains an image)
Who is Judas? Judas Iscariot was one of the twelve original disciples of Jesus Christ. He is notorious for the betrayal of Jesus to the Sanhedrin for thirty silver coins. Why does Robin feel as though he is betraying Little Dove? 
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Create a sentence using the word superstition. Type your sentence below. 
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Why is Patti sick during her voyage? 
Why does Patti not understand Robin's reaction? 
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How does Patti know she is going to have a baby? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
Do you think Patti will fly back to the United States to have the baby? Why or why not? 

10. Creatures That Hath Life

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean. (This annotation contains an image)
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Use the map in the above annotation to complete the following sentence. The Galapagos Islands are located off of the ____________ coast of South America. 
Why do people take the land tortoises from the island? (This annotation contains an image)
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What do the details in the highlighted text reveal about Robin? 
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Why does Robin make this statement? 
How do Robin's descriptions help you visualize what he is experiencing? 
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What does Robin learn in this section of text? What life lesson can he learn from this? 

11. Home Is the Sailor

Why do you think Robin believes in omens? 
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What is the "great big feeling of emptiness" on the boat? 
Make Connections: Have you ever been lonely? Can you relate to any of his feelings of loneliness? 
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Why does Robin recommend trying to be alone for a few days before trying a long period of time? 
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Based on the details in the text, Robin would rather experience physical pain than __________________. 
Why does Robin have a mental breakdown? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of phobia. Create a sentence using phobia correctly in context. 
Why is it important for Robin to keep his morale up? 
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How does talking to Patti affect Robin's mood? 
Why does hanging drapes seem so strange to Robin? 
How might Robin's answers to the people's questions have been different if he had had more time to think about them? 
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Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons why Robin sailed around the world? 

12. Child of the Isles

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Why is Robin fearful now that he is back home in California? 
How do you think Robin will do in college since he did not finish high school? 
Do you think Robin and Patti should wait it out or go to the hospital?  
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Why is it important to have a stopwatch for the Lamaze method? 
What do you think Robin is going to do with the rose? 

13. Home from the Hill

Did you expect Robin to have a difficult time in college? Why or why not? 
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How do Robin and Patti differ from their peers? 
What do you think the missionary means by this? 
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Which of the following helps Robin and Patti believe in God? 
After you complete Quiz 3, continue through the next several pages. There are pictures at the end of the book that show many of the places that Robin visited in Dove. 
Quiz 3