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Title: Island of the Blue Dolphins


1
Island of the Blue Dolphins
By Scott ODell From Island of the Blue
Dolphins Illustrated by Russ Walks
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
http//www.opencourtresources.com
2
Genre Realistic Fiction
The elements of realistic fiction are listed
below.
  • The characters behave as people or animals do in
    real life.
  • The setting of the story is a real place or could
    be a real place.
  • The events in the story could happen in real life.

Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
3
Background Knowledge/Prior Knowledge
  • This story is an example of realistic fiction it
    is not a true story but is one that could have
    happened.
  • In fact, it is based on the true story of a
    Native American girl who was left upon an island
    near the coast of southern California and lived
    there alone for 18 years.

What are the challenges involved in surviving a
harsh environment?
San Nicolas Island
Later called Juana Maria
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
4
Word Knowledge
The following words are indicators of place and
location.
between
behind
beyond
among
against
between two cars
behind his back
beyond the white mountains
against the wall
among the fruits
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
5
Word Knowledge
These words have multiple meanings. Each word
can be used as a noun or a verb.
rose
dip
color
rock
handle
noun
noun
noun
noun
noun
verb
verb
verb
verb
verb
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
6
Word Knowledge
Each of these words has the letter c pronounced
/s/ before e or i ( also y).
advice
medicine
decide
ancestors
circle
What letters spell the /s/ sound in each of these
words?
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
7
Word Knowledge
These words are plurals.
arrows
ages
tides
cliffs
times
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
8
Word Knowledge
The sea was calm behind the high cliffs.
What words have the long vowel sounds?
How is the long e sound spelled in sea?
ea
How is the long e sound spelled in behind?
e
How is the long i sound spelled in behind?
i
How is the long i sound spelled in high?
igh
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
9
Word Knowledge
Now I spent most of my time on the rock.
possessive pronoun
subject pronoun
Identify the pronouns.
Which one is a subject pronoun? Which one is a
possessive pronoun?
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
10
Word Knowledge
They turned around in a great circle and began to
follow me.
past
past
What verb tense are the words turned and began?
The word turned is a regular past-tense verb,
formed by adding ________ to ___________.
-ed
turn
The verb began is an irregular past tense form of
the verb _________.
begin
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
11
Word Knowledge
All cliffs are made of rocks.
Which words are plural?
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
12
Selection Vocabulary
befall
be
fall
pur
pursued
sued
deserted
de
sert
ed
idly
id
ly
chaf
ing
chafing
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
13
Selection Vocabulary befall
Whatever might befall me on the endless waters
did not trouble me.
Thomas hoped that no harm would befall the lost
puppy.
befall (verb)to happen to
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
14
Selection Vocabulary pursued
It meant far less than the thought of staying on
the island alone, pursued by wild dogs.
The cat pursued the mouse and finally caught it.
pursued (verb)chased followed hunted
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
15
Selection Vocabulary deserted
Even greater was the thought of the deserted
island I would return to.
Jack felt deserted when his brother went to the
game without him.
deserted (verb)--abandoned
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
16
Selection Vocabulary idly
The canoe drifted idly on the calm sea.
idly (adverb)lazily slowly
Cara daydreamed as she swayed idly in her hammock.
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
17
Selection Vocabulary chafing
My hands had begun to bleed from the chafing of
the paddle.
The tight shoes were chafing the back of her feet.
chafing (verb)rubbing so as to make sore
Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4 Survival Vuthny
Prak, Palmetto Elementary
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