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  1. Island of the Blue Dolphin

  2. Vocabulary Words • idly • tides • deserted • dozed • lacking • fiber • pursued • cover

  3. idly Dad idly looked through the newspaper while waiting for us to finish getting dressed. • idly- (adverb) not doing anything He sat idly on the beach watching the waves gently roll in.

  4. tides We watch the rise and fall of the the waves as the tides roll in and out. • tides- (noun) plural of tide: the rise and fall of the sea We go swimming during high tides.

  5. deserted The deserted house hasn’t had anyone living in it for years. • deserted- (adjective) having no people The uninhabited island appears to be deserted.

  6. dozed After dinner father dozed in his favorite chair. • dozed- (verb) past tense of doze: to sleep lightly The tired puppies quietly dozed on the floor.

  7. lacking The vase was lacking flowers, so Mom put some in. • lacking-(verb) a form of lack: to be without That dog is not lacking spots!

  8. fiber • fiber- (noun) a piece of cloth The cloth fiber was made into a shirt. She used the piece of fiber to make a temporary shelter.

  9. pursued The bicyclist pursed the front man in the race. • pursued- (verb) past tense of pursue: to chase The cat pursued the mouse.

  10. cover He will cover a lot of ground in his hike today. • cover- (verb) to travel over We will cover more than 500 miles on our trip today.

  11. Concept Vocabulary Worddilemma A dilemma is a situation in which each choice looks equally bad. Characters in movies and stories often face dilemmas. It makes the story more suspenseful.

  12. What do the following words have in common?

  13. tect pro tect ive pro tion tec pro tect or pro

  14. These words have a common root word. A root word is the word that has the main meaning, which can be changed by adding prefixes (beginnings) or suffixes (endings). The common root word is protect. It means “to keep safe from harm.”

  15. Did You Know? • When the suffix -tion is added to a root word ending in t, the final t in the root is dropped. • An example of this is the word protection.

  16. Did You Know? • Knowing the meaning of a root word and its suffix can help you determine the word’s meaning. • The suffix -ive means “ having the quality of”. • The suffix -tion means “the act or process of” . • The suffix - or means “something or someone who performs the action”.

  17. Provide definitions for protect, protective, protection, and protector. • protect: to shield from harm or danger • protective: preventing someone or something from being harmed or damaged • protection: the act of keeping from harm • protector: a person who protects

  18. Use each word in an original sentence. • protect • protective • protection • protector

  19. Selection Genre: Realistic Fiction • Characters do things that real people and animals might do in real life. • Places in the story are real or seem real. • The story tells about things that could happen. • The story can be based on an event that really happened.

  20. Activating Prior Knowledge Use your writing journal to record your thoughts. • How do dogs behave in the wild? • What would it be like to live on an island with no other people? • How can sailors tell which way they are going without a compass? • What do you know about dolphins? What do they look like?

  21. Background Information This story, although not true, is based on a true story of a Native American girl who was left on an island near the coast of southern California and lived there alone for eighteen years.

  22. Background Information An island is an area of land completely surrounded by water, but not large enough to be called a continent.

  23. Background Information Sailors who travel the sea usually used a compass to help them navigate their ship. Before the compass was invented, sailors used the stars, especially the North Star, to help them find their way.

  24. Big Idea Keep this question in mind as you read. Why do people take risks?

  25. Focus Questions • How do you know when it is necessary to take a risk? • How does it feel to take a risk and wish you had not?

  26. How does this selection relate to the theme Risk and Consequences? Copy the following in your journal.

  27. What are some clues that tell your about the story? Write them in the clues section of your chart. Are there any problems like unfamiliar words? Write them in the problems section of your chart. Let’s look at the selection again. Let’s look for unfamiliar words, concepts, or ideas. Convert the information into questions, and write these questions under the Wonderings section of your chart.

  28. Daily Editing Correct the following sentences. Me goed to school with she I went to school with her. the picture throwed the ball over the plate; The pitcher threw the ball over the plate.

  29. Writing: Realistic Fiction Prewriting: During the next two weeks you are going to be writing a realistic fiction story. In a realistic fiction story, the characters, places and events seem to be real, but are actually fake. A realistic story has regular people or animals, the setting is a real place, and the plot could actually happen. Why does “Island of the Blue Dolphins” fit the requirements of a realistic story? Karana has real-life characteristics, the island is an actual place, and the events could have happened in reality.

  30. Brainstorming Ideas For Story Writing girl boy grandparents parents aunts uncles cousins new baby visit to new country lost at sea sailing for first time going to Oregon island mountain prairie lake desert ocean

  31. Let’s look at a couple of the ideas. • What would the purpose and audience for each idea be? • Now brainstorm some ideas on your own. • Make sure to include the problem that your main character(s) will face. • Where will your story take place? • What are three major events that will take place in your story? • Record your ideas in your journal.

  32. Spelling Pretest helpless statement hazardous gladly marvelous fearless treatment suddenly shipment harmless joyous useful lonely dangerous hopeful movement playful careless freely painful

  33. Check Your Spelling Pretest helpless statement hazardous gladly marvelous fearless treatment suddenly shipment harmless joyous useful lonely dangerous hopeful movement playful careless freely painful

  34. Can you give me an example of • a person? • a place? • a thing? Each of the examples is a noun. A noun names a person, place, thing or idea. A common nouns name generic persons, places, or things. These are also concrete nouns because they name things that can be seen or touched.

  35. Partner Assignment: • Write two sentences in your journal with common nouns. • Have your partner identify the common nouns in your sentences. • You have 3 minutes.

  36. Workbook Assignment • Reading Workbook page 13. • Read the directions and then complete the page.

  37. uninhabited missing fabric surges chased lazily cross napped • idly • tides • deserted • dozed • lacking • fiber • pursued • cover

  38. What do the following words have in common?

  39. qui et ly slow ly hap pi ness sad ness

  40. These words all have the suffix -ly or -ness The suffix -ly means to have in a _______ way. It is an adverb. It tells in what way something is done. The suffix -ment means to be in a ________ state.

  41. Provide definitions for quietly, slowly, happiness, and sadness. • quietly: in a quiet way • slowly: in a slow way • happiness: in a happy state • sadness: in a sad state

  42. What other words can you think of that have the suffix -ly or -ness? You have one minute to write as many words as you can think of with the suffix -ly or -ness in your journal. Did you think of: nearly, lightly, forgiveness, goodness

  43. What are the root words in the following words?

  44. joy ous treat ment fear less pain ful

  45. Create this chart in your journal.

  46. Suffix -ment Suffix -ous Suffix -less Suffix -ful

  47. Assignment • What other root words can you think of to add the suffixes to make new words? • You have five minutes to come up with as many new words using the suffixes on your chart. • Did you think of these words?

  48. Suffix -ment Suffix -ous Suffix -less Suffix -ful shipment commitment contentment careless useless worthless playful cheerful plentiful marvelous frivolous hilarious

  49. Workbook Assignment • Complete pages 1 and 2 in your Skills Practice Book.