Island of the Blue Dolphins. By Scott O’Dell Illustrated by Russ Walks. Focus Questions… What basic needs must be met for people to survive? Why do some people try harder than others to survive?. Presentation by Redwood Jordan, 4 th grade, Porter Elementary, Fontana Unified School District.
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By Scott O’Dell
Illustrated by Russ Walks
What basic needs must be met for people to survive? Why do some people try harder than others to survive?
Presentation by Redwood Jordan, 4th grade, Porter Elementary, Fontana Unified School District
between behind beyond among against
among the penguins
against the wall
Beyond the horizon
Between the walls
All these words show place and location. Other examples are under, beside, and near.
Can you come up with more “place” words? How many?
The rose looked beautiful. ….. The balloon rose into the air.
There is a dip in the road. ….. Do you dip your French fries in ketchup?
What is your favorite color? ….. The first grader can color well.
Marble is a type of rock. ….. Rock the baby to sleep.
Push the handle on the door. ….. You shouldn’t handle the snake.
advice medicine decide ancestors circle
Notice the letter “c” is pronounced /s/ when followed by “e, i, or y”
Find the /s/ sound in these words: distance, icicle, cymbal
arrow + s …. arrows
age + s …. ages
time + s …. times
tide + s …. tides
cliff + s …. cliffs
Can you think of additional examples of plural words?
3. They turned around in a great circle and began to
What tense is used for the verbs in this sentence? A: Past
Notice how “turned” is a regular past tense… -ed ending.
“Began” is an irregular past tense… begin to began
4. All cliffs are made of rocks.
Which words in this sentence are plural?
Whatever might befallme on the endless waters did not trouble me.
Thomas hoped that no harm would befallhis lost puppy.
Befall: (verb) to happen to
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, or hunted. p.324
Even greater was the thought of the deserted island I would return to.
Jack felt desertedwhen his brother went to the game without him.
Deserted: (verb) abandoned
The canoe drifted idly on the calm sea.
Cara daydreamed as she swayed idly in her hammock.
Idly: (adverb) lazily, slowly. p. 329
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. p. 330