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2 By Scott ODell From Island of the Blue Dolphins Illustrated by Russ Walks Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4: Survival Vuthny Prak, Palmetto Elementary

3 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

4 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. San Nicolas Island Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4: Survival Vuthny Prak, Palmetto Elementary Later called Juana Maria What are the challenges involved in surviving a harsh environment?

5 The following words are indicators of place and location. Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4: Survival Vuthny Prak, Palmetto Elementary between two cars behind his back beyond the white mountains among the fruits against the wall betweenbehindbeyondamongagainst

6 These words have multiple meanings. Each word can be used as a noun or a verb. Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4: Survival Vuthny Prak, Palmetto Elementary rosedipcolorrockhandle noun verb

7 Each of these words has the letter c pronounced /s/ before e or i (& also y). Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4: Survival Vuthny Prak, Palmetto Elementary advicemedicinedecideancestorscircle What letters spell the /s/ sound in each of these words?

8 These words are plurals. Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4: Survival Vuthny Prak, Palmetto Elementary arrowsages times tidescliffs

9 The sea was calm behind the high cliffs. Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4: Survival Vuthny Prak, Palmetto Elementary What words have the long vowel sounds? How is the long e sound spelled in sea? How is the long e sound spelled in behind? How is the long i sound spelled in behind? How is the long i sound spelled in high?

10 Now I spent most of my time on the rock. Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4: Survival Vuthny Prak, Palmetto Elementary Identify the pronouns. Which one is a subject pronoun? Which one is a possessive pronoun? subject pronoun possessive pronoun

11 They turned around in a great circle and began to follow me. Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4: Survival Vuthny Prak, Palmetto Elementary past What verb tense are the words turned and began? The word turned is a regular past-tense verb, formed by adding ________ to ___________. The verb began is an irregular past tense form of the verb _________.

12 All cliffs are made of rocks. Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4: Survival Vuthny Prak, Palmetto Elementary Which words are plural?

13 befall pur deser t idly chafing befall pursued deserted idly chafing sued ed Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4: Survival Vuthny Prak, Palmetto Elementary

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 The canoe drifted idly on the calm sea. Cara daydreamed as she swayed idly in her hammock. idly (adverb)lazily; slowly Fourth Grade, Open Court Unit 4: Survival Vuthny Prak, Palmetto Elementary

18 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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