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Copy of Island of the Blue Dolphins

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Island of the Blue Dolphins Comprehension Skill Genre Vocabulary By: Scott O'Dell Grammar
Study historical fiction A survival tale about an Indian girl who lives alone on an island for 18 years A combination of imagination and fact, with fictional characters and plot placed in a real historical setting. Setting Early 1800's on a rocky island off the coast of southern California Plot Karana, a young girl, leaps from a ship that is taking her and the other Indians away from their island. She is alone and must survive! Internal conflict: Fear vs. Courage External conflict: wild animals & forces of nature Theme All living things are interconnected and interdependent. Love and compassion overcome hatred. watch this... This story is based on a true story of an Indian girl. More than 200,000 Indians were living in California when the Spanish arrived in 1542. Remember - we are studying MEETING CHALLENGES! FRINDLE challenges at school THUNDER ROSE challenges in nature Meeting challenges in the wild Gnawed - –bitten at or worn away
Headland -– a narrow ridge of high land jutting out into the water
Kelp –- various large, tough, brown
seaweeds
Lair -– den or resting place of a wild animal
Ravine -– a long, deep, narrow, valley eroded by running water
Shellfish –- a water animal with a shell
Sinew - tendon theme - underlying meaning of ta story setting - where and when the story takes place Neither theme or setting are stated outright - the author gives details, events and evidence in the story Clause: group of related words that has a subject and a predicate INDEPENDENT Clause: If a clause makes sense by itself DEPENDENT Clause: if a clause does not make sense by itself The water level rises when the tide comes in. I - The water level rises. D - when the tide comes in. The Island of the Blue Dolphins tendon sinew
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