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Grade Island of the Blue
Dolphins Vocabulary Ch. 16-20
Mrs. Thornburg’s version
Vocabulary Words in Ch.16-20
Roost
Planks
Foreleg
Shimmering
Streaked
Suckers
Abandoned
Singed
Crouching
Perching
Scallops
Dyeing
What do we call long, flat pieces of wood?
Planks
What is a type of shellfish?
Scallops
What do we call the process of coloring
fibers, yarn, or fabrics?
Dyeing
What do we call part of an animal used to
suction on to an object?
Suckers
What do we call it when a bird comes to sit
or rest on something?
Roost
What is another word for to burn slightly,
to scorch?
Singed
What do we call one of the front legs of an
animal?
Foreleg
What do we call bending close to the
ground, as an animal preparing to attack?
Crouching
What is another word for sitting upright
upon (as a bird would do)?
Perching
What is another word for to shine or
reflect light?
Shimmering
What is another word for to run or go
rapidly?
Streaked
What is another word for left behind or
deserted?
Abandoned
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4th Grade Island of the Blue Dolphins Vocabulary Ch. 16-20