Teacher Resources: Chapter 1 Island of the Blue Dolphins

Writing Prompts

Opinion: Write one pro and one con argument about hunting sea otters in the 1800s (19th century). Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details. 

Informative/explanatory: State three facts relating to the Russian and Aleut hunting expedition to the Channel Islands. Include concrete details. 

Narrative: Describe in one paragraph your reaction, as a native islander on San Nicolas Island, to the arrival of the Il’mena. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details.