Teacher Resources: Chapter 2 Island of the Blue Dolphins

Writing Prompts

Opinion: Did the island people construct their dwellings in the best place? Why or why not? Use evidence from the story to support your claim. 

Informative/explanatory: Go to the Glossary entry for league. Use the information to create your own chart comparing leagues and miles. 

Narrative: Describe what mealtime would look like on the island. Use concrete words and sensory details to convey the experience and event precisely.