Teacher Resources: Chapter 3 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: Gather relevant information from People & Culture to describe the methods used by the Alaska Natives to hunt sea otters. Include details about their weapons and their canoes. Take notes and categorize the information

Narrative: Imagine that you are going with a group of Alaska Native hunters to hunt sea otters. Describe your experience. Use a variety of transitional and phrases to manage the sequence of events.