Teacher Resources: Chapter 4 Island of the Blue Dolphins

Writing Promps

Opinion: Write a point of view paragraph from the perspective of the Russians and Aleuts, justifying the fight. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details. 

Informative/explanatory: What was the cause of the conflict? Describe a possible timeline of events. Use transitional words and phrases to link the sequence of events.   

Narrative: Write a first person narrative describing the thoughts and feelings of a survivor from the fight between the Russians and Aleuts and the islanders. Use concrete words and sensory details to convey the experience and event precisely.