Teacher Resources: Chapter 12

Writing Prompts

Opinion: Why might the Lone Woman use three different types of shelters on San Nicolas Island: a cave, a whalebone hut, and a brush windbreak? Discuss how these shelters are similar to and different from each other. Create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support evidence for each of the three structures. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

Informative/explanatory: Make a list of all the materials you might need to build a dwelling on San Nicolas Island. Use only materials you might find on the island. Use the items on your list to create a drawing of a dwelling. Draw evidence from literary or informational text to support your research.

Narrative: Choose either a cave or a human-constructed dwelling and describe your living activities within and outside of that island structure during a 24-hour period. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.

Lesson Plans

What Can You Do with a Whale Bone?

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