Teacher Resources: Chapter 18

Writing Prompts

Opinion: Do you think that Karana should have kept Tainor and Lurai as pets? Why or why not? Link your opinions and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

Informative/explanatory: Using information you gather from the Interactive Maps and/or Nature/Plants, choose three plants that are native to San Nicolas. Describe each plant and its possible uses by the islanders. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary,

Narrative: Karana took two young birds from a nest on the island. Write “A Day in the Life” from the perspective of Tainor and Lurai. Develop a conversation between the two birds. Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events.

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