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, create a list of three plants that are native to San Nicolas. Using precise language and domain-specific vocabulary, describe each plant and its possible uses by the islanders.

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. Use dialogue and description to develop a conversation between the two birds.

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