Teacher Resources: Chapter 19

Writing Prompts

Opinion: After reading about Karana’s experience with the devilfish, what would you do if you ran into such a sea animal (most likely a large octopus) in the ocean? Describe your methods and support them with evidence.

Informative/explanatory: Research the food web of the intertidal zone, which is the area above water at low tide and underwater at high tide. Next, choose one animal and describe its feeding methods. Finally, draw a picture of both the animal you choose and its food source. Go to a reliable source to gather your information. Link ideas within categories or information.

Narrative: Write a story describing a day in the life of a group of dolphins (pod) or sea otters (raft). Link to a reliable source to gather your information. Use descriptive details to create the scene.

Lesson Plans

Discovering the Devilfish
The Devilfish (middle school lesson)

Last updated: November 17, 2018