Teacher Resources: Chapter 2

Writing Prompts

Opinion: Native people built dwellings in different parts of the island for different purposes. What factors would make some parts of the island better for permanent village locations than others? Use evidence from the story to support your claim.

Informative/explanatory: Go to the Glossary entry for league. Use the information to create your own chart comparing leagues and miles.

Narrative: Mealtime for Karana, in Island of the Blue Dolphins, is very different from mealtime for you, in your community. Imagine you are living on the island with Karana in the 1800s (nineteenth century). What would dinnertime be like? Use concrete words and sensory details to convey the experience and event precisely.

Lesson Plans

Comparing Karana's World to My World

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