Teacher Resources: Chapter 3

Writing Prompts

Opinion: What are some reasons people today might consider the commercial hunting of sea otters in the 1800s (nineteenth century) harmful? Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

Informative/explanatory: Gather relevant information from a reliable source to describe the methods used by the Alaska Natives to hunt sea otters for the Russian American Company. Include details about their tools and their canoes. Take notes and categorize the information.

Narrative: Imagine you are with a group of Alaska Native hunters hunting sea otters. Describe your experience. Use a variety of transitional and phrases to manage the sequence of events.

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