Teacher Resources: Chapter 4

Writing Prompts

Opinion: Imagine how the Russian Iakov Babin and the Alaska Native sea otter hunters on San Nicolas Island might feel. From their point of view, was the battle with the native islanders justified? Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

Informative/explanatory: What was the cause of the conflict? Describe a possible timeline of events. Use transitional words and phrases to link the sequence of events.

Narrative: Imagine yourself as a survivor of the fight between the Russians and Aleuts and the islanders. Describe your thoughts and feelings. Use concrete words and sensory details to convey the experience and event precisely.

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Battle of the Senses

Last updated: November 17, 2018