Teacher Resources: Chapter 7

Writing Prompts

Opinion: If you lived on Island of the Blue Dolphins with Karana, what would you have taken with you as you left the island, and what would you have left behind? Include an explanation for each item that you list. Link your opinions and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

Informative/explanatory: The ship that took the real-life Nicoleños off of San Nicolas Island and to the California mainland was a type of ship known as a schooner. Refer to the ship drawing and try to draw your own schooner on a separate piece of paper. Do research and label as many parts of the ship as you can.

Narrative: Write a first-person narrative describing what it was like for Karana and Ramo on their first day left behind on the island. Use transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.

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