Teacher Resources: Chapter 8

Writing Prompts

Opinion: Ramo wanted to fish for food. He took a risk when he left in the canoe by himself. What other choices could he have made? Support your point of view with reasons and information.

Informative/explanatory: Look at this photo. See if you can describe the dogs’ features based on the details you notice. Use precise language.

Narrative: Imagine and describe a day in the life of a domesticated dog that is living in a Nicoleño village on San Nicolas Island. (Remember, in real life, wild dogs didn't appear on the island until after the people had left for the mainland.) Use transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.

Lesson Plans

Alone on the Island—Exploring Thoughts and Feelings

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