Take a peek inside the Chicago Stockyards to see the wretched working conditions and the revolting food processing practices as depicted in an except of Upton Sinclair’s award-winning novel. Students read and analyze a four page excerpt of The Jungle with a focus on the issues of immigration and food while analyzing Sinclair’s writing techniques and thematic development. As a culminating activity, students complete a RAFT composition in response to the reading. Includes all teacher notes.
The included captivating excerpt is a time-effective way to offer students a taste of this important novel.
* Anticipatory questions for the reading
* A four page excerpt of Sinclair’s The Jungle
* Reading analysis questions with teacher key
* Thematic development organizer with teacher key
* R.A.F.T. writing assignment with rubric
** This set is from the Immigrant Factory Workers Activity Pack
which also incorporates a non-fiction essay about a modern day poultry plant. Please don’t purchase both.
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This set would fit well in an American Literature Course, in a World Literature Course, in a Realism unit, or a muckraker unit.