Challenge your students with the following activities for chapters 7-9:
Chapter 7: Students re-read the epigraph and determine if McCandless demonstrates avoidance behavior. Students write a thesis statement summarizing their viewpoint and cite textual evidence to support this thesis.
Chapter 8: Students compare/contrast McCandless with Rosellini, Waterman, and McCunn, and analyze the purpose of the mini-narratives about each individual.
Chapter 9: Students analyze key excerpts from the letters of Everett Ruess and find connecting textual evidence from/about McCandless in Into the Wild and from Emerson and/or Thoreau in Nature or Walden.