From Electric English...
This is a comprehensive packet for Jack London and his short story, "To Build a Fire". You might notice as you peruse my store that each of these items is listed individually, as well as, bundled. For example, the answer key for the questions is listed separate from the questions themselves.... This is not because I am greedy or want to squeeze one more dollar out of you. Had I included the answer key with the questions, I would have listed the price at a dollar higher anyway.
No, I list everything separate because as a teacher, I know, that sometimes you want some material but do not want other material. And, you should not have to pay for items you do not need. To continue with my previous example, you might just want to do the answer key yourself and save the money.... I completely understand the need to save money; what teacher doesn't :) But if you do want it all...
This packet contains about two weeks of work, give or take a day. I have, intentionally, not included lesson plans with these packets because I feel, at times, they can be stifling.... The idea here is; you can pick and choose whatever material you want; in whatever order you want (depending on the time you have); instead of, constantly feeling like you must adhere to a certain schedule. Plus, this way, you have many resources at your disposal and can mix and match from year to year depending on your mood. This packet contains the following:
- Video Biography (These are 2-column notes that accompany the video produced by Krugur, "Great Writer: Jack London". Of course, you can just have them research the prompts on the left-hand side too if you want...)
- Research Biography
- Essential Journal Questions Powerpoint (These accompany the information the students will learn about his life and his work.)
- Notes: Tone (Typed)
- To Build a Fire: Full Text
- To Build a Fire: Questions
- To Build a Fire: Questions Key
- To Build a Fire: Analysis
- To Build a Fire: SOAPSTone Activity
- To Build a Fire: Freytag's Pyramid Activity
- To Build a Fire: Informational Text "Investing: Gold id Cheap. Is that Good?"
- To Build a Fire: Poem "Moods" TP-CASTT
- To Build a Fire: Poem "The Klondyker's Dream" TP-CASTT
- To Build a Fire: Song: "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Note: I often use the 45 minute film orated by Orson Welles for this unit... The students love it!!! You can view the film on-line or get it from the library if you do not own a copy. Of course, if you prefer, you can always read the story instead :)
Please contact me with any questions or observations you might have :)