To Build a Fire by Jack London + Informational Text + Poetry Connection
This is one of my favorite lessons to teach! By breaking up the text with relative articles and including videos and photographs, my students remain engaged throughout the (long) short story. The informational text and activity on survival gets them hooked before the story begins, and the poetry connection always leads some great conversation about the love of dogs.
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To Build a Fire e-Activity
If you prefer the paper version, this is what you will receive:
This lesson includes:
A visually appealing Prezi
3 informational texts
1 poem that relates to the story
"Reading Respite" activities to do during the reading.
2 essay or paragraph questions that connect the informational text and poem to the story.
NEWLY UPDATED: 8/30/2015
1 movie critique guide for students with FREE full-length youtube movie link
1 quiz with 15 questions
This mini unit normally takes one week to complete if you do all of the activities.
Take a look at the preview to see more of this lesson!
*note* you will need either two stacks of different colored sticky notes or 2 different colored stacks of scrap paper for one of the activities listed.
You may also like some of my other American Literature lessons with informational text found here:
American Literature Section
To Build a Fire
To Build a Fire Movie Guide