To Build a Fire by Jack London is now available in a digital format for paper-free classrooms! By breaking up the story with linked informational text articles, including media opportunities, and adding a poetry connection, my students remain engaged throughout this (long) short story. The linked 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. If your state testing is in a digital format as is mine, then this lesson is perfect for practicing screen reading skills!
This lesson includes:
*Lesson hook with linked article and video
* Group zig-zag reading assignment of informational text
* Digital “Sticky Notes” to paste throughout the reading
* Digital highlighting capabilities directly on this public domain story
*Multiple integrated close reading opportunities, questions, and movable elements
*Poetry connection to the story with questions and digital activity
*Movie critique guide and activity (also a link to full-length movie on YouTube)
*Two screen-free activity idea options
*20-Question editable quiz or test with PARCC like questions
*Answers keys for all
This mini unit will take a week to complete if you do all of the activities that are included.
Download the preview for an overview and short video that shows two of the pages in action!
This e-activity unit is compatible with Google Classrooms, Microsoft OneDrive, and Canvas. I included detailed directions for all!
***Please Note**** Though this lesson can be printed, most of the feature will not translate well on paper. If you are looking for a similar paper version of this lesson, you can find it here:
To Build a Fire Paper Edition