Writing Prompt: To Build a Fire by Jack London

Writing Prompt: To Build a Fire by Jack London
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Writing Prompt: To Build a Fire
This writing prompt is for students to complete before reading "To Build a Fire" by Jack London. Introducing a short story from the Naturalism movement with an interactive, informal writing assignment allows students to connect to a theme of the story prior to reading it.

Excerpt: "Everyone makes mistakes, and any mistake usually seems so much worse when we ignore advice of others. Some mistakes are more serious than others, as we will read in the short story “To Build a Fire” by Jack London."

This prompt is suitable to be used at any time during class or for homework. The value assigned is 10 points, but this is adjustable. This product includes an example prompt and a scoring guide.

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Common Core State Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.3.a: Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.3.c: Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, or resolution).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.3.e: Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.

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Keywords
Jack London, To Build a Fire, Yukon, American Literature, Naturalism, Realism, short story, journal prompt, informal writing
Total Pages
3
Answer Key
Does Not Apply
Teaching Duration
30 Minutes

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