Students are not looking at the last short story in regard to ALL the 6 Traits of Good Writing:
E Word Choice
As such, we will do some close reading activities with "To Build a Fire" by Jack London. He expertly uses each of these 6 traits to clearly portray his thoughts about humanity.
Questions to ponder while we read:
1. How does the author set the tone? What kinds of wording does he utilize in the first paragraph?
2. The author has an opinion of the newcomer. What is it? How does he portray it without coming out and saying. "I think the newcomer is..."?
3. What would YOU bring on a hike in 1900 is you were in the Yukon with this newcomer?
4. Look for examples of foreshadowing in the text. You should be able to find several.