Mon. 4/8 Pop Quiz & Warm-up POP QUIZ Write a ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY for EACH of the chapters listed below: Ch. 8: “Alaska” Ch. 9: “Davis Gulch” Ch. 10: “Fairbanks” After-Quiz Warm-Up: From Stephen Graham : “As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.” (The Gentle Art of Tramping)What is Graham saying about nature? How does this quote apply to Alexander Supertramp?
Mon. 4/8 Ch. 8, 9, 10 Reading chapters 8-10: The Outcasts Discuss, citing text evidence: 1. What is the function of these chapters? What is their relationship to the rest of the text? 2. Why did Krakauer interrupt the McCandless story with chapters 8 and 9? 3. Were you surprised that McCandless left trails so that the authorities could find out who he was?
Mon. 4/8 Guys Like Chris: Ch. 8-9 Create a TREE MAP for the following characters, making sure to explain each of their stories in the map. Gene Rosellini(pages 73-75) John Mallon Waterman (pages 75-80) Carl McCunn(pages 80-85) Everett Reuss(Ch. 9) In the FRAME OF REFERENCE under each character, explain how his journey relates to McCandless’s.
Tues. 4/9 Krakauer’s Article Read Krakauer’s article from Outside Magazine. Write a letter to the author of the article. Review the beginning of chapter 8 to see what other people had to say to Krakauer after his article was published. Write your letter with your immediate reaction to the article; it can be positive or negative depending on your feelings. Give your true opinion and be ready to defend it in front of the class. Text evidence always makes for a stronger argument! Your letter must be a minimum of 200 words.
Thurs. 4/11 WARM-Up Part 1: On your own Krakauer quotes Alaskans who had opinions about McCandless and his death at the beginning of Chapter 8. Discuss: Why does Krakauer cite these letters? What does it add to the text? Does it subtract from it? Choose one of these letters and respond to it, explaining the degree to which you agree or disagree. Kraukauer inserts himself in the story in chapter 8. Does this give him more credibility? Is it annoying?
Thurs. 4/11 WARM-Up Part 2: Discuss Share your letter with your pod. Vote on who had the best letter. The best letter should have text evidence and provide a strong argument either agreeing or disagreeing with the subject of Krakauer’s article.
Thurs. 4/11 Krakauer’s Article FISHBOWL DISCUSSION One representative from each group. Discuss warm-up questions. Read and defend your letter response to the author. Positive? Negative? Why? Why does Krakauer cite these letters? What does it add to the text? Does it subtract from it? Choose one of these letters and respond to it, explaining the degree to which you agree or disagree. Kraukauer inserts himself in the story in chapter 8. Does this give him more credibility? Is it annoying?
Thurs. 4/11 Krakauer’s Article OUTSIDE THE FISHBOWL? On a sheet of paper, respond to each student’s contributions. Write the name of the person to whom you are responding in the margin next to your thoughts. Bullet points/note format are fine.
Thurs. 4/11 Writing - analysis Read the four student samples. In the margin next to each sample, answer the questions below. • On a scale of 1(low) – 4 (high), how strongly does this response address the prompt? ANNOTATE the portions of the response that address the prompt. • On a scale of 1(low) – 4 (high), how strongly does this response incorporate text evidence? ANNOTATE the portions of the response that show text evidence. On the back of the page, answer: Which of the four did you think held the strongest response to the prompt? Why? Use text evidence in your response.
Fri. 4/12 After test warm-ups 1. FINISH READING THE STORY 2. Discuss knowledge versus instinct. Which of these two characteristics is more important to survival? Why? Relate your discussion to McCandless.
Fri. 4/12 “To Build a Fire” • Identify the point of view of the story. • What is significant about the fact that the main character has no name? • Who or what serves as the protagonist and the antagonist in the story? Create a circle map for the protagonist and list details about the protagonist inside the circle. Next to each trait you wrote about the protagonist, add a related detail about the antagonist in the frame. • What is the central symbol in the story? • Describe the personality of the man in the form of a Bubble Map.
Fri. 4/12 “To Build a Fire” • What are some of the mistakes in judgment that the man makes during the course of the story? • What is his fatal flaw? • Catalog the changes in attitude that he undergoes during the story. • Discuss the “dog”-ality and role of the dog in the story. • In what ways is the dog “smarter” than the man?
Fri. 4/12 Jack London is King • Now that you have read a story by Jack London write a response that addresses the following questions: (solid paragraph with textual evidence!) • What do you believe Chris McCandless meant when he wrote “Jack London is King” at the place where he died? • Where in McCandless’s story do we see elements of London’s ideas? • Has McCandless found new truth in London’s writing other than the “glory of the wilderness”?