How Does “To Build a Fire Begin”? Using Foreshadowing

“To Build a Fire” – Jack London

Learning Target: How does Jack London’s fiction reflect non-fiction?

Title: “To Build a Fire” by Jack London

Please Answer (10 points): Judging from the title, explain / predict what the story is about.

·       Use the following to help: it takes place in the winter in Alaska,  there is 1 man, the main character, it is negative 75 degrees below zero temp. And we are reading this now, as we approach winter, as the weather begins to get cold. Using that information and the title, what do you predict the story will be about?

Listen to the first 10 minutes Read aloud

Or read the first four pages (1-4) of “To Build a Fire:

The story – Online PDF

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