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Lesson plan

Day 1: "To Build A Fire"

teaches Common Core State Standards RL.7.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.7.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1

Day 1: "To Build A Fire"

The purpose of the first day of close reading is to develop students' understanding and familiarity with the text. The focus question will orient the reader to the important role the setting plays in this text. Students will identify the setting of the text and, through a set of questions, analyze how the setting of the short story actually fuels the conflict. This lesson will begin to lead students toward understanding London's message that human pride can have dire consequences. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all students