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Day 2: "To Build a Fire"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/6
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The purpose of the second day of study of this text is to examine the natural instincts of both the characters, the man and the dog. Students will be asked to examine the text to determine how the author contrasts the character reactions to the harsh Yukon setting. This will lead to a better understanding of London's overlying theme of how human pride can lead to a man's downfall. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all students