Written by Mary B. Collins
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.
18 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The detailed assignment sheets guide students through the assignments. In the first writing assignment students write a letter from Gene Rosellini, John Mallon Waterman, Carl McCunn, or Everett Ruess to Jon Krakauer explaining why he attempted to survive alone in the wilderness. In the second writing assignment, students write a persuasive essay in which they defend their position that McCandless either was or was not suicidal. In the third writing assignment, students write a critical review of Into the Wild for a newspaper book review column.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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