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Jack London Lesson Plan

Instructor: John Hamilton

John has tutored algebra and SAT Prep and has a B.A. degree with a major in psychology and a minor in mathematics from Christopher Newport University.

Educate your pupils about author Jack London with this helpful lesson plan. They will review a text lesson, take an accompanying follow-up quiz to demonstrate their grasp of the material, and participate in related activities.

Learning Objectives

After studying this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Explain his social beliefs and show how he revealed new cultures to Americans
  • Name some of his famous works and summarize their contents
  • Recap the personal life and adventures of novelist Jack London

Length

1-1.5 hours

Materials

Key Vocabulary

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Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3

Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

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