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White Fang Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Use this lesson plan to help you increase your students' understanding of the novel 'White Fang' by Jack London. Students will read a text lesson summarizing the book in three parts, discuss key plot lines, and analyze characters before applying concepts to an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize White Fang by Jack London
  • analyze characters in White Fang
  • identify and discuss point-of-view in White Fang

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

  • Copies of our lesson White Fang Book Summary, one for each student
  • Copies of the book White Fang by Jack London
  • Index cards with differing animals written on them, one for each student
  • Map of the Yukon Territory
  • Access to computer programs and the internet
  • Chart paper and markers

Key Vocabulary

  • Perspective
  • Plot
  • Domesticated

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1

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

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.6

Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1

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