Your third Short Story is To Build a Fire by Jack London. Go online and search for a biography of Jack London. Talk in your group about some of the details of his life. What types of material did he write? Was there anything you found interesting about him?


Before reading the text, discuss the questions below with your group.

  • Have you ever been camping or spent a night outside somewhere in the open? Explain where it was and what the experience was like.
  • If you got lost in a forest in winter with no map or phone, what would you do? Come up with some ideas of how you might deal with that situation.


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