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Copy of The King of Mazy May

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The King of Mazy May Endured Vocabulary 1. What do you think is the most important event in the story? Explain your answer to a partner. Critical Thinking Lived an Adventurous Life London's love of reading and his own adventures inspired him to write. London wrote more than fifty books, including The Call of the Wild and White Fang. The Story behind the Story In 1897, London went to northwestern Canada, where gold had just been discovered. He did not find any gold, but he did have adventures on the way to Dawson, a town in the area. Once, for instance, he made a boat made of trees and ran the dangerous White Horse rapids.

In "The King of Mazy May," London writes about a young miner who also has a thrilling trip in Dawson. Klondike Gold Rush What is the Klondike Gold Rush? Background for the Story 1876-1916 By: Jack London Exposition Climax Rising Action Falling Action Resolution Liable declined pursuers abruptly summit v. suffered through I endured a whole year with terrible allergies. abj. likely to do something or to happen I was liable to forget my lunch. v. refused I declined the offer of a new hat. When I turned the corner, I finally lost my pursuers! n. those who follow in an effort to capture When I turned the corner, I finally lost my pursuers! adv. suddenly, unexpectedly Robert abruptly turned to leave. n. highest part We were happy to get the mountain's summit. Conflict 2. What are Walt's responsibilities while his father is away? 3. How are Walt's responsibilities different from those of other children his age? 4. This story suggests that "manliness" is based on strength and bravery. Explain why you agree or disagree. What do you think is the most important event in the story? Explain your answer. What are Walt's responsibilities while his father is away? How are Walt's responsibilities different from those of other children his age? As the story illustrates, the discovery of gold in the Klondike brought out the best and the worst in people. Why do you think that the discovery of gold had such a major impact on people? If you had lived during that time, would you have been tempted to travel to the Klondike in search of gold? Explain. Vocabulary Builder Worksheet & Setting Worksheet One page report on the Beargrease 2013 Cause & Effect Worksheet Role-playing Interview After You Read worksheet Goodreads While you read think about the possible outcomes, both good and bad, that may result from the conflict. To defend a friend's property, a person could ___________. Is conflict always bad? The Big Is conflict always bad?

Does any good result from the conflict between Walt and the thieves? Explain. Group Assignments
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