Jack London 1876-1916 How old was he when he died? Family пЃ® Background Information пЃ® Born in San Francisco пЃ® Father William Chaney: astrologer пЃ® Mother Flora Wellman: вЂњcoldвЂќ пЃ® Step-father John London: poor farmer пЃ® Helped by step-sister and servant вЂњAunt JennyвЂќ пЃ® Went to work at 10 years old пЃ® Quit school at 15 to work full-time in factory (salmon cannery) пЃ® Used books to escape life Life of Adventure пЃ® Several odd jobsвЂ”many of them at sea Oyster pirate Fish patrol Seaman on whaling schooner пЃ® Returned to high school at 19вЂ”passed entrance exam to U of Ca @ Berkley One semester Lacked finances Klondike Gold Rush пЃ® Jack London in the Kondike пЃ® Joined the gold rush to help support his mom after John London died пЃ® Returned home because of illness (scurvy) пЃ® Ideas for writing gained here Political Ideas пЃ® Arrested for vagrancy in 1894-one month in jail пЃ® Fought for poorвЂ”Socialist пЃ® Shared wealthвЂ”never quit working; worried about money Finally earned money writing пЃ® Published over 50 novels; letter writer; speaker пЃ® Call of the Wild/The Sea Wolf пЃ® вЂњGreat Earthquake and FireвЂќ (San Francisco) written for CollierвЂ™s magazine paid 25 cents/word-2500 word article Adult/Family Life Married пЃ® Bessie May Madden-April 7, 1900 пЃ® Later divorced (1905)вЂ”different interests Children пЃ® JoanвЂ”born January 15,1901 пЃ® BessвЂ”born October 20,1902 пЃ® Third child died at birth Married (2nd time) пЃ® Charmain Kitterage-November 19, 1905 пЃ® Adventures at sea together пЃ® Built large ranch in California Jack LondonвЂ™s Admonition пЃ® Write what you see! Jack LondonвЂ™s Style пЃ® Helps reader become involved because he experienced what he wrote about пЃ® Used vivid language Adverbs Adjectives Unusual word order Repetition пЃ® Stories are based on experiences-reality based пЃ® Life and death situations Primary Source пЃ® Eyewitness AccountsвЂ”autobiography пЃ® Diaries, letters, news accounts, photos, art Secondary Source пЃ® Written by someone with no direct experience with events of personвЂ™s life пЃ® Using information from other sources Famous Books from Jack London пЃ® Websites of Jack London пЃ® Jack London on line collection Miscellaneous пЃ® The Story of an Eyewitness пЃ® Today in Literature пЃ® Klondike Rush пЃ® Jack London Introduction пЃ® King of Mazy May пЃ® пЃ® Power Point Mazy May пЃ® The Call of the Wild Brainstorm (Before Reading) пЃ® Is вЂњmanlinessвЂќ based on strength and bravery? пЃ® What is a вЂњGold RushвЂќ? пЃ® What are the differences between the ways adults behave and the ways teenagers behave? пЃ® In this story a young boy does the right thing because he has a good heart. Think about a time when you performed a good deed with no thought of reward. What motivated you? How did you feel? пЃ® Please answer these questions on the back of your work packet. Thank you! After reading: пЃ® In what ways do the events in the story cause a teenager to act like an adult? пЃ® What are three qualities in Walt that help him defeat the stampederвЂ™s? пЃ® How would you describe living in the setting of the story? Story of an Eyewitness- Jack London пЃ® Brainstorm: Think/pair/share пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® Have you ever been an eyewitness to a memorable event, such as an accident, a fire, a flood? How did you feel at the time? Did everything happen too fast for you to notice the details, or did every detail become locked in your memory? QuizвЂ”вЂќThe Story of an EyewitnessвЂќ пЃ® 1. Why was it so difficult to control the fires that broke out after the earthquake? пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. The earth kept moving B. Everyone was too scared to stay and fight the fires C. There was smoke everywhere D. There was no water, and the roads were blocked. пЃ® 2. What case the greatest damage to the city of San Francisco? пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. B. C. D. Thieves Tremors Fires Floods пЃ® 3. Buildings were dynamited mainly toвЂ¦ пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. stop the spread of fire. B. Clear the streets for trucks. C. Prevent them from falling. D. Stop thieves from entering. пЃ® 4. Why was the government setting up tents and serving meals in Union Square just four and a half hours before it caught fire? пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. No one could go any farther without food. B. No one thought the fires would spread so quickly. C. Everyone wanted to help as much as possible before the fire came. D. There was nowhere else to go. пЃ® 5.Jack London was surprised that most people reacted to the earthquake with such пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. courtesy. B. yelling C. meanness D. Hysteria. пЃ® 6. The wind racing into the city on all sides was caused primarily by theвЂ¦ пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. earthвЂ™s movements. B. dynamite explosions set off by firefighters. C. vacuum created by the fire. D. Movements of the collapsing buildings пЃ® 7. The main job of the soldiers in the city was to пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. B. C. D. protect the banks Arrest criminals prevent looting Keep people moving пЃ® 8. At the end of the article, London predicts that the пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. B. C. D. Fires will return. City will be rebuilt. People will starve Refugees will riot. пЃ® 9. A dear book is a book that is.. пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. Old. B. Tattered. C. Treasured. пЃ® 10. Someone near a conflagration would feel its пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. Mood B. Heat C. Tremors пЃ® 11. Someone who is compelled to act feels пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. Forced. B. Watched. C. Bold. пЃ® 12. A dog would be a menace if it likes to пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. Bark. B. Play. C. Bite. пЃ® 13. Refugees are people who пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® A. Flee from their homes. B. Go on vacation. C. Fight fires пЃ® 14. Why was Jack London called on to report on the San Francisco fire? пЃ® 15. What is the difference between a news story and a feature story? вЂњThe Story of an EyewitnessвЂќ was an example of which?