Teacher Guide

To Build a Fire Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

The Little Match Girl, by Hans Christian Andersen. The connection here is mostly one of plot. This is a short story about a young girl who freezes to death trying to sell matches on the street. She sees visions as she lights all of her matches away to stay warm.

To Build a Fire and Other Stories. The stories in this collection can be used as reading companions to To Build A Fire. In them, students will encounter similar themes and important parallels such as setting, narration, imagery, character and conflict.

The Best Short Stories of Jack London. Other stories in this text that are not in the one above can be used as supplements to discussions and activities around the themes suggested...

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