Day 5

Walden Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How do both Thoreau and wildlife prepare for winter?

    Both Thoreau and the animals plan for ways to stay warm during the cold winter months. The animals make their nests and the writer builds a chimney. They also collect food to store for the winter.

  2. 2

    Thoreau recalls the people who once lived around him. Who were these people, and what is the writer's purpose in telling their stories?

    As Thoreau spends winter days and evenings in his cabin, he has time to reflect. He remembers residents on the farms between Walden Pond and Concord. Many are black people, former slaves. Others are poor families. The poor families may reinforce the stories in earlier...

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