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“The King of Mazy May”. Author: Jack London page 421. Objectives. To compare and contrast information to learn more about a character To read and analyze a short story To identify elements of suspense To write an explanation of a problem and a solution. Setting a Purpose.

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the king of mazy may

“The King of Mazy May”

Author: Jack London

page 421

objectives
Objectives
  • To compare and contrast information to learn more about a character
  • To read and analyze a short story
  • To identify elements of suspense
  • To write an explanation of a problem and a solution
setting a purpose
Setting a Purpose
  • Read to find out what claim-jumpers have to do with the events in the story
setting
Setting
  • Klondike region of the Yukon territory in the late 1800s
  • Klondike is in northwestern Canada, near Alaska
  • After gold was discovered there in 1896, the Klondike Gold Rush began
  • Thousands of people came to the area searching for gold
iditarod
Iditarod
  • dog sled race
  • 1,100-mile race between Anchorage and Nome, Alaska
  • Winner of the first long race in 1973 took about twenty days to run the course
  • Recent years the winning times have been about ten days
today s lesson
Today’s lesson
  • Read page 420
  • Both the Web page and “The King of Mazy May” are about a dog sled race in which teenagers participate
  • The Junior Iditarod is planned
  • “The King of Mazy May” race is not
  • Walt Masters races to protect a neighbor’s claim from claim jumpers
  • Both races require skill, determination, and the will to win
today s lesson1
Today’s lesson
  • Comparing is telling how things are alike
  • Contrasting is telling how things are different
  • Expository writers use this technique often
  • Readers use this technique to help understand