Draw and label (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution) a plot diagram.† Include story details/events that occurred in each part of the plot.† Explain why each event belongs where you placed it.† Identify the climax.† Explain why this is the turning point.
Identify at least six mistakes the man makes that contribute to his death.† Tell what he might have done differently to alter his fate.† Use specific details from the story to support your ideas.
Discuss the ways in which the dogís reaction to the bitter cold is different than the manís.† Why do you think it is different?† Use specific examples from the story to support.
Identify the four types of conflicts we have discussed in class.† Explain which apply to this story.† Indicate whether they are internal or external conflicts.† Use specific details/examples to support your ideas.
Why are we not told the manís or the dogís name in the story?† What might the author be suggesting by omitting names?† Consider possible symbolism and/or theme.
How does the manís view of the old timer on Sulphur Creek change from the beginning to the end of the story?† Use specific details/examples from the story to support your ideas.
What is foreshadowing?† Identify at least four examples of foreshadowing.† Explain how each example suggests that things are not going to work out for the man.