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Teaching The Story Of An Eyewitness

The Story Of An Eyewitness

Upon receipt of the first news of the earthquake, Colliers telegraphed to Mr. Jack London–who lives only forty miles from San Francisco–requesting him to go to the scene of the disaster and write the story of what he saw. Mr. London started at once, and he sent the following dramatic description of the tragic events he witnessed in the burning city.

Jack London
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How do the descriptive language and narrative structure impact this account of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RI.9 - Compare Texts

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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