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2 Why are some people drawn to risk and adventure? Warm-up – 7 minutes Write a one paragraph response to the question.

3 Click on the title to start the video. from Into Thin Air Introducing the Story

4 Jon Krakauer climbed to heights that few humans will ever reach. from Into Thin Air Introducing the Story He spent five minutes at the top of the world,...

5 ... knowing that a minute longer could cost him his life. [End of Section] Would they make it down alive? Meanwhile, the other climbers in his group were still ascending Mount Everest. from Into Thin Air Introducing the Story

6 2. benign adj.: not dangerous. from Into Thin Air Vocabulary 1. deteriorate v.: get worse.

7 Our school is building a new stadium because the old one is beginning to deteriorate. The word deteriorate means “to worsen or decline.” from Into Thin Air Vocabulary

8 Which neighborhood below looks likely to deteriorate? from Into Thin Air Vocabulary

9 deteriorate verb definition: worsen example sentence: His health will deteriorate as his cancer progresses. YOUR SENTENCE: ____ will deteriorate if I don’t ___________________.

10 Benign is used to describe someone or something that is harmless or not life threatening. The smooth waves appear to be benign, but the strong currents beneath the surface can be deadly. from Into Thin Air Vocabulary

11 c. malice b. kindly Which of the following words is the opposite of benign? a. malignant from Into Thin Air Vocabulary

12 benign adj definition: harmless example sentence: It turned out that the tumor was benign. He has a benign habit of biting his nails. She turned out to be a very friendly and benign person. YOUR SENTENCE: I hope that ____ is benign because_________

13 3. innocuous adj definition: harmless example sentence: The clouds appeared to be innocuous. YOUR SENTENCE: It turned out that ____ was innocuous even though I had feared ___________________.

14 4. notorious adj definition: famous for a bad reasons example sentence: Jimmy Hoffa was notorious because of his mafia activity. YOUR SENTENCE: ____ could be described as notorious because __________________.

15 5. apex noun definition: highest point; top example sentence: The mountain climbers couldn’t wait to reach the apex.Tragically, she died at the apex of her career. The excitement was about to reach its apex YOUR SENTENCE: It was hard to reach the apex because ___________.

16 Summit – noun top of the mountain

17 balcony – noun projection of the rock

18 shale – noun a rock that splits easily

19 gangrene – noun decay resulting from tissue with lack of blood supply

20 frostbite – noun injury caused to the body by freezing

21 corniced fin

22 regulator – device that controls oxygen flow

23 Jon Krakauer was born in Massachusetts. When he was a boy, he idolized the climber Willi Unsoeld, who was an acquaintance of his father and who was part of the first American expedition to Everest. When he was eight years old, Krakauer made his first climb with his father. Although Krakauer had been a serious mountain climber for many years, the 1996 expedition to Everest was his first climb above 17,200 feet. More about the writer [End of Section] Write 3 important facts about the author.

24 The first recorded conquest of Everest’s 29,035-foot summit was achieved by Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal in from Into Thin Air Build Background Since then, more than 1,300 climbers have reached the summit, and about 170 have lost their lives to the mountain.

25 In 1996, Outside magazine financed Jon Krakauer’s climb, which he undertook as a client of a commercial expedition. from Into Thin Air Build Background The day he reached the summit of Mount Everest, eight other climbers (including Krakauer’s tour leader) died on the mountain.

26 Everest expeditions climb the mountain in stages, so that they can acclimatize, or get used to higher altitudes. from Into Thin Air Build Background Everest’s summit is covered in icy, packed snow. It is impossible for animals, or even plants, to live there. The process may last several weeks before the final climb to the top; Krakauer’s report covers only seventy-two hours.

27 Build Background Base Camp: 17,600 feet Short trips up and down to acclimatize (get used to higher elevations) Summit: 29,035 feet = where Krakauer’s group made camp Death Zone: 25,000+ feet—lack of oxygen impairs climbers’ ability to make decisions [End of Section] from Into Thin Air 21,300 19,500 24,000 26,000

28 Play the Setting: “Into Thin Air” EXPOSITION notes: read 1 st page of story 1.Setting (time + place) 2.Background (important information) 3.Characters

29 C. Notes “Into Thin Air” Background – List three important facts (new:p ) Irony – How does Krakauer feel after achieving something he has been fantasizing for months? (old:p.353, new: p. ___) Why is this ironic? old:p.353, new: p. ___) Cause and effect What caused the narrator to be exhausted? Flow map Irony – Why is it ironic that the clouds appeared innocuous to Krakuer? (old:p.354, new: p.___)


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